Posted tagged ‘Professional Development’

Professional Development Webinar this Wednesday: Google Hangouts

October 23, 2018

Google Hangouts Professional Development Webinar

Wednesday, October 24, 3-4 p.m.

Blackboard IM will be discontinued by the end of this semester. This session will cover how to use our new tool – Google Hangouts. Participants will learn how to sign in, establish a new conversation, and start a video call or conversation (Chat). We’ll wrap it up with some ideas on how to use Hangouts for teaching and learning.

Register for a Google Hangouts Webinar.

 

Future Webinar Topics:

  • 10/31 – Techsmith
  • 11/07 – Respondus Monitor
  • 11/14 – Blackboard Ally
  • 11/15 – Badges and Gamification
  • 12/05 – Accessible Powerpoints
  • 12/12 – 7 Observations Leading to Student Success

DLIT Launches New Webinar Series! First up: Google Hangouts

October 19, 2018

Google Hangouts Professional Development Webinar

Wednesday, October 24, 3-4 p.m.

Blackboard IM will be discontinued by the end of this semester. This session will cover how to use our new tool – Google Hangouts. Participants will learn how to sign in, establish a new conversation, and start a video call or conversation (Chat). We’ll wrap it up with some ideas on how to use Hangouts for teaching and learning.

Register for a Google Hangouts Webinar.

 

Future Webinar Topics:

  • 10/31 – Techsmith
  • 11/07 – Respondus Monitor
  • 11/14 – Blackboard Ally
  • 11/15 – Badges and Gamification
  • 12/05 – Accessible Powerpoints
  • 12/12 – 7 Observations Leading to Student Success

Professional Development Workshops Added To List of Offerings for Next Week

October 4, 2018

Values Forward:  Uncover & clarify your values, allowing them to infuse your work, guide your decisions and ground you in the ways you speak and show up in your life. This interactive course provides space for connection with your true essence, building forward momentum to more aligned living in your work and your relationships. Scheduled on Tuesday, October 9, from 3:30-5 p.m. on the Main Campus.

Professional Development Workshop – Signs of Marijuana Use:  Scott Nuismer, a certified addictions specialist, will teach both how to recognize the markers of marijuana use and what you can safely do about it. Participants will learn how to recognize biological and physiological sign of marijuana use, as well as interventions to use. Scheduled on Wednesday, October 10, from 1-2 p.m. on the DeVos Campus.

Please visit the Workshop Registration page to sign up for either or both of these sessions.

HR Learning Opportunities: October 1-5

September 28, 2018

Human resources-sponsored learning opportunities for next week:

  • GRCC Purchasing Policy, 10/3: Mansfield Matthewson & Melissa Stasiak will present the college’s Purchasing Policy, and provide a forum for open discussion with Q & A for participants.
  • Online Ordering, 10/4: Danelle Sedore will lead you through the basics of utilizing the online ordering system for GRCC ePrint. Attendees will learn when and how to use different printing options, including quick copy. You’ll also learn how to review past orders and budget reports to help keep your areas on track!
  • Stretching for Good Health, 10/5: Participants will learn about how injuries occur, be able to identify early indicators of oncoming injuries, and how to prevent them. We will discuss “The Camel’s Back Phenomenon” and leave with a toolkit of stretches that will help you maintain your good health!

Fitness in the Workplace Learning Opportunity – Today!

September 28, 2018

There is still plenty of space available to attend today’s “Fitness in the Workplace” learning opportunity! This course will teach participants how to incorporate simple changes into your workday to help you be more active, reduce stress, and just feel good overall!

Fitness in the Workplace professional development workshop this Friday

September 27, 2018

Upcoming professional development class:

Friday, September 28: “Fitness in the Workplace”

Most Americans with desk jobs report not getting enough exercise. Additionally, prolonged sitting, especially at a computer, can cause strain on muscles and joints, particularly of the neck and back, and cause pain. Simple changes can be incorporated into your workday to help to you become more active, reduce stress, and feel good!

