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Conference Recordings Available Below

Professional Development

A Virtual Event from 4CSD

March 4, 2022

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Gather virtually with your Professional Development Practitioner colleagues for a can't-miss conversation about Equity-Minded Professional Development.

Event Recordings

4CSD Welcome

4CSD Board Chair, Claudia Montoya-Andrews from Orange Coast College, introduces the Board, shares what 4CSD has accomplished this year, highlights findings from the recent Needs Assessment and highlights upcoming events, including the annual conference.

Featured Panel: Dr. Siria Martinez, Dr. Latonya Williams, and Dr. Abdimalik Buul

We were very excited to welcome featured panelists, Dr. Siria Martinez, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Equity and Success, Dr. Latonya Williams, Visiting Dean, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Leadership Development, and Dr. Abdimalik Buul, Visiting Executive of Educational Excellence. The panel provided an update on the Chancellor’s Office vision for Professional Development in 2022, especially the approach to Classified Professional Development with a DEI focus, and how Professional Development practitioners can use Professional Development to support equity efforts on their campus.


Dr. Siria Martinez

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Equity and Success

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Dr. Latonya Williams

Visiting Dean, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Leadership Development


Dr. Abdimalik Buul

Visiting Executive of Educational Excellence

Challenges in Developing and Facilitating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programming

Presenters: Nashona Andrade, Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD; Rania Hamdy, San Bernardino Valley College; and Janue Johnson, San Diego Mesa College


This interactive session walked Professional Development practitioners through the challenges in building and facilitating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racist (DEIA) programming. This session was for Professional Development practitioners as they facilitate DEIA conversations and growth at their college/district. We  discussed the challenges of leading this heavy work, the successes, rewards and tips for moving this important topic forward. Attendees were provided with tips on how to overcome challenges and ways to build community with other Professional Development practitioners.

Vision Resource Center Update

Presenter: Beth Kay, Director of Professional Learning, Success Center

We learned about the latest, exciting developments in the Vision Resource Center project. Beth shared information about the content (more than 100 modules so far) that are being developed for the colleges in the system that are available in the VRC - and more are coming soon. She shared about the expansion of the Vision Resource Center to nearly every single college in the CCC by June 30, 2022. Beth also discussed the power of collaboration that can continue to grow in the Vision Resource Center. Finally, she talked about how the data about professional development that is recorded in the Vision Resource Center will be used.

Engaging Classified in Professional Development: A Story of Two Colleges

Presenters: Vicky Valle and Jackie Romero from Chaffey College and Claudia Montoya-Andrews, M.Ed., LDT, Orange Coast College

In this session, presenters discussed the implementation of learning experiences for Classified Professionals. They talked about two colleges and how they succeeded in implementing a variety of learning experiences aimed at classified success. In addition to showcasing their programs, the presenters shared programming success and how they overcame challenges. This session will include direct examples that will ensure you leave with at least three specific strategies that you can immediately implement at your colleges.

The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Professional Development Practitioner: Everything You Need to Know!

Presenters: Leslie Carr, College of the Canyons and Teresa Ward, Butte College

  • All Things FLEX:

    • Annual Reporting to the Chancellor’s Office

    • What Counts as FLEX?

    • Tracking FLEX Hours

  • Needs Assessment Surveys and Focus Groups

  • Committee Structures

  • Developing an Annual Professional Development Program Plan

  • Training Ideas for All Employee Groups

  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Trainings

  • Working with Administration to Garner Support for Professional Development

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