Professional development is encouraged throughout the District by providing a variety of professional and training opportunities focused on enabling employees, at all levels, to develop the skills and competencies needed to succeed in their chosen career or to prepare for advancement in the District. In addition, some activities are required by statute for designated groups of employees. Below are the available options, both required and otherwise, and where to go for more information.
If you are a faculty member or administrator/manager, before you get started, take a self-assessment that may guide you in selecting the appropriate professional development activities.
A multimedia technology and training center has been established in Mariposa Hall 07 and faculty, students, and staff are able to get training in the following areas: audience response systems or clicker technology, ePortfolios, iPads, smart carts and classrooms, smartboard software, and more. Please visit the Academic Technology website to sign up for training or call (213) 763-3682 for more information.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) promotea personal health and well-being in order to enhance performance at work. EAP assists in lowering medical costs, reducing turnover and absenteeism, and improving employee productivity and morale. Basically, it helps employees to balance their work and personal lives. The services are free for all employees.
Each year, EAP sponsors 9 hours of campus workshops and activities as well as monthly webinars. In addition to these offerings, EAP also sponsors other special symposiums and events. For more information about EAP services, contact our campus representative, Ashraf Hosseini at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the campus’s EAP site. Faculty may receive flex credit for all of these activities.