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.
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
An all-day event focusing on health and wellness.
- Tips for Managing Stress
- The Science of Stress - Linda Martinez Truax
- Stretches/Breathing - Dianne Frehlich
- Get Off Your Seat - Breena Maggio
- Don't Just Sit There
- 5-Day Meal Plan - Elizabeth Burnett
- Healthy Eating Recipes - Elizabeth Burnett
- Mindfulness/Meditation - Linda Martinez Truax
- Ten-Minute Workout with Exercise Bands
- Ventura College PE Facility Waiver & Release
March 15, 2017 - Moorpark College at the Exotic Animal Training and Management Center
A morning to learn about and discuss workplace safety.
- Active Shooter Presentation
- Opt-In to Blackboard Connect for Emergency Notifications
- Title IX, Clery, and VAWA
October 25, 2016, at Oxnard College
July 14, 2016 - The Applied Science Center at Ventura College
The presentations included hiring documentation, managing student workers, and applying for VCCCD jobs.
- Documentation for Provisional Employees, Professional Experts, and Volunteers
- NEOGOV Application Guide
- Applying for Jobs Within VCCCD: Tips for a Successful Application Process
- Managing Student Workers
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
VCCCD classified employees enjoy presentations at inaugural Training & Tours event at Moorpark College on 3/1/16.
*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.