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Professional Development Day

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Schedule of Events

Time

Event

Location

7:45 - 8:15am

Registration and refreshments SSC Foyer

8:15 - 9:00am

President’s Address & College Updates
Kathi Hiyane-Brown, President
President's Cabinet

SSC Auditorium

9:00 - 10:00am

The Equity Project: Traversing the Fog - Faculty & Staff Panel

SSC Auditorium

10:00 - 10:15am

Break

Morning Sessions

Sessions encompass a variety of topics relevant to all employee groups. Please make one choice from each session.

10:15- 11:15am

Concurrent Workshop Session 1

Various

11:30 - 12:30pm

Concurrent Workshop Session 2

Various

12:30- 1:30pm

Lunch hosted by the Combined Fund Drive

SSC Auditorium

Afternoon Sessions

Sessions encompass a variety of topics relevant to all employee groups. Please make one choice from each session.

1:30- 2:30pm

Concurrent Workshop Session 3

Various

2:40- 3:40pm

Concurrent Workshop Session 4

Various

3:45- 4:00pm

2018 Judy Hoover Award for Excellence 

SSC Auditorium

3:45- 4:30pm

Close of Program: Sundae Social, Raffle Prizes
Drawing for raffle prizes, the sustainability’s Bring Your Own Mug (BYOM) raffle, sundae social, and networking will immediately follow. Must be present to win! 

SSC Auditorium


The Equity Project - Traversing the Fog

Morning session 9:00am - 10:00am SSC Auditorium

 

 

sunThere are many different experiences to have with continued conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Some concepts resonate and inspire us, some challenge us, and some hit us right in the gut, help us stumble, and force us to reexamine our frameworks. Yet, when we stumble, we tend to play it off, ignoring the supports in place to help us, and maintaining the burden of facing these challenges alone.

What would it mean to tell a different story – an authentic, honest story?

The feeling of the current environment hangs over us like a thick fog filled with social and political strife, yet countered with solidarity and critical hope. The panel today, presented by The Equity Project, features WCC faculty and staff, ready to share their personal stories of reflexive action; personal growth and development; challenge and frustration; and hope.

Facilitated by: Janis V Farmer
Panelists: Ed Harri, VP for Instruction; Michael Singletary, Registrar; Ibidunni Ojikutu, Business Office Cashier;  Patti Braimes, English as a Second Language (ESLA) Faculty

The Equity Project (TEP) at Whatcom Community College unifies campus diversity programs and efforts under one theme and entity, promoting cross-divisional reach, participation, and solidarity. Utilizing the strengths of existing programs and people, and with a focus on student success, TEP works towards challenging systemic norms, building community, advancing equity, and enhancing effectiveness among faculty and staff.


COMBINED FUND DRIVE TACO BAR LUNCHEON

12:30pm – 1:30pm SSC Auditorium
Join the Combined Fund Drive for their Professional Development Day Taco Bar Luncheon. Relax and enjoy good food, time with your friends and colleagues, while helping to raise money for WCC student scholarships! Tickets are available in the morning and during lunch.

2018 JUDY HOOVER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

3:45pm - 4:00pm SSC Auditorium

Join President Kathi; Sue Cole, Executive Director for College Advancement; and Kelly Kester, the 2017 Judy Hoover Award for Excellence recipient, as they announce the the 2018 Judy Hoover Award for Excellence winner. Drawing for raffle prizes, the sustainability’s Bring Your Own Mug (BYOM) raffle, sundae social, and networking will immediately follow. 

 

Thank you for your participation in today’s program!

The Professional Development Committee would like to extend a special “THANK YOU” to all of today’s presenters, the Equity Project Team, the Sustainability Committee, the WCC Foundation, and the Combined Fund Drive.

If you participated in Sustainability Committee’s “Bring Your Own Mug (BYOM)” initiative, THANK YOU!

Did you know that if 300 attendees at today’s event all brought their own mugs, we could prevent approximately 20 lbs of waste and 72 lbs of CO2 emissions? Just think what we could accomplish in a year of bringing our own mugs (source link)! Many thanks for support for the BYOM raffle items from the combined efforts of the Professional Development Committee, Sustainability Committee, and Vice President Harri. 

"Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived." Sidney Sheldon