2017 September Workshops

September 2017 Workshops

The Office of Professional Development has helped coordinate and promote various workshops throughout the month. Below, you can view, download, and print the entire schedule of upcoming workshops.

DCCCD Monthly Software Training Schedule

  1. Log into myPortal and click on Software Training and Support (right side).
  2. Select Software Training Schedule (left side) and choose from face-to-face and online training options.

Lynda.com Training Courses

  1. Log into myPortal
  2. Click on Lynda Training (right hand side of screen)
  3. Select course of interest and begin viewing tutorial videos
  4. Upon completion, print out certificate of completion to keep in your records

eConnect Registration Information

  1. Log on to eConnect as an employee and choose “Register for Staff Enrichment” from Employee menu.
  2. Select the current term, choose Mountain View College as the location, and click Submit (or choose another location to see all available training across the district and online).
  3. Select course(s) by checking the selection box(es) to the left and click “Submit.”
  4. Questions? Call the Software Training Support Hotline at 972‐669‐6452 (between the hours of 8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday).

Hosting Your Own Workshop?

Interested in hosting your own workshop to share your knowledge, expertise, or passion for teaching and learning? Simply contact the Office of Professional Development (email mvcprofdev@dcccd.edu) and we’ll help coordinate logistics and raise awareness for your event. Our goal is to connect faculty, staff, and administrators across the institution in discipline specific, teaching pedagogy, and leadership opportunities. As a reminder, all requests must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the workshop scheduled.

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DCCCD Mentor Network

Dallas County Community College District is launching a new Mentor Network Program for full-time Professional Support Staff and Administrators. Are you interested in becoming a mentor or would you like to be mentored?

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As a mentor, you will enhance your coaching and listening skills while supporting the development of others.

As a mentee, you will build professional networks, gain exposure throughout the Network and hopefully achieve some of your professional and personal goals.

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Additional Information:

  • The overarching goal of employee mentoring within the DCCCD is to facilitate a collaborative, cross-functional learning-centered partnership where mentors and mentees are paired for a mutual discovery process with the intent to achieve specific goals.
  • A DCCCD mentor serves as a guide or learning facilitator in a mentee-driven relationship.  The mentor shares accountability and responsibility for achieving the mentee’s learning goals to foster growth and development.
  • A DCCCD mentee plays the role of an active learner to develop skills, abilities, knowledge, or thinking; and shares the responsibility and accountability for the achievement of goals.
  • A mentor facilitator act as a support during all phases of a mentor and mentee relationship.  Facilitators are trained in strategies and tools mentors and mentees will need to be successful in the critical first 90 days of the relationship throughout closure.  We currently have 18 trained mentor facilitators representing each campus/location throughout the DCCCD.

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Space is limited. Join the DCCCD Mentor Network today! Applications are available online at the Talent Development myPortal site or can be found below:

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Application Period Closes September 8, 2017

Should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact Dominic Green at greendl@dcccd.edu or Rebecca McDowell at remcdowell@dcccd.edu.

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2017 Fall Return Week: Volunteer Thanks

Thank you to all volunteers that made 2017 Fall Return Week a memorable experience. Over 70 people, including faculty, staff, Leo and Leona the Lion, and even Student Ambassadors volunteered!

We are also proud of employees who came together to make Return Week possible. Many volunteered to lead workshops, share their knowledge and passion, and provide insight into the meaning behind the work we all do.

A huge thank you goes out to the following departments and employees:

  • Administrative Suite
  • Facilities
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Office of Student Life
  • Information Technology
  • Magic Man Dr. Geoff Grimes
  • Mr. and Mrs. MVC
  • Individual presenters
  • Employee and student volunteers
  • Leo/Leona the Lion
  • Student Ambassadors

We could not have gotten through Return Week without each of your support. You make us MVC Proud and we are so very lucky to have you as part of the MVC family!

Campus Workshop: The Power of Purchasing

This series is part of an effort to showcase the many great employees who contribute to teaching and learning efforts at MVC.

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Shared on behalf of Dora Fuentes and Ariana Ibarra, MVC Business Office.

What topic did you recently present at Mountain View College (MVC)?

