Why is Orientation Important?
Orientation is more than the paperwork; it’s an official introduction to Green River College. Orientation is important to an organization because it lays the foundation for the new employee’s career with the organization. It makes a great first impression and it can establish the basis for everything that follows.
Monday, April 22 kicked off our first new employee orientation! Mark Brown (Learning & Development Manager) and Tamara Shilipetar (Green River College Recruiter) welcomed 5 new employees beginning at 8:30 am, with coffee, doughnuts, and yogurt. The session covered various topics, including our mission, vision, and core values; benefits; payroll; the Green River College Foundation; professional development opportunities; campus parking and security.
The new employee orientation will be held twice a month, with our next session on Monday, May 6. If you were hired this past spring and are interested in attending an orientation please email Mark Brown firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add you to our orientation roster.
written on behalf of Mike Nielsen, Director of Corporate and Continuing Education
Would you like to develop your leadership, communication, motivation and problem-solving 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.
Posted on behalf of Julie Moore.
As you transition from spring classes into summer and fall preparations, you may be looking for teaching resources that you can access online and that can help you with things like putting together a syllabus, assignments, rubrics, designing a hybrid class, etc.
The Teaching and Learning Center website is up and ready for use. It houses a lot of resources – many of them from GRC faculty that are tailored for our classes and curricular policies. Feel free to use this to help you prep over the summer!
Have a great summer!