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Employee Development Events

2014-2015 Trainings & Events

 

September

Creating a Positive Attitude

Presented by: MHN

Thursday, September 11

9:30-10:30

GHL 205

*Open to all faculty and staff*

A positive outlook can greatly enhance personal success, health and well-being.  This workshop examines the physical, psychological and interpersonal effects of both negative and positive attitudes.

Creating Work/Life Balance

Presented by: MHN

Thursday, September 11

11:00-12:00

GHL 205

*Open to all faculty and staff*

The conflicting demands of work and home can create stress and zap the time and energy needed to get everything done.  This workshop will explore alternatives that will allow participants to be more effective and more satisfied with both their home and work lives.

EAP Orientation Sessions

Presented by: MHN

Thursday, September 11

1:00-2:00

2:00-3:00

3:00-4:00

GHL 205

*Open to all staff and benefits-eligible faculty*

Have you explored all of the free benefits you are eligible to receive through the Clark College Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?  The college offers EAP services to all staff and benefits-eligible faculty through MHN, a Health Net company.  Sheila Zapanta, the primary account manager for MHN, will be on campus to lead several sessions, offering useful information on the types of services available to you and your household members.  There is no need to RSVP, choose any one of the available sessions.

Performance Development Plan (PDP)
Thursday, September 11

1:00-2:00
GHL 213

*Open to admin/exempt staff and those who supervise classified employees*
The Performance Development Plan (PDP) is a tool to support effective employee development and performance management for classified employees. This training will provide information on the process and timelines including developing performance expectations (including results and competencies); identifying professional development needs and opportunities; interim reviews, and performance feedback.

 

First Aid/CPR Certification

Friday, September 12

8:00-5:00

OSC 219

*Open to staff and faculty*

This session will teach participants how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies.  Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a course completion card valid for two (2) years. 

Space is limited to 20 participants, please RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

Time & Leave Reporting (TLR)

Monday, September 15

10:00-11:00 OR 1:00-2:00

GHL 207

*Open to faculty and staff*

Are you a new supervisor of classified staff, hourly classified (aka temporary hourly employees) or student employees? Are you a new employee required to complete a TLR form or an employee newly required to use TLR?
Are you a seasoned employee, but have questions about TLR (e.g. how do I report multiple transactions on one day?)? If you answered YES to any of these questions please join Sherri Meadors, Payroll Supervisor, for a demonstration on how to use the Time & Leave Reporting (TLR) tool and an opportunity to have all your questions answered.

 

ctcLink - New Enterprise Wide System

Monday, September 15

1:30-2:30 OR 2:30-3:30

PUB 258 B & C

*Open to faculty and staff*

Change is coming! Everyone will be affected by this new software that will replace the legacy systems we use today. Find out how you will be impacted. Find out how the campus will be impacted. Ask questions to our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Get involved now!

 

Employee Benefits

Tuesday, September 16

2:30-4:30

GHL 213

Q & A session open to all benefits-eligible employees.

New Employee Welcome

Thursday, September 18

11:00-12:00

PUB 258 B & C

*Open to employees hired after February 2014*

The New Employee Welcome is held twice each year, and is a time for new(er) employees to meet leaders in the organization, enjoy refreshments and connect with other employees in a fun and friendly environment! Please RSVP to kferguson@clark.edu

 

 

2013-2014 (Past) Trainings & Events

 

Performance Development Plan (PDP)
Thursday, September 12, 2013

11:00-12:00
GHL 213

*Open to admin/exempt staff and classified supervisors*
The Performance Development Plan (PDP) is a tool to support effective employee development and performance management for classified employees. This training will provide information on the process and timelines including developing performance expectations (including results and competencies); identifying professional development needs and opportunities; interim reviews, and performance feedback.

Building Effective Teams

Presented by: MHN

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

1:00-3:00

JSH 124

*Open to admin/exempt staff and classified supervisors*

This session examines the components of successful team building in the workplace.  Participants will learn to identify the characteristics of effective teams, examine stages of team development, explore issues around team diversity and consider the leader's role in maintaining team effectiveness.

