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Spring Staff Development Day

Staff Development Day

Staff Development Day will be hosted on March 16, 2021. Keep expanding your mind with our virtual sessions.

Keynote Speaker - Khalia Collier

Entrepreneur. Pioneer. Trailblazer. Khalia Collier wears many hats as the owner of The St. Louis Surge and vice president for the St. Louis City SC, MLS expansion team. At just 23 years old, she took on the challenge of building the first sustainable women’s basketball franchise in the Gateway City. A decade and two national championships later, The Surge has changed the game by redefining winning on and off the court playing in the Global Women’s Basketball Association (GWBA). The team is now preparing to return to the Field House Athletic Complex at Washington University for their 10th season.

A St. Louis native, Collier has taken on the task of unifying communities through the power of sport. For Collier civic leadership is all about being connected through personal community service, serving on several boards and by giving back to the next generation and providing a platform for women’s leadership. It was a natural transition to accept the opportunity to make history once again leading community relations for the St. Louis City SC.

Collier has always loved sports and the business of the game. She started playing at the age of five and continued into her high school and collegiate career. A Division I recruit in high school, she went on to play at Columbia College in Columbia, MO, and Missouri Baptist University. In 2010, Collier obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from MBU.

She has received numerous honors, including the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 under 30 award, Power 100 award, Glamour’s Missouri Woman of the Year award, the prestigious Jack Buck Award for community impact, and many others. Collier is frequently invited to deliver keynote addresses and share her success story.

Welcome and Keynote Speaker Link

Recorded Videos

Staff Development Day Schedule

9–9:10 a.m. Welcome and Updates – Dr. Pittman, STLCC
9:10–10 a.m Keynote Speaker – Khalia Collier, St. Louis Surge
10–10:10 a.m. Break
10:10–11:10 a.m Breakout Session 1
11:10–11:20 a.m Break
11:20 a.m.–12:20 p.m Breakout Session 2
12:20–1:30 p.m Lunch Break
1:30 p.m Afternoon sessions will be dedicated to division/department training and meetings.
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Note: If your department/division is not included with the afternoon training sessions, please check with your supervisor.


Breakout Sessions

Education Interrupted

This session offers a 14-minute documentary that follows a single mom in one of the most violent and underserved zip codes in St. Louis as she attempts the first day of virtual schooling for her young children. Despite her best efforts, the day is a disaster. Time will be allotted for a discussion after the documentary.

Presenters

Aisha Sultan, a nationally syndicated columnist and features writer

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Supporting Dual Credit/Enrollment and Early College Students at STLCC

Come learn about the dual credit, dual enrollment, and early college programs at STLCC, including our newest program, Make It Count! At this session, we'll provide an overview of our programs and partnerships, share details of how we work with schools from recruitment through graduation, and discuss how you can best support DC/DE students at STLCC.

Presenters

Ellen Wottrich, Manager, Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Partnership; Eboni Buckels, FV DCEP Coordinator; Diana Johnson, MC DCEP Coordinator; Tanya Wilson, FP DCEP Coordinator

Microsoft Teams meeting link


How do I complete Termination ePAFs?

Come explore how to complete an Electronic Personal Action Form (ePAF) when terminating an employee. This session will offer step by step guidance on the ePAF process and allow time for questions.

Presenter

Marilyn Powers, Supervisor, Business Services

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Virtual Study Abroad programs and the outlook for travel in the future

Virtual study abroad programs are a new trend to emerge from the pandemic. Given the current travel restrictions this is the most effective way to continue our efforts in promoting international education to our students during this academic year and our travel vendors are offering opportunities for our faculty to develop and propose such programs. This session will allow for discussion on plans and preparations for the following academic year related to study abroad and other international programming on our campuses.

Presenter

Chris Sulincevski, Senior Project Associate

Zoom Link


STLCC Grants Update

In this session the Institutional Development staff will present an overview and status report on the STLCC grants portfolio highlighting pending proposals, awards and some of the partnerships and strategies that have helped STLCC win funding. This session will also allow us to spotlight some of the awards supporting initiatives on out campuses.

Presenter

Rory Beelek, Director of Grants; Ally Bartholomew and Claudia Shugert, Grants Research & Develop Coordinators; Lisa Sha, Grants Administration Coordinator

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Mattering vs. Matter of Fact: Creating a Culture of Care

This session will look at the psychological idea of mattering and how it can be used in order to create a culture of care for our students. This interactive session will define mattering, discuss excellent islands of care and give practical actions we can perform to begin to create a culture of care for our students.

Presenter

Mysha Clincy, Academic Advisor

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Navigating the Leave Administration Landscape

This session is designed to provide you with an understanding of the different types of leaves an employee may request beyond vacation time. The Benefits and Services dept. and the Employee and Labor Relations dept. have teamed up to answer questions you may have regarding leave administration. We will discuss some of the reasons you should contact “The Hartford”, what happens after you contact them, the purpose of FMLA and why you would use it, the accommodation process and the steps in the process, and learn about other types of leaves. You will have the opportunity to work through some scenarios to gain a full understanding. If you’re not sure how leave administration works at the College, this is the right course for you!

