Organizational Development

Call For Proposals: KCPDC Enhancing Teaching and Learning Conference


Kansas City Professional Development Council

2017 Enhancing Teaching & Learning Conference
Saturday, March 4, 2017, Cleveland University-Kansas City, 10850 Lowell Ave., Overland Park KS.
Deadline for proposals:
December 1, 2016

The Enhancing Teaching & Learning conference is a KCPDC professional development event that provides an opportunity for educators to share their successes in the classroom. Through concurrent 50-minute sessions, presenters are encouraged to be creative in an attempt to appeal to a broad audience. There are four conference tracks or themes to consider:

1. Engaging Students: How do you do it? Examples may include increasing student interaction, techniques for making learning fun, experiential learning, learning communities, or thinking outside the box.

2. Technology in the Classroom: Do you use technology in the classroom?
Examples might include new technology, effective use of the Internet in the classroom, or making technology an effective part of teaching.

3. Assessing Teaching and Learning: What are the methods you use for assessing teaching and learning? Example may include methods for assessment design, assessment for learning, assessment technologies, student involvement, or assessment feedback.

4. Professional Development Resources for Faculty: Aside from campus resources where else can faculty turn for professional development? Where can faculty find information/training on active learning, instructional technology, course design, learning styles, assessment techniques, writing to learn, flipped classrooms and other resources?

All proposals must be submitted using the link below:

• Your name and contact information. Include your institution, academic department, business address, business phone number, and e-mail address. If you will have co-presenter(s), please send the same information for your colleague(s).

• Title and a 120-word summary/description of your proposed presentation.
This should be suitable for inclusion in the conference program. Keep in mind that the most successful sessions have been interactive, hands-on presentations.

• The theme/track. Indicate which of the following best categorizes your session: Engaging Students, Technology in the Classroom, Assessment of Teaching and Learning or Professional Development Resources for Faculty

• A description of AV equipment you will need.

Tom Grady, ETL Chair
Johnson County Community College Community College
Email: Phone: 913-469-8500 Ext. 3370

Flu, Tdap and Pneumonia Vaccinations on campus

Flu, Tdap and Pneumonia Vaccinations on campus

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 7 am – 1 pm, CC 232

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 12 pm – 4 pm, GEB 264

Vaccinations open to all (18 and older) to schedule on-line

Walk-ins permitted for Flu Shots only 


Vaccination Information:

  • Pneumonia and Tdap need advance registration online. No walk-ins for pneumonia and TDAP.
  • Bring your primary insurance card to the clinic.
  • Covered by JCCC Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (BCBSKC) active medical plan option (HMO, PPO or HDHP)?
    • BCBSKC will pay 100% for all three Vaccinations (two shots limit at clinic site).
  • Otherwise, it is your responsibility to check with your insurance in advance to see if the vaccinations are covered.
    • You may be billed for the vaccinations after the insurance claim is processed.
    • A discounted rate will be offered at the time of service for those that are self-paid.
    • You may also pay by cash or check for the vaccinations.
    • Cost is $20 for the flu shot, $99 for the pneumonia shot and $60 for the Tdap.
    • Please make the check payable to Healthy Solutions.
  • For more information or for questions, contact Healthy Solutions at 913-345-2223.



Follow this link to Schedule a new appointment

Follow this link to Change an appointment

Instructions to schedule or change an appointment are below.


Scheduling or changing an appointment requires an account. You will need to login as a previous user, or create a new account.

Register Yourself:

Previous Users

  1. Click Login
  2. Enter email address and password in the pop-up
  3. Click Login

New Users

  1. Click Register
  2. Complete the requested information in the pop-up
  3. Click Register


Register Additional Contacts / Family Members:

  1. Click Manage Contacts (top menu)
  2. Click Add New Contact
  3. Complete the requested information
  4. Click Save
  5. To schedule appointment, click New Signup (top menu)


Scheduling Appointment(s):

  1. Click Select beside the clinic you wish to attend
  2. Click New Signup for the desired time
  3. Click the names of the person(s) you are signing up
  4. Click the service or services you would like to receive
  5. Click Complete Signup
  6. A confirmation will appear on left side of screen.
  7. Click Get Event Forms to the view forms associated with the Clinic/Services or Next Signup to sign up for more contacts
  8. On the Forms menu, click View or Download next to each form you would like to view, print, or complete
  9. Bring completed Consent Form(s) and your insurance card to the clinic

You will receive an email confirmation and reminders before the appointment.

You can also register more contacts for different services by repeating steps above under Scheduling Appointments on these instructions.

Change an appointment

  1. Locate the sign up on the left hand side and click Change
  2. Click Select Event for a different clinic or click Change at the new time slot, same clinic
  3. Select the service or services you would like to receive
  4. Click Complete Change
  5. The new clinic time will appear on appointment confirmation on left side of screen


Tdap and pneumonia shots will be available upon request online PRIOR to the clinic.

