Other Organizations that Offer Staff Training & Development
The Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA), is the foremost member-supported professional organization for administrators and managers of California's 114 community college campuses and their district offices. As you will see when you tour this site, ACCCA seeks to provide its members with services, benefits, products and programs that will enhance their professional lives.
Vision - ACCCA will be recognized as the premier organization for developing exemplary administrators to lead and serve California community colleges.
Mission - ACCCA develops and supports current and future California community college administrators through professional development, networking and advocacy.
Values - ACCCA values leadership excellence through:
- Collaboration based on trust
- Commitment to service and quality
- Ethical and effective advocacy
- Honesty, integrity and professionalism
- Respect for uniqueness, diversity and creativity
The California Community College Council for Staff Development is an organization that provides training resources and networking opportunities for staff development professionals of the California community colleges. Among the many services it provides, 4CSD:
- Promotes leadership in staff and program development
- Provides education for staff developers regarding the principles of staff development.
- Provides training in developing, implementing, and evaluating effective staff development programs.
- Provides regional and statewide workshops and conferences.
- Serves as a liaison between the State Chancellor's office and the colleges regarding staff development issues and serves as an advocate for Staff Development concerns.
For more information, please visit 4CSD official site.
The California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) provides classified staff avenues for success and development by being the participatory governance organizations that create an environment of shared mutual respect among the students, faculty, and staff of the college community.
The (4CS), constituted as a voluntary membership body of appropriately recognized shared governance bodies, colleges, and districts which recognizes the value of higher education in the State of California, sees its mission as:
- Advocating the value and contributions classified staff provide to the learning environment;
- Providing quality service to promote student success;
- Cooperating with other organizations in the interest of enriching the educational environment of the California Community Colleges;
- Serving as a liaison between the California Community Colleges' Senates;
- Promoting the participation of classified staff in shared governance at the State and local levels; and
- Developing and supporting classified senates at the local level.
For more information, please visit 4CS official site.
The above website also links to @ONE under Educators tab.
The California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) is a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges (CCCs) to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to and success in high-quality online courses.
The CVC-OEI is sponsored by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District as the recipient of a grant disbursed by the California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO). Composed of high-quality online courses, resources for students, and technology, the CVC-OEI represents a comprehensive and collaborative program that leverages effective practices and technology to significantly increase the opportunity for higher education degree attainment in California.
CCC Confer is a grant funded project from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office established in 2001. CCC Confer is designed for online collaboration using the latest web conferencing technology, and meets ADA standards and Section 508 accessibility serving the California Community College system. We are located at Palomar College in San Marcos, California.
CCC Confer provides the opportunity to present online:
- Office hours
- Administrative and organizational meetings
- System-wide presentations
- Employee trainings
We also offer a conference call only service when an online meeting is not needed.
- Available 24/7 for live sessions and access to recorded sessions.
- Easy to use for instructors, only the internet and a computer is required.
- Easy to attend for students, only the internet, a computer or a mobile device is required.
- Cost effective: grant funded, no charge-back to the college, faculty, staff, or students.
- Save travel expenses by meeting online; hold virtual 'conferences'.
- Serve students where geography may prevent them from coming to campus.
- Serve students with accessibility requirements for hearing and visual support.
- Meet one on one, or with large groups.
- Easily manage scheduling challenges by meeting for shorter periods of time, more often.
- Offer counseling and tutoring services.
- Enable, facilitate, and encourage learning using interactive room features.
- Preserve classes and presentations by recording sessions.
- Convert CCC Confer recordings to movie files (mp4) for uploading to 3CMedia Solutions.
- Live support and website resources and recordings are available.
- Provide training to faculty, staff, administrators, and students.
The Vision Resource Center features system-specific resources, learning modules and communities of learning, as well as full access to Skillsoft and Lynda.com's libraries of video trainings. California Community College faculty and staff can visit the Vision Resource Center to create an account, browse learning opportunities and connect with colleagues.
Beside offering system-specific resources, the Vision Resource Center centralizes communications among Guided Pathways professionals throughout the seven-region, 115-college system and has more than 23,000 users. The Center helps connect professionals across the state through online communities moderated by experts. Topics for discussion include the Student-Centered Funding Formula, Guided Pathways and Vision for Success.
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If you start at the Linkedin Learning webpage, you will need to subscribe for a free month or buy access for your business. However, California community colleges can access for free at Vision Resource Center via the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office website. Please see CCC Vision Resource Center above.
The Online Network of Educators (@ONE) is a collaborative, system-wide network of California Community College faculty, staff, and administrators and is coordinated by the professional development team of the CCC California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI). @ONE provides training and professional development to support the effective use of digital tools and platforms to make California Community Colleges a nationally recognized leader in online teaching and learning. Funding from the California Community College Chancellor's Office ensures that @ONE's offerings are provided for free or a very low cost.
Through its network of dedicated educators, @ONE provides professional development that is technology-based but student-focused, with the goals of:
- Improving retention and success rates of California's diverse online community college student population.
- Improving the online learning experience for all students, including students with disabilities, students with basic skills needs, and students from underserved populations.
- Decreasing the cost of education for students by providing training and support for colleges to leverage OEI-procured tools and platforms.
- Ensuring all CCC faculty and staff possess the digital literacy skills to inspire and prepare students for success in the digital age.
@ONE achieves these goals by providing a robust suite of professional development offerings that can be accessed from anywhere at any time. Our offerings provide a variety of learning pathways and are designed to foster learning for those who are new to using technology, as well as our early adopters. A faculty or staff member who comes to @ONE for professional development will have the ability to:
- Learn online and at your own pace any time of day with our self-paced courses.
- Engage in community-rich, facilitated online courses, ranging from one to twelve weeks.
- Be introduced to new ideas and the latest educational trends in 30-60 minute webinars, led by your CCC peers and other subject matter experts.
- Attend regional face-to-face workshops and mini-conferences.
Connect with peers across the state using the hashtag #CCCLearn.
NISOD is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources for community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars. For over 40 years, NISOD has aligned a wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, "The country's leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators."