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2017 Workshop Descriptions

Social Advocacy

Hearts for Heroes

The Hearts 4 Heroes program was founded by a polymer clay artist named Laura Reid in 2004 after feeling compelled to show appreciation to American soldiers and their families. Small hearts are made and given to our military as a daily reminder of appreciation for their selfless acts of service. In this workshop you will learn how to create hearts and participate in the Hearts 4 Heroes project. Finished hearts will be donated to student veterans through the Veteran’s Affairs office at each campus.

Community Outreach Activity – Ornamental Horticulture

Join us to expand your knowledge of the Ornamental Horticulture department and the benefits of plants! This workshop offers you a hands-on activity in planting your own plant to donate to others or keep for yourself!

Cultural Myths in the Media – Fact or Fiction

In our culture, pictures have become tools used to introduce planned emotional reactions in the people who see them. In today's world of blogs and online media, most important stories are myths are hidden in its constant flow of images. These images suggest myths and thus help construct our views. This workshop aims strengthen knowledge and understanding to diminish social myths.

Connections for Success

Motivation 101

Come engage with the key findings/ideas of pre-eminent motivation theorist, Edward Deci and Daniel Pink, AND explore their implications on us personally and in relation to our individual and collaborative efforts on campus.

Insights into Interactions

As appealing as it might sound to some of us sometimes, none of us lives in a bubble or, as the poet John Donne famously penned, "No [wo]man is an island entire of itself. " fundamental to the daily work on this campus are the interactions with others. The quality of these interactions how we interpret the behaviors of others undoubtedly impact us. In this workshop, we will consider how these insights are relevant to the college campus environment.

Generations at Work

The dynamics of today’s work force are changing rapidly. Each generation brings its own values, rules and styles, which sometimes can leave conflict and unproductive competition in its wake. This program can help participants understand generational differences and offer tips for creating a harmonious workplace.

Team Building

Join your colleagues for a fun and uplifting team building workshop! Our Human Resources department will host a teambuilding activity that is inspiration and interactive with light physical activity. You will learn new ways to team build and be active!


Student Success and Support Programs (SSSP) for Success

By attending this information session, you can understand what the onboarding process entails and how to be an integral part of the student’s success. View from the student’s eyes what online orientation, advising and the education planning experience are like. This workshop will include ideas for classified professionals to partner with SSSP together to help students. 

Time Management – Managing Multiple Priorities to Maximize your Day

To keep up in today’s dynamic and fast-paced business environment, people continually need to improve their planning and prioritizing skills. The focus of this workshop is on obtaining practical skills, tools and techniques to maximize collective gains in effectiveness and increase productivity. Through interactive participation and analysis of their own data, participants will learn a set of tools they can apply on a continuing basis to achieve better results.

What Makes a Leader?

Please join us for a workshop that will highlight a panel of local community leaders for an interactive discussion about “What Makes a Leader”. You will have an opportunity ask questions and learn from local leader perspectives including characteristics of leaders, maintaining balance in personal and professional leadership roles and tools that you can use to inspire the leader within.

Professional Communication

 Description coming soon.



Need a refresher on how to use Cascade, the District’s website content management system? Join us to review of basic website design, use of video and images, and exploring special tools in Cascade. You’ll have the opportunity for hands-on learning, and getting answers for any questions you may have. Only those who already have access to Cascade will be admitted to this session – space is limited!

Online Professional Learning Network

The Online Professional Learning Network workshop is an opportunity to learn more about the California Community Colleges Professional Learning Network, the free online learning resource available to all California Community College faculty, staff and administration. Participants will have an opportunity to log into the site and learn more!

Workday Training – Reimbursements, Quick Dollar requests and Supplier Invoices

The Workday Training Team will provide training and support to classified staff members who need to submit reimbursements such as mileage, travel, etc., Quick Dollars, or Supplier Invoices.

Workday Training – Purchase Requests 

The Workday Training Team will provide an interactive session in the computer lab to teach you how to complete Purchase Requisitions in Workday! If you ever need to complete PRs for your work this is the training you NEED!

Workplace Wellness

Personal Safety on Campus

Santee Crime Prevention Specialists will provide a safety presentation that Sheriff's Department Safety tips for home and while on campus. Situational awareness and ideas will be incorporated to help reduce the chances of being a victim to encourage safety at any time on campus.

Mental Health Awareness

By going the extra mile through professional development, we can enrich ourselves as professionals, as family and friends, and community members to work with others with insight, care and diligence to make a real difference in their lives. This presentation includes interactive, real-life examples of how we can be aware of mental health and learn the tools that can help others.

Think – Move – Achieve

This workshop will provide information on how exercise improves thinking, attitude and overall wellbeing in the workplace and will give practical easy applications/examples that people can easily do to increase workplace wellness through stretching or walking that can be easily done on and off campus.

Caring for the Caregiver

Many of us are called upon to attend to the needs of students with a variety of situations, caring for an aging parent or loved one or providing care and others. This workshop will examine the importance of self-care while caring for others and give an opportunity to share your own situations and receive support.

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District