Professional Development Program

Featured Events

"Beyond Safe Zone" Facilitator Training
August 15-18, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Room 64-238 N/S, LRC/Library
Registration available in the Vision Resource Center/Cornerstone.

2022 Fall Flex Days
August 17-18, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions will be offered in-person and virtual.

More details coming soon...please check VRC/Cornerstone after 8/11/22.

2022 Fall Opening Day
August 19, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions will be offered in-person, virtual, and hybrid.

More details coming soon...please check VRC/Cornerstone after 8/11/22.

Welcome Week ~ Current & New Employees
August 29 - September 2, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Sessions will be in-person at the various SWC Campuses.

More details coming soon...check your Outlook inbox after 8/11/22.

PD/Flex & VRC/Cornerstone

Please log in to the Vision Resource Center/Cornestone for any questions you may have related to PD/Flex & VRC/Cornerstone.

  1. Hover over to  “MySWC” and log in with your SWC credentials (user name and password);
  2. Click on “Campus Apps”
  3. Click on "Cornerstone" app.

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.