The Employee Development Department supports the strategic vision of Clark College by offering a variety of professional development opportunities for staff and faculty through on campus training and in an online learning environment.
Through the generous funding of the Clark College Foundation, Employee Development also provides funding for off campus professional development training for administrative, exempt, classified and temporary hourly employees.
Key ContactsDarcy Rourk
Associate VP of Human Resources
Professional Development Funding
Clark College offers funding opportunities for off campus training. Employees may apply in advance for funding that supports training which aligns with the college's mission and core themes. Depending upon whether you are faculty or staff, there is a specific process to follow.
The Employee Development Department processes all requests for administrative, exempt, classified, and temporary hourly employees. Employees may visit the Employee Development webpage located on the Clark Intranet for more detailed information: Employee Development Webpage
Professional development funding for faculty is handled through the
Faculty Development Department
New Employee Orientation
Clark College employees play a vital role in making the college a safe, healthy and productive place to work and learn. The goal of the New Employee Orientation process is to welcome new employees to the college and provide the information and resources they need to succeed in their new position.
New administrative, exempt, classified and temporary hourly employees are provided with a New Employee Success Training (NEST) binder their first week at Clark. Employees work through this interactive binder with their supervisor and/or trainer, gaining access to important policy and employment information and resources that will help ease their transition.
New employees are also invited to attend a New Employee Welcome (NEW) session where they can enjoy refreshments, meet leaders from the organization, and network with other new employees in a fun and friendly environment.
Clark College offers all staff and full time faculty the convenience of online training through our Learning Management System, Higher Ed Works. This training system offers modules on a variety of professional, safety and compliance topics, including Clark specific trainings that meet the diverse needs of the organization. Employees may log into Higher Ed Works here: Higher Ed Works
Employees can request access to lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos. There are a limited number of transferrable licenses available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Employee Development coordinates and supports a variety of on campus training sessions geared toward meeting the specific needs of departments and the overall professional development of Clark College employees. The following are some of the recurring training topics offered on campus:
View a list of upcoming trainings
Faculty has their own unique set of training needs relative to pedagogy. Visit the Teaching and Learning Center webpage for a description of trainings offered specifically for faculty.