Training & Tours

Professional Development Training and Tours









2017 4C/SD Innovative Activity Award

The VCCCD Training & Tours program received the 2017 California Community College Council for Staff and Organizational Development (4C/SD) Innovative Activity Award, recognizing excellence in a single, innovative staff development activity or event. Training & Tours was developed in response to classified staff's desire to work collaboratively with colleagues in similar departments across the District's four sites and to have opportunities to interact in person with colleagues beyond one’s own work site. Launched in spring 2016, Training & Tours provides opportunities for classified staff to engage in half- and full-day training activities on specific topics, such as budget management and requisition processing, followed by short walking tours of the work sites. The sessions include small group discussions for sharing best practices and ideas on the presentation topic. Training & Tours events are scheduled three times per year and held on a rotating basis at the four District locations. The program promotes a unified and collaborative approach to professional development and recognition for classified employees.

Photo of Innovative Activity Award


April 2017 Board of Trustees' Recognition

In the news:



Training & Tours 2016-2017 Schedule
(Professional Development for VCCCD Classified Employees & Supervisors)

July 14, 2016 – Ventura College (ASC-150) 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
October 25, 2016 – Oxnard College (Condor Café)  8:00 to 9:45 a.m.
March 15, 2017 – Moorpark College (EATM 208), 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
June 8, 2017 – Ventura College (Wright Event Center) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



June 8, 2017 - Wright Event Center at Ventura College

It's All About You

An all-day event focusing on health and wellness.


Presentation Materials:


Photos from June 8, 2017, Training and Tours event at Ventura College




March 15, 2017 - Moorpark College at the Exotic Animal Training and Management Center

Safety in Service

A morning to learn about and discuss workplace safety.


Presentation Materials:



October 25, 2016, at Oxnard College

Breakfast and Campus Tour

The Oxnard College Culinary Arts Program provided breakfast in the Condor Café. Afterwards, participants enjoyed a campus tour and the Chancellor's Diversity & Leadership Speaker Series presentation in the Performing Arts Building.

Photos taken on October 25, 2016, during the Training and Tours event at Oxnard College.  The Culinary Arts Program provided a delicious breakfast in the Condor Cafe.  After breakfast, the group enjoyed a tour of the campus and then Stedman Graham's presentation in the PAB.


July 14, 2016 - The Applied Science Center at Ventura College

The presentations included hiring documentation, managing student workers, and applying for VCCCD jobs.

Presentation Materials: 

Training & Tours Presentation

Presentation by Sarah Ayala from Human Resources Department on Documentation for Provisional Employees, Professional Experts and Volunteers.



Inaugural Event at Moorpark College on March 1, 2016

Topics:  Learn and Share Best Practices for Budgets, Time Sheets, Travel, Mileage, and Requisitions

Training and Tours event at Moorpark College on March 1, 2016

Photo of participants learning at VCCCD Training and Tours Event on March 1, 2016, at Moorpark College

VCCCD classified employees enjoy presentations at inaugural Training & Tours event at Moorpark College on 3/1/16.

Presentation Materials:


*Future VCCCD Training & Tours Events will rotate to the different work sites and cover different topics. If you have ideas for future topics, or would like to present at a future event, please e-mail Jennifer Holst.