Professional Development Program

Featured Events






Filipino American History Month Wednesday, October 18, 2023 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Flag Plaza Inagural Raising of the Filipino Flag to conmemorate Filipino American History Month.
42nd San Diego Dr. Marting Luther King, Jr. Parade Sunday, January 14, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. San Diego Harbor More details coming soon.
Flex Days Thursday, January 25, 2024 Various Times Various Modalities More details coming soon.
Opening Day Friday, January 26, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Performing Arts Center (PAC)
More details coming soon.

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.