Professional Development Opportunities
Spring 2023
Be sure to mark your spring calendars for some meaningful professional development hosted by the Student Success Center and available to all VCCS faculty, staff, and administrators.
Virginia Career Coach Certification Course
This course provides coaches at Virginia's Community Colleges with the tools needed for effective career coaching at no cost to employees. Space is still available. Learn more and register here
Trauma Certification Courses
Trauma Informed Campus & Classroom - Course 1
This course provides information about identifying and responding to trauma with evidence-based resilience strategies when working with an audience whose trauma history may not be known. Learn more and register here

Creating a Trauma Supportive Campus & Classroom - Course 2
Using trauma-informed principles, this course teaches individuals to create the positive environment that is essential to lasting success systematically. Completion of Course 1 is required before taking Course 2. Spring 2023 cohort information was emailed to all course 1 completers.

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March 29-31, 2023 | Roanoke, VA

All VCCS employees are invited to attend! Learn more and register * via the conference website.

*Registration Deadline: March 15 or once capacity is reached
Professional Development 24/7
Access hundreds of live and on-demand webinars on a range of topics applicable to all VCC employees at no cost.

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Inquiry, the Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges
Have you recently implemented a new pedagogical strategy, developed a project, or researched a current issue relevant to community colleges and/or higher education? Inquiry is interested in publishing your work in our peer-reviewed journal. Submissions are reviewed by editors on a continuous basis with a rolling deadline, so we encourage you to submit any time.

Access previous issues, make submissions, and ask questions here.
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