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‘Belonging: The Heart and Head of the Matter’ is June 22

June 21, 2017
Jamie Washington

Jamie Washington

Much research has been done on the impact of a sense of belonging. Most leaders in business, education, and government would agree that creating a culture in which people feel wanted and included is one of their biggest challenges.

We are pleased to announce that GRCC’s Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion and the College Action Project 1.1.3-Inclusion Team are bringing Dr. Jamie Washington to campus on June 22 to talk with faculty and staff about their role in creating a culture of belonging.

Here’s the schedule for his visit:

  • 9-10:30 a.m. — breakfast in ATC rooms 120-122.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — lunch in ATC room 124.
  • 1:30-3 p.m. — discussion in the Spectrum Theater.

More information and a registration link are available here.

The sessions are designed to invite participants to consider their individual and collective roles for creating a culture of belonging. If you have questions, please let CAP co-chairs Sophia Brewer, sbrewer@grcc.edu, or Tamber Bustance, tbustance@grcc.edu, know.

New location for Jamie Washington’s presentation on June 22

June 20, 2017

The Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion and the College Action Project 1.1.3-Inclusion Team are bringing Dr. Jamie Washington to campus on June 22 to talk with faculty and staff about their role in creating a culture of belonging.

Here’s the schedule for his visit — note the new location for his talk:

  • 9-10:30 a.m. — breakfast in ATC rooms 120-122.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — lunch in ATC room 124.
  • 1:30-3 p.m. — discussion in the Spectrum Theater.

More information and a registration link is available here. If you have questions, please let CAP co-chairs Sophia Brewer, sbrewer@grcc.edu, or Tamber Bustance, tbustance@grcc.edu, know.

Professional development session looks at culture of belonging

June 13, 2017
Jamie Washington

Jamie Washington

Update: Dr. Washington’s talk has been moved to the Spectrum Theater.

Much research has been done on the impact of a sense of belonging. Most leaders in business, education, and government would agree that creating a culture in which people feel wanted and included is one of their biggest challenges.

We are pleased to announce that GRCC’s Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion and the College Action Project 1.1.3-Inclusion Team are bringing Dr. Jamie Washington to campus to talk with faculty and staff about their role in creating a culture of belonging.  Dr. Washington will speak on Thursday, June 22, at 1:30 p.m. in Spectrum Theater.  More information and a registration link are available here.

The sessions are designed to invite participants to consider their individual and collective roles for creating a culture of belonging. If you have questions, please let CAP co-chairs Sophia Brewer, sbrewer@grcc.edu, or Tamber Bustance, tbustance@grcc.edu, know.

Jamie Washington to discuss creating a culture of belonging on June 22

June 7, 2017

Update: Dr. Washington’s talk has been moved to the Spectrum Theater.

Much research has been done on the impact of a sense of belonging. Most leaders in business, education, and government would agree that creating a culture in which people feel wanted and included is one of their biggest challenges.

We are pleased to announce that GRCC’s Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion and the College Action Project 1.1.3-Inclusion Team are bringing Dr. Jamie Washington to campus to talk with faculty and staff about their role in creating a culture of belonging.  Dr. Washington will speak on Thursday, June 22, at 1:30 p.m. in the Spectrum Theater.  More information and a registration link is available here.

The sessions are designed to invite participants to consider their individual and collective roles for creating a culture of belonging. If you have questions, please let CAP co-chairs Sophia Brewer, sbrewer@grcc.edu, or Tamber Bustance, tbustance@grcc.edu, know.

Needs assessment: 2017-2018 learning opportunities

May 25, 2017

Human Resources/Staff Development would like your feedback on the trainings you would like to see offered for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year! To provide feedback, please:

  • Log in to Peoplesoft/Online Center
  • Select GRCC Employee
  • Select Needs Assessment
  • Select the trainings you are interested in attending. The trainings are organized by professional skills (i.e.: communication, diversity, etc.). If there are courses that you’re interested in, but don’t see listed, please make a suggestion in the comments section!

Human Resources/Staff Development will compile the feedback during the summer months and share the professional development opportunities in GRCC Today.

Note: The needs assessment is used only to provide feedback on trainings you are interested in, it does not mean you have registered for that training. As professional development is made available, you will be able to register through the registration page.

