Remember to prepare for Friday’s Day of Professional Learning

We hope you all look forward to a day of learning and community building!

Some facts to remember:

  • A schedule and links to morning session pre-homework is on the Day of Professional Learning Intranet page
  • Check-in and light breakfast will be in the PUB Main Dining Room from 8:00-8:30 a.m., with a plenary starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • Employees’ room assignments will be listed on their name badges
  • A shuttle van will be available in front of the PUB for employees who requested and need transport accommodations
  • Employees who own refillable water bottles and/or coffee mugs are encouraged to bring and use them on Friday
  • Please be mindful of those who have sensory sensitivities when you are thinking about wearing scented products
  • At the end of the day, there will be various community activities for employees to choose from, including a nature walk. Please consider appropriate footwear if this is something you are interested in.

See you tomorrow!

Day of Learning 2019 – Save the date

What: Day of Learning

When: April 26, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: PUB Main Dining Room

Please mark your calendars and save the date for this year’s Day of Learning. This day will be an exciting opportunity for us to come together, learn together, have fun together, and build on our great legacy of creating an inclusive campus culture of support and care. Please be on the lookout for additional information in the coming days and weeks, as we get started with the process of forming a content and logistics committees, which will help with this year’s theme, and organization.

For any questions, concerns, and/or suggestions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Pilar Corder (206.546.5857).

With humility and gratitude, Shine!

Gloria Ngezaho, MACR, Ed.D
Executive Director
Employee Engagement, Equity & 
Organizational Development

Don’t miss the next Campus Update & Professional Learning – Nov 30

Please join us for the Fall Campus Update and Professional Learning event on Friday, November 30. In addition to key updates, we will continue to build on our Introduction to Equity session (access and resources) from Fall Convocation. Open to all employees; Your presence is important!

Friday, November 30, 2018

1:30-3:00 p.m.

PUB Main Dining Room (9215)

The Campus Update will be recorded and the link to the video provided after captioning is completed.

From the Human Resources Office: If attending the campus update/professional learning in person, please abstain from wearing personal care products (including hair products, perfume or cologne) containing chemicals or fragrances that might affect individuals with chemical sensitivities.

Thank you.

Register for Mental Health First Aid training

Are you interested in being able to assist someone experiencing a mental health-related crisis or non-crisis situation and where to turn for help?

Before you can know how to help, you need to know when to help.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognized program designed to build mental health literacy within our communities — or a basic understanding of what different mental health illnesses and addictions are, how they can affect a person’s daily life, and what helps individuals experiencing these challenges get well.

You will learn about:
· Depression and mood disorders
· Anxiety disorders
· Trauma
· Psychosis
· Substance Use disorders
· How to help someone who may be experiencing thoughts of suicide or harm

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency — the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even with no clinical training — becoming a Mental Health First Aider will train you to provide initial help to people experiencing mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders as well as how to help someone who may be experiencing thoughts of harm or suicide.

This 9-hour training is FREE to Shoreline Community College employees and students and will be offered in two (2) – 4.5-hour sessions:

Friday, November 2 AND Friday, November 9 from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm (Bring your lunch – and an afternoon snack will be provided).

You MUST attend BOTH training sessions to receive a MHFA handbook and become a certified Mental Health First Aider.

Please email Sheryl Copeland at scopeland@shoreline.edu to register and/or find out more information. Once registered, details as far as room location, etc. will be shared.

Faculty & Staff of Color Conference (FSOCC): Application for Professional Development Funding *Due Fri, Oct 5, 2018*

The 2018 Faculty and Staff of Color Conference (FSOCC) is fast approaching! This year’s FSOCC will be held from October 31 – November 2 in Blaine, Washington at the Semiahmoo Resort. This year’s conference theme is Building Bridges and Making Connections: Together We Make it Great!

Conference Mission
• To create networks for ongoing dialogue on issues impacting professional and career opportunities in all sectors of higher education.

• To develop greater awareness and visibility of policies and plans established to enhance the institutional climate, access, and educational quality in higher education in Washington.

• To increase our capacity as employers in higher education to inspire, model, and lead in the effort to combat racism, promote ethnic and racial diversity, and achieve excellence in higher education.

For additional information about this year’s conference, please go to this link: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab1.aspx?EventID=2213053

If you would like to be considered for funding, please complete and submit the FSOCC Application form on or before the deadline (Friday, October 5, 2018) to Gloria Ngezaho (gngezaho@shoreline.edu) in the Office of Employee Engagement, Equity, & Organizational Development.

Please note that it is not necessary to check with your supervisor prior to applying. Your Executive Team members will coordinate employee availability.