Leading People course, Setting Performance Expectations!

Only 4 more spaces left in our first Leading People course, Setting Performance Expectations!

Don’t miss out on the chance to attend this course on Friday, October 14, 2011! This course, the first in our series at Mission College, is open to any new supervisors new to their role, staff who want to move into a leadership role, or staff already in a leadership or supervisory role who are looking for new ideas.

What will be covered

Setting Goals & Expectations

  • Why goals & expectations are important
  • Effective goals and expectations
  • The employee’s responsibilities
  • The goal and expectation discussion

Orienting new employees

Measuring performance – ongoing goal achievement

This course will run from 9:30-1:30 on campus, and lunch will be served during the event.

Registration is easy! Go to http://lpatmission.eventbrite.com/ to reserve your spot today!

Learning In Networks for Knowledge Sharing

As you begin this new academic year be sure to connect with the growing California Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN) — your source for ideas and interaction.   Please also let your campus know about the wealth of resources and contacts available through 3CSN.

The Network is expanding its FREE professional learning opportunities, continuing its series of Learning In Networks for Knowledge Sharing (LINKS) events.   As announced by the attached flyer, this fall’s day-long LINKS 4 event will focus on: 

Empowering Students

With a Strong Start:

Redesigning Practices & Procedures

When and Where

October 28 (Laney College for Northern California)

Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch are provided, but you must register at http://www.3csn.org

Come and join colleagues from across the region in developing new ideas and redesigning practices and procedures that move students forward.   Contribute your expertise, questions, and passion for teaching and student success!

Update: Microsoft Office 2010 webinars now available

There have been some requests for Microsoft Office 2010 training over the past few months and I am happy to announce that these are now in the September webinar calendar!

Specifically, the following classes have been added:

- What is new in Office 2010 on 9/13

- Excel 2010 on 9/13

- Word 2010 on 9/20

- PowerPoint 2010 on 9/20

And we also have one for Mac users:

- Office 2011 Tips & Tricks for the Mac on 9/12 

Please take advantage of this resource, which is available to you as a District employee at no cost through Human Resources and Information Systems.


Improve YOUR health through Nutrition-Tues, 9/20, 12 noon to 1

 Heather Rothenberg will present “Improve YOUR health through Nutrition” on Tuesday, 9/20, 12 noon to 1 pm, in the Campus Center Room 219/220.   Employees and students are invited to learn.

New Claremont EAP Newsletter Available!

Greetings Colleagues,

Our EAP, Claremont, has a new, quarterly newsletter available to you entitled Healthy Social Life.  

You can access the newsletter by going to Claremont’s website (you may need to cut and paste to your browser):


As always, you may contact Claremont directly 24/7 at 800-834-3773.

Wonders of our Water Works-Free Tour

Wonders of our Water Works-Free Tour

9:30 am on the first Thursday and Saturdays of the month, through November 2011 

Find out how we plan to sustainably rebuild the Plant after 54 years of working around the clock

Learn how wasterwater from 1.4 million residents in eight South Bay cities is cleaned to almost drinking water standards

Visit the nation’s largest urban wildlife refuge

Explore cutting edge job opportunities

Sign up for a tour (reservation required)

Call: 408-535-8550

Email: planttours@sanjoseca.gov

Visit: www.rebuildtheplant.org

2011 School Technology Symposium- August 11, 2011

Forward Thinking: Embracing Technology in the 21st Century School

As districts increasingly embrace technology as an integral tool to efficient operations and effective learning, they must be mindful of the complex legal issues and evolving laws.  This full-day School Technology Symposium will offer sessions on:

● Technology Policies
● Personnel Issues
● Data Management & Storage
● Student Issues (discipline, searches, free speech)
● Access and Learning Issues
● Licensing and Contract Concerns

Registration/Breakfast: 8:00 am
Program: 8:30-3:00 pm

Contact Keesha Clark at (562) 653-3453 REGISTER NOW!

Join us for these complimentary sessions.

Save the Date | Space is limited!

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Campbell Union High School District
3235 Union Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124

MESA STEM Careers Luncheon- Sept. 9, 2011

Please save the date for the 4th Annual MESA STEM Careers Luncheon on Friday, 9/9/11, 12:00-2:00pm.  Guest speakers from industry will provide us with an overview of their educational and career paths. This event is open to ALL students (not just MESA students), faculty and staff.  If you teach, please consider offering your students extra credit for attending.

Thank you for your support!
Theresa Lawhead, M.S.
Mission College
(408) 855-5545 (Direct line)

CalPERS “Understanding General Investment Concepts for Retirement Savings”

CalPERS “Understanding General Investment Concepts for Retirement Savings”

August 25, 2011



This 60 minute presentation is designed for participants interested in gaining a better understanding of basic investing concepts. The presentation will cover investment basics, styles, options and strategies, as it relates to your 457 Supplemental Income Plan. A brief Q&A session will be available following the presentation.

Leading People: Info‐session- September 23, 2011

If you are in a role which requires you to supervise or provide feedback to others, this program is for you!Individuals in these critical positions ofen findthat the transition from an individual contributor role to one that may require some level of supervision can be challenging. This program is designed to support this transition with skillbuilding content.

Info‐session on Friday, September 23, 2011


9:00‐10:00 Faculty

10:00‐11:00 Classified and Management

To register go to: http://lpatmission.eventbrite.com/



Sarah Caravalho Khan


Sponsored by WVMCCD District Human Resources and Mission College Staff Development