Trainings & Webinars

Learn Anytime! Be sure to take advantage of the many professional development resources available at your fingertips.

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ALICE Workshops

Engaging our Under-Resourced Students: Serving under-resourced students will be a key to creating the future, skilled workforce required by the Commonwealth. By building equity we can help change outcomes for students most at risk at our colleges. Are you ready to meet this challenge on your campus? Join this interactive workshop series. Get to know this population and discover strategies that help assist them on their educational and training journeys. No registration required. Simply come as you are able.

Access Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 workshop information here.

Career Coach Certification Courses

Virginia Career Certification Course (VCCC): Based on the 12 competency areas outlined in the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Facilitating Career Development curriculum, the Virginia Career Coach Certification (VCCC) program, available through the VCCS Student Success Center, provides coaches at Virginia’s community colleges with the frameworks and tools needed for effective career coaching. VCCC requires 40 hours of training consisting of 10 hours of face-to-face Zoom training, split into six, 2-hour parts (breaks included), and up to 30 hours of online learning modules.

Learn more and register for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 cohorts here.




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The Student Success Center is pleased to offer all VCCS faculty and staff free, unlimited live webinars and on-demand trainings through Go2Knowledge. Here are just a few of the hundreds of relevant training topics available at your convenience, at no cost to you:

  • NEW: Designing Student-Centered Flexible Assignments While Still Meeting Curricular & Pedagogical Goals
  • NEW: Improving Student Motivation Using Instructional Strategies, Relationship Building & Mindset
  • NEW: Success Coaching for Struggling Students: How to Support Skill Development
  • NEW: Frontline Customer Services: Lessons Learned in Online & Face-to-Face Communication

Getting started is easy! Launch via or from your dashboard by clicking the Go2Knowledge tile. Login with your MyVCCS credentials.

Technology Tools

Feeling overwhelmed by technology? Help is here! The VCCS eLearning and Educational Technology (eLET) committee organizes and conducts webinars on various technology and pedagogical topics, such as the use of different tools in Canvas, Zoom and Google. These webinars are Live and recorded.

Learn more about eLET webinars.

✨ Safe Space Training

Opportunity 2027 aims to achieve equity in access, learning outcomes, and success for students from every race, gender, and socioeconomic group. This will require our faculty and staff to be equipped to meet various student needs. Part of goal three, strategy one, is to provide faculty and staff with professional development in cross-cultural understanding to assist in identifying and supporting student needs.

As part of this effort, we will be offering the Campus Pride Safe Space Training Program. This is a nationally recognized program that provides training and signage for institutions committed to supporting LGBTQ students. A Safe Space Program is one of the measures of a supportive campus on the Campus Pride Index.

We are offering a two-hour online version of the Safe Space Training. This online training prepares individuals to understand the importance of a Safe Space, learn terminology and LGBTQ identities and how to be a Safe Space. Participants will receive an official Campus Pride Safe Space certificate with their name upon completion of the full two-hour training.

Safe Space Training

April 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Safe Space Training Registration
Registration Deadline: March 16 at Noon

We have a limited number of spaces, so please register as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday, March 16 at noon. You will receive an email on March 20 that confirms your seat in the course or places you on the waitlist of the next session offering.

Please direct questions to Rachel Mayes Strawn (, Coordinator of Inclusivity and Great Expectations Program Director for the VCCS Student Success Center.

Systemwide Opportunities

Want to Share a Professional Development Opportunity?

The VCCS Student Success Center is pleased to announce upcoming professional development trainings/conferences/workshops at any of the Virginia’s Community Colleges so long as they are open to all VCCS faculty and staff.

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Trauma Informed Certification Courses

An estimated four in ten children in the U.S. face a traumatic event in childhood, but trauma can happen at any time in our lifespan. Many individuals struggle with the impact of this trauma and it often shows up in our offices as difficulties with connections or behavior concerns. Research has shown that building resilience can help a person overcome these traumas from the past and help us all build communities that are better able to manage the impact of stress and thrive.

All VCCS employees working with students are invited to participate in the course presented by Virginia’s Community Colleges Student Success Center. Come learn the science behind trauma and resilience strategies when working with individuals whose trauma history may not be known. This training is mission critical as we operate in and through the pandemic environment.

The cost for the courses is covered by the Student Success Center for all VCCS employees.

Course 1 – Trauma Informed Campus and Classroom: A 6-hour trauma-informed certification course to help us learn how to deal with the impact of trauma and build resilience, and open another vital path to creating equity for our students.

Learn more and register for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 cohorts here.


Course 2 – Creating a Trauma Supportive Campus and Classroom: This dynamic, 2-part, 6-hour course will help to transform your classroom, office, department, or family through resilience-based strategies. Using trauma-informed principles, the course teaches individuals to create the positive environment that is essential to lasting success systematically. Dozens of strategies and promising approaches utilized by some of the nation’s finest trauma-informed practitioners will be shared.

NOTE: Attendees must first take, complete, and be certified as Trauma Informed through Course 1 before taking Course 2. All those eligible to take Course 2 will be sent an invitation email when new training dates become available.

Statewide Opportunities


The VCCS Student Success Center is pleased to announce upcoming professional development trainings/conferences/workshops hosted by organizations outside the VCCS so long as they are open to all VCCS faculty and staff.

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