Ethics in Public Service

Presented by: Melanie de Leon, Executive Director, Executive Ethics Board

*Open to all faculty and staff*

This fast-paced seminar leads the audience through the law, using actual cases to put the concepts into reality-based scenarios.  Join us for one of the following sessions:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

9:00-10:30

SHL 103

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

11:00-12:30

SHL 103

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

1:30-3:00

SHL 103

New Employee Welcome

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

11:00-12:00

GHL 213

*Open to employees hired after February 2013*

The New Employee Welcome is held twice each year, and is a time for new(er) employees to meet leaders in the organization, enjoy refreshments and connect with other employees in a fun and friendly environment!

Non-Healthcare First Aid/CPR Recertification

Presented by: Northwest Regional Training Center

Thursday, September 19, 2013

8:00-1:30

AA5-221

Northwest Regional Training Center will provide a First Aid/CPR recertification training for CTE faculty and staff.  Certification from this course is valid for two years.  Participants will be required to show their non-expired CPR and First Aid certificates.

Space is limited, please RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

CPR Certification for Classified and Admin/Exempt Staff

Friday, September 20, 2013

8:00-12:00

PUB 258 B & C

Northwest Regional Training Center will provide a basic CPR course on campus, teaching participants how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies. 

Space is limited, please RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

First Aid Certification for Classified and Admin/Exempt Staff

Friday, September 20, 2013

1:00-5:00

PUB 258 B & C

Northwest Regional Training Center will provide a basic First Aid course on campus, teaching participants how to respond to emergency situations in the workplace, home and community. 

Space is limited, please RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

Full-time Faculty Benefits

Friday, September 20, 2013

2:30-4:30

GHL 205

For full-time faculty who have not received their orientation materials for insurance, retirement and optional services (mandatory as assigned).

October

Dealing with Difficult Students
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

1:30-4:00
GHL 205

This workshop is designed to help coach employees who may find themselves in tense situations with students. We will offer useful tools, utilize scenarios to work through situations, provide information on campus resources and allow networking with fellow employees so that front line staff will feel more comfortable navigating their way through difficult conversations.

ITS Training Series
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

10:00-11:00
GHL 205

Topic: Microsoft Office 2013

RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

ITS Training Series
Monday, October 28, 2013

10:00-11:00
GHL 205

Topic: Microsoft Office 2013

RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

Enhancing Wellness Through Resilience and Work/Life Balance

Presented by: MHN
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

10:00-12:00
GHL 205

Make a commitment to your health and wellness and join us for a two-hour workshop designed to equip you with strategies for cultivating resilience and greater work/life balance.

 

November

ITS Training Series
Monday, November 4, 2013 2:00-3:00
GHL 205
Topic: Microsoft Office 2013
RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

Holiday Stress Hardy

Presented by: MHN

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2:00-3:00

GHL 205

As joyous as the fall and winter holiday season can be, it also comes with the potential for enormous pressure and stress. This workshop discusses the source of some of the stressors that can interfere with the enjoyment of the season, and will provide tips on how you can manage stress more effectively. Come join us!

Micro-Aggressions and Micro-Affirmations: The Daily Experience of Power, Privilege and Inequity

Presented by: Office of Diversity and Equity

Thursday, November 7, 2013

3:00-4:00

GHL 205

We all experience or participate in small acts of oppression on a regular basis. Small slights. Moments that give us pause. Brief interactions that keep us up thinking at night. For some, these micro-aggressions happen daily, even hourly. Because of their identities, they are targets for all the little racist, classist, sexist, heterosexist, abelist, sizist, etc. comments and behaviors that happen throughout the day. The impacts of these micro-aggressions on individuals and communities can be devastating. The focus of this workshop will be to learn to recognize micro-aggressions, understand the impact micro-aggressions have on targets and communities, and gain tools to interrupt micro-aggressions, micro-affirmations and other oppressive behaviors in our lives.  

Delivering Excellent Customer Service

Presented by: MHN

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2:00-4:00

GHL 205

Learn how to manage the needs and expectations of your internal and external customers effectively.  Topics will include understanding the importance of customer service, how to handle customer complaints with sensitivity, and managing personal stress.

