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4CSD 2023 Conference At A Glance


Wednesday | November 1

10:30 AM

Conference Check-In Opens

Location: Lobby

11:00 - 12:30 PM

PRE-CONFERENCE | Vision Resource Center College System Admins Luncheon

Location: Sycamore Maple
RSVP Separately from Conference Registration

1:00 - 3:00 PM

OPENING PLENARY: Centering for New Perspectives on Professional Learning

Location: Sequoia

Kick off the conference with can't-miss news that's hot off the press! We'll get you thinking in new ways (have you ever thought with your hands...?) and imagining new possibilities. Featuring unexpected activities and surprise guests, we'll kick off this year's confernece in style together!

3:30 - 5:00 PM | Breakout Sessions

Diversity Statements 101: Laying the Foundation

Location: Maple
Presenter: Flavio Medina-Martin, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, College of the Canyons

Please join us as we engage in an interactive discussion and workshop on Diversity Statements. There has been lots of conversation about what diversity statements are and what they entail, and why they are important. Depending on whether a person is developing their own personal reflection on what diversity means to them or if a person is applying for a classified/confidential, faculty or management position, it is important to understand the meaning of diversity statements and how they reflect you as an individual and in professional spaces. This interactive workshop will explore various components of an effective diversity statement, the purpose of it, and why it needs to be a “living document” throughout a person’s career. Learning Outcomes: - To bring awareness of the various components of an effective diversity statement; - To develop a better self-reflective standing on diversity statements; - To recognize what a diversity statement is not; - How to enhance and grow your individual diversity statement

Communities of Practice: Generating Authentic Professional Development Buy-In While Reducing Professional Development Barriers

Location: Sycamore
Presenters: Dr. Lauren M. Mecucci Springer, English Professor; DE/PD Coordinator; Flex Coordinator and Carrie Consalvi, DE/PD Coordinator; librarian; OER Liaison;  Mt. San Jacinto College

Communities of Practice (CoPs) are effective for professional development, fostering community and knowledge sharing. In the 22-23 academic year, we organized three CoPs based on faculty requests and institutional data: one for late-start, 8-week courses, repeated the next semester, and another for alternatives to discussion boards and active learning, online and face-to-face. Our data revealed that 100% of faculty gained new teaching strategies, with 65% finding it highly valuable. Additionally, 55% experienced a sense of community and reduced isolation. This session will empower attendees to create their own CoPs, address PD challenges, and receive our CoP materials, along with guidance on using institutional data to choose relevant topics.

Reimagining Flex: Developing an Inclusive and Comprehensive Professional Learning Program for the CCC

Location: Sequoia
Presenters: 4CSD Board Members Chris Franz, Coordinator, Professional Development, Glendale Community College and Natalie Halsell, Coordinator, Professional Development, Riverside City College, and Jessica Martin, Program Coordinator, Professional Development, Diablo Valley College

At 4CSD 2022, a working session kicked off a critical converastion about reimagining the Flex program, which hasn't seen a revision since 2007. Learn what the work team that has been meeting throughout the year has accomplished and engage in disucssion about next steps in driving toward an inclusive and comprehensive professional learning program in the CCC.

5:00 - 6:45 PM

Networking Social and Headshot Lounge

Location: Outdoor Courtyard

A chance to meet and reconnect with your professional development colleagues. Heavy appetizers will be served. Headshot lounge signups will be on-site.

Thursday | November 2


8:00 - 9:00 AM


Location: Sycamore Maple

Headshot Lounge

Location: Maple

Headshot lounge sign ups will be on site. Stay tuned for details.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Deconstructing Barriers to Equity and Inclusion 

Location: Sycamore Maple
Presenters: 4CSD Board Members and Breakthrough Learning

It's not just a conference theme, it's a call to action and professional learning plays a critical role. A hands-on activity from Breakthough Learning will jump start this important conversation.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Keynote: Dr. Keith Curry: President of Compton College

Location: Sequoia

Dr. Keith Curry has adopted a slogan, “Every student is a success story.” He believes every community college student can be successful with the right academic and student support services. Dr. Curry has taken a strong stance in the ability of community colleges to provide quality education to students and to provide an environment of educational excellence. Dr. Curry also has a passion for teaching those students who aspire to careers as higher education administrators.

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Caring Campus Conversations

Location: Outdoor Courtyard

More than 2/3 of our campuses are in some phase of Caring Campus implementation. Whether your campus is full-steam-ahead or hasn't jumped on the train yet, we'll have great conversations about how Caring Campus is (or could) changing campus culture and climate for employees and students alike.

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Barriers to Building and Implementing DEI Work: People vs. Process

Location: Sequoia
Presenters: from Grossmont Community College: Karen Marrujo, Faculty; Victoria Christine Rodriguez, Faculty; Katie Cabral, Faculty; Sharon Sampson, Faculty; Dr. Taneisha Hellon, Professional Development Co-Coordinator; Moriah Gonzalez Meeks, Administrator and from MiraCosta College, Nashona Andrade, Human Resources Director

While changes to processes and structures are essential to further DEIA work, these efforts are often undermined by decentering the experiences and needs of those implementing the work. For DEIA efforts to be effective, there needs to be a focus on prioritizing building care and support for all practitioners at every step of the process. This session will reflect on how prioritizing process over people is one of the main barriers to DEIA work; it will also go over strategies for adopting a people-first framework. This session is directed at anyone engaging in DEIA work, especially those who are in leadership positions at their institutions.

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Steal This Idea

Location: Sycamore Maple
Facilitated by: 4CSD Board Members

Your colleagues are doing AMAZING things! We will feature some of this year's award nominees and their bright ideas. Bring your successes, emerging practices, and works-in-progress and be prepared to share - and steal - these ideas! We know you'll leave inspired - and connected - to great ideas and great people.

6:00 PM

4CSD Awards Celebration Dinner

Location: Sycamore Maple or Outdoor Courtyard

Join us for a Hawaiian Island feast and a celebration of the fantastic work of your fellow PD practitioners.

Friday | November 3


7:45 - 8:45 AM


Location: Sycamore Maple

9:00 - 10:30 AM

California Community College Chancellor’s Office Professional Development Update

Location: Sequoia

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Making Meaning and Taking Action

Location: Sycamore Maple

12:00  - 1:00 PM

Lunch and Raffle

Location: Outdoor Courtyard
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