This seminar will discuss proper desk ergonomics, stretches, and light exercises you can do around your workplace; stress reduction strategies; and how to make easy behavior changes that can help you feel great throughout the day!

Please visit the Workshop Registration page to sign up for this session.

October Mind-Body Wellness Events from Counseling & Career Development

September 27, 2018

Counseling & Career Development’s Mind-Body Wellness Series continues this October with several more free events. All GRCC students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Staff can receive professional development credit for their participation. Questions? Email enisley@grcc.edu

October Classes:

Mindfulness Meditation

  • Mondays in October, 12-12:30 p.m., Meditation and Prayer Room, Main Floor Library and Learning Commons

Did you know that regular practice of mindfulness meditation can reduce stress, improve attention and concentration, increase feelings of connectedness, and may strengthen the immune system and improve stress-related physical and mental health conditions? Want to check it out for yourself? Join us for any of our weekly mindfulness meditation sessions to learn how to meditate or build on any previous meditation experience you may have. GRCC counselor, Emily Nisley, will facilitate sessions using a variety of common mindfulness meditation exercises. Our practice will be secular; no particular religious or spiritual beliefs are required. Chairs and floor seating are available; you’re welcome to bring a mat, cushion, towel, and/or blanket for more comfortable floor seating if desired.

Tai Chi & Tea

  • Tuesdays in October, 12-1 p.m., Student Center, Room 336

Originally developed in ancient China, tai chi is an exercise with benefits for the mind and body. Regular practice of tai chi’s slow, continuous movements with coordinated breathing and mental focus can decrease feelings of stress, improve mood, and increase strength, flexibility, and balance. The tai chi style we’ll practice was designed to be safe and gentle; it can even be done seated if needed. GRCC counselor, Emily Nisley, will lead the sessions, with about 45 minutes of tai chi, followed by time to enjoy a cup of tea together if you’d like. No experience necessary. Clothes you can move in and flat-soled shoes are recommended. Those with a health condition should consult their health care provider before beginning tai chi.

How to Feel Happier

  • Wednesday, October 10, 1:30-2 p.m., Calkins Science Center, Room 201
  • Thursday, October 25, 2-2:30 p.m., Cook Hall, Room 511

Some may think that happiness depends on life circumstances or on being born with a cheerful disposition, but decades of scientific research has shown that we can boost our own happiness. Using simple practices, we can increase our positive experiences and emotions, and even “rewire” our brains for greater happiness. In this 30-minute workshop, we’ll identify several of these happiness habits and share tips for practice. Light refreshments will be served.

 

All GRCC students, faculty, & staff are welcome at these FREE events. Questions? (616) 234-4130 enisley@grcc.edu grcc.edu/counseling. Those in need of accommodations, please contact DSS in advance at (616) 234-4140.

Learning Opportunities Scheduled This Week: Benefits, Drupal, and Workplace Health

September 25, 2018

Here are the professional development opportunities Human Resources has prepared for staff and faculty this week:

Wednesday, 9/26: Benefits 101

  • These sessions will provide an overview of health plans, FSA, HSA, and optional benefits offered through Grand Rapids Community College.

Thursday, 9/27: Drupal Basics

  • In this course, participants will learn to navigate the Drupal system, understand and use content types, and edit existing content.

Friday, 9/28: Fitness in the Workplace (NEW Session)

  • Most Americans with desk jobs report not getting enough exercise. Additionally, prolonged sitting, especially at a computer, can cause strain on muscles and joints, particularly of the neck and back, and cause pain. Simple changes can be incorporated into your workday to help to you become more active, reduce stress, and feel good! This seminar will discuss proper desk ergonomics, stretches, and light exercises you can do around your workplace; stress reduction strategies; and how to make easy behavior changes that can help you feel great throughout the day!

Go to the Registration webpage to see details on these sessions and to register. Seats are filling up fast, so register today!

IIPD Grant Applications: Due on October 12 by 4:30 p.m.

