Think you know GCC… Think again!
January 13th Professional Half-day for Staff
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and Diverse Desserts - Dining Commons
12:30 – 1:30 Wellness in the Workplace - Fitness Center & E107
2:00 – 4:00 The GCC Enrollment Journey - Humanities Studio
The 4th Annual January Professional Half-Day for Staff will be Tuesday, January 13th (snow date January 15th). This year the theme is Think you know GCC…Think again! The program will include several components designed to help us better understand the experience of the prospective student on the journey through enrollment service, learn a little bit more about each other and how we can improve and enhance our own sense of wellbeing in the workplace. These topics were chosen to support the priorities President Pura identified at a recent All College: Enrollment Planning, Retention Support and Workforce Support and Wellness.
A great team of professional staff and support staff have come together to plan this afternoon program. The program is designed for and by staff. We also extend the invitation to any fulltime or adjunct faculty who would like to join us if you plan to be on campus January 13th.
We will begin with lunch in the Dining Commons for all from 11:30- 12:30 and will feature our first Diverse Desserts—we invite you to bring a favorite traditional dessert. Share with others your family’s favorite dessert recipe that reflects your cultural background.
Following lunch, you will have a chance to participate in a Wellness in the Workplace workshop from 12:30-1:30 in the Fitness Center/Multipurpose Room in the East Building. Bob LaPalme will demonstrate Aikido, using simple breathing patterns combined with basic movements for relaxation, focus and relation to basic Aikido self-defense technique. Additionally there will be an opportunity to learn a simple relaxing procedure that anyone can do at home for the self-treatment of low back pain. Tour the Fitness Center and see all it has to offer.
Then from 2:00-4:00 we will have a workshop entitled The GCC Enrollment Jourrney. Jay Gump will take us on a journey through Enrollment Services. This workshop is based on an experiment he conducted last spring in which he assumed the role of a prospective student and went through the process of applying, testing and enrolling in courses. Following a brief presentation of this experience we will break in to small groups to explore how we can improve this experience for students. This workshop will be valuable for all of us, regardless of what office you work in or role you fill at the college, as we all play a part in welcoming and supporting students as they start their academic journey at GCC. We hope you will plan to join us for all or part of the afternoon.
To help us plan for numbers, please register in advance for any or all parts of the program—lunch and the two workshops. Please feel free to contact any of the planning committee members if you have questions: Amy Proietti, Amy Sullivan, Donna Barton, Rebecca Fil, Sarah Wing, Judi Greene-Corvee.