Staff Development


Staff Development Grant (Master Agreement Funds) All members of the bargaining unit are eligible for Staff Development grants for tuition, materials and/or certification testing for approved professional development courses and/or programs to remain certified, licensed or current in their teaching field. Members may obtain grants for two courses per year to a maximum of $1,000 […]

Recognition and Awards

There are numerous recognition and award opportunities available to employees. Click on your classification to find out about the awards and recognition available to you.

Professional Development

In addition to the open-session training opportunities listed on the schedule of events, we design customized workgroup training. This allows us to focus results on the specific training needs of your workgroup. Your workgroup might be interested in Strengths. The strengths journey involves taking the StrengthsQuest assessment, engaging in discussion and activities with your colleagues […]

Personal Development

To find upcoming sessions related to Personal Development, enter ‘ZPER’ as a keyword search on the Staff Development Open/Closed Class List.

Leadership Program

JCCC offers a year-long Leadership Program. The goal of the program is to enhance leadership qualities, characteristics, and skills for those aspiring to advance into higher leadership positions. Leadership Institute Program participants are full-time salaried, hourly supervisors, or bargaining unit faculty members and must meet the following minimum requirements Minimum of three years’ employment at JCCC Current IDP […]

KCPDC Supervisor Certification

KCPDC Supervisor Certification is a program developed by the Kansas City Professional Development Council (KCPDC) for supervisors at institutions of higher education in the Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri area. The content is appropriate for both faculty and non-faculty supervisors. The program consists of a group of core and elective sessions. Each four-hour session is […]

Individual Development Plans

Individual Development Plans (IDP) Individual Development Plan (IDP) completion is voluntary; however, it may be an eligibility requirement for funding through the Staff & Organizational Development Office. It is available online, so that you may enter information and save it, at multiple sessions if you desire. Please note It is best to allow pop-ups while […]