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Classified Professionals Program

Coming March 2019

On behalf of our Classified Professionals (CP), the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD), with full support from the PD Taskforce, has developed a Professional Development Program for employee-driven professional growth and development.  It is designed to retain and support the development of high quality professionals who are as committed to self-service as they are to servicing our District and student communities.  The program is intentional in supporting participants by using a framework that allows them to choose the depths at which they explore their career and professional potential. 

Contact our District PD Team to enroll!

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Our vision is that participants will utilize this program to become practiced in establishing professional goals that meet their specific needs, regardless of where they identify on the professional spectrum (beginning, mid-level, advanced), or how long they’ve been members of our District. 

Because PD is typically duty specific, selected by management/leadership and therefore performance based, the employee-driven model is non-traditional.  This new program which places the professional in the driver’s seat shifts the District’s culture and requires a collective trust in our employees to know and identify their professional wants and needs.  Honoring this shift in practice and how we approach PD, will begin a healing process for those whose growth has felt stifled or controlled by leadership; real or perceived, it will support the practice of equity, and will create a mechanism that displays our investment in the professional growth and development of our Classified employees.

Interested participants will complete the enrollment process

  1. Career Goal Statement
  2. Complete the G.R.O.W Model 
  3. Thirty-minute Intake session w/ PD Specialist
  4. Classified PD Program Structure
Program participation requires development of an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP), totaling 16 hours, in the areas of:
  1. Essential Skills 4 Hours
  2. Leadership 4 Hours
  3. Engagement 4 Hours
  4. Workforce Skills 4 Hours
Statement of Needs

To ensure effective implementation of this initial program, the following commitments are requested of management:

  • Managers and Supervisors will support their employees by encouraging them to take advantage of the program
  • The program is 16.5 hours total which includes thirty-minutes of intake and 16 hours of active participation for all enrolled participants.  The program is scheduled to begin in 2019, and upon enrollment, participants will work with their managers on scheduling their Individualized PD Plan (IPDP) to avoid the impact that their training time and finding coverage may have on their departments. Some training hours may be outside a participant's normal work schedule.  If for some reason management cannot accommodate the participants training schedule, he/she will provide an explanation as to why the time cannot be accommodated as well as identifying when the participant can expect to be released for training.
  • Managers and Supervisors will work with HR to ensure that all participants have been provided access to FERPA, Sexual Harassment & Discrimination, Office Workstation Safety, and Cyber Risk Trainings, before enrolling into the program.
  • HR will support management and program participant with scheduling and communication.
District Goals & Expected Outcomes

The program strives to do the following:

  • Improve Classified Employee retention and morale
  • Re-engage employees in District Values
  • Encourage Classified Staff to take ownership and invest in their personal and professional growth & development
  • Develop and enhance workforce skills
  • Create a culture of learning for classified staff
  • Create a unified and motivated work climate
Program Structure
  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
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