Posted tagged ‘staff development’

Register now for 13th Annual Summer Teaching Institute

July 18, 2018

Please join us for one or more sessions at the annual Summer Teaching Institute. Registration for all sessions is required! Visit http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg to register. For assistance, please email cte@grcc.edu or call 616-234-2278.

Wednesday, August 15

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.: DSS and You: Implementing the Accommodations Agreement

  • Facilitator: Sarah Rose
  • Description: Do you look at the Disability Support Services Accommodations Agreement and wonder what you are supposed to do next? Come join us for a discussion about accommodations, what the responsibilities of faculty, students, and DSS are in implementing accommodations, options for consultation, and learn about upcoming changes to keep your eyes open for during the 2018-19 school year.

10:30 a.m. to Noon: Get Your Online Course Ready

  • Facilitators: Garry Brand & Meegan Willi
  • Description: As we approach a new academic year, it’s time to get that online course ready! Maybe you need to revise instructions, ensure accessibility, add videos, craft a new discussion, address changes in curriculum, create a practice activity, etc.  Perhaps you just need to troubleshoot a technical issue that came up last semester or address an issue raised in students’ feedback.  We’ll help you get things fine-tuned and ready to open early for students.

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Linking Library Resources into Blackboard

  • Facilitator: Nan Schichtel
  • Description: Learn easy and legal ways to provide permalinks to licensed library resources (e-books, e-journal articles, and streaming videos) in your Blackboard courses.  This session will teach you how to find and use permalinks to populate your Blackboard with quality college-level content.  Participants must be Blackboard users (faculty/instructional or staff organization) with rights to edit course/organization content.

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.: Adding Images and Video to Your Course Using SnagIt, Relay and Camtasia

  • Facilitators: Tony Dykema-VanderArk & Meegan Willi
  • Description: This session will introduce you to a suite of three tools from TechSmith that are available to all faculty and staff at GRCC. SnagIt is a robust screen-capture tool that can be used to create and mark up screenshots or to create short videos and GIFs. Relay allows users to capture lectures or lessons in longer videos. Camtasia offers a rich video creating and editing tool with a wide range of capabilities. This session will introduce the basic functions of each tool, highlight some of the more advanced features of each, and allow lots of time for hands-on practice.

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.: Bridging the Gap Between Students and Professors

  • Facilitator: Deb Vilmont
  • Description: What are they thinking…How do our students want faculty to use Blackboard? How do our students feel about group work? How much feedback do students want from their instructors? Does this match what instructors are thinking? Let’s bring students and faculty together! This session will allow faculty and students to build connections and engage in a meaningful dialogue to discuss best classroom strategies for teaching and learning.

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.: Give them a Chance: Facilitating Student Success by Crafting Policies with an Ethic of Care

  • Facilitator: Rachel Lutwick-Deaner
  • Description: It’s easy to administer the polices of our syllabi from an Ethic of Justice rather than an Ethic of Care. This workshop will consider the varied experiences and circumstances of our GRCC students and critically examine how our classroom policies can set up our students for success or failure.  Discussion will begin with the philosophical and end with the practical application of this perspective.

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.: What Every Faculty Member Should Know About Your Library

  • Facilitator: Nan Schichtel
  • Description: Faculty will learn about their role in selecting physical and virtual collections. Services focused on faculty are introduced: Course Reserve, Information Literacy Instruction; Subject Guides; Copyright Support; Blackboard Curation; OER Support; RaiderLoan; and, working with your librarian liaison.

Thursday, August 16

9:00 a.m. to Noon: Blackboard Basics

  • Facilitator: Chad Systma
  • Description: Learn to maximize the use of Blackboard in your course, whether teaching online or in a classroom setting. Learning will be focused on 6 different tools and features built right into Blackboard.  Adding in Folders, Web Links and Content, Availability and Announcements. How to create and use the assignment feature to send and receive digital work. Using Grade Center to create categories, columns, viewing and grading work submitted thru the Assignment feature. Using the Discussion Board to create, manage and grade digital discussions. Adding digital content such as incorporating YouTube videos (or adding links to other video content). Creating and deploying tests and quizzes in your course including creating question banks, creating tests and deploying tests.