September 17, 2018

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grant program is 4:30 p.m. on October 12, 2018. Information about how to apply for an IIPD grant can be found at this website: IIPD Application and Guidelines.

Please note that applications must include a Dean’s and Department Head’s Approval forms, a budget form, and budget documentation. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Lisa Dopke, Director of Grant Development, at 234-3340 or ldopke@grcc.edu. Good luck!

Professional development opportunities are now available

August 31, 2018

Professional Development Learning Opportunities are now open for registration. These workshops are open to all GRCC employees, including student employees. So, please, come join us and LEARN! Visit our Learning Opportunities Registration webpage to view the list of offerings.

Our 2018-2019 Learning Opportunities flier will be coming soon!

For questions, please contact Jessica Berens in Human Resources at jberens@grcc.edu or ext. 3179

Drupal 8 web editor training today in Main

June 21, 2018

Drupal Basics – Editing Content Workshop Today

Join us today to learn how to navigate the Drupal system, understand and use content types, and edit existing content. The workshop will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in room 351 Main.

If you are not able to make today’s session, there will be another workshop next week, June 26.

For details, visit our Learning Opportunities page.

TODAY: Summer Canning Fun Class at 11:30 a.m.

June 15, 2018

Summer Canning Fun!

Today! Friday, June 15, 2018 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Gardens are starting to take shape and grow delicious seasonal vegetables. What better time than now to learn how to successfully preserve their bounty. The Canning Diva® will facilitate a two-hour workshop teaching the basics of home canning, dehydrating and proper long-term storage methods. Additionally, the workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn the art and craft of home canning. This is an instructional and participative class where you can help prep foods we are canning. Each participant will take home a jar of their culinary creation.

Contact Delicia Wilondja in Human Resources for more information: DWilondja@grcc.edu or x.3972

Logo, text reads "The Canning Diva" in black. To the left, there is a hot pink jar with a white crown on it.

Human Resources professional development opportunities

June 8, 2018

https://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/professionaldevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

UPCOMING CLASSES:

Google Docs & Google Drive

Thursday, June 14, 2018 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Learn how to access Google Drive for staff. Google Drive is a cloud-based service that offers file storage, document creation, and more. Real-time collaboration with multiple users is possible. The class will provide an overview of how to access your GRCC account, the basics of Google Drive for file management, and an overview of Google online collaboration using various Google Apps.

 

Summer Canning Fun! with The Canning Diva-Diane Devereaux

Friday, June 15, 2018 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Gardens are starting to take shape and grow delicious seasonal vegetables. What better time than now to learn how to successfully preserve their bounty. The Canning Diva® will facilitate a two-hour workshop teaching the basics of home canning, dehydrating, and proper long-term storage methods. Additionally, the workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn the art and craft of home canning. This is an instructional and participative class where you can help prep foods we are canning. Each participant will take home a jar of their culinary creation.

Online Professional Development credit: “Vets on Campus”

May 21, 2018

Please set aside 45 minutes to complete the “Veterans on Campus” training found at the link below. Not only do you receive professional development, but GRCC could earn a $500 student veteran challenge grant to support a military-connected student.

As part of the Consortium of Michigan Veteran Educations (CMVE), we have access to this online training module focused on building military cultural competency. It is less than an hour in length and also includes other helpful resources guides. We encourage you to view the training. To login and begin the training, visit www.kognitocampus.com/login using Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Click “create a username and password”, and use the enrollment key: michiganvets to access the training modules. You may also need to disable your pop-up blocker.

To have this professional development added to your training summary, please contact Staff Development at staffdevelopment@grcc.edu.

Professional Development Recap: ‘Food for Life’ class

May 15, 2018

GRCC staff and faculty enjoyed the Food for Life programs nutrition and cooking classes, Foods that Fight Heart Disease and Foods for Healthy Weight this summer.

The Food for Life program is a community based nutrition education program, designed by physicians, nutrition experts, and registered dietitians aimed at preventing disease.

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GRCC Human Resources Professional Development

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Food for Life: The Power of Food for Health

Presented by: Sheri Olekoski