Talent Development Programs
New Employee Success Training (NEST)
New Employee Success Training (NEST)
We are excited you have joined the Penguin Nation! We know you’ll bring valuable skills and perspective to our college community. The NEST program is designed to help our newest penguins make a smooth and successful transition to Clark College. Below are some helpful resources:
- New Employee Success Training Handbook
- Get to know your team and the college
- Work with your supervisor on department specifics
- Complete your new employee trainings in Higher Ed Works
- Attend New Employee Orientation
- If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at email@example.com or stop by Baird, 133.
New Employee Orientation
Welcome to the Penguin Nation! We value you as an important member of our Clark College community and want to help provide you with the information to be successful in your new role. This will be a virtual online orientation through Zoom. Information on upcoming orientation dates can be found on our "Upcoming Events" training calendar.
We will cover:
- Introduction to Clark College and resources to help you be successful in your new role
- Talent/Professional Development opportunities
- Safety and Security
- and more!
If you are a new employee, we encourage you to attend orientation.
*New Employee Orientation is intended for administrative, classified, part-time hourly, temporary and exempt positions (this orientation is not meant faculty – as faculty have their respective orientation).
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):
- Disability Awareness, an onboarding resource
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Resource
The Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential program created to promote the health, safety and well-being of public employees. More than 86,000 public employees have access to EAP services to help them address work and life concerns. When you’re ready to get help, we’re here for you.
- EAP webinars: Learn about all that EAP offers at the live ½ hour EAP Orientation webinar on Wednesday, January 12th from 10-10:30 am, in future months, or on-demand. EAP also offers a variety of on-demand webinars which can help you to better understand and manage the stress in your life, adapt to the many changes at work and home connected to COVID, create psychological safety to support the team you supervise, and more.
- Visit the EAP website for additional resources for employees and supervisors. Subscribe to their monthly newsletters.
Learn how EAP can assist you and your household members. Call EAP today, 360-407-9490 or toll-free at 877-313-4455.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
LinkedIn Learning is available to Clark College faculty and staff.
Unlock access to 10,000+ on-demand courses to help you learn more and achieve success. LinkedIn Learning provides access to:
Quality Content. Taught by experts in your field (35+ new courses a week).
Personalized Curation. Get course recommendations based on the most in-demand skills for your unique role.
On your schedule. Available anytime, anywhere.
Whether you’re reviewing bite-sized content for 15 minutes during your commute or watching a full playlist - you can truly access LinkedIn Learning courses anytime, anywhere.
We encourage you to take advantage of LinkedIn Learning and experience learning tailored for you, at your own pace.
Currently, there are thirteen (13) available LinkedIn licenses available for a three-week rotation. Sign-up for a LinkedIn License by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. *Please note, a LinkedIn account is not needed to gain access to LinkedIn Learning. There is no charge to the employee or department.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trainings
Equity in Hiring
Equity in Hiring is a required training to be completed every two years for folks who serve on a Clark College screening committee. The trainings are offered monthly and are available on the TLC schedule calendar.
View your Professional Development Dashboard to see when you last attended Equity in Hiring.
Power, Privilege, and Inequity Trainings
Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Department works hard to provide relevant and impactful trainings around diversity and equity topics. To show our commitment to equity all Clark College employees (faculty and staff) are required to complete one (1) Power, Privilege, and Inequity training (PPI) per year. View the “Upcoming Events” calendar to view the training schedule.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Human Resources, Talent Development supports the Strategic Vision of Clark College by offering a variety of professional development opportunities and trainings for staff and faculty through on campus training and in an online learning environment.
Professional Development Funds
Through the generous support of the Clark College Foundation, Talent 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.
We want to help you be successful in your career. Trainings improve skills and knowledge in our workforce, which aides to the confidence and effeciency of Clark employees. To view a list of upcoming training opportunities click the "Upcoming Events" button to view our events calendar.