ITS Training Series
Thursday, November 14, 2013

10:00-11:00
GHL 205

Topic: Microsoft Office 2013

RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

Human Resources Training Series
Thursday, November 14, 2013

2:00-3:00
GHL 213

Topic: Open Enrollment Review

Open to benefits-eligible employees

December

R25 Training
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2:00-3:00
GHL 205

This session is designed to help employees utilize the R25 Room Scheduling system in a more user-friendly way.  We will teach tips and tricks for reserving rooms for meetings, events and class related room requests; cover how to search for an event using the Webviewer tool and more.

R25 Training
Thursday, December 5, 2013

9:00-10:00
GHL 205

This session is designed to help employees utilize the R25 Room Scheduling system in a more user-friendly way.  We will teach tips and tricks for reserving rooms for meetings, events and class related room requests; cover how to search for an event using the Webviewer tool and more.

Say it Like you Mean it: Meaningful Conversations about Oppression

Presented by: Office of Diversity and Equity

Thursday, December 5, 2013

11:00-12:30

GHL 205

Develop your confidence in facing difficult conversations about oppression, equity and advocacy.  Together we will discuss and develop skills in active listening, creating dialogue, interrupting oppressive behavior and language, establishing and fostering safer spaces, addressing power differentials and storytelling.  We will develop personalized strategies that will build your communication toolkit and help you prepare for future conversations with complex topics.

WPEA Supervisor Training
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

10:00-11:30
GHL 213

This session covers all of the new changes to the WPEA contract and is required for all administrators, and any person who supervises a classified employee.

RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

Human Resources Training Series
Thursday, December 12, 2013

2:00-3:00
GHL 205

Topic: Tracking Part-time Temporary Hours: Understanding the Three Different Rules.

WPEA Supervisor Training
Friday, December 13, 2013

2:00-3:30

GHL 213
This session covers all of the new changes to the WPEA contract and is required for all administrators, and any person who supervises a classified employee.

RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

January

WPEA Supervisor Training
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2:00-3:30
GHL 205

This session covers all of the new changes to the WPEA contract and is required for all administrators, and any person who supervises a classified employee.

RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

Nutrition

Presented by: MHN
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

10:00-11:00
GHL 205

This workshop focuses on developing proper eating habits that promote good health and reduce the risk of disease.  Participants will examine the benefits of healthy eating, understand the components of good nutrition, analyze their eating patterns and plan a healthy diet. 

Fitness and Exercise

Presented by: MHN
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

11:00-12:00
GHL 205

This workshop focuses on the basic aspects of fitness and how it relates to maintaining good health and managing weight.  Participants will have the opportunity to create an exercise program tailored to their specific needs.

Performance Development Plan (PDP)
Thursday, January 16, 2014

2:00-3:00
GHL 205

*Open to admin/exempt staff and classified supervisors*
The Performance Development Plan (PDP) is a tool to support effective employee development and performance management for classified employees. This training will provide information on the process and timelines including developing performance expectations (results and competencies); identifying professional development needs and opportunities; interim reviews, and performance feedback.

ITS Training Series
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

12:00-1:00
GHL 205

Topic: Microsoft Office 2013

RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

Creating Community in a Diverse School Environment

Presented by: Lee Mun Wah, renowned author, filmmaker and master diversity trainer

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

8:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Gaiser Student Center

Seating is limited, please RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

This program provides basic, practical techniques on how to develop alliances and a sense of community between multicultural groups. Much focus will be on how to create an environment of trust and a sense of community where similarities and differences are valued, acknowledged, and found useful.  Participants will be taken through a series of exercises that will help them learn more about each other and what each has to offer that is uniquely theirs.  Opportunities will be provided for sharing of stories and life experiences that have shaped and impacted who they have become and their as­pirations for the future.  A very intimate and moving experience, participants often leave feeling they have grown closer in friendship and in understanding.

Essential Skills for Effective Management

Presented by: MHN
Thursday, January 23, 2014

1:00-3:00
GHL 213

*Open to admin/exempt staff and classified supervisors*

Research continues to show that an employee's direct manager/supervisor has an enormous impact on morale and job satisfaction.  This workshop will examine the multiple roles and responsibilities that effective managers/supervisors must fill, such as coach, team leader and change agent. 

