PNDC for Educators: Community College

Training Context & Overview

Community colleges offer a range of exceedingly valuable educational programs that address community needs. Along with offering higher education courses tailored to various professions, most also offer training programs for professionals in various fields within the community. They also offer opportunity for students who want to transfer to a four-year college or university. In addition, community colleges provide many specialized programs, such as those for people who are re-entering the workforce. This kind of creative approach to higher education is a hallmark of community colleges. At the same time, issues such as competition for funding in lean economic times, working with and meeting the needs of diverse populations on campus and in the community, and fostering civil classroom and campus environments can cause much undue stress. More . . .

Client List

Sharon has been a keynote speaker for community college conferences such as the Child Development Careers Conference involving 51 California community colleges working with CalWorks to provide training in early childhood education for people on public assistance. She was also a speaker at a Statewide Community College Student Leadership Conference. She has provided training for many institutions, including San Francisco City College, Portland Community College, OR; North Seattle Community College, WA; and Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, MO. More . . .

Comments from Educators in Community Colleges

“It is unheard of to have such attendance.” “Most importantly, everyone learned how to communicate with each other, whether we were colleague, supervisor or subordinate.” “I have to say it was magical.” “the only time I saw students stay up to an hour after class to have a chance to have a few words with a speaker!” " One young man volunteered that he had learned more about effective communication in 60 minutes than he had previously in his lifetime." ”One of the most gratifying experiences that I have had in my teaching career." More . . .

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"Ms. Ellison has conducted workshops at San Francisco City College for administrators, faculty, counselors, clerical and custodial workers, and security staff. Each person became an active participant letting down his/her defenses, asking questions, doing role-plays. I have never seen such a positive response from such a diverse group of people … It built a sense of community throughout the college."

—Jennifer Biehn, Dean of Student Services, City College of San Francisco, CA

 

 

 




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