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Classified Professional Development Committee


The mission of the Classified Professional Development Committee is to offer training, education, professional and personal growth for classified employees.

Fall 2014 Opening Day
Thursday, August 28, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Come join us for a full day of workshops! 

Classified Staff Fall 2014 Opening Day Tentative Program 

The campus will remain open to assist students beginning the fall semester.  It is important to coordinate both with your supervisor and your co-workers so everyone has a chance to attend one or more speakers or workshops.  Do not leave your work area without clearing it with your supervisor. Classified staff must also sign in for the Opening Ceremony and at each workshop attended.
t  We will begin the day with Coffee & Networking at 8:00 a.m.
t  The Opening Ceremony begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. in the Pavilion.
t  Two of the morning sessions will feature outside speakers:
Dr. Frank Harris, III, an Associate Professor and co-chair of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) will discuss equity issues in his presentation.  
Gail McManus teaches non-violent communication, a process which addresses the challenges and differences in communication.  Her presentation, Communication Skills for Productive and Peaceful Dialogue with Student and Colleagues will explore this process.
t  Back by popular demand! Here are some of the informative workshops that we have planned for the day:
v Understanding the Merit System – presented by Personnel Commission staff
v Ergonomic Expo – presented by Keenan & Associates
v Excel for Classified Staff Users – presented by Fariba Bolandhemat, CSIS
v Discover & Explore Your Work Style Through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – presented by Jenna Gausman, certified Career Counselor from the Counseling Department
v For more information about the day’s events, you may find the tentative schedule here:

Classified Staff Fall 2014 Opening Day Tentative Program 

 t  Classified staff may also attend workshops presented by the Joint Academic Senate Professional Development Committee – For workshop listings, please following the link below:
t  Breakfast Menu
v Blueberry Muffin Tops
v Bananas
v Seasonal Whole Fruit
v Hard Boiled Eggs with Salt & Pepper
v Coffee – Tea - Water
t  Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Quad. Employees will also have the opportunity to update their SMC staff ID and attend the SMC Benefits Fair. 
Lunch Menu
v Street Tacos – Chicken & Vegetarian with Condiment Bar
v Spanish Rice
v Mexican Caesar Salad
v Mexican Wedding Cookies
v Or, please feel free to bring your own lunch or make alternate lunch arrangements. Please note cafeteria vendors will not be open during Professional Development Day.
v Help SMC be sustainable! Bring your own utensils to lunch!
Hope to see you there!
Classified Professional Development Committee

Upcoming Workshops


Please check back for upcoming workshops...

To register for CPDC workshops, please visit:


Classified Professional Development Committee Members

Michael Tuitasi, Vice President of Student Affairs, District Representative

Joan Kang, Student Services Specialist, International Students, CSEA Representative

Ribhalin Kharpuri-Chavel, Human Resources Analyst - Employee & Labor Relations, District Representative

Barbara Siegel, Administrative Assistant I, SBDC, CSEA Representative

Robert Villanueva, Receiving, Stockroom, and Delivery Worker, CSEA Representative

Questions? Please contact the Classified Professional Development Committee at