TLC @ Clark College

Employee Development Department

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 provides funding for off campus professional development training for administrative, exempt, classified and temporary hourly employees.

Faculty have their own unique set of training needs relative to pedagogy. Visit the Faculty Development page for a description of trainings offered specifically for faculty.

Key Contacts

Jane Beatty

Interim Associate VP of Human Resources
jbeatty@clark.edu
360.992.2903

Karen Ferguson

Program Coordinator
kferguson@clark.edu
360.992.2317

Professional Development Funding

Clark College offers funding opportunities for off campus training. Employees may apply in advance for training funds that are relevant to position and department goals, and align with the college's core themes.

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: https://intranet.clark.edu/department_information/human_resources/development/

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) notebook their first week at Clark. Employees work through this interactive notebook with their supervisor and/or trainer, gaining access to important policy and employment information and resources that will help support 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.

Online Learning

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 human resource topics, including trainings that focus on Clark specific policies and procedures.

In addition, 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 kferguson@clark.edu for more information.

Trainings/Events/Workshops

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 the TLC calendar for a list of upcoming events.