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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 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
  • Benefits
  • Safety and Security
  • IT
  • 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).

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):
  • Disability Awarenessan 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.

Visit the college's EAP page to learn more or email 

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

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 or *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

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.




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.

Training Opportunities

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.

Upcoming Events


Human Resources
Employee Development, Mailstop BRD 133
(360) 992-2105