Office of Equity & Engagement
Welcome to the Office of Equity and Engagement
The Office of Equity and Engagement strives to create a district climate that advances equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, leadership, and organizational wellness. We cultivate excellence through professional learning experiences, engagement opportunities, and helpful resources that provide our colleagues across the district with training, collaboration, connection and support to assist in building their capacity to meet the needs of our students, colleagues, and community.
Thank you for visiting our webpage. Here you will find access to information about our office, our various programs, professional learning repositories, upcoming events and important dates, video tutorials, and much more. If there is something you are looking for that you are unable to find, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events - 2023 Spring Semester
|Training Services Worhsops
Andre Ortiz, Training Services Coordinator
- Microsoft Applications
- Business Objects
|In-person, Virtual, or Hybrid||Various Dates||Various Times||Descriptions, locations/links, and registration available in Cornerstone.|
|The Race Conversation||Virtual||Thursday, March 2, 2023||11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.||Registration available in Cornerstone.|
|Black Community Ally Training||Virtual||Friday, April 14, 2023||12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Registration available in Cornerstone.|
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About UsOur aim is to provide excellent professional development opportunities that enhance our abilities to effectively engage with our students and cultivate an environment in which students and employees alike can thrive.
Advancing Equity ProgramsA professional learning program that builds foundational understanding and skills to operationalize equity and inclusion in everyday practices.
Professional Development ProgramThe Professional Development Program provides learning opportunities and resources to assist with the growth and development of SWC professionals.
Art of LeadershipA cohort-based leadership program that helps participants identify purpose and strengthen leadership skills to enhance personal and institutional effectiveness.
Training ServicesTraining Services provides high quality institutional technology training and support.
"Beyond Safe Zone" ProgramLearn fundamental skills and vocabulary, as well as how to challenge and disrupt inequity in order to better support inclusion and safety for SWC students and professionals from LGBTQ+ communities.
Wellness ProgramPrioritizing our health and well-being allows us to bring our best selves and produce our best work. Learn about resources and activities that promote self-care and organizational wellness.
Caring Campus ProgramCaring Campus is a program that engages classified professionals to ensure their deep involvement in student success.
HighlightsOver the years, the Office of Equity and Engagement and the Professional Development Program have been proud to host a great number of thought leaders, academicians, activists, and community events.
Cultivating Courageous ConversationsThis program introduces the district to speakers and thought-leaders who are helping to advance equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
ResourcesResources for Self-Learning/Lifelong Learning
Inclusion CalendarThis monthly calendar highlights heritage and history months as well as provides small actions to take that will move us toward inclusion and solidarity at SWC.
Janelle Williams Melendrez
Executive Officer of Equity and Engagement
Professional Development Faculty Coordinator
Advancing Equity Teaching Academy Faculty Coordinator
Training Services Coordinator