Wow! What an honor it was to attend Innovations 2018 with my colleagues (aka partners in crime) Steve Sosa and Jennifer McGuire and represent Mountain View College in the process. It was an amazing experience and one we were able to share with a few MVC faculty members as well.
This Innovations conference is designed to foster innovation in teaching and learning and enhance the higher education experience for students, faculty, and staff. This international event provided a forum for collaboration amongst academic experts and thought leaders in sessions dedicated to teaching and learning, leadership and organization, workforce preparation and development, student success, basic skills, and developmental education. There was truly something for everyone.
The session we presented focused on professional development and employee engagement. Officially, “Professional Development for the Selfie Generation (and Everyone Else Too)” provided insight into the efforts taken during the past 1.5 years at Mountain View College to increase awareness, engagement, and participation in all-employee events.
During the session, participants learned the state of professional development as a whole, the challenge of providing a variety of workshops, scheduling all-day events, employee engagement strategies, and ways in which MVC has set out to do things differently. We showcased how professional development could provide a fun and engaging experience at any college (full presentation below).
Attendees walked away with knowledge of social media engagement strategies they could utilize in their own institutions. To say our session was well received was an understatement. Days after our session was presented we still had attendees coming up to us sharing how much they loved our key message and that it was the best session they attended.
It’s a beautiful thing to see others so impressed by what we are doing at MVC and a great assurance that we’re doing some things right.
For more information on the League of Innovations please visit www.league.org. The next conference is scheduled for February 24-27, 2019 in New York City!