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Spring 2020 Staff Development Office Newsletters

27 January 2020

Please see the latest Staff Development Office newsletters for the Spring 2020 year:

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District Professional Development Day Agenda (Tu, 10/22/19)

15 October 2019

The Flex Day Schedule is below:

8:00-8:30 Breakfast (atrium/ boardroom)

8:30-8:35 PD Committee Welcome

8:35- 8:55 Administrator Address by Dr. Siri Brown

8:55- 9:10 Campus Shield brief and download request – Lt. Verbeck and Carrie Burdick

Breakout sessions (Boardroom/atrium/ DGS #1/ IT Conference rooms-tbd)


Let’s Talk with Lt. Verbeck

Self-Care Steps to Address Challenging Situations with Nichelle Kitt, MSW – DaVita

10:15- 11:00

Queries with Nick Shere

The Importance of Classified Senates in Shared Governance with PCCD Classified Senate Leaders

11:15- 12:00 (Lunch Served in session)

Intro to Risk Management-Safety with Carrie Burdick

2020 Census and Voting Engagement- Why it matters with Liz Ortega-Toro, Executive Secretary-Treasurer – Alameda Labor Council

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Professional Development Newsletter and District Flex Day Debrief (Th, 1/24/19)

24 January 2019

Hello Peralta,

I hope the start of your spring term is going well!  If you haven’t already done so, please fill out this Spring 2019 Flex Day Evaluation for the District’s Professional Development day on Thursday, 1/17/19.

(workshops: Classified Leadership, Community Events, and Reading Apprenticeship)

Thank you to all those who attended and participated in the District Flex on Thursday or your college flex days on Friday. According to the morning sign-ins at the Laney Theater, we had nearly 200 people in the Theater with half from Laney and the rest divided between the three other colleges and the district offices. Almost 100 of the attendees were full-time faculty with part-time faculty, classified professionals, and administrators, and by lunchtime, a number of others arrived just in time for our late morning workshops or lunchtime discipline and area meetings.

Here are a few links if you’d like to dive-in:

If you have any additional materials from these workshops or presentations, please send them to me to post on our website!

Articles, Events, and Links

Column Advancement
  • Finished with Course?: If you have completed courses that you would like to apply toward column advancement, you MUST turn in those transcripts to HR by the end of the 4th week of instruction in order to have those changes included in this term’s pay checks. Please do it sooner if possible.
  • Undergraduate Courses: If you are taking undergraduate classes and you would like to apply those to column advancement (no more than 20 units), you must submit this form (download: Column Advancement Request) to It will take up to 1-month for a response.
Planning for Future PD
  • Don’t forget that you can apply for professional development funding through your college committees, propose workshops or activities for the mid-semester flex days (Th., 3/21/19), and work with your departments through program review to make plans for future professional development. AND, if you’d like to propose an online Staff Development Office Hour discussion, don’t hesitate to contact me at

Have a great spring term!


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