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.
Aisha Sultan, a nationally syndicated columnist and features writer
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.
Ellen Wottrich, Manager, Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Partnership; Eboni Buckels, FV DCEP Coordinator; Diana Johnson, MC DCEP Coordinator; Tanya Wilson, FP DCEP Coordinator
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.
Marilyn Powers, Supervisor, Business Services
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.
Chris Sulincevski, Senior Project Associate
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.
Rory Beelek, Director of Grants; Ally Bartholomew and Claudia Shugert, Grants Research & Develop Coordinators; Lisa Sha, Grants Administration Coordinator
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.
Mysha Clincy, Academic Advisor
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!
Shirley Simmons, Senior Labor & Employee Relations Specialist; Nikki King, Director, Employee Benefits & Services; Tamika Holmes, Senior Benefits & Compensation Specialis
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.
Heather Wenzler, Microsoft Learning Consultant
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.
Melissa Baumgartner, PAS EAP
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.
Beth Abraham, PAS EAP
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.
Julie Lawson, PAS EAP
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.
John Snider, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
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.
Mary Zabriskie, J.D. Districtwide Director Equity Compliance/Title IX Coordinator