Purpose & Career

Purpose & Career
Developing ourselves personally and professionally is a key focus of our engagement initiative. Take a look at the following activities organized to help you grow in this area:

1. Expand skills

Participate in a professional development activity such as a session during JCCC’s Professional Development Days or a KCPDC Development Workshop.

2. Identify strengths

Take a Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment and participate in an Introduction to Strengths session or an Everything DiSC session sponsored by Staff Development. Watch InfoHub to register for upcoming sessions.

3. Plan next steps

Work with a Professional Development Coach on your Individual Development Plan (IDP). More information and forms can be found at

4. Set goals

Become part of the “because I said I would” movement. Write and send out two or three “because I said I would” promise cards. These are available in the Staff Development Office in RC 152.

5. Commit to grow

Join a monthly New Directions Employee Assistance Program (EAP) webinar on various topics. Webinars are offered on the third or fourth Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m.  in CC 232.
Following are just a few of the topics:
• Sept. 25 – Mindful Eating (CRN 30062)
• Oct. 23 – Talking to Children About Scary Events (CRN 30063)
• Nov. 20 – Care for Caregivers (CRN 30064)
• Dec. 18 – Navigating Change (CRN 30065)