Safe Zone Training

Friday, January 24, 2014

12:00-5:00

PUB 258A

*open to students, faculty and staff*

Safe Zone Training works to identify and support advocates of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Transgender and Queer) community; become a place where conversations, questions and resources can be provided for LGBTQ people and their allies; uphold Clark’s responsibility to create a safe climate for all students; make issues around sexual identity visible and positive; and create a stronger sense of community through greater understanding of LGBTQ culture.

Space is limited to 25 participants, please register online: Safe Zone Training RSVP

Contact Sarah Gruhler, Director of Student Life for more information, 360.992.2406.

Helping Students in Crisis

Presented by: Clark College Counseling and Health Center

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

12:00-1:00

PUB 161

This session provides guidelines for how to help students who are at risk for suicide.   Learn to identify the risk factors and warning signs, and increase your awareness of available campus and community resources for help.

Email Business Writing Essentials

Presented by: Cheryl Konen, Clark College Business and Management Communications Instructor
Thursday, January 30, 2014

12:00-1:00
GHL 205

It is estimated that business professionals spend as much as 28 percent of their work day writing, reading and responding to emails.  Learn strategies for writing clear, professional and effective email messages, and take away techniques that can be applied immediately to a variety of writing materials. You are welcome to bring your lunch!

February

R25 Training
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

2:00-3:00
GHL 205

This session is designed to help employees utilize the R25 Room Scheduling system in a more user-friendly way.  We will teach tips and tricks for reserving rooms for meetings, events and class related room requests; cover how to search for an event using the Webviewer tool and more!

R25 Training
Thursday, February 6, 2014

10:00-11:00
GHL 205

This session is designed to help employees utilize the R25 Room Scheduling system in a more user-friendly way.  We will teach tips and tricks for reserving rooms for meetings, events and class related room requests; cover how to search for an event using the Webviewer tool and more!

Cultural Competency

Presented by: Office of Diversity and Equity

Thursday, February 6, 2014

12:00-1:00

GHL 213

How to run a Productive Meeting

Presented by: Dedra Daehn, Clark College Director of Academic Services
Friday, February 14, 2014

10:00-11:30
GHL 205

This training will be beneficial for anyone currently serving in a managerial position or as a chair or vice-chair of a committee.  Participants will gain practical information and tools to use to be a successful chairperson and run a productive meeting.  Topics include: agenda development, traits of a successful chairperson, Roberts Rules of Order, handling motions and voting, and evaluating the effectiveness of your committee. 

RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

Intergenerational Communication in the Workplace

Presented by: MHN
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

10:00-12:00
GHL 205

This session addresses the unique communication issues that can arise when different generations work side-by-side in the workplace.  Identify the five generations in the workplace, their similarities and differences; recognize the value of generational interaction, and apply strategies for effective cross-generational communication. 

Saudi Arabian Students: Implications of Culture on Behavior and Learning

Thursday, February 20

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Ellis Dunn Community Room (GHL 213)

There are 64 international students from Saudi Arabia currently enrolled at Clark College. They represent the majority of international students from a single country as they pursue a variety of majors and disciplines. As a result, many Clark faculty and staff who interact routinely with Saudi students may want more insight. Others might simply be interested in learning and understanding more about students from the Middle East. This informative lunchtime session will feature Jane Walster, director of International Programs and Fadel Bader, ENL instructor, who will outline the cultural issues (Islam, family, food, funding, and communication patterns) that often impact Saudi students’ interactions and participation on U.S. campuses. They will explain the implications of these issues and discuss ideas and resources that can help address them.

Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided. 

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/ccinternational

For more information contact the Teaching and Learning Center, ext. 2069 or tlc@clark.edu

 

Power, Privilege and Inequality (PPI) at Clark College

Presented by: Office of Diversity and Equity

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

10:00-11:00

GHL 205

March

Time Management

Presented by: MHN

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

12:00-2:00

GHL 205

Creating a clear process for managing time is more vital today than ever. Finding an effective core strategy sets the foundation for achieving goals; doing more in less time; focusing on what’s important, and feeling less stressed. This workshop focuses on the development of an individualized time management strategy, and will help participants decrease their stress and increase their sense of control and balance.

