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.

Conference Theme

Guided Pathways: Lea(r)ning into future trends

Our College is engaging in three (3) system-level changes:  

These change initiatives require our ability to hone our skills in the following Essential Practices

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


  • Wellness
  • Grief & Loss
  • Owning our professional growth
  • Suporting the growth and professional devellopment of our colleagues
  • Growth mind set
  • Leading for growth
  • Microaggressions
  • 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


  • Coding
  • 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
  • Mentorship
  • Financial wellness & planning
  • Wellness


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.

Proposal Guidelines