Employee Development Oct 2022

Northeast Lakeview College Employee Development Day

Friday, October 28

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This year’s theme: Nighthawks Care: Nurturing Mind, Body, & Self

The day will be set up conference style with a keynote presentation and break-out sessions. Sessions will be held in a variety of options- to include( in person, hybrid, and virtual)

Breakout Sessions and their descriptions will be populated on this page as they are received. 

Keynote Presentation: “Ripples of Impact: Prioritizing People and Purpose

Jenn Lim, Bestselling Author of “Beyond Happiness, CEO & Cofounder of Delivering Happiness"

Click here for her bio

Schedule

7:30am - 10:00 am (Breakfast Snacks)
Location: Comal Learning Resource Center Cyber Cafe
12:30pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch* & Engagement/Connection Opportunities
(Food ticket required)
Catered Grab-n-go
Location: Comal Learning Resource Center Cyber Cafe

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Snack Break
Location: Comal Learning Resource Center Cyber Cafe

Sessions

8:30am - Opening Session

Join Dr. Garcia and her leadership team as we open Employee Development Day. Dr. Garcia will provide brief opening remarks and set up the day’s theme and objectives.  An overview of Employee Development Day will be presented.

Session Format: Virtual. Click here to join the zoom meeting

9:00 am - Breakout Session 1

Connecting the Dots

Vergeena (Geena) Johnson, Benefits Manager

How your employee benefits translate and transition into financial wellness for your present and future.

Session Format: Virtual

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Pedagogy of Care

Jillian Denman and Dr. Lucinda G. Flores

Creating a culture of care in the classroom allows students to build connections and feel supported throughout their educational journey. Modeling compassion and care, and providing opportunities for students to practice these skills can lead to a kinder and more inclusive learning environment. This workshop will provide strategies that aim to send the message that care is just as important for student success with a specific focus on student parents.

Session Format: Hybrid

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Risk Management Discussions (Cancelled)

Presented by: College Risk Management

Session format:  In Person

The “Relaxation Room”

This session will be a meditation without interruption. Experience dimmed lights, soft calming music, and time to meditate (Bring a book to enjoy) 

Session Format: In person

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10:00 am - Keynote Presentation

Keynote Presentation: “Ripples of Impact: Prioritizing People and Purpose

Jenn Lim, Bestselling Author of “Beyond Happiness, CEO & Cofounder of Delivering Happiness"

Session Format: Hybrid (Lampasas Performing Arts & Zoom(https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98845666639

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11:30 am - Breakout Session 2

Adobe Sign is the future of signatures

LaTrenda Walker, Help Desk Specialist

Get official signatures via the web - no attachments needed.  Recipients don't need an Adobe Account.  They don't even need to be in Alamo.  There's a little bit of a learning curve in the beginning; then you will be wondering how you got along without it.

Session format: In Person

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Adopting an Asset Framework for Engaging Students

Presenter: Jake Crawley

The Asset Framework session will provide information and strategies for engaging with students in and out of the classroom in ways that are responsive to their skills, assets, and contributions to their communities. This framework focuses on the value of community and experience, framing education as a social process of collaboration and growth. Participants should expect to walk away with a balance of theoretical concepts as well as applicable activities and teaching strategies.  

Session format: In person, Comal Learning Resource Center, RM 217

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Planning for Security in Uncertain Times

Benjamin Blakelock, CFP - Financial Advisor Wealth Management Corebridge Financial

How to structure your finances during inflationary times.

Session Format: Virtual

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Values-Based Gratitude – Building Connection and Recognition to Ripple our Impact.

Sunny Grosso, Culture Chief, Delivering Happiness

It's not hard to find something to improve, it takes a more conscious effort to recognize and appreciate the good around us. When we do, our well-being increases, we build connections and community, and importantly, we grow by learning about our positive impact. Why is it hard to do this, and how can we build a culture of positive feedback where everyone begins to grasp the ripples of the impact their actions have? The ripples start with ME, so we'll first explore how we live the 6 C’s within ourselves, then with our team and students, learning a simple tool to share appreciation through storytelling. Then we'll brainstorm what gets in the way, creating a gratitude agreement to overcome our blockers and actions to (re)build an inclusive culture of feedforward.

Session Format: Hybrid

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1:30 pm - Breakout Session 3

“It’s in the Syllabus”: Building a Student-Centered Syllabus

Judah Leggett, Assistant Professor of History, and Dr. Jennifer Parrott, Instructor of Biology

Is your syllabus “student-centered” or “teacher-centered”? Does your syllabus foster student motivation and achievement, or does it serve as a barrier between you and your students? Join us for a discussion about designing your syllabus in a way that is inclusive of our varied student populations, encourages rapport between you and your students, and empowers your students for success.

Session Format: Virtual

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Paluxy Technology Training

Hosted by Blume: A Technology Consultant

Join Blume as they provide an overview of the technology available in Paluxy classrooms.  They will also provide training on how to use the equipment in the classrooms.

Session Format: In person

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Racial Healing Circle (Part 1)*

Cristela Garcia, Director of Student Advocacy Center

A racial healing circle is a safe space to learn from one another, enable self-reflection and dismantle the misconception of racial hierarchy.

Session Format: In person

*Please note that this session is a two-hour interactive session.  This session will take place over Breakout sessions III and IV (1:30 pm – 3:20 pm)

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Risk Management Discussions (Cancelled)

Presented by: College Risk Management

World Heritage Missions Families

The Tehuan Band of Mission Indians are families from the missions of San Antonio. They will share their stories, and their life in the church and will provide a blessing to all. A display of native items will be available for viewing.

Session Format: In person

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2:30 pm Breakout Sessions 4

Maintain Communication, Build Community, and Increase Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Les Germer, Coordinator of College Technology

Using Microsoft Teams and other online tools to maintain communication, build community, and increase collaboration with your students, co-workers, and friends

Session format: Hybrid

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Racial Healing Circle (Part II)*

Cristela Garcia, Director of Student Advocacy Center

A racial healing circle is a safe space to learn from one another, enable self-reflection and dismantle the misconception of racial hierarchy.

Session Format: In person

*Please note that this session is a two-hour interactive session.  This session will take place over Breakout sessions III and IV (1:30 pm – 3:20 pm). Participants should plan on signing up for and completing parts 1 and 2

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The “Social and Laughter Room”

This session will be a fun and social opportunity to engage, connect with colleagues, relax, and play a variety of games. 

Session Format: In person

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UP Partnership: Driving Collective Impact Work Alongside Partners

UP Partnership staff will provide an overview of our collective impact model centered on equitable outcomes for serving young people in San Antonio and building community partnerships. We will dive into how we support our systems change networks and collaboratives in the San Antonio/Bexar County area with the guidance of our cross-sector partners.

Session Format: In person

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Connections, Reflections, & Teambuilding

A Nighthawk Mystery

Presented by Faculty and Staff Senate

Our Solve a Mystery session allows mixed groups of faculty and staff to work together to solve a dastardly crime on the NLC campus. Through a little lighthearted role play and a bit of a chase, we hope that our participants connect with each other more fully.

Session Format: In person

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