Building on the Block: Professional Development

The Charge: Create a top-notch professional development program that supports our faculty and staff in adapting to the changing environment and to support lifelong learning that is critical for individuals to reach their potential.

What's Happening: In its second year, the Excel@CC professional development program welcomed more than 200 employees to seven different programs, including 30 faculty members who participated in the "Good to Great" course. Through its 2015-16 offerings, Excel@CC piloted two new programs: ITS: FUNdamentals and Administrative Support Professionals, and enhanced offerings with new courses in the Wellness State of Mind program.

Looking ahead to the 2016-17 academic year, Lisa Brommer, senior associate director of human resources, says new programming already is planned. "The Excel@CC program will be heavily influenced by the findings and recommendations of the 2015 Campus Climate Survey. Specifically, continuing to develop leadership capabilities across the college, ensuring consistency and leadership excellence across academic and administrative divisions, and further strengthening efforts to build an inclusive campus culture."

The 2016-17 offerings include a partnership with the Mountain States Employers Council for the Great CC Supervisor program, which will be redesigned to focus on core supervisory competencies of performance management, recruitment and retention of talent, and effective feedback and coaching. It also will provide information on CC policies and processes relevant to staff issues. A new program will also be available for more experienced supervisors. Additionally, the "Good to Great: Diversity and Inclusion at CC" program will continue to focus on building a foundation of understanding of diversity, equity, and the role of power, with an enhanced focus on the recruitment process as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Heather Horton, director of the Wellness Resource Center, will coordinate a program that focuses on preparing our community to identify, support, and address mental health issues. ITS- and wellness-specific programming will be offered again next year.


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