December 2017 Workshops

December 2017 Workshops

The Office of Professional Development has helped coordinate and promote various workshops throughout the month. There’s even a conference opportunity in October (register ASAP if interested). 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.

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StrengthsQuest Departmental Training

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Wow, what an honor it was to partner with District Office Talent Development/Talent Central Departments (Lorri Hill, Tracy Morin, and Marisa Patlan) in the Gallup StrengthsQuest based departmental training. This training was recently provided on our campus in support of our very own Advising Department, led by Sarah Jones.

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The StrengthsQuest based program is designed to help understand talents, reach goals, overcome obstacles, educate others about how to use strengths, and teach teams to discover unique talents for team engagement and productivity.

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During the training session, all participants learned their top five talents, validated their natural talents by understanding their strengths, engaged in a strengths-based approach towards goal setting, personal development and leadership, and gained personal insights through self-exploration and discovery. By the end of the training session, the entire cohort had developed a strong trust amongst and reinforced relationships throughout the team.

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In the coming months you will hear more about this unique program and ways in which MVC would like to integrate it on campus. Keep an eye out for a proposal dedicated to this during MVC’s participatory budget process.

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If you have any questions at all, please contact me, Rebecca McDowell, in the Office of Professional Development. I’d be glad to provide more information and resources.

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Additional Resources:

To learn more about StrengthsQuest and Gallup Education please visit the following links:

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2017 November Workshops

2017 November 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.

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.

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.

Recent Workshop: myPortal

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

Posted on behalf of Eddie Middlebrook, Senior Web Editor/Writer.

What teaching and learning opportunity recently occurred at Mountain View College (MVC)?

“How myPortal Will Help Improve Your Work Life” is a workshop scheduled as part of MVC’s 2017 Employee Development Day. This workshop is open to all faculty and employees who want to understand and make use of myPortal. In these workshops, we talk about why we have myPortal, what role it plays in your job and the future of myPortal.

What about this topic are you most excited about?

For employees to learn and understand myPortal. This collaboration tool is not only the district’s intranet, but also the primary way DCCCD communicates with employees.

The collaboration aspect of myPortal is where I see folks around the district obtain value. I am currently working with several departments at colleges where we help them market their responsibilities to their coworkers and better quantify their job duties.

I get excited to teach myPortal because I know how hard it can be or feel like to learn new(er) programs. I am always eager to let folks know how easy myPortal can be, and to let them know that they have someone to reach out to with any question they may have. These days, we are always talking about building and extending our network. Our world and job extends way beyond our cubicle, office or classroom. We need to be able to discuss and work with colleagues and students at a moment’s notice. myPortal is a great tool for this ever-changing society.

I have been creating myPortal content and training DCCCD faculty and employees on myPortal since April 2014. At this point, I’ve done hundreds of workshops and helped thousands of faculty and employees get a better understanding of myPortal.

While I work closely with IT, I still can relate to the average user when it comes to learning new software. It is this knowledge that allows me to communicate in an easy with folks as we discuss myPortal.

Why is this topic so important to everyone at MVC?

With myPortal, we are not constrained with being at our desk at work to handle an emergency work situation. We can now access our sensitive work-related documents anywhere in the world through myPortal. We are also moving beyond simply using emails as a way of communicating with our coworkers, supervisors or colleagues across the district. As we move farther into the 21st century, we see less reasons for using paper forms as online forms like the Leave Request Form move into myPortal.

Through myPortal team sites, I am able to track my tasks not only in the immediate present and future sense, but all my tasks past, present and future. This is beneficial when performance evaluation season hits and I need to share my work for the past year.

Through the workshop, I can show folks how to quantify almost anything within their role at MVC as long as we have processes in place to collect the data.

What did participants learn or take away from this experience?

Folks will learn how to communicate more effectively with coworkers, departments and/or committees they participate in. With a robust myPortal team site, any department and/or committee now has a central library of communication, documents, calendar events, etc. that will stay with the group no matter the turnover. Specifically, I have one department at another college that is looking at using their team site as a great place to store training materials for future employees. Through an effective use of a team site, I have seen the learning curve for new employees shrink dramatically as they are able to access all their department’s information from one source.

What is some of the feedback you received regarding this event?

I routinely get folks telling me how much easier myPortal is to navigate then they originally thought. I also enjoy showing data-driven employees the possibilities myPortal provides for them as they are able to quantify things they never thought were possible (primarily due to lack of time). It is always great to see their eyes light up and I can almost see the brain working in overdrive. 🙂

If people would like to learn more about this topic, where would you point them towards?

Feel free to contact me (emiddlebrook@dcccd.edu) and I can answer questions directly or point them to more general myPortal info (manuals, Lynda.com courses, etc.).