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Professional Development Program

Flex Days and Opening Day
REBUILDING WITH COURAGE
Wednesday-Friday, August 18-20, 2021

Flex Days – 8/18th and 8/19th
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Several sessions will be offered each day.

If interested in presenting a session during one or both Flex Days, please submit a Group Proposal.

Opening Day – 8/20th
(schedule subject to change)
8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.          Constituent Group Meetings (optional participation)
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.          Center/School/Office/Department Meetings
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.      Convocation
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Breakout Sessions (break/transition time included)

If interested in presenting a breakout session during Opening Day, please submit a Group Proposal.

Registration
More information coming soon.

IMPORTANT – Please read:
We look forward to seeing all Classified, Administrators, Part-time Faculty*, and Full-time Faculty on Opening Day. If you are not able to participate (due to an approved leave), please contact your immediate supervisor and/or administrative staff to report your absence.

*Part-time Faculty can fulfill their four-hour flex obligation on Flex Days and/or Opening Day. If you are not able to participate, please contact your immediate supervisor and/or administrative staff to report your absence.

Our Mission

The Professional Development Program at Southwestern College provides progressive activities that promote lifelong learning, cultural competence, and professional growth and development of all employees in support of the College District’s Mission and Strategic Priorities.

Our Vision

Southwestern College is a community of faculty, classified, and administrative professionals who are lifelong learners, enhancing their own professional development to better serve the needs of our students, and providing a model to students.

Our Philosophy

The Professional Development Program is committed to improving job performance and fostering the professional growth and development of all employees of the college. The Program encourages lifelong learning based on adult learning principles and diverse learning styles. The overarching goal of the Program is to provide integrated and comprehensive activities and events that enable all employees to acquire new knowledge about relevant educational issues, develop and apply new work-related skills, and enhance their professional growth. Finally, the Program strives to enhance the quality of the college environment by enhancing organizational development and supporting the vision, mission, and priorities of the District.