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Employee Development


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.

Upcoming Events

Professional Development Funds



Vanessa Neal
Employee Development, Mailstop BRD 133
(360) 992-2317

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,

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:

  1. What activity did I participate in and what prompted me/interested me to participate in the activity?
  2. What key points did I take away from this session?
  3. How does the activity relate to the College's mission/vision/social equity plan?
  4. How will I continue to apply what I learned?
  5. What do I still want to know?
  6. What did I learn about myself? 

Accessibility Training

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: 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:
  • 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:

Monday, April 6th, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Sign up:

Wednesday, April 8th, 9:00am-10:00am. Sign up: 

For Supervisors and Managers: Leading Teams and Supporting Employees through COVID-19

Friday April 3rd, 9am-10am. Sign up: 

Tuesday, April 7th, 3pm-4pm. Sign up:

Thursday April 9th, 10am-11am. Sign up: 

Working from Home during COVID-19: Coping with the Challenges, Setting Yourself Up for Success

Friday, April 3rd, 1pm-2pm. Sign up:

Tuesday, April 7th, 10am-11am. Sign up:

Wednesday, April 8th, 1:30pm-2:30pm. Sign up: 

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: 

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: 

Learning Pathways and Opportunities Include:

  • Technical
  • Customer Service
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Leadership
  • Self-leadership
  • 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:

Red, White and Brown: A Timeline of Race in the U.S.: Wednesday, April 8th, 10am-12pm, Sign up:

Power Privilege & Inequity 101: Tuesday, April 14th, 2pm-4pm:

Equity in Hiring: Thursday, April 16th, 10am-12pm:

Best Practices to Support DREAMers: Wednesday, April 22, 10am-12pm: 

White Women in Power: Tuesday, April 28 2pm-4pm:


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

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. 

2. Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.

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.

Other Resources:

Visit the  Upcoming Events Calendar for more information regarding trainings and events, or stay updated via email as we send out updates.