Staff Teaching & Learning Days
August 13 & 14, 2019!
Save the date for the fifth annualTeaching and Learning Days Conference!
This two-day event provides training and professional development for Clark College classified, part-time, and administrative/exempt staff. Classes will remain in session, but all business offices will close to the public to allow all staff the chance to participate.
Guided Pathways: Lea(r)ning into future trends
Our College is engaging in three (3) system-level changes:
- Fostering equitable outcomes in all of our professional practices;
- Designing and evaluating Guided Pathways; and
- Successfully implementing ctcLink.
These change initiatives require our ability to hone our skills in the following Essential Practices:
- Change: how well we prepare for and adapt to equity-focused changes that occur within the organization and how well we support one another and work together.
- Growth: the extent to which we create equitable opportunities to develop and advance both for ourselves and for others at Clark College and our community.
- Engagement: the level of emotional and intellectual commitment we have towards our jobs and whether we have the right skills and resources to make a valuable and equitable contribution.
- Readiness: the extent to which we have the skills, abilities, willingness, and knowledge to implement change with an intentional focus on equity.
- Goal-setting: how well we know, own and can impact our success and the success of Clark College by connecting our contributions to the overall goals of the College.
Call for Proposals:
Over the course of the two days, we seek to have a balance of topics related to future trends related to organizational agility as well as personal growth. We aim to continue breaking down silos while exploring new opportunities for growth and transformation. Based on upcoming changes impacting the way business is conducted in the present and how it will be shaped in the future, the Professional Development Workgroup designed this conference to show commitment to our collective work as a college.
As a structure for our two days together, participants will connect and engage with each other, learn equity-focused concepts related to change, growth, engagement, readiness and goal-setting as well as how these areas apply both organizationally and personally. To this end, we invite you to share your expertise with our community. Our goal is to offer at least 40 dynamic sessions. Submit your proposal today!
Example of Topics Based on Essential Practices
- Creating a culture of change
- Leading change
- Strategic ability
- Uncounscious bias
- Coaching leadership
- Enhancing resilience
- Create mental space for change
- Grief & Loss
- Owning our professional growth
- Suporting the growth and professional devellopment of our colleagues
- Growth mind set
- Leading for growth
- Generational stereotypes
- Emotional courage
- Facilitating culturally inclusive meetings
- Employee engagement
- Tours of different areas of the college
- Improving the student experience through Work-Study
- Employee Perks
- Courageous Conversations
- Creating braver spaces on campus for all
- Defining a shared vision of a thriving workforce culture at Clark
- Honing our skill sets (i.e. sessions focused on new or current technology)
- Creating accessible documents
- Cyber security and privacy
- Leadership seminars
- Preparing for social change
- Productive persistance
- Title IX and keeping students on the path
- Disrupting the stigma around mental health
- Achieving goals through professional development
- Understanding Clark's strategic plan, mission and vision
- Connecting our personal mission to that of Clark
- Reinvisioning Clark for the future
- Financial wellness & planning
These areas reflect topics of interest cited in feedback from last year’s conference and recommendations submitted to the Professional Development Workgroup. Sessions will also focus on concepts of power, privilege, and inequity to enhance institutional and employee knowledge and impact student learning.
- Create appropriate content for a 60-minute or 90-minute session, including sufficient time for Q&A.
- Identify at least one focus area, bearing in mind the college’s Strategic Plan and Academic Plan.
- Describe how the session addresses one of the Essential Practices.
- Describe how the workshop will be interactive. (Note: Think out of the box! Sessions do not need to be in a presentation format.)
- Identify the learning outcomes of the workshop.
- Name the primary contact person and any co-presenters.
- Submit the proposal form by Wednesday, May 22, 2019.