PEAK for Staff and Faculty

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Introducing – The PEAK Program

Professional Development Offerings for SCC Staff and Faculty

The PEAK Program offers staff and faculty professional development in the areas of: Technology, Customer Service, Leadership and Inclusion. These areas will support your success, and, ultimately, our students' success! In addition to the four primary areas of emphasis, sessions will be offered to support our personal wellness.

These 30- to 45-minute sessions will provide tips, information, skills and insights that can be applied to your contributions to the College. In most cases, SCC faculty and staff will lead the classes. Program offerings will be designed to support the College's Strategic Plan and related initiatives.

How Does PEAK Work?

For now, all classes will be presented via Zoom. The registration process has been updated and automated. While the class listings are all posted below, to sign up, just visit the PEAK mySCC Portal page here and click on the Zoom registration link next to each class you would like to attend. These sessions are only for SCC staff and faculty, so you must have an SCC email to register.

After you attend a PEAK Program class, your information will be provided to HR to track your Learning & Development points (redeemable through our vendor, 3Cheers). You can sign up for as many PEAK courses as your schedule allows (and it's always good to check in with your team leader!).

Any course handouts and supporting materials will be found in one of four new TEAMS Sites (Technology, Customer Service, Leadership, Inclusion and Wellness). You will have access to the TEAMS Site related to your session (ex.: if you enroll in Zoom Meeting Basics, its folder will be found in the Technology TEAMS site). In that TEAMS site, there will be a folder assigned to each class where you can find handouts and links to additional online training that supports your class via the college's LinkedIn Learning platform – if you are interested in learning more.

Need a Just a Moment to Connect?

Take a moment to connect with your colleagues across campus at Water Cooler Wednesdays and Take-Time-Out Thursdays! These classes are NOT classes at all – they are a chance for a 20-minute social connection with fellow SCC-ers. Each session features a pre-determined topic facilitated by a faculty or staff member who is interested in the topic. Register for these just like you would a traditional PEAK class, and join in and chat with your colleagues and have a little fun. (These opportunities are just for fun, so L&D points are not included.) 

To Register for PEAK Classes, Visit the PEAK mySCC Portal Page!

March 2022

10:00-11:00 pm          Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Talking & Listening at Work This seminar guides employees to reflect on how their actions and words may affect their work-group. Topics discussed include: taking work seriously, respecting all people — even those whose behavior is challenging, and improving personal effectiveness by refining one’s personal message style. Beth Abraham, PAS 60 minutes 10 Points Professional - All Employees
2:30-4:00 pm            Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Let's UDL It! A key principle of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is providing multiple means of engagement, representation, and action and expression. Join us for a working session focused on applying UDL principles to transform a course assessment, learning activity, or instructional material of your choosing to provide opportunities to complete it in a variety of ways. Please bring a course assessment, learning activity, or instructional material you are currently using to the session with you. Jerol Enoch; Instructional Designer, OEL 90 minutes 10 points Professional - Faculty
1:00 - 2:00 pm            Wednesday, March 2, 2002 And Just Like That... Reconnecting with the Perks of the SCC Library You know the SCC Library is here for you, but you might not remember some of the specialty resources we offer to meet your needs in both a professional and personal capacity. Join us to rediscover some of the perks at the SCC Library Julia Wilbers - Reference Librarian – Paul & Helen Schnare Library & Theresa Flett, Director of Library 30 minutes 5 points Professional - All Employees
2:30 - 3:15 pm              Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Pixie Dust 101: Disney Customer Service Strategies It can be argued that no one provides a consumer experience quite like Disney. So what can we learn from The Mouse? We will discuss proactive and reactive strategies for making memories with students at SCC. Barbara Stratman, Admissions Recruiter 30 minutes 5 points Customer Service
2:30-4:00 pm             Tuesday, March 8, 2022  DEI by Design Online Part 2 Join us to discuss and work on some practical tools and techniques to bake diversity, equity, and inclusion into the DNA of our online, hybrid, and remote course design and delivery.  Monica Swindle; Instructional Designer, OEL 60 minutes 10 points Inclusion
2:30 - 3:30 pm                     Part One will be discussed on March 9 & 10    “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg Come and participate in the inaugural Professional Development book club, “SCC Reads: Employee Edition.” The first book we’re discussing is “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. Copies are easily requestable through MOBIUS (and the Librarians are here to assist you with that, if needed).

We know time is precious so each monthly discussion will discuss one part of the book. We’ve arranged to have our discussions on Wednesday AND Thursdays to accommodate various schedules. All book club meetings will take place at 2:30 p.m. in SC 208/209
• Part One will be discussed on March 9 & 10
• Part Two will be discussed on April 13 & 14
• Part Three will be discussed on May 11 & 12
Julia Wilbers - Reference Librarian & Rebecca  Klemme Eliceiri - Cataloger – Paul & Helen Schnare Library  60 minutes 10 points Professional - All Employees
1:00 – 2:30 pm                                Monday,  March 14, 2022 Introduction to Culture and Cultural Competency This interactive workshop will help participants become more culturally competent. Cultural competency allows us more effectively communicate who we are and what we value, and it improves our ability to discover, appreciate and better understand people with cultural backgrounds different from our own. In-person session- Student Center 208/209. Martha Garcia Kampen
Chief Diversity Officer| Title IX Compliance 
90 minutes 10 points Inclusion
2:30-3:30 pm  Tuesday, March 15, 2022 UDoIt and TidyUp Want to make sure your courses meet accessibility guidelines? Have old files and pages hanging out in your Canvas course that need tidying up? Come learn about two tools available in Canvas called UDoIt and TidyUp. Monica Swindle; Instructional Designer, OEL 60 minutes 10 Points Technology - Faculty
 2:30-3:30 pm  Thursday, March 31, 2022 CidiLabs Learn how to use CidiLabs Design Tools to style your course and quickly and efficiently build out a semester’s worth of modules. Jerol Enoch; Instructional Designer, OEL 60 minutes 10 Points Technology - Faculty
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