Presenters

Shirley Simmons, Senior Labor & Employee Relations Specialist; Nikki King, Director, Employee Benefits & Services; Tamika Holmes, Senior Benefits & Compensation Specialis

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Teams Tips & Tricks

Join Heather Wenzler to learn some tips and tricks that will aid in your work in the Microsoft Teams environment. This session will help improve your knowledge of Microsoft Teams and allow for a Q&A.

Presenter

Heather Wenzler, Microsoft Learning Consultant

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Organizing for Success

This session focuses on the five key elements of working productively – organization, attitude, delegation, information integration and effective use of systems. Improvement in these areas can pave the way to accomplishing more in less time. Participants explore how to best focus their time and energy to net immediate results.

Presenter

Melissa Baumgartner, PAS EAP

Zoom meeting link


Professional Writing and Email Etiquette

Strong communication skills are crucial to presenting a polished, professional, competent image to customers and employers. Business writing skills are at the core of strong communication skills. This session explores the skills needed to write effective business documents and teaches participants to express themselves clearly and succinctly through the written word. Topics include the writing process, persuasive writing, claims and inquiry letters, analyzing your audience, and principles for electronic communications etiquette.

Presenter

Beth Abraham, PAS EAP

Zoom meeting link


Workplace Unity

When people work together in a collaborative manner and unite to leverage the diversity of the group, the best in workplace dynamics occurs. People experience a sense of solidarity and loyalty to perform at top levels - together. This session explores how biases about our differences may challenge us and how behaviors that foster a culture of unity and inclusion help us to embrace being part of something bigger and better.

Presenter

Julie Lawson, PAS EAP

Zoom meeting link


Stormwater Pollution Prevention Class

This session covers the annual training requirements in our agreement to MSD/MoDNR to prevent further pollution of the local streams through the stormwater system. We will cover what is stormwater pollution, how to prevent it, and the management practices the college agreed to in response to regulatory action by the environmental regulators. If you department could produce waste that can traverse to the stormwater system this session is for you.

Presenter

John Snider, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Microsoft Teams meeting link


STLCC Cares Initiative

This session provides updates and insights on how to address student behavior of concern. This session will include information on processes in place to connect students to supportive resources.

Presenter

Mary Zabriskie, J.D. Districtwide Director Equity Compliance/Title IX Coordinator

Microsoft Teams meeting link

COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 Employee and Student Engagement Team will present an update on the state of the pandemic, vaccinations, legal issues and other topics regarding COVID.

Presenter

Hart Nelson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Solutions; Lucy Singer, Legal Counsel

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Cognos Analytics (Reporting) Questions and Answers and General Discussion

Cognos Analytics is now the reporting tool for the college. This session will offer the opportunity to ask questions about how to use the tool, discuss how the college has structured its reporting folders and answer questions about a report you would like developed. If you need some quick Cognos training, this I the session for you. Please note that the presenters are from the Finance Functional team, so specific examples in this session would be from finance reports.

Presenter

Joh Dickey, Enterprise Business Application Systems Lead; Emily Ransom, Business Analyst

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Are you creating documents for EVERYONE?

Creating accessible documents is ever more important and it is not hard. Learn quick tips for creating materials that are both attractive AND accessible to everyone. Learn how to make word docs, emails, presentations more accessible for students. This is a quick session to merely open your eyes, but we'll cover as much as we can in the time we have.

Presenters

Scott Armstead, District-wide Coordinator, Assistive Technology; George Sackett, Senior Content Administrator

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Everything you need to know about requisitions

Join us for a fun filled session on everything you wanted to know about creating a requisition but were afraid to ask. This session will cover everything from start to finish-what you need to put on a requisition, what happens after the approval queue, how to read an invoice and much more. Let us show you how to make sure you are giving Accounts Payable everything they need so that our vendors get paid in a timely manner. Learn how to keep track of your requisitions and how to avoid open encumbrances.

Presenter

Patti Bossi, Business Services Specialist; Angela Cozart, Business Services Specialist

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Help Wanted? Federal Work-Study is an option!

Federal Work-Study is not only a great opportunity for students to gain workplace skills and earn money but also an opportunity for departments to get needed help with tasks. As the college addresses retention, Federal Work-Study also provides an engagement component that offers a sense of belonging for our students. This presentation will provide an overview of the FWS program at STLCC, how a department can be a part of the FWS program, and the supervisor's responsibility. Special Work-Study programming is also available for our Veteran students. Does this sound like a good fit? If so… join us!