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.: GRCC Accounts & You

  • Facilitators: Rachel Bower & Laura DeVries
  • Description: “I don’t know what I don’t know”. There are a lot of campus resources available to you that you may not be aware of or completely forgot about. Please join us in this helpfully informative session in regards to campus accounts, technology tidbits and other handy tools you can’t live without!

1:00 to 2:30 p.m.: Leveraging Google Drive and Documents in the Classroom

  • Facilitator: Chad Systma
  • Description: All students enrolled at GRCC are provided with a CC email account that is really a Google Gmail account. Additionally, your GRCC email account can access Google Drive and Docs as a type of Google account as well. What does this mean to you? It means that you and your students have access to powerful tools that you can learn to leverage – using the built in Google Drive and Google Docs components of Gmail. This session will explore ways that you can use Google Docs and Drive in your course both delivery and receipt of student information.

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.: Give them a Chance: Facilitating Student Success by Crafting Policies with an Ethic of Care

  • Facilitator: Rachel Lutwick-Deaner
  • Description: It’s easy to administer the polices of our syllabi from an Ethic of Justice rather than an Ethic of Care. This workshop will consider the varied experiences and circumstances of our GRCC students and critically examine how our classroom policies can set up our students for success or failure.  Discussion will begin with the philosophical and end with the practical application of this perspective.

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.: Leveraging Google Drive and Documents in the Classroom

  • Facilitator: Chad Systma
  • Description: All students enrolled at GRCC are provided with a CC email account that is really a Google Gmail account. Additionally, your GRCC email account can access Google Drive and Docs as a type of Google account as well.  What does this mean to you? It means that you and your students have access to powerful tools that you can learn to leverage – using the built in Google Drive and Google Docs components of Gmail. This session will explore ways that you can use Google Docs and Drive in your course both delivery and receipt of student information.

Friday, August 17

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.: Faculty Performance Evaluation and Portfolio Overview

  • Facilitators: Christopher Johnston & Christina McElwee
  • Description: This session provides an overview of the GRCC Faculty Evaluation System and introduces participants to the portfolio. It provides an overview of the different components of the FPE system, explains the required documentation for evaluation, and provides an opportunity for faculty to ask questions. Note: Completion of this session is required for any faculty member who wishes to serve on a rank or tenure committee.

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Engaging Ideas: Adjunct Instructors Only

  • Facilitators: Brandy Springstubbe & Christina McElwee
  • Description: Do you want to get new and exciting ideas for your classroom? Do you have unanswered questions about anything related to GRCC? If so, this session is for you. Join us as we share thought-provoking best practices and critical thinking activities that can be incorporated into any discipline. This session will also offer time for questions and answers specifically for adjunct instructors as well as a small gift to kick off the semester.

Registration for all sessions is required! Visit http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg to register. For assistance, please email cte@grcc.edu or call 616-234-2278.

 

 

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.

Recap: Summer Canning Fun with Human Resources

June 18, 2018

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Several GRCC staff members got together last Friday to attend a two-hour workshop by The Canning Diva® to learn the basics of home canning, dehydrating, and proper long-term storage methods.  Each participant was able to leave with a jar of their culinary creation.

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

Human Resources professional development opportunities

May 8, 2018

Human Resources Professional Development

You can register online at: https://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/professionaldevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

 

Self Care in the Midst of Change Workshop

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (10:00 am – 11:30 am)

This workshop will explore some of the brain science related to change and why people react and experience change the way they do?

 

Explore strategies for self-care during times of change, keeping stress, resistance and struggle at bay.

– Explore brain science related to change

– Learn about types of resistance to change

– Learn strategies to lower stress and increase resilience

 

Presented by: Thought Design – Denise VanEck

 

TODAY: Foods that Fight Heart Disease Workshop in ATC 130

May 4, 2018
Foods that Fight Heart Disease Workshop
Sheri Orlekoski, Certified in Plant Based Nutrition – Cornell University
TODAY, Friday, May 4, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Applied Technology Center (ATC) Amphitheater, Room 130
What you eat has a major effect in prevention and reversal of heart disease.
This class will show you how healthy eating can be easy and delicious!
Class includes cooking demonstration and sampling.
WALK-INS WELCOME.

