Administration

Institutional Flex Day Series

This year, our Institutional Flex Day will be a virtual two-week series of live and recorded sessions.

 

Spring Flex Day Series 2021 

The SMC Professional Development Committee (PDC) and the Classified Professional Development Committee (CPDC) have organized an Institutional Flex Day Series program aimed at preparing the college to meet the challenges of a remote learning environment, at time when the convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and movements for racial justice asks us to reflect on our institutional responsibilities and roles to effectively serve historically marginalized students. The two-week virtual program will feature live Zoom sessions on institutional support for remote working/learning, ways to practice self-care, steps to further equitize your work and campus updates

The college will be closed from 9 am to 1 pm on Thursday, March 18th, for the entire college community to attend the Spring 2021 Flex Day Opening Ceremony. Following the opening ceremony, Classified professionals are encouraged to coordinate their participation in other workshops offered throughout the day and during the weeks of March 22nd –31st, with their supervisors in advance. Swing shift and night shift employees are welcome to attend and encouraged to work with supervisors on how their time may be shifted to allow attendance without incurring overtime.  

If you have any questions, please contact profdevelopment@smc.edu 

Check out some of our Guest Speakers

Classified Professional Development Spring 2021 Guest Speakers

 

week 1 

title and presenter

description and link

Thursday, March 18, 2021
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Campus is closed during this time frame. Classified Professionals are required to attend this session.

Additional workshops will be offered by the Faculty Professional Development Committee, please visit their webpage here for more information.

Opening Ceremony and Presidential Addresses

Presenters: Dr. Kathryn Jeffery, President/Superintendendent of Santa Monica College, 

Dr. Nathaniel Donahue, Academic Senate President

Dr. Maria Munoz, Interim Dean of Pathway, Equity and Inclusion

Brian Rodas, Professional Development Committee

Cyrus Fernandez, Classified Professional Development Committee

Keynote Address by Dr. Frank Harris, III, with Sherri Bradford and Elisa Meyer

Recording will be available soon!

Friday, March 19, 2021
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Additional workshops will be offered by the Faculty Professional Development Committee, please visit their webpage here for more information.

Second Keynote Address with Dr. Laura Rendón, Emeritus Faculty from The University of Texas at San Antonio

Recording will be available soon!

Friday, March 19, 2021
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Vice President Town Hall

Recording will be available soon!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Simple Tools for Classified Educators to Promote Equity and Reduce Bias

Presenter: Michael Jackson and Lisa Golden Peace Pros LA

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Monday, March 22, 2021

4 - 5 p.m.

Dance Conditioning Boot Camp

Presenter: Nadia Jaffer, Nadia Jaffer Fitness

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to Cultural Humility and Everyday Applications for Classified Professionals

Presenter: Tony De Santa Ana and Justin Campbell, Allied Path, LLC.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Noon - 1 p.m.

Ergonomics at Home: Working Comfortably and Safely

Presenter: Daniel Phillips, Director of Risk and Safety Management

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

4 - 5 p.m.

Mindfullness: Training the Mind to Stay Present

Presenter: Dr. Alison Brown, Coordinator, Center for Wellness and Wellbeing

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

10 - 11: 30 a.m.

Authentic and Compassionate Communication in Working with the Public

Presenter: Forrest Story, Public Sector Excellence

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Noon - 1:30 p.m

Introduction to Authentic Communication to Better Serve Our Students

Presenter: Tony De Santa Ana and Justin Campbell, Allied Path, LLC.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

4 - 5 p.m.

How to Create Your Own Skin Hydrating Routine and Anti-Aging Skincare Techniques

Presenter: Debra VanKallen and Susna Ijames, SMC Cosmetology Faculty

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Noon - 1 p.m

Phased Return to Campus for Classified Professionals
 

Presenter: Daniel Phillips, Director of Risk and Safety Management

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week 2

   

Monday, March 29, 2021

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Creating a Workplace of Mutual Respect

Presenter: Forrest Story, Public Sector Excellence

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Monday, March 29, 2021

4 - 5 p.m.

Sweet Treats and Family Recipes

Presenter: Dennis Biddle, Assistant Director of Facilities

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

4 - 5 p.m.

How to Create Your Own Skin Hydrating Routine and Anti-Aging Skincare Techniques

Presenter: Debra VanKallen and Susna Ijames, SMC Cosmetology Faculty

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

4 - 5 p.m.

Yoga for a Healthy Back

Presenter: Elaine Roque,  Chair, SMC Kinesiology

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Friday, April 2, 2021

3:30 – 5 p.m.

At Home Activities With Your Kids

Presenters: Vanessa Alvarado, City of Santa Monica Local Librarian

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Spring Flex Day Series 2021 open for all classified professionals and managers to attend? 

A: This semester, the Spring Flex Day Series 2021 will include all college personnel including our Classified professionals and management.

Q: I heard there is a campus closure on Thursday, March 18th, 2021, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Is that right? 

A: All Classified professionals and management must attend the morning program on March 18, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Q: What if I do not want to attend on Thursday, March 18th, 2021, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

A: If you are unable to attend, please submit an absence slip to your supervisor using either vacation or sick time.

 

Q: Can I attend sessions from March 22-31, 2021? Is that part of the Spring Flex Day Series?

A: Following the morning program on March 18, please work with your supervisor to attend any sessions from March 22-31, 2021.  All classified professionals and managers are encouraged to attend.

 

If you have any questions about Spring Flex Day 2021, contact profdevelopment@smc.edu.