Trainings & Webinars
Learn Anytime! Be sure to take advantage of the many professional development resources available at your fingertips.
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. Each session will be offered Live via Zoom twice during the fall semester. No registration required. Simply come as you are able.
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.
Learn more and register here. Launch link using a compatible web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari).
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.
Check back for upcoming training dates for the Facilitating Career Development course.
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.
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:
- Using High-Impact Practices to Advance Equity & Student Success Outcomes
- Training Front Office Staff: Handling Difficult & Disruptive Behaviors Remotely
- 10 Strategies for Dealing with Online Fatigue
- Barriers to Enrollment: Designing an Online Orientation Focused on Access, Equity & Inclusion
- Promoting Mental Health as We Return to Campus: Creating a Proactive Culture of Well-Being
- Friday 5 Live! The Changing Landscape of Student Expectations: Teaching & Learning Post Pandemic
Getting started is easy! Launch via Go2Knowledge.org/vccs or from your dashboard by clicking the Go2Knowledge tile. Login with your MyVCCS credentials.
Make the Jump! Move from Fear to Joy
Are anxiety, fear, and worry stealing your joy? Do you desire to learn ways that will support you, your students, and your colleagues in these challenges times? Come gain the tools and strategies to increase your compassion and conscious communication during this marathon pandemic. You will leave feeling inspired, motivated, and clear on which steps to take next to maintain harmony and balance in your professional and personal worlds.
All VCCS faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to join.
Heather Dunning, Life Coach
Please register for either of these 1.5 hour sessions:
- OPTION 1: October 14, 3:30-5:00 pm
- OPTION 2: October 21, 12:30-2:00 pm
NOTE: Due to proprietary information, sessions will not be recorded.
Myers-Briggs (MBTI) to Guide Student Success
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to Guide Student Success
Have you ever wondered why some students achieve academic and career success and others don’t? One of the main reasons rests in our wheelhouse as faculty and student success professionals: erroneously using a one-size-fits-all approach to understanding our students. A diverse student population’s success is influenced by the diversity of learning style preferences, and these differences impact the attitudes and educational success students will have. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an effective tool faculty and student success professionals can use to design curriculum and interventions that address the differences in our diverse student body. After completing this virtual training, participants will be able to do the following:
- Recognize the 16 personality types as presented through the Myers-Briggs framework
- Identify their self-reported type
- List at least three ways to use personality differences constructively to coach, advise, and improve learning outcomes for students
All VCCS faculty and student success professionals.
Celeste Hall has been with the VCCS System Office since 2012 and serves as the Coordinator for Career Coaching Certification. Mrs. Hall holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned National Board Certification for K-12 School Counseling in 2006. Celeste is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator and Instructor, as well as a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Specialist. She currently serves as the Trustee for K-12 School Career Counselors and Specialists on the Board of the National Career Development Association. Mrs. Hall has served as a high school teacher, K-12 school counselor, career counselor and university adjunct instructor. She sees her mission as providing training in career development to professionals who provide career services in many different work roles and settings.
Jennifer Wells has been with the VCCS System Office since April 2017 and serves as the Coordinator for Postsecondary Pathways. Ms. Wells holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Lakeland University and is originally from Milwaukee, WI. Jennifer is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator and Instructor, as well as a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator specialist. Ms. Wells has served as a high school teacher, K-12 school counselor, university advisor, and small business owner. As a self-proclaimed “professional bridge builder,” Jennifer is passionate about building bridges between where people are and where they want to be!
This 1.5 hour training is being offered multiple times virtually via Zoom to accommodate busy schedules. No registration required.
|Fall 2021||Spring 2022||Summer 2022|
|Oct. 26, 1:00-2:30 pm||Feb. 3, 10:00-11:30 am||July 14, 12:00-1:30 pm|
|Nov. 19, 12:00-1:30 pm||Mar. 3, 12:00-1:30 pm||Aug. 4, 1:00-2:30 pm|
|Dec. 6, 10:00-11:30 am||April 14, 1:00-2:30 pm|
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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.
Learn more about eLET webinars.
Transfer VA – Updates and Celebrations
October 19, 2021 from 3:30-5:30 pm
Downloadable Announcement (PDF)
Presented by Patricia Parker, Project Director, Transfer Virginia
Hosted by Virginia’s Community Colleges Student Success Center
Transfer VA is in its third year and because of the hard work of faculty and staff across Virginia we have much to celebrate. Join us for a Transfer VA update to include course revisions, curriculum work, Passport & UCGS, and the Portal.
3:30-4:30 pm – Webinar Presentation
The first hour, Patricia Parker will provide updates in a webinar format. The first session will be recorded and made available through Virginia’s Community Colleges Student Success Center.
Webinar ID: 894 9708 0656
Dial in: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799
4:30-5:30 pm – Q&A Session
The second hour will be a Q&A session with Patricia Parker for those wanting further discussion. Please note this is a different Zoom login from the webinar.
Meeting ID: 804 761 5607
Dial in: +1 720 707 2699 US
Transfer VA – Portal Training Sessions
Downloadable Announcement (PDF)
The Transfer VA Portal Early Release is November 19, 2021 with the planned Full Release in March 2022.
Training sessions for the portal will be held at the following times at this link:
TransferVA Meeting Room (Zoom)
Dial in: +1 720 707 2699 US
Meeting ID: 804 761 5607
- October 28, 12:30-1:30 pm
- October 29, 3:30-4:30 pm
- November 1, 4:00-5:00 pm
- November 2, 8:00-9:00 am
- November 3, 9:00-10:00 am
- November 4, 6:30-7:30 pm
- November 5, 7:30-8:30 am
- November 8, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
- November 9, 6:00-7:00 pm
- November 10, 4:30-5:30 pm
- November 11, 8:00-9:00 am
- November 15, 9:00-10:00 am
- November 16, 6:30-7:30 am
- November 17, 5:30-6:30 pm
- November 18, 7:00-8:00 am
- November 19, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Additional dates may be offered in December based on institutional feedback.
Project Director, Transfer Virginia
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and Virginia’s Community Colleges
804.819.4787 (office) 804.761.5607 (cell)
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 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.
Virtual Workshops hosted by The Center for Teaching and Learning at John Tyler Community College
(soon to be Brightpoint Community College):
Cultivating an Anti-Racist Mindset: First Steps
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 7:00-8:00 pm
See flyer for details and to register
Creating Teaching Statements that Honor the Needs of Mature Learners
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 7:00-8:00 pm
See flyer for details and to register
SYNCH 2022 Conference hosted by John Tyler Community College
(soon to be Brightpoint Community College)
SYNCH is an annual conference offered free of charge to all Virginia higher education professionals hosted by John Tyler Community College.
To learn more and to register, visit the SYNCH 2022 Symposium website.
For questions, please reach out to Dr. Shauna Mayo, Professional Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check back for upcoming opportunities.