Presenters

Kristin Thomas-Copeland, Director of Financial Aid; Julie Scalise, Financial Aid Counselor II; Arika Biney; Financial Aid Counselor II, Katie Goodwin, Financial Aid Counselor and Tracy Carpenter-Bond, Coordinator, Veterans’ Affairs

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Microsoft Outlook & Outlook Mobile 100

This introductory session will expand on Outlook and Exchange Online basics, terms, and features of the Outlook Desktop and Outlook Mobile applications. The objectives of this session are to: Understand the relationship between Exchange Online and Email Client, become familiar with accessing and navigating different modalities like Outlook Online, Outlook for Desktop, and Outlook Mobile, become an expert in navigation of the Outlook for Desktop Client, understand new Microsoft 365 features in Outlook such as @Mentions and MyAnalytics and review advanced topics such as Import/Export and Rules.

Presenters

Our partners at the Microsoft Store

Microsoft Teams meeting link


New Attitude

How do you stay committed to your wellness goals and keep a positive outlook? This session helps participants stay motivated to make lifestyle changes and continue on the path toward a new and more confident self.

Presenter

Melissa Baumgartner, PAS EAP

Zoom meeting link


Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is the state of being that exists at the intersection of Intellect and Emotion. This session reviews the components of EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) including Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Empathy, and Motivation Awareness. Participants in this seminar learn how to increase their EQ and develop improved communication at home and at work.

Presenter

Nicole Harms, PAS EAP

Zoom meeting link


Team Building

Communicating effectively is an important part of professional and organizational success within a team. In this session, participants learn how to leverage team members’ personalities and communication styles to maximize overall team performance.

Presenter

Marilyn Bader, PAS EAP

Zoom meeting link


Onsite Hazardous Waste and Infectious Waste Handling and Management Rules

This session covers the state and federal rules of handling and managing chemical hazardous waste and will review the state rules regarding infectious waste generated. If you are part of the Allied Health group, facilities or a department that generates chemical or infectious wastes, this session is for you.

Presenter

John Snider, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Promoting Events with the Events Calendar and Social Media

Need to promote an event to the STLCC community and greater STL area? Eager to connect with students in new ways? Join STLCC’s digital marketing team for a walkthrough and mini-workshop session of the STLCC Events Calendar and a best practices guide to social media. We’ll show you how to create an event in the events calendar and give you all the tips and tricks you need to make your event really stand out. We’ll also share what it takes to run your own social media account for your group or department, including the steps you should take prior to launching a channel, best practices for various platforms, and how to get your social posts seen and shared by the district STLCC social accounts.

This presentation has been postponed due to a family emergency.

If you are interested in this topic and would like to attend a future presentation, register below.

Register to attend a future presentation


Talent 2021! What’s Next?

Come check out what is new in 2021 for recruitment and retention. This session will outline changes in the hiring process and what is coming next. We will allow time for your questions and suggestions.

Presenters

Thomas Pullen, Senior Recruitment and Retention Specialist, Lisa Wilson, Talent Management Specialist

Microsoft Teams meeting link


What Staff Need to Know about the Fall Schedule, Pre-formed Schedules, and Developmental Education Redesign

This session will provide an overview of some key topics in academic affairs, including the fall schedule, pre-formed schedules, and developmental education redesign, including information on placement, multiple measures, and math pathways. This session is ideal for advising, recruitment/outreach, admissions, testing, academic affairs, and anyone else interested in learning how academic affairs continues to respond to the pandemic, to implement best practices, and to create innovative ways of helping our students succeed.

Presenters

Dr. Julie Fickas, FP Campus President, and Dr. Elizabeth Gassel Perkins, FV Campus President

Microsoft Teams meeting link

Academic Advising & Student Success (Advising, Career Development)

Presenter

Julie Massey

Session Time

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams meeting link


AVCSA- Admissions/Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Recruitment & Outreach, , Testing, Veteran Affairs

Presenter

Regina Blackshear

Session Time

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Libraries

Presenter

Sarah Smith

Session Time

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Presenter

Deborah Carter

Session Time

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Business Services

Presenter

Vicki Kettenacker

Session Time

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Dual Credit/Enrollment Partnerships Team

Presenter

Elizabeth Perkins

Session Time

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams meeting link


Computer Labs

Computer labs will be available for employee use on Staff Development Day. We ask that you please bring headphones and follow the COVID- 19 cleaning procedures outlined in the classroom.

Campus Classrooms
STLCC – Forest Park Health Sciences 208, 210
STLCC – Florissant Valley Business 120, 125, 127
STLCC – Meramec Business Administration 203, 209
STLCC – Wildwood Room 207
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Support Contacts

Technology Support

For technology support, please contact the Help Desk.

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Interpreter Services

If you need sign language interpreter services, please contact Interpreter Services.

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General Questions

For more information about Staff Development Day, contact Kim Mueller, learning development and training specialist.

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