Continuing Ed opportunity – Supervision Certificate Program

written on behalf of Mike Nielsen, Director of Corporate and Continuing Education

Would you like to develop your leadership, communication, motivation and problem-Mortarboard-and-Diplomasolving skills? Continuing Education is offering a 6-session certificate course in supervision. This daytime class meets from 9am-4pm (Thursdays) and will help you acquire the interpersonal skills needed to interact successfully in a supervisory role. Topics include turning negative situations into positive outcomes; identifying your leadership traits through personal assessment; leading effective meetings; providing feedback; establishing priorities; problem-solving techniques, and more! Earn the certificate by taking the courses individually or register for the series and save. Classes begin on October 12!!

Green River College employees are eligible for a 33% discount ($399) on the series cost of $599! Classified and exempt employees may use development funds to defray class costs. Sign up at the link below.

Supervision Certificate (6 Class Series)

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Come join the Gator at the RAC!

written on behalf of Bob Kickner, Director of Athletics and Recreation

Did you know that Green River College employees are eligible to become members of theGRC Gator Mascot (1) (00000002) on-campus Recreation and Athletic Center (RAC)? You can purchase a Fall quarter membership for $50 (payable at the Cashier’s office) that is valid through December 31st. Employees are able to work out at the RAC in the morning, before work, or during the normal operational hours:

Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm; Friday 10am-6pm; Sunday 2pm-7pm

RAC memberships give you access to the RAC fitness spaces (weight room, gym, and studio) as well as the RAC’s programs and services. This includes intramural sports, equipment check-out, and group fitness classes. This quarter we are offering Dance Aerobics, Personal Training, MixxedFit, Kickboxing Cardio, and Yoga classes.

For more information email Rob Pedicone, RAC Coordinator at rpedicone@greenriver.edu or call x2482.

 

New Employee Spotlight – Lyudmila Adamyuk

We’d like to take a moment and recognize our newest employees to Green River. Please take a moment to learn more about them, in their own words.

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Please tell everyone your new title and a little bit about your professional background.

My new title is Program Coordinator at Financial Aid office and before that I was working as Program Assistant for the same office.

What drew you to apply to Green River? 

Beautiful campus and opportunity to work with interesting and talented people many of whom I already know since I was GRC student myself.

On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?

My ride is very short – I live 1.5 mi from GRC so I usually don’t listen to anything. On the days when we carpool with my daughter (she is a student here) we use that time to catch up with each other.

What was the very first job you ever had?

Picking apples in the orchard. It was a seasonal job and lasted couple of weeks.

What about your new position is most exciting for you?

The opportunity to work with the students and help them to succeed.

What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?

I want to master some aspects of my job and get to know more people.

What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?

My biggest accomplishment is raising my children to be the people they are becoming. Also getting my degree while being a full-time mom and a first-generation college student, and my job.

If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?

Don’t know…need to ask them.

For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?

Well I can bake and decorate a cake.

If G.R.E.E.N. were an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?
Great
Resources for
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Now

Lori Selby, Vice President of Business Administration Candidate, Green River Campus Forum

Lori-Selby

Lori Selby, a Vice President of Business Administration Candidate, visited Green River College on Friday, June 19, 2015, to share her experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thanks to our talented Green River Media Center team, you can now watch Ms. Selby’s campus forum presentation.

If you would like to provide your thoughts regarding Ms. Bean’s campus forum, please complete the Vice President of Administration Campus Forum Survey.

 

Shirley Bean’s, Vice President of Business Administration Candidate, Green River Campus Forum

Shirley-BeanShirley Bean, a Vice President of Business Administration Candidate, visited Green River College on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, to share her experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thanks to our talented Green River Media Center team, you can now watch Ms. Bean’s campus forum presentation.

If you would like to provide your thoughts regarding Ms. Bean’s campus forum, please complete the Vice President of Administration Campus Forum Survey.

HERC: Cool Tool for Your Green River Tool Belt – Part 2

Welcome back to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) cool tool test. Last week I talked about what HERC is and introduced its Dual-Career Search tool that permits job seekers to enter in search job search criteria for themselves and for their partner/friend.

hercjobs.org homepage

Today, I will highlight HERC’s webinars. Job search tools predominately offer either mainstream webinars targeted towards job seekers or member institutions.  HERC’s focus is to provide customized job resources to help both achieve their respective goals. Now, that is value!

The HERC Jobseeker Webinars series are developed by regional HERCs and emphasize aspects of the job search process tailored specifically for the academic job seeker. Topics range from Expanding Your Career Networks to The Campus Visit: Interviewing for Faculty Positions.  The upcoming webinar is “What Works for Women at Work: How to navigate subtle gender bias successfully” on Thursday, June 4th, at 10:00 am. What a great professional development opportunity!  Start your registration by clicking here.

HERC institutional members also benefit from professional development opportunities through webinars that feature specific best practices in faculty and staff recruitment and retention presented by higher education practitioners. The upcoming webinars cover an array of subjects like The Diversity Advantage: Incorporating Diversity Principles into the Search Committee Process, Courageous Leadership: Recruiting and Retaining Latino(a) Faculty and Higher Education Professionals, and Gender Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct on Campus: Understand Your Climate & Protect Faculty, Staff & Students. Please note that many of the webinars are offered for HRCI continuing education credits. Now that is super cool! Discover the titles of more upcoming webinars by clicking here and scrolling down to Webinars.

Cool Tool for Your Green River Tool Belt – Part 1

I admit that I am a fanatic of cool tools. I become extremely excited to test new Do-It-Yourself Tools, electronic gadgets, websites or software. (The Gallup Organization says that is the “Learner” in me but I will talk about that another day). Today, I want to share a cool recruitment tool to put into your Green River Tool Belt called Higher Education Recruitment Consortium or HERC.  Like any new tool, let’s put HERC to the test!

hercjobs.org homepage

What is HERC?

I like know  a little information about the company that creates the tool I am testing.   HERC is a non-profit consortium of over 600 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non-and-for profit organizations. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives. That is awesome! Additionally, it is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related filed than any other site!

http://www.hercjobs.org/

Cool Features You Can’t Find Easily!

HERC features a Dual-Career Search tool that permits job seekers to enter in search job search criteria for themselves and for their partner/friend.  They can drill down their search to keywords, job type, discipline, and organizational type. The really neat distinctive characteristic is the built in ability to identify specifically how far the jobs that meet both search criteria can be from each other! Now that is cool!

Next week, I will talk about HERC’s job alerts, diversity resources, and webinars!