Staff Development

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.  For more information click here.

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 hands-on and interactive; simulations and skill practices will be used when possible. The content is practical yet generic enough to apply to a variety of higher education environments. Upon completion of the seven core classes and an additional elective session, participants will receive a certificate from the Kansas City Professional Development Council.

Registration is FREE. Course offerings appear in the Staff Development Class Search. Enter ZPDC in the search field. You may register through MyJCCC using your selected CRNs.

KCPDC also offers special topics, an annual supervisory and staff focused conference, a faculty development program and an annual faculty focused conference.

Further details are available on the KCPDC web page. You may also call ext. 7654 or e-mail staffdev.dept@jccc.edu.

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 or portfolio
  • Commitment to attend sessions
  • Actively participate in sessions
  • Have expressed interest in career development and advancement
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Completion of KCPDC Supervisory Development Certificate or equivalent preferred
  • Click here for the JCCC Leadership Institute Application Form

The leadership program is a cohort model from a pool of applicants. Additional leadership development opportunities are available. For further information please call ext. 7654 or email staffdev.dept@jccc.edu.

Personal Development

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

Funding for personal development training outside of Staff Development is available through the One Time Continuing Education Opportunity once per fiscal year. For additional information please call ext. 7654 or email staffdev.dept@jccc.edu.

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 and personal reflection on your talents and how to fully develop them to become strengths. Let us help you and members of your workgroup discover your individual top five talents and how to leverage them for maximum individual and team effectiveness.

Your workgroup might be interested in DiSC. The DiSC journey involves taking an assessment to identify your preferred workstyle. It continues by engaging in discussion and activities with your colleagues and personal reflection. Let us help you and members of your workgroup learn how to leverage workstyles for maximum individual and team effectiveness.

To find upcoming sessions related to Professional Development, enter ‘ZPRO’ as a keyword search on the Staff Development Class Search.

For additional information, please call ext. 7654 or email staffdev.dept@jccc.edu.