Excellence in Education nominations due today

May 15, 2017

The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for his or her contributions to the college, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

The nomination deadline is Monday, May 15, 2017.

Nomination information for:

Questions:

Excellence in Education nominations due Monday, May 15

May 11, 2017

The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for his or her contributions to the college, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

The nomination deadline is Monday, May 15, 2017.

Nomination information for:

Questions:

Stop by Golden Raiders reception today

May 11, 2017

Please stop by and reconnect with friends and colleagues at the annual GRCC Golden Raiders Retiree Reception being held today from 12:00 – 2:00p.m. in the ATC Banquet Rooms. Our program will begin at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend!

Golden Raider reception set for Thursday, May 11

May 4, 2017

Please stop by and reconnect with friends and colleagues at the annual GRCC Golden Raiders Retiree Reception being held on Thursday, May 11th, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the ATC Banquet Rooms. Our program will begin at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend!

Summer wellness classes start next week

April 28, 2017

Group exercise classes will begin May 1st, so grab a friend and come sweat! No need to sign up, just join us for the fun! You are welcome to bring your spouse, a child over 18, or friend(s) to these classes. Non-GRCC employees participating are asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester to participate in these classes. All are welcome!

Click here to view our current offerings.

Summer wellness schedule

April 26, 2017

Group exercise classes will begin May 1, so grab a friend and come sweat! No need to sign up, just join us for the fun! You are welcome to bring your spouse, a child over 18, or friend(s) to these classes. Non-GRCC employees participating are asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester to participate in these classes. All are welcome!

Click here to view our current offerings.

Learning opportunities in May

April 17, 2017

Great May learning opportunities!

  • Understanding & Managing Stress, a six-week course — Gain a holistic perspective on the components of stress, and become familiar with self-compassion, vulnerability, and resilience.
  • Effective Communication Skills –Explore the impact of the many elements of communicating and how you can improve your interpersonal communication.
  • Workforce Statistics — New! Attendees will receive information about how GRCC compares census statistics to our hiring process and recruiting efforts. This course will also review how GRCC promotes equity and inclusion in hiring, the internal and external posting process for each employee group, and movement throughout the organization.
  • Strategic Planning — Learn how to create a plan that brings our mission, vision, and values to life, as well as how to bring others on board to get you where you want to go.

Register for these and many others at: http://grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

Gentle Yoga canceled for remainder of semester

April 5, 2017

Gentle yoga has been canceled for the remainder of the semester. Questions? Call Nicole Dekker, x3848

April learning opportunities

April 5, 2017

Join us for this month’s great learning opportunities! To register, please visit http://grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration. Here’s what we have in store:

  • Collaboration with the Brain in Mind, April 11: Learn some basic concepts about the social nature of the brain, how we manage threat and reward in the workplace, and how to create an environment that fosters free thinking and collaboration!
  • Ethics at GRCC, April 12: Our very own Kimberly DeVries explains our ethical standards and how they are applied. A great session for those new to campus, or those who would like to gain more information
  • The Neuroscience of Influence, April 18: How do ideas and values spread? The answers lie inside our brains. Neuroscience is generating new insight into the ways in which we influence one another.

Seats available in this week’s Staff Development workshops!

March 27, 2017

Emergency Response Orientation, March 28: The GRCC Emergency Response Framework outlines the policies, procedures and organizational structure for response to emergencies which impact or disrupt normal operations on the GRCC campus, from inclement weather and power outages, to major incidents. This session provides an overview of that framework; reviews roles and responsibilities of departments, functional groups and personnel during emergency situations; and reviews the various communication methods used in the event of an emergency. This session is appropriate for new employees or anyone interested in a refresher on GRCC’s plan to keep our campus, staff and students safe.

The Career Carrot, March 28:  Team members will learn how to align their career goals with organizational objectives, increase accountability, improve productivity, and enhance their value to the organization. This workshop is designed for those who want more from their careers and for leaders who want more from their teams.

FMLA: What’s in it for you?, March 29: Have you ever wondered what the Family Medical Leave Act is all about? Have you ever wondered if you or one of your employee’s had a “qualifying event” but were afraid to ask? In this session you will learn the various ins and outs of FMLA, intermittent FMLA, and the GRCC FMLA policy. You will also learn what a qualifying event is for you or an immediate family member and what is covered while you are on leave.

Register at http://grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration