Human Resources, Employee Development 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 support of the Clark College Foundation, Employee Development provides funding for off campus 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 list of trainings and resources.
Professional Development Funds
- Classified Staff Request Form
- Admin, Exempt, Temporary Hourly Request Form
- How to Apply for Professional Development Funds
Remote Operations Employee Development Options
Clark College is currently operating remotely due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The following opportunities are approved as meaningful ways to stay engaged with the mission and vision of the College.
If you have questions, please email Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracking Your Progress
Many resources listed here will not track your progress. As an option, please write a comprehensive summary of learning and personal reflection, then share it with your team and/or supervisor. Here are some questions to answer as a way of personal reflection:
- What activity did I participate in and what prompted me/interested me to participate in the activity?
- What key points did I take away from this session?
- How does the activity relate to the College's mission/vision/social equity plan?
- How will I continue to apply what I learned?
- What do I still want to know?
- What did I learn about myself?
As we continue our remote work, consider our virtual presence and the importance for the entire college and aim to implement accessibility into your work.
- Accessibility Made Easy, a Canvas resource to support staff in creating accessible content: https://clarkcollege.instructure.com/courses/1839992. The content is easy to follow accessibility steps and resources. Topics cover commonly used tools: Microsoft Outlook 2016, Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft PPT 2016, and Adobe Acrobat DC for PDFs. Thank you to Tre Sandlin, Instructional Accessibility Specialist and Megan Jasurda, Director of Disability Support Services.
- Accessible Word Docs, a training that provides basic accessibility foundations practiced in Microsoft Word. The following are offered in virtual Zoom format:
- SBCTC's Library of Accessibility Resources: https://sbctc.instructure.com/courses/1578604/
- Accessibility Micro Courses via SBCTC (continuous self-paced):
Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - COVID-19 Resource Page
EAP is offering live, virtual sessions to support employee well-being. Registration links for these Zoom events can be found on the EAP COVID-19 Resource page.
Self-care with the Washington State EAP:
Thursday, April 2nd, 9:30am-10:30am. Sign up: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QFyi7mWqTNSAv2Bq1cjVAg
Monday, April 6th, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Sign up: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RtAFAZReQduuUWtpnFSnHA
Wednesday, April 8th, 9:00am-10:00am. Sign up: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uY9atl-VTgCVw92vVH7gHA
For Supervisors and Managers: Leading Teams and Supporting Employees through COVID-19
Friday April 3rd, 9am-10am. Sign up: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tt_RTQDLQvakPeZcUGz0yw
Tuesday, April 7th, 3pm-4pm. Sign up: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jnkRImGmS8ioadh4Nggf6A
Thursday April 9th, 10am-11am. Sign up: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ym4iDX_sTMK1z10H01gv1Q
Working from Home during COVID-19: Coping with the Challenges, Setting Yourself Up for Success
Friday, April 3rd, 1pm-2pm. Sign up: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EP-HrfVbSLmWHiAmUQHz9w
Tuesday, April 7th, 10am-11am. Sign up: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZiYUMbR_SKK7N7jDJVyQHQ
Wednesday, April 8th, 1:30pm-2:30pm. Sign up: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PG_u1yXDTYGaXRCx_X4cHA
EAP is in full operation across the state, offering services via phone and telehealth platforms, and are gearing up to meet increased need. Clark College offers staff and benefits eligible faculty access to free, confidential program created to promote the health, safety and well-being of public employees. All services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Subscribe to DES for updates: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WADES/subscriber/new
Learn how EAP can assist you and your household members. Call EAP today, 360-407-9490 or toll-free at 877-313-4455.
Online Learning Resources for Workforce Development
Remote learning resources will be updated every Monday on the following site:https://des.wa.gov/services/training-and-development/online-learning-resources-workforce-development
Learning Pathways and Opportunities Include:
- Customer Service
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
- Leadership During Crisis
- HR Training
Please click on the link above to be directed to training opportunities.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trainings
Clark College ODEI trainings
Impact of Microaggressions: Monday, April 6th, 2:00-4:00pm, Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-the-impact-of-microaggressions-tickets-99993096042
Red, White and Brown: A Timeline of Race in the U.S.: Wednesday, April 8th, 10am-12pm, Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-ppi-red-white-and-brown-a-timeline-of-race-in-the-us-tickets-100343090886
Power Privilege & Inequity 101: Tuesday, April 14th, 2pm-4pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-ppi-101-power-privilege-and-inequity-101-tickets-100342759896
Equity in Hiring: Thursday, April 16th, 10am-12pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-equity-in-hiring-tickets-73506111759
Best Practices to Support DREAMers: Wednesday, April 22, 10am-12pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-ppi-best-practices-to-support-dreamers-tickets-100343421876
White Women in Power: Tuesday, April 28 2pm-4pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-white-women-in-power-tickets-100343692686
Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)
Getting Ready for Retirement webinars
Saturday, April 4th at 9am, Sign up here
Saturday, April 18th at 9am, Sign up here
Other optional activities for Remote Work
- Reducing Stigma
- Stop the spread of rumors (COVID-19)
- Review office Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans and safety and security policies
- Participate in webinars related to your work (example grants management)
- Access free educational resources online to further continue education or in support of career development (e.g., language certification, Microsoft Office tools)
- Learn about Systemic Racism
- Project Management and Lean/Six sigma training
- Tribal knowledge building
- Request a LinkedIn Learning License from the HR department
- Learn about mandatory reporting
- Learn more about Suicide Prevention
- There are lots of Massive Open Online Courses available
- Read job specific reading material: WAC, RCW, CFR, Publication 1075, procedures and desk manuals, review your organization's administrative policies and identify gaps
- Poverty, homelessness/housing, community impacts
- Read the Washington State 10-Year Plan to Reduce Poverty and Inequality
- Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
- Center on Law and Social Policy
- Center for Equitable Growth
- U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty
- American Enterprise Institute
- Work on training activities and materials you've always wanted to do
- Offer help to update your department's intranet page(s)
- Learn more about ctcLink
- Assist with Records Retention by sorting through documents and identify duplicate documents or information
- IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
- IS-200: Basic Incident Command System
- IS-700: Introduction to National Incident Management
- IS-800: National Response Framework
- Adjusting to Remote Work
- Learn more about your retirement plan
Wellness during COVID-19
The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be stressful, overwhelming or even bring fear and anxiety. Taking care of yourself, your friends, your family, and others you care about can help you cope with stress.
Here are things you can do to help support yourself (CDC, 2020):
1. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic can repeatedly can be upsettings.
3. Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
4. Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
5. Take care of your emotional health.
- Washington State Employee Assistance Program
- Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
- Managing Stress and Anxiety (American Sign Language Video)
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
- Coping After a Disaster (A Ready Wrigley Book for ages 3-10)
- Talking to Children about COVID-19
- Working Remotely During COVID-19
- Get your Home Ready
Visit the Upcoming Events Calendar for more information regarding trainings and events, or stay updated via email as we send out updates.