Professional and Organizational Development (POD) supports Mt. SAC programs and services by providing professional learning opportunities to all Mt. SAC employees. POD collaborates with the Classified Professional Development Committee (CPDC) to coordinate the professional development activities for Classified employees.
One of the many benefits of working for an educational institution is the nearly universal support for professional development, not just for faculty but classified professionals as well. The CSEA 262 bargaining agreement has provisions that support professional growth. The college Professional Development Council and its two subcommittees, the Faculty Professional Development Committee and the CPDC work for their respective constituent groups to develop workshops, seminars, and training opportunities. In Spring 2019 training offered for classified staff has included positive conflict resolution, unconscious bias, advanced Excel, emotional intelligence, emergency preparedness, and mindfulness just to name a few.
CSEA Chapter 262 also negotiated with the District ongoing funding to create a Classified Professional Development Day (CPDD) similar to the faculty FLEX Day. College President Bill Scroggins was instrumental in approving funding and encouraging all classified to attend as well as ensuring managers provided release time for classified to attend. POD and the CPDC research workshop topics, develop the schedule, coordinate speakers, reserve meeting rooms and much more.
For more information about POD, visit the POD website at http://www.mtsac.edu/pod. Click on the POD training calendar to learn what workshops and training courses are available to help you grow professionally.