Professional Development Opportunities
NVC Workshops and Trainings
Distance Education Workshops
Online Safe Space Basic Training
This self-paced individual course will prepare you with the basic information required to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ students and staff.
The course is presented on the Canvas platform and includes four modules designed to address the following four learning outcomes.
- Explain the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Define terminology used to describe sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Identify ways to create an inclusive classroom and campus space for LGBTQ students.
- Identify key moments in the LGBTQ civil rights movement.
Most people can complete this training in three to four hours, but you can spend as much time exploring the optional resources provides as you wish. At the end of the course, you will take a quiz that will make you eligible for a Safe Space Training Certificate.
Participants who pass the final course quiz will receive a certificate via email that can be printed in hard copy. This course will start at three different times each year and must be completed by the end of the same term.
Workshops and Trainings Offered by Other Agencies
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
Events and meetings including webinars regarding state-wide initiatives including, SLOs, OER and Guided Pathways
Professional development resources for California community college educators
California Community College Vision Resource Center
A portal dedicated to providing support needed to meet the goals of the vision for success through the Guided Pathways framework.
California Virtual Campus
Current information and tools for educators who are developing or teaching an online course
An organization that provides training resources and networking opportunities for staff development professionals of the California community colleges from the California Community College Council for Staff and Organizational Development
Faculty Learning Institute (FLI) YouTube Channel
Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative
Professional development workshops provided in collaboration with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
A continually growing collection of online learning materials and support resources that help faculty enhance their instruction
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
Live and archived webinars to promote excellence in teaching, learning and leadership at community and technical colleges
Open Educational Resources
General information, workshops and webinars for the Citrus College community
T.H.E. Journal Online
Technology in education
Faculty focus and teaching conferences:
The Vision Resource Center features system-specific resources, learning modules and communities of learning, as well as full access to Skillsoft and Lynda.com's libraries of video trainings. California Community College faculty and staff can visit the Vision Resource Center to create an account, browse learning opportunities and connect with colleagues.
Beside offering system-specific resources, the Vision Resource Center centralizes communications among Guided Pathways professionals throughout the seven-region, 115-college system and has more than 23,000 users. The Center helps connect professionals across the state through online communities moderated by experts. Topics for discussion include the Student-Centered Funding Formula, Guided Pathways and Vision for Success.
Lynda.com is now Linkedin Learning
If you start at the Linkedin Learning webpage, you will need to subscribe for a free month or buy access for your business. However, California community colleges can access for free at Vision Resource Center via the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office website. Please see CCC Vision Resource Center above.
April 20 — CCC | Equitable Recovery in Action: Becoming Antiracist, Student Ready Institutions
April 25-19 — Black Student Success Week
May 4-5 — CCC | LGBTQ+ Summit 2022
Consider taking these Vision Resource Center learning modules (log in first):
I Don't See Color, I Just See People: Becoming Culturally Competent
Playing Behind a Screen: The Implicit Bias in Our Colleges
The Online Network of Educators (@ONE) is a collaborative, system-wide network of California Community College faculty, staff, and administrators and is coordinated by the professional development team of the CCC California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI). @ONE provides training and professional development to support the effective use of digital tools and platforms to make California Community Colleges a nationally recognized leader in online teaching and learning. Funding from the California Community College Chancellor's Office ensures that @ONE's offerings are provided for free or a very low cost.
Through its network of dedicated educators, @ONE provides professional development that is technology-based but student-focused, with the goals of:
- Improving retention and success rates of California's diverse online community college student population.
- Improving the online learning experience for all students, including students with disabilities, students with basic skills needs, and students from underserved populations.
- Decreasing the cost of education for students by providing training and support for colleges to leverage OEI-procured tools and platforms.
- Ensuring all CCC faculty and staff possess the digital literacy skills to inspire and prepare students for success in the digital age.
@ONE achieves these goals by providing a robust suite of professional development offerings that can be accessed from anywhere at any time. Our offerings provide a variety of learning pathways and are designed to foster learning for those who are new to using technology, as well as our early adopters. A faculty or staff member who comes to @ONE for professional development will have the ability to:
- Learn online and at your own pace any time of day with our self-paced courses.
- Engage in community-rich, facilitated online courses, ranging from one to twelve weeks.
- Be introduced to new ideas and the latest educational trends in 30-60 minute webinars, led by your CCC peers and other subject matter experts.
- Attend regional face-to-face workshops and mini-conferences.
Connect with peers across the state using the hashtag #CCCLearn.