Human Resources professional development opportunities

January 18, 2018

Active Shooter Response 

Monday, January 22, 2018

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

This training is required for all college staff and faculty. The 90 minute training session will be presented by GRCC Police Chief Rebecca Whitman, and will describe what an active shooter is; detail the ‘Run Hide Fight’ response to an active shooter situation; explain ways to recognize and report potential threats to our campus, and answer any questions attendees may have.

Intro to Windows 10

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Windows 10 has arrived at GRCC! This new operating system has replaced Windows 7 and there are some changes we would like to share with you. Come and join us for this basic introduction to Windows 10 and learn how to navigate the changes.

Conflict Strategies

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Conflict is present in all aspects of our lives. An individual’s personal professional, and emotional health is greatly affected by how successfully he or she manages conflict. Individuals rely on each other to attain goals and are continually being thrown into situations where they need to handle conflict in a constructive manner – without being taught how to accomplish this. This half-day course will expose individuals to the different ways that people react in conflict situations, show them what their preferred strategy is in situations of conflict, and then help them plan to use a more integrating style of conflict resolution more effectively at work.

Screening Committee Training

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

1:30 pm-4:00 pm

This learning session is designed to brief all screening committee team members regarding their roles and responsibilities in the search process. Topics that will be covered include: A) Overview of Search Process; B) Position Approval Process; C) Recruitment/ SAAR Notebook Review Including: 1. Screening Committee & Leadership Roles; 2. Candidate Screening/ Recruitment Solutions Training; 3. Interview Questions, Presentations/Demonstrations; 4. Diversity Considerations and Goals; 5. Effective Evaluation Tools and Consensus Decision-Making; 6. Human Resources Responsibilities. Learning Objectives: Participants will understand their role in the selection of excellent candidates for staff and faculty positions and the hiring objectives and legal parameters for assessing and recommending future staff and faculty members.

Drupal Basics: Editing Content

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

10:30 am-11:30 am

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

ADA for Supervisors

Thursday, January 25, 2018

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

This course will review basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including college responsibilities that are relevant to supervisors, how to recognize an accommodations request, and the process GRCC follows. Key objectives to the workshop:- Become more familiar with ADA requirements for the college – Identify accommodations requests- Recognize concerns that need to be elevated to HR- Identify concerns that may arise when dealing with disability as related to job role, performance, etc.

Online Ordering

Thursday, January 25, 2018

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

This course will review the printing online ordering from the login and profile set-up how and when to use the quick copy options, how and when to us the print ordering options along with the differences in the categories of each area, paper selection and order history. You will learn the techniques of looking up your past orders and copying into a new order to streamline ordering repeated items.Want to keep track of your budget, What do I need to know when placing my store orders. Administrative staff can look at reports of each budget your area is responsible for and how a minimum and maximum can be put in place to keep you on track.

Healthy Meals on a Budget

Friday, January 26, 2018

10:00 am-11:00 am

There is a misconception that eating healthy is expensive. It can be, if you are not willing to put in the work ahead of time to prep and plan your meals accordingly. In this workshop, we will give you (2) complete grocery lists that can feed a family of four for under $150.00 a week. We will also strategize ways to price shop and compare that makes the planning process a little less painful. Come, learn and strategize how to adapt this for your family and health goals! Better yet, each participant will leave with a two-week meal plan that focuses on variety, nutrition and flavor.

The Road to 850

Friday, January 26, 2018

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

The Road to 850 is an overview of how to reach your credit score goals. You will learn what makes up a credit score, how inquiries affect your credit score, where to find your credit score and the 10 steps to raising your credit score.

You can register for any of these sessions online.

Staff development opportunities

January 15, 2018

Diffusing Rude Behavior — Tuesday, January 16, 2018

It can be difficult to know how to react when you are confronted with rude behavior. This course examines a number of cases of rude behavior and provides participants with effective tactics to responding in these situations.

QPR-Question. Persuade. Refer. — Tuesday, January 16, 2018

QPR is used to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. It is believed that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

Drupal Basics: Editing Content —  Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

10-Minute Workouts — Friday, January 19, 2018

The number one reason not to be more active is a lack of time. Yes, we are busier than ever, but what if you could carve out 10 minutes every other day and achieve great results? What should you be doing and what can you cut out? 10-minute workouts can be efficient and help you develop a lean body and strong core. Learn how to make the most out of those 10 minutes with simple program design rules.

