A comprehensive list of professional development events.

Feb
14
Fri
NLC – Spark: New Employee Orientation @ G405
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Employee Training IconNorth Lake College’s New Employee Orientation is designed to provide new employees access to essential tools to support their work efforts and to promote success in their professional pursuits. Our orientation encourages employees to provide well-rounded support not only to their department but more so to our students through acquiring knowledge of various essential resources.

In this session, attendees are introduced to essential employee-related support, services, and procedures. Participants will correlate the importance of professional development to the value of student success. Attendees will also have an opportunity to get involved in North Lake’s major initiatives.We encourage all new employees to attend this orientation and essentially put their best foot forward on the path to upholding the standards set forth in our mission.

Attendees receive 3.0 PDUs

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NLC – Teaching Squares Program: Opening @ K322
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Adjunct Faculty Development LogoInterested in being a part of Teaching Squares? Here’s your chance! The Teaching Squares program provides advisors, faculty, and adjuncts with an opportunity to gain new insight into teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. As part of this program, you will find a partner that you would be interested in visiting their classroom 3 times during the semester. After you and your partner each complete 3 classroom visits, you will get together for your “Square Share.” This session provides you with an opportunity to meet and discuss class visits with your partner. It is a face-to-face connection with your colleague and a wonderful opportunity to share conversations about teaching and learning.The final meeting date for Teaching Squares will be our Round Up, where we will share what things you learned from the experience.

As part of these sessions, we will share reflections and assist with accessibility.

By completing the full series of sessions in the program, on your IAP. Here are the time commitments for Teaching Squares:

1.5 hours – Opening/Kickoff (Lunch will be provided.)
3 hours – Class Visits: You will visit the class of your fellow square colleague 3 times.
1 hour – Square Share: You will meet to discuss your class visits with your partner
1.5 hours – Round Up (Lunch will be provided.)

Attendees receive 1.5 PDUs

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Feb
18
Tue
Navigate Basic Training: Lessons 1, 2, 3 @ L236
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Employee Training Icon Navigate Basic Training: Lessons 1 – 3

Attendees receive 2.0 PDUs

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NLC – Next Level Leadership @ G405
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Employee Training IconIt is Good for Business — The Inclusive Leadership Skillset

Attendees receive 1.0 PDUs

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Navigate Basic Training: Lesson 4, 5, 6 @ L236
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Employee Training Icon Description:
Navigate is an online platform that will provide a personalized enrollment checklist for students and help them to stay on top of things throughout their time at the colleges of DCCCD. It is a component of the Guided Pathways to Success strategy to transform the student experience and provide tools to administrators, faculty and staff to increase student retention, persistence, and graduation rates. Navigate will improve our ability to 1) effectively communicate with our students; 2) efficiently notify our students of important tasks and requirements; 3) empower our students to take responsibility for their educational experience; 4) efficiently track, annotate, and report student progress at early points and throughout the semester; and 5) efficiently refer students to various offices for special assistance. The training session will allow advisors to take a first look and dive into the new software for our students.

Attendees receive 2.0 PDUs

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Feb
19
Wed
NLC – Common Book Sessions – The Martian @ H200
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Employee Training IconSpecific to the topics of astronomy, aeronautics, and science as it relates to The Martian

Attendees receive 1.0 PDUs

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Feb
20
Thu
NLC – Civil Rights Sessions: African American and Latinx Coalition for Voting Rights in Dallas @ A206
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Employee Training IconAdjunct Faculty Development LogoThis April, North Lake College students will travel by bus to visit landmarks of the American Civil Rights Movement as part of the college’s second Civil Rights Tour. The trip takes place April 2-5, with stops in Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi. This trip is an opportunity to learn outside the classroom walls — by walking through the scenes of iconic moments in the civil rights struggle, visiting some of our nation’s foremost historical museums and memorials, and studying with instructors who are passionate about American history.

Before the trip begins, a series of associated Civil Rights Tour Seminars will take place on NLC’s Central Campus. These seminars are free and open to all members of the campus community, even if you’re not taking the tour.

Attendees receive 1.0 PDUs

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Feb
21
Fri
NLC – Blazer Self: A Journey of Self Discovery @ G405
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Employee Training IconAn introduction to the Clifton Strengths and strengths-based development, a tool to help you use your talents to achieve academic, career and personal success. This session is a prerequisite to all other strengths-based development sessions at North Lake College.

Attendees receive 3.0 PDUs

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Navigate Basic Training: Lessons 1, 2, 3 @ A344
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Employee Training Icon Navigate is an online platform that will provide a personalized enrollment checklist for students and help them to stay on top of things throughout their time at the colleges of DCCCD. It is a component of the Guided Pathways to Success strategy to transform the student experience and provide tools to administrators, faculty and staff to increase student retention, persistence, and graduation rates. Navigate will improve our ability to 1) effectively communicate with our students; 2) efficiently notify our students of important tasks and requirements; 3) empower our students to take responsibility for their educational experience; 4) efficiently track, annotate, and report student progress at early points and throughout the semester; and 5) efficiently refer students to various offices for special assistance. The training session will allow advisors to take a first look and dive into the new software for our students.

Attendees receive 2.0 PDUs

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NLC – Blazer Service: A Commitment to Service @ G405
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Employee Training IconIn this session, participants will review the importance of excellent service and identify what that service looks like in their current role at North Lake College. The session will provide a framework for service standards and help participants better utilize their themes by applying their strengths to provide a quality long-term service experience.

Attendees receive 3.0 PDUs

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