We presented MVC the Power of Purchasing Workshop!

What about this topic are you most excited about?

Being able to share information that is so critical to MVC everyday operation.

Why is this topic so important to everyone at MVC?

To be able to purchase effectively and efficiently, it is important to understand and master the art of Purchasing. What we try to convey in this workshop is an understanding of the Purchasing Cycle and how each phase in the cycle interrelate. By understanding the step-by-step phases involved, this helps to ensure that we are able to achieve our bottom line, serving our students and community.

What is a common misconception about this topic?

That making a purchase is simple so why does the Business Office over complicate it by throwing obstacles at every turn.

What is one tip you would give to anyone delivering a campus presentation?

Prepare. It has been some time since a Purchasing Workshop has taken place at MVC. I will have been part of the Purchasing Team for just about a year now, yet every day is a new and exciting learning experience so be prepared and excited to share your know how. It took quite a bit to prepare and to ensure that we covered enough of the basics to help everyone taking this workshop have the know how to maneuver through the steps of Purchasing with Confidence.

If people would like to learn more about this topic, what would be their next step?

Simple! Join us for one of our upcoming Workshops. It is full of valuable information and the necessary tools needed to help make your purchasing needs possible and make the purchasing process much smoother for you, your division and the Business Office.

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2017 May Workshops

2017 May Workshops

The Office of Professional Development has helped coordinate and promote various workshops throughout the month. Below, you can view, download, and print the entire schedule of upcoming workshops.

Lynda.com Training Courses

  1. Log into myPortal
  2. Click on Lynda Training (right hand side of screen)
  3. Select course of interest and begin viewing tutorial videos
  4. Upon completion, print out certificate of completion to keep in your records

eConnect Registration Information

  1. Log on to eConnect as an employee and choose “Register for Staff Enrichment” from Employee menu.
  2. Select the current term, choose Mountain View College as the location, and click Submit (or choose another location to see all available training across the district and online).
  3. Select course(s) by checking the selection box(es) to the left and click “Submit.”
  4. Questions? Call the Software Training Support Hotline at 972‐669‐6452 (between the hours of 8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday).

Hosting Your Own Workshop?

Interested in hosting your own workshop to share your knowledge, expertise, or passion for teaching and learning? Simply contact the Office of Professional Development (email mvcprofdev@dcccd.edu) and we’ll help coordinate logistics and raise awareness for your event. Our goal is to connect faculty, staff, and administrators across the institution in discipline specific, teaching pedagogy, and leadership opportunities. As a reminder, all requests must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the workshop scheduled.

Women at the Top of Their Game

Networking is a great opportunity to leave your office or cubicle, network with Dallas’ finest professionals, and share information within our community. Opportunities to network with people arise at any time and any place.

In April I attended a networking event called Women at the Top of Their Game, at the Las Colinas Country Club. It was sponsored by AXA Financial Group and Ladies Professional Golf Association – LPGA. What an honor it was to be invited by Amine Rizk, DCCCD representative from AXA Advisors LLC! We enjoyed 30 minutes of networking opportunities and 30 minutes of panelists which included AXA Advisors Regional Vice Presidents, Executive Directors, and a LPGA touring pro, Juli Inkster. The panelists shared insights from their experience on the road to becoming “Women at the Top of Their Game” in respective industries.

They also stated that women control 90% of finances/household wealth and only 16% of women seek careers in the financial management. Each professional spoke about her career, the opportunities the business presented to them, work-life balance and flexibility of the industry. Professional golfer, Juli Inkster, who has had a 25-year golf career, originally thought her career would have only been 5 years at best. She was able to stop to raise her children and pick it up again thereafter.

The focus was to highlight successful women who have broken the glass ceiling (and continue to do so) while loving what they do and calling other women to their field. AXA makes recruitment of women to their business a priority and focus because they have a stronger workforce and business due to the diversity of their employees.

Afterwards, we ended the evening getting golf tips from pro golf trainers. I can almost say I have mastered my chipping skills! What a great opportunity to meet women from all types of professional backgrounds and socialize through golf.

To know more about networking opportunities in the Dallas area visit www.eventbrite.com. Never underestimate an opportunity to make a connection!