Professional Development

Professional Development Day, Spring 2024

Everything you need to know about Professional Development Day

Image of the them: Learning from within, sharing our why

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.  

From 8 - 8:25 a.m., coffee and tea will be served in the John Adams Middle School Courtyard.

Lunch is from 12 - 1:15 p.m. in the cafeteria and will be from our caterer, Mendocino Farms. Though the deadline to RSVP for lunch has passed, remaining meals will be available on a first- come, first- served basis.

The theme for Spring Professional Development Day is Learning from Within: Sharing Our Why.

Throughout our professional development day workshops, we'll explore the essence of our purpose, knowledge, and motivations. This introspective journey aligns seamlessly with the initiatives of Caring Campus.

What is Caring Campus? The Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) created Caring Campus based on research that shows students who feel more connected to their college are more likely to be retained, persist from semester to semester, and complete their academic goals. We've observed similar positive outcomes among staff members through the implementation of Caring Campus initiatives like Campus Coffee Connections

Members of the Caring Campus team will be highlighting the initiative, and ways to get involved, during our Professional Development Day sessions.

Your opinion matters! The CPDC & PDC really appreciate your feedback about PD Day! Please make sure and fill out Professional Development Day Evaluation Survey after the event.

Opening Addresses and Schedule (NOT final schedule, check back often!)

Session Time Title and Description LINK/ location

8:30 - 9:55 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Addresses

  • Welcome by Brian Rodas 
  • Caring Campus- Overview and update on ways to get involved 
  • State of the College Address by Dr. Kathryn Jeffery, Superintendent/ President
  • Remarks by Cindy Ordaz, Jamar London & Scott Silverman

John Adams Middle School Auditorium on Pearl Street

This session will be in-person and live-streamed. 

It will not be recorded.

Join the Opening Webinar on Zoom!  

Passcode: 897467

Learning from Within: Sharing our Why

Breakout Sessions

Check out our breakout sessions

Lunch Event in the Cafeteria

Lunch will be provided from 12 - 1:15 p.m.

Please join us in person in the cafeteria for a delicious lunch from Mendicino Farms.

If you didn't RSVP for lunch from our Caterer, Mendocino Farms, any remaining meals will be available on a first- come, first- served basis.

Grab your lunch and then head over to the Pavilion to play table tennis, basketball, pickleball, and more!  If you have your own paddles, please bring them. Supplies are first come, first served and limited. All levels are welcome! 

Enjoy the plethora of afternoon workshops and activities, including our very own Professional Development Fair in the SMC Cafeteria starting at 2 pm! See more below.

Breakout Sessions

Check out our breakout sessions

General Questions and Guidelines

Classified Professional FAQ

Faculty FAQ

If you have any questions about Professional Development Day, contact