PLEASE NOTE – The pandemic has impacted our programing, awards and scholarships.
Contact opd@vccs.edu before completing any awards and scholarship applications.

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. More dates to be announced.

Introducing ALICE Part 2: So, you’ve gotten to know ALICE and ways to successfully engage under-resourced students. In this second ALICE series, we discuss the ALICE population and ways to engage and transform our institutions and communities. Dates coming soon—hope to see you there!

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. Hours earned through VCCC count toward the requirements of the Facilitating Career Development (FCD) course.

The Summer 2021 course has reached capacity. More Fall training dates will be announced.

Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Course: The Student Success Center is pleased to offer the Facilitating Career Development (FCD) certification course to coaches and staff who have completed the Virginia Career Coach Certification (VCCC). The FCD certification course provides coaches at Virginia’s Community Colleges with the framework and tools needed for effective career coaching. The FCD course builds on completion of the Virginia Career Coach Certification course, adding 80 additional hours of training comprised of seven, two-hour synchronous Zoom webinar sessions, reading, assignments, research, and project-based learning.

Participants who successfully complete the VCCC and the FCD courses are eligible to apply for the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) and the Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) credential through the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Credentialing Commission. More information on how to apply for the credentials will be provided throughout the FCD course.

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Go2Knowledge

The Student Success Center is pleased to offer all VCCS faculty and staff free, unlimited live webinars and on-demand trainings through Go2Knowledge.

Learn more at Go2Knowledge.org/vccs with your MyVCCS credentials.

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Click on the Go2Knowledge tile on your MyVCCS dashboard. Learn More

Technology Tools

Feeling overwhelmed by technology? Help is here! The VCCS eLearning and Educational Technology 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.

Click here for upcoming sessions and to register.
Learn more about eLET webinars.

Trauma Informed Certification Courses

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. More training dates to be announced.

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.

Systemwide Opportunities

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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Statewide Opportunities

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Webinar Wednesdays

Miss those in-depth dialogues with colleagues from across the state? Take part in these facilitated conversations on current topics in higher ed. No advance registration is required, but participants are asked to view the Go2Knowledge webinar of the same name first, then join in a lively exchange sharing experiences, expertise, questions and conundrums. More information to come.