If someone wants a Tdap or pneumonia shot and did not sign up prior to the clinic, they are welcome to come to the Healthy Solutions office located at 6387 W. 110th St., Overland Park, KS 66211, 913.345.2223 (435 & Metcalf). You can call ahead or make an appointment.



PDD Fall Schedule now mobile

The Professional Development Days schedule for Fall 2016 is ready for you on Guidebook!

Get the smartphone guide for up-to-date PDD information, including:

  • Schedules
  • Speaker bios
  • Presentation links and handouts

We’ll update the Guidebook for Android and iOS daily with any schedule changes or additions.

Don’t like to follow steps? Follow this link to get the PDD guide for your smartphone: and follow the steps there, or read on for step-by-step instructions.

To use Guidebook on your smartphone:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your phone number, (xxx) xxx-xxxx, in the white box, then click Text Me the Link.
  3. Click the link in the text message.
  4. Install the app via the App Store or Google Play, if necessary
  5. If Guidebook is installed, click the link to open the PDD Guide.
  6. If prompted, enter fallpdd to open our guide.
  7. Tap the 3-line menu at the top left to navigate.

Concerned about using space on your phone for the guide? Guidebook uses less space than Pokemon Go, or Twitter, or Pandora, or Words with Friends, or txt, or photos.

Questions? Need help? Email Keith Krieger,, or txt to 816.225.0208

Android and iOS Guidebook users:

  • Build your personalized schedule (yes, you can double-book sessions)
  • Receive reminders of sessions on your phone
  • Rate the sessions (1-5 stars) in the app
  • View PDFs and URLs of speaker and session content
  • Get up-to-the-minute schedule information

To use Guidebook on your laptop or desktop computer:

  • Go to
  • Scroll down the page.
  • Click Web.
  • Enter fallpdd to view the guide.

Users of Guidebook on computer:

  • Schedule view (personalized schedules available when you create a Guidebook account)
  • Get reminders with a Guidebook account
  • Access PDFs and URLs of speaker material
  • Get up-to-the-minute schedule information

Questions about the guide? Email Keith Krieger at


PDD questions?


Pro Tips:

If you have the Guidebook app installed on your phone from earlier PDDs:

  1. In the app, tap Enter Passphrase.
  2. Type fallpdd to download and install the Fall Schedule.
  3. This might be needed more than once to trigger the download.

If you want to update your Guidebook password or account information, use the app:

  1. Tap your person icon/profile picture.
  2. Tap the gear on the profile page.
  3. Swipe to the bottom of the account settings page to change the password.

If you are seeing PDD schedules in Guidebook for past terms, and want to remove them:

  1. Press and hold the icon/thumbnail.
  2. You’ll be prompted to unsync that Guidebook. Unsyncing will remove that specific Guide.
  3. Rate a session by tapping the session name, then tap the appropriate number of stars.
  4. Rate a speaker by tapping the session name, then tapping the speaker’s name, then tapping the star rating.

Professional Development Days Schedule August 2016

We’ve linked to a version of the PDD schedule in Excel below. Please note that this version is current as of  8/11/2016.  Please note this schedule will only be updated weekly. For the most current version of the schedule, please use the Guidebook app for iOS or Android, or on the web. Use fallpdd to download the app or view on the web.

When you click the link, you’ll be prompted to save or open the file. We suggest saving the file to the desktop, and then open the Excel file from the desktop.

PDD Schedule Fall 2016

Project Strengths needs volunteers for nutrition classes; participants get groceries

Please get this information out to any interested students, faculty or staff. Juliana Urquhart, dietary manager student, will lead sessions of Project Strengths: Healthy Lifestyles on a Budget. Volunteers are needed to enroll in the eight-week course.

For once a week for two hours, volunteers learn important nutrition basics, food safety and how to prepare a meal in a friendly and relaxed setting – for free!

Participants will receive:

  • Vital nutrition and health information
  • Helpful hints and money-saving tips to use at the grocery store
  • Hands-on cooking instruction
  • A bag of groceries every week provided by Harvesters

 Turn everyday food items into healthy, exciting meals. Class size is limited, so sign up today. 

