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Professional Development Day

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SFCC will host its second annual Professional Development Day on Friday, Feb. 17.  Registration begins in the SFCC University Center at 8 a.m., followed by the opening session at 8:30 a.m. with Keith Houck, Vice President for Administrative Services and Chief Business Officer at Valencia Community College, who will focus on organizational and personal success.

“The day is organized to provide the opportunity for SFCC employees to engage in professional development and self-improvement at many different levels,” said Lynn MacNeil. “This year’s Professional Development Day puts emphasis on strengthening student success, improvements and changes in technology, and awareness of college activities.”All employees are required to attend the Customer Service Training session if they were not able to attend the sessions provided in November. “Our focus this year is customer service – both internal and external,” said Susie Hale, director, Human Resources.

Along with the Customer Service Training, employees can choose from a variety of other sessions including a continuation of the opening session presented by Houck; “Clean Desk Secrets” presented by Dr. Norm Stephens; “Enhancing Student Engagement and Retention” presented by Erik Christensen; “QEP: The Highway Ahead” presented by Erik Christensen; “Students with Special Needs/Disabilities” presented by Linda R. Giar, Ed. D; “Crucial Conversations: Conflict Resolution” presented by Joe Nunes; “Students’ First Year Experience” presented by Dr. Bob Sullens and colleagues; “Data Management Techniques in Excel” presented by Dr. Cherie Stevens; “SUMO Paint: Graphics in the Cloud” presented by Dr. Cherie Stevens; “Students in the Technological Age” presented by Bobbette Wolesenski; “Your Employee Benefits in a Nutshell” presented by Susie Hale; “What’s Up with Health Care Reform” presented by Matthew Snook and Natalie Dyksterhouse; and “Taking the Stress Out of College Life! (TRIO SSS)” presented by Vivian Scott.

“By providing a multi-faceted, on-site professional development opportunity for all employees, we hope to enhance customer service; awareness of college policies, initiatives, and programs; technology skills, and camaraderie,” Hale said. “All employees are encouraged to attend Professional Development Day activities, but because vital services must continue throughout the day, employees in those roles should check with their supervisors before attending.”

Employees can register for sessions at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JYNF3SV. For more information, contact Hale at ext. 7336 or Lynn MacNeill at ext. 7192.

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