 

Weight Watchers information meeting on Jan. 11 — new time

January 10, 2018

Are you interested in Weight Watchers, but need more information before committing? Please feel welcome to join us at our adjusted time on Thursday, January 11th, from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Room 234 SCC for an informational and registration session! At this session, our team leader Sher Myers will introduce herself, present an overview of the WW Freestyle™ program, and encourage employees to fill out a registration form and provide payment.

Cost for the program is $186 for 20 weeks of on-campus meetings and online e-tool access. Please note that should you choose to register for the program, payment is due at this session. Members can pay with cash, a check, or a credit or debit card. You can also take advantage of a three-check split payment method. With this form of payment, you will provide three upfront checks for $62 each. One $62 check will be deposited at week one, the second $62 check will be deposited at week five, and the last $62 check will be deposited on week nine.

ADA for Supervisors

January 10, 2018

Supervisor Training Scheduled for Winter

Topic: Americans with Disabilities Act

This course will review basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including college responsibilities that are relevant to supervisors, how to recognize accommodations request, and the process GRCC follows.

Key objectives to the workshop:

  • Become more familiar with ADA requirements for the college
  • Identify accommodations requests
  • Recognize concerns that need to be brought to HR
  • Identify concerns that may arise when dealing with disability as related to job role, performance, etc.

You can register online.

Winter wellness starts Jan. 8

January 5, 2018

Make 2018 your best year yet! Start the year off on the right foot by attending one of our many employee wellness classes. A full schedule of great classes start Monday, January 8. We have something for everyone!

As always, there’s no need to sign up – just show up and see what the fun is all about. You are welcome to bring your spouse, child over 18, or friend(s) to these classes. Non-GRCC participants are asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester. All are welcome, so grab a friend and come join the fun!

Contact Nicole Dekker (nicoledekker2@grcc.edu, x3848) with any questions.

Weight Watchers at Work information, registration session

January 5, 2018

Are you interested in Weight Watchers, but need more information before committing? Please feel welcome to join us on Thursday, January 111, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 234 SCC for an informational and registration session! At this session, our team leader Sher Myers will introduce herself, present an overview of the WW Freestyle™ program, and encourage employees to fill out a registration form and provide payment.

Cost for the program is $186 for 20 weeks of on-campus meetings and online e-tool access. Please note that should you choose to register for the program, payment is due at this Session. Members can pay with cash, a check, or a credit or debit card. You can also take advantage of a three-check split payment method. With this form of payment, you will provide three upfront checks for $62 each. One $62 check will be deposited at week one, the second $62 check will be deposited at week five and the last $62 check will be deposited on week nine.

Staff development opportunities

January 4, 2018

Drupal Basics: Editing Content

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m. — Participants will learn to navigate the Drupal system, understand and use content types and edit existing content.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 — Whether you’re interested in a resume makeover or starting from scratch, this session helps participants assess their strengths and create a paper sales document about themselves. we will walk through the basic steps in writing a resume and cover letter that fairly promotes your strengths and experiences.

Money Matters

Friday, January 12, 2018 — Learn how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending and help increase income, track financial habits and build a budget, and create a plan to help achieve your financial goals.

You can register for any of these sessions online.

Winter 2018 wellness schedule now available

December 21, 2017

Come get healthy and strong with us in 2018! The winter schedule is now available and classes begin January 8. No need to sign up in advance, just join in on the fun! All are welcome to attend, and non-GRCC employees are simply asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester for unlimited access to all employee wellness classes. Questions? Contact Nicole Dekker (nicoledekker2@grcc.edu, x3848).

Drupal 8 web editor training this January

December 18, 2017

This week the Web Team will be migrating to Drupal 8, and are excited for the improvements this will bring to our website and web editor interface.

Website updates include a slight tweak in the font and appearance of our navigation menus found in the left-hand sidebar. This will give users a clean menu presentation that is easy to navigate.

Web users will see some slight changes, but this upgrade is intended to enhance web editors’ current toolset and add features that will help them manage their content workflow.

Training for web editors will be offered twice in January through Staff Development. If you have any questions or comments, please contact webteam@grcc.edu.