Location: HCA 145

Class Days: Feb. 12. 19, 26, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 5

Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Questions: Contact Anna Page 913-469-8500, ext. 3346 or

RSVP by February 8 to Carol Sparks 913-469-8500, ext. 3626


January 2016 PDD: Faculty Academic Symposium Schedule

Faculty Academic Symposium

January 12, 2016

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Regnier Center 101

Description: The symposium is an opportunity for faculty to share the scholarly work in which they are engaged with their JCCC colleagues. These high-quality academic endeavors typify the learning college, and they reflect the exemplary participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning that is occurring at our institution. The work our faculty will share with their colleagues could demonstrate the connections students make with the curriculum, could engage students in research or civic engagement and, perhaps, could help students to think critically about how their academic experiences prepare them to successfully demonstrate global competencies. As a whole, this symposium demonstrates the many ways our faculty promote scholarship. Click the link below to view the schedule of the presentations with descriptions:

Faculty Academic Symposium Schedule

The Faculty Academic Symposium is supported by JCCC’s Center for Teaching and Learning, Faculty Association, Faculty Senate, and Educational Affairs Committee


January 16 PDD schedule

We’ve linked to a version of the PDD schedule in Excel below. Please note that this version is current as of 3:00 p.m. on 1/6/2015.

  • For a current version of the schedule, please install the Guidebook app on iPhone, iPad, or Android, available through the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • Once installed, tap the button labeled Use Passphrase.
  • Use the passphrase jcccpdd to download the January 2016 schedule.

The app includes speaker photos, session descriptions, tweeting from in-app, and links to presentation materials.

If you prefer to use the web version of Guidebook, please point your browser to:
When prompted, use redemption code jcccpdd.

PDD Spring 2016 Printable Excel file, current as of 1/6/2016.

Questions about Guidebook? Please email Keith Krieger at

Small Shifts, Big Changes w/Dr. Michelle Robin – January 2016 PDD Session!!!

Dr. Robin, Chief Wellness Officer at Your Wellness Connection, Shawnee, KS was the August 2014 All Staff Meeting Keynote Speaker!  She returns  to campus for January 2016 Professional Development Days!

• Small Changes, Big Shifts with Dr. Michelle Robin
• Description: You completed the Wellness on a Shoestring series and now what?!? Dr. Robin will revisit what you learned and share even more insight to encourage your 2016 wellness journey. Those not familiar with Dr. Robin’s series are also welcome to attend.
• Tuesday, January 12, 2016
• 9 to 9:50 a.m.
• CC 232

JCCC’s New Employee Assistance Program

Link to JCCC’s Employee Assistance Program offered through ComPsych Guidance Resources a benefit available to all employees. JCCC’s Web ID is JCCCEAP.  Online resources available 24/7 by clicking on the above link.  To create your personal User Name and Password, click on Employee/ Member Access tab located on the right hand side of the site.   By phone: 1-866-553-1848   TDD: 1-800-697-0353.

This confidential service provided all employees offers:  Confidential Counseling, Financial Information and Resources, Legal Support and Resources, Work-Life Solutions and GuidanceResources Online portal.

Biometric screenings August 13 and 14

As part of the JCCC Wellness program, we are doing Biometric Screenings again this year during PDD in August.   I know many of you participated in wellness activities and workshops this past year.  This is a great way to see how your results compare to last year.

Biometric screening offered for all JCCC employees August 13 and August 14 during Professional Development Days  Make your appointment today. 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) will do biometric screenings from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, August 13 in CC 232 and from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 14th, in RC 270.

Participants completing the screening will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card each day.

If you would like to see an example of the screening process, please follow this link:

To take part:

  • If you have medical plan coverage with JCCC, including “A Healthier You” coverage:  ( Look for your email from Human Resources for more details)

Log on to your account at and access the “A Healthier You” portal. From there you can register for the time of your choosing on either day (instructions attached). You’ll receive a confirmation email immediately after registering.

NOTE:  For all JCCC full-time employees your group # is 14092000 and suffix number is 00. You will need your Prefix and Member number to enrollIf you do not know your member numbers, please contact your JCCC Human Resource benefit specialist (listing below) or Wellness Coordinator Ruth Dey at

  • Registration will close at noon the business day before the appointment date. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you may use the registration link until that time.
  • As a member of the JCCC medical plan, this screening will be free to you when you present your medical identification card.  Note:  Blue Cross Blue Shield no longer offers a “My Rewards” incentive as a result of your participation.
  • If you do not have medical plan coverage with JCCC:
  • Bring your JCCC ID card and walk in for screening on either of the days listed, and the staff will work with you.
  • WALK-INS:  There may be appointments set up ahead of you. You may be asked to set up an appointment for later or wait until they can fit you in.

The screening includes:

  • Height, weight, Body Mass Index
  • Waist circumference
  • Blood pressure, total cholesterol
  • HDL ratio, glucose

Fasting recommended for best results, but is optional.  If you choose to fast, you should fast for a minimum of 8 hours. Coffee (even black) may affect the results. Readings for those who fast will include:

  • Cholesterol
  • HDL
  • LDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Glucose

Readings for those who do not fast will include:

  • Cholesterol
  • HDL
  • Glucose

Please drink plenty of water. The screening is done by finger stick, with immediate results. A health educator will review your results with you.

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