Email Business Writing Essentials

Presented by: Cheryl Konen, Clark College Business and Management Communications Instructor
Thursday, March 6, 2014

12:00-1:00
GHL 205

It is estimated that business professionals spend as much as 28 percent of their work day writing, reading and responding to emails.  Learn strategies for writing clear, professional and effective email messages, and take away techniques that can be applied immediately to a variety of writing materials.  You are welcome to bring your lunch!

New Employee Welcome

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

11:00-12:00

GHL 205

*Open to employees hired after August 2013*

The New Employee Welcome is held twice each year, and is a time for new(er) employees to meet leaders in the organization, enjoy refreshments and connect with other employees in a fun and friendly environment.

RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

Human Resources Training Series
Thursday, March 13, 2014

2:00-3:00
GHL 205

Topic: Tracking Part-time Temporary Hours: Understanding the Three Different Rules.

ITS Training Series
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

12:00-1:00
GHL 205

Topic: Microsoft Office 2013

RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

April

ITS Training Series
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

12:00-1:00
GHL 205

Topic: Microsoft Office 2013

RSVP to: kferguson@clark.edu

Understanding Your Personal Work Style

Presented by: MHN

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

1:30-3:30

GHL 205

This session explores the behavioral patterns that shape the way we work, and work with others.  These patterns are influenced by distinct ways of thinking, feeling and acting and are categorized into four common work styles.  Using the Work Style Inventory, participants will develop an awareness of their own behavior tendencies, and learn how to effectively communicate and interact with diverse work styles for maximum group performance. 

Human Resources Training Series
Thursday, April 10, 2014

2:00-3:00
GHL 205

Topic: Open Enrollment and Surcharges

Medical insurance costs will increase for some employees in July 2014.  Are you enrolled in medical coverage through Clark College?  If your answer is “yes” you need to be aware of the possible additional costs added to your monthly premium starting in July 2014: 

To avoid these additional charges, you need to take action.  The Health Care Authority has created a Special Open Enrollment Period from April 1 to May 15, so employees can make changes and provide HCA with required information to help them determine if you should be paying a surcharge.  Human Resources staff will provide you with information and resources about the upcoming changes. 

R25 Training
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1:00-2:00
GHL 207

This session is designed to help employees utilize the R25 Room Scheduling system in a more user-friendly way.  We will teach tips and tricks for reserving rooms for meetings, events and class related room requests; cover how to search for an event using the Webviewer

tool and more!

EAP Orientation
Friday, April 25, 2014

Choose from: 11:00-12:00, 1:00-2:00 or 3:00-4:00
GHL 205

*Open to all benefits eligible employees*

Have you explored all of the free benefits you are eligible to receive through the Clark College Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?  The college offers EAP services to all benefits eligible employees through MHN, A Health Net Company.  Sheila Zapanta, the primary account manager for MHN, will be on campus to lead several orientation sessions, offering useful information on the types of services available to you and your household members.

There is no need to RSVP.  Please come with your curiosity and questions!

May

Human Resources Training Series
Thursday, May 1, 2014

1:30-2:30
GHL 213

Topic: Open Enrollment and Surcharges

Medical insurance costs will increase for some employees in July 2014.  Are you enrolled in medical coverage through Clark College?  If your answer is “yes” you need to be aware of the possible additional costs added to your monthly premium starting in July 2014: 

To avoid these additional charges, you need to take action.  The Health Care Authority has created a Special Open Enrollment Period from April 1 to May 15, so employees can make changes and provide HCA with required information to help them determine if you should be paying a surcharge.  Human Resources staff will provide you with information and resources about the upcoming changes. 

Safe Zone Training

Friday, May 16, 2014

9:00-3:00

GHL 205

Presented by: Dian Ulner, Women's Studies Professor at Clark College, and John Kellermeier, Mathematics Professor at Tacoma Community College

Safe Zone Training works to identify and support advocates of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Transgender and Queer) community; become a place where conversations, questions and resources can be provided for LGBTQ people and their allies; uphold Clark’s responsibility to create a safe climate for all students; make issues around sexual identity visible and positive; and create a stronger sense of community through greater understanding of LGBTQ culture.

This session is open to students, faculty and staff.  Space is limited to 25 participants, please register online: Safe Zone Training

For more information, please contact Sarah Gruhler, Director of Student Life at 360.992.2406.