Highlighted Workshops & Training
FINANCIAL LITEARCY WORKSHOP SERIES
Monthly, 2nd Tuesdays at 5:00 PM (beginning October 10, 2023)
This Financial Literacy Workshop Series was designed by CCSF's Professional Development Committee (PDC) and Office of Student Equity (OSE) in community with our partner/sponsor, Patelco Credit Union, to bring financial literacy, education, and planning opportunities to our CCSF employees. Each session covers a different financial topic to support employees and their families financial wellbeing.
These sessions are free and held virtually every month on 2nd Tuesdays at 5:00pm. Register now for the upcoming scheduled sessions. Register here
VISION RESOURCE CENTER (VRC)
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in Action Institute
September 21-22, 2023 • The Westin Gaslamp - San Diego, CA
In September 2023, the Chancellor’s Office is hosting the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in Action Institute to elevate and communicate the momentum of DEIA, build a coalition of change agents that will assist institutions in deepening DEIA and anti-racism strategies, policies, and solutions. Participants will learn about practical tools that bolster diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within their colleges, and will have the opportunity to network with other California community college stakeholders to share effective DEIA and anti-racism practices and ideas. Register here
CCC EEO Plan Data Analyses Curriculum (Training)
The EEO Plans are a critical tool in identifying actions colleges can take to increase meaningful inclusion, accessibility, and equity in outcomes for individuals from diverse communities. The EEO Plan Data Analyses guide us in identifying where to focus our time and resources to have the greatest positive impact in achieving our mission to provide high-quality educational experiences for our diverse student communities.
The training has been designed for EEO committee members, human resources professionals, screening committee members, executive managers, and other individuals involved in developing, implementing, or revising recruitment, screening, hiring, professional development, retention, and other employment processes which impact workforce diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Read more here
Check the VRC Events Calendar for all available, up-to-date activities.
Vision Resource Center (VRC)
Since July 1, 2020, along with hundreds of professional development training videos curated for public sector employees and connecting us with colleagues across the state, the Vision Resource Center (VRC) is now also CCSF’s hub for registering and documenting all things FLEX. See below for new processes that pertain to you:
All employees will register for Flex morning plenary & workshops they want to attend via the VRC.
By registering for the plenary and workshops you want to attend, you’ll secure a seat, have documentation that you have registered and attended (via your VRC transcript), and obtain FLEX CREDITS when the presenter/host marks attendance. It's simple- either click the "Register here" on the Flex Day schedule OR sign into the VRC, find the Events Calendar to review the available events, then select a Register button for workshops you want to attend!
Review the VRC Master Guide for all things VRC (ref: "Register for PD Events & Workshops").
Reminder: On the VRC, you can easily access online professional development (hundreds of learning modules curated specifically for public sector employees), connect with other staff statewide through the Connect Communities forum, and view/register for available CCSF AND CCC events. Furthermore, your welcome page will have PD information most relevant to you, and you'll be able to customize your recommended learning by selecting topics that most interest you! See the VRC Master Guide for step-by-step instructions and more information.
Faculty, all Flex Credits will be tracked and reported in the VRC as of July 2020 (CRNs and myCCSF portal will no longer be used for Flex credits).
All-College Flex Days- Since everyone will be registering to attend workshops and the all-college plenary, you'll receive your Flex credits once the host/workshop instructor marks your attendance (may involve completing a short evaluation first).
Independent/Other Flex Credits- Simply complete the Flex credit form on the VRC.
Please review and reference the CCSF VRC- Faculty Flex Credit FAQs for step-by-step instructions and more details.
Flex workshop presenters can now complete and submit their workshop's attendance in the VRC, which will consequently credit attendees with Flex credits. Presenters are also able to print their sign-in sheet and email their registered attendees with any handouts or updates within the VRC system.
Please review the Workshop (ILT) Instructor's Guide for all of your capabilities and responsibilities as an ILT instructor!
All-College FLEX DAY
Monday, October 9, 2023
Hybrid- Ocean Campus and virtual
Theme & Strands - 2023-2024
Weaving a Web of Interconnectedness
Explore the power of interconnectedness and community building. As educators, staff, and administrators, we play an integral role in shaping the paths of our students. By focusing on the importance of access, belonging, and unity, we can create webs of connections that allow our students to expand and (re)connect, rather than getting stuck in the labyrinth of our complex and unfamiliar systems.
Actions have a more significant impact than intent. By changing the discourse and connecting our networks, we can create a supportive and equitable environment where all employees and students feel valued, seen, and heard. Through workshops and discussions, we will strengthen our interconnectedness, communication, and examine and disrupt the systems and structures that hinder ways students access and connect to resources and services that successfully guide them from the start of their journey to completion.
Together, we will develop a holistic and intersectional understanding of student and employee experiences, paving the way for deeper and more robust connections that lead to supportive and equitable paths to success. To achieve the transformation we aspire for our students, we must recognize that all our goals, values, and practices are interdependent, and that we all share the responsibility for equity, diversity and inclusion at CCSF. Join us in our mission to unite, relate, and act as a community to create a brighter future for our students.
Three Flex strands were identified to support these efforts- all goals of CCSF’s Education Master Plan (EMP), which serves as the College’s long-range strategic blueprint for all institutional planning and program development from 2018-2025.
Its goals are equally important for the success of the College in meeting the needs of our students by assisting in further enhancing student achievement and providing additional innovation opportunities for all.
- IMPROVE THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE (ISE): Improving the student experience means humanizing the student experience by evaluating and transforming how we welcome, onboard, and build belonging and connectedness for students. It means taking a student-centered approach to improving awareness of the full range of available resources and services, all while streamlining processes throughout students’ educational journeys. It also means creating inviting and inclusive classroom environments, whether virtual or in person. Improving the student experience requires weaving in professional learning opportunities focused on equity-advancing, culturally competent, and responsive promising practices.
- INSTITUTIONALIZE EQUITY (IE): Institutionalizing equity requires intentional incorporation of evidence-based, anti-racist, gender equality, equity advancing policies and promising practices vital to providing students and employees from disproportionately impacted groups access to equitable support and resources needed to successfully complete their goals. Equity-minded workshops seek to transform our institution by creating professional learning opportunities that promote culturally responsive communication, race-conscious evaluation and design of institutional practices and systems, critical self-reflection, culturally relevant and inclusive pedagogy, and the diversification of recruitment, retention and hiring practices. Please reference the definitions.
- IMPROVE COMMUNICATION (IC): Collaboratively developing norms and expectations to define respectful dialogue fosters a sense of connectedness and belonging. Effectively applying inclusive strategies in different settings among diverse populations emulates clearly defined values of antiracism and respect to navigate the dynamics of power and privilege. Training employees in college-adopted communication systems promotes accurate and supportive information-sharing with students and colleagues. Engaging in active listening which seeks to understand various communication styles, languages, and diverse viewpoints, and creating intentional and dedicated spaces for connection, feedback, assessment, and growth will help to build and sustain healthy communication climates.
Flex Day Program - October 9, 2023
Remember to register for the all-college plenary and workshops via the Vision Resource Center (VRC)!
Any available workshop recordings from previous Flex Days (beginning AY20-21) can be found on our CCSF Connect Community on the VRC!
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2023-24 Flex Dates:
Monday, August 14, 2023- Fall Independent Flex Day Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - Fall All College Flex Day
- Monday, October 9, 2023- Fall Mid-semester All-College Flex Day
- Thursday, January 11, 2024 - Spring Independent Flex Day
- Friday, January 12, 2024 - Spring All-College Flex Day
- Tuesday, March 5, 2024- Spring Mid-semester All-College Flex Day