Professional Development Activities
NVC Workshops and Trainings
XITO Institute: October 25-26, 2019, Rm 1731
This 2-day institute is an opportunity for educators and staff to engage in and learn about the theories and methodologies behind the successes of the former Mexican American Studies Program. This gathering is not a conference but rather an intensive professional development opportunity with applicable, goal-oriented work participants can bring back to their own communities. Facilitators will share the liberatory pedagogy and community organizing skills leading to the success of students of color and communities of color in general.
Napa Valley College staff please register at register at:
Face-to-face Safe Space Basic Training
An essential component of any Safe Space Program is training. The Napa Valley College LGBT Education Program offers Safe Space training for high school, college and university faculty and staff. Our online training course is available to anyone with Internet access and offered in the fall, spring and summer semester.
We also offer an 8-hour train the trainer course that prepares participants to provide basic Safe Space training. The couse is presented only in a face-to-face format and typically offered once a year on the Napa Valley College campus.
For information regarding training dates please contact:
Greg Miraglia: GMiraglia@napavalley.edu
Online Safe Space Basic Training
This self-paced individual course will prepare you with the basic information required to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ students and staff.
The course is presented on the Canvas platform and includes four modules designed to address the following four learning outcomes.
- Explain the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Define terminology used to describe sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Identify ways to create an inclusive classroom and campus space for LGBTQ students.
- Identify key moments in the LGBTQ civil rights movement.
Most people can complete this training in three to four hours, but you can spend as much time exploring the optional resources provides as you wish. At the end of the course, you will take a quiz that will make you eligible for a Safe Space Training Certificate.
Participants who pass the final course quiz will receive a certificate via email that can be printed in hard copy. This course will start at three different times each year and must be completed by the end of the same term.
Workshops and Trainings Offered by Other Agencies
To find professional development workshops click on the 3CSN calendar
The California Community Colleges Success Network (3csn)
The mission of the California Community College Success Network is to "develop leaders in California community colleges who have the capacity to facilitate networks of faculty, staff, and students for curricular and institutional redesigns in support of increased student access, success, equity, and completion." See the 3CSN calendar for workshop opportunities. http://3csn.org/
The @ONE Project makes it easy for California Community College faculty and staff to learn about technology that will enhance student learning and success. @ONE’s programs provide training and online resources for free - or at a very low cost - thanks to funding from the California Community College Chancellor's Office Telecommunication and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP). http://www.onefortraining.org/
IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.
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