The mission of LMC’s Professional Development and Learning Program is to strengthen and support a dynamic learning environment that promotes and enhances the personal, professional and organizational development for all employees - with the ultimate goal of student success.
LMC was founded in 1976 on the principles of continuous development and professional growth of its employees and, to this day, professional learning is a respected and practiced value of our campus culture.
The Shared Governance Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) and the Local Flex Planning Group (LPG) work closely with professional development staff to plan and coordinate a variety of trainings, conferences, and activities that engage employees in their professional growth in areas such as Teaching and Learning, Cultural Humility and Equity, Technology, Health, Wellness and Safety, and Leadership and Management. Inclusion, Assessment and Community Building are integrated into all aspects of Professional Development.
As you explore these webpages you will find information about our new state-of-the-art Professional Learning Center, how to participate in LMC’s wide variety of innovative learning opportunities and important professional learning documents, forms and other useful resources for your personal and professional growth.
Your input and participation in any activities in the above areas are encouraged. If you are interested in learning more or would like to join PDAC or LPG, please feel free to Contact Us! Mary Oleson, Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org, (925) 473-7316 (ext. 37316) or Ruth Goodin, Manager, email@example.com, (925) 473-7314 (ext. 37314).
PD Goals and Objectives and Mission, Guidelines and Outcomes -
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PDAC) (A Shared Governance - Brown Act governed committee)
PDAC is responsible for the coordination of professional learning activities on campus. Its members are comprised of Classified, Faculty, Managers. and Students who meet monthly (4th Thursdays, 2 - 4-5 p.m. in CO-420 or L-215).
No meeting in Nov. 2016, Will meet 12/1/16 instead.
Local Planning Group for Flex (LPG) Review and approves Professional Learning (Flex) activities (a United Faculty contractually mandated committee - not a Brown Act Committee)
|Professional Learning Advisory Committee (PDAC)||Local Planning Group for Flex (LPG)|
2016-17 Agendas and Minutes
2015-16 Agendas and Minutes
PDAC Proposed Agenda for 4-28-16 (No quorum)
Documentation for Flex proposal approvals are stored in InSite in an on-line voting location.
2015-16 Agendas and Minutes
2014-2015 Agendas and Minutes
No meeting 10-23-14 (on-line review only)
No meeting 9-25-14
The Local Planning Group for Flex (LPG) meets the 4th Thursday of the month, immediately following PDAC, at 4-5 pm. There is no meeting in November, 2016. A meeting will be held on December 1, 2016 instead.
*Denotes LPG member also
PDAC's invites all staff to join any one of its subcommittees through which campus professional learning initiatives and related allocations of resources are made. Equity, inclusion, collaboration, and assessment are woven throughout its activities.
Conference Review, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Wellness - Meets 2nd Monday of the Month (Fall, 2016) 3-4 p.m. in CO-420 on September 12, October 10, and November 14 (May also meet 4th Mondays as needed)
Teaching and Learning Subcommittee
Welcome/Orientation Lunch for New Employees
For questions regarding Professional Learning and/or Flex, please contact:
Local Planning Group for Flex Chair: Vacant
PDAC Co-Chair/Staff to LPG: Mary Oleson, email@example.com (ext 37316)
Hannah Tatmon, Classified Hourly/Student, Office of College Advancement
Manager/PDAC Co-Chair, Ruth Goodin, firstname.lastname@example.org (ext. 37314) Office of Equity and College Advancement