Below is a list of professional development opportunities offered at BCTC and at venues external to BCTC. Those opportunities that are offered by BCTC groups and/or opportunities that are available at a low cost are noted for your convenience. Links to the Teaching and Learning Center and the Technology Tutorials and Training are also available in the navigation bar to assist BCTC employees with their professional development needs.
To include other PD opportunities on this page, please contact Miranda Hines.
Sometimes you can’t avoid making decisions that your employees won’t like. On the flip side, if you want to be successful as a manager, you can’t afford to alienate your team. You need to walk a delicate line, one that’s best served by maintaining openness and honesty. This fast-paced webinar will address the following techniques:
Join BCTC Distance Learning for a Workshop on Teaching with Technology. This workshop offers sessions for both on-ground and on-line instructors and will present novelist, Robin Sloan, author of Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, as the 2013 Keynote Speaker.
*The workshop is free and lunch is provided to registered participants.
To view the program or to register, go here.
This event has been cancelled.
Effective leaders share one common trait: strong communication skills. Outstanding managers understand the importance of continually improving skills: don’t let it slide. That makes this training essential for your future success. This power-packed webinar provides the essential know-how you need to give your communication skills the shot in the arm they need to go from so-so to exceptional. Topics addressed in this webinar include the following:
The Kentucky Innovations Conference is focused on examining topics related to P-12, adult and post-secondary education. Presentations, panel discussions, poster sessions and corporate partners will provide conference participants the opportunity to discuss the scholarship of teaching and learning, the latest technologies, best practices and to share innovative instructional techniques. Upon completion of the conference, participants will have a better understanding of major trends and key issues facing Kentucky education.
The conference registration fee is $150 for early birds and $200 for registrations received after April 26.
To learn more or to register, go here.
Master hassle-free techniques for quickly writing on-target, legally sound job descriptions. Learn to provide employees with their blueprint for success with shortcuts and power techniques for writing job descriptions that work. Concepts to be covered in this webinar include the following:
Left unchecked, conflict destroys work relationships and wreaks havoc on your ability to get things done! This webinar will provide the know-how you need to navigate the dreaded "C" with confidence, diplomacy, and finesse! You’ll even begin to view conflict as the creative problem-solving relationship builder it can be! Join this webinar to learn more about:
Your employees NEED on-target performance feedback from you. Don’t let them down! Learn how to have fewer misunderstandings and discover how to deliver helpful feedback so that your employees know exactly what your expectations are.
In this powerful training, you’ll learn how to open the lines of communication between yourself and your employees for fewer misunderstandings. You’ll discover how to deliver helpful feedback without serious interruption to your day or your employees’. Most importantly, your employees will know exactly what your expectations are ... where they’re coming up short ... when they’re excelling ... and how to solve problems before they wander seriously off track. The following concepts will be shared during the webinar:
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to make sure your PowerPoint presentations are sharp, relevant, and, most important of all, work for your audience and purpose. Don’t risk adding another poor PowerPoint presentation to the legion already out there. Topics to be addressed in this presentation include the following:
Finance & Operations is offering in-house training for pro-card use, cash handling, payroll, and more! To see a complete list of available sessions, go here.
While registration is not required, please let the listed presenter know if you plan to attend so they can plan accordingly.
This session highlights best practices for moving lab-based science courses online using “wet” labs. Attendees will also learn why an institution of higher education believes that online can be as effective as on-campus in meeting the course objectives, based on statistics and results from a grant.
The webinar will be particularly relevant to the academic deans and curriculum developers, as well as science department chairs and professors who are often tasked with the challenge of growing online learning in order to increase enrollment, meet student demands and achieve fiscal goals in a challenging climate.
To learn more about this opportunity or to register, go here.
Graduates of the 21st Century need more than content knowledge. They need effective and cognitive skills to survive and thrive in an increasingly diverse and global economy. Community college leaders must find ways to transition the campus to a culture of life-long learning and service while maintaining high academic standards. This webinar will share key service learning elements and ways in which colleges can implement them to transform their campus into a full-service organization, one faculty member at a time. Participants will explore how service-based learning can be used to embed global education college-wide.
To learn more about this opportunity or to register, go here.
Course delivery is not what it used to be. Increasingly, institutions of higher education are moving to online and hybrid class offerings. Critical to answer as this shift occurs is, are these programs providing the necessary support services to help students succeed in the online environment? Further, how do institutions implement support programs that are turnkey and budget-friendly?
This session will explore a series of online tools, services and strategies that faculty and staff can use immediately to provide necessary aid to online students. Participants will learn how to integrate products in creative ways and design a very comprehensive, affordable enterprise solution for online course delivery and student support services.
The Fall 2012 Training Schedule is now available. There are 25 sessions scheduled throughout the semester; everything from browsers to apps to course design and maintenance. Check out the schedule here or find it on the Blackboard portal. You do not need to register for the trainings, simply click the "Join" link on the schedule at the appropriate time. You will also be able to add the sessions to your Outlook calendar by clicking the Outlook icon on the schedule. All sessions will run 30-60 minutes and held through Bb Collaborate. Sessions will be archived for those who cannot attend live. New to Bb Collaborate? You can check your system requirements here and you can go through an online orientation for BbCollaborate here.
CLEP has launched a series of new professional development webinars. These free one-hour sessions are designed to meet the needs of faculty and testing professionals. Topics will be useful to those on campuses just beginning to use CLEP and to those who have more specific needs and questions.
To register for these sessions, go here.
Bluegrass Workforce Solutions provides continuing education, recertification, and relicensure courses for a variety of professionals. Continuing Education Units (CEU's) will be awarded for those courses and participants will receive a Certificate of Completion to be used for recertification/relicensure requirements. For more detailed information, visit the website or call (859) 246-6666.
Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer FREE online courses for anyone to take. Their technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students in an effort to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. Their goal is to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in. Courses include a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, there are multiple courses that you may find interesting.
To explore and register for a course, go here.
Online courses cover a variety of topics including accounting, personal finance, grant writing, computer skills, healthcare, sales and marketing, digital photography, starting your own business, health information management, creative writing, graphic arts, and web design, just to name a few. For more detailed information, visit the website or call (859) 246-6666.
FridayLive! is a free, interactive, Internet-accessible, multimedia weekly series offered by The Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Group. The TLT Group is a not-for-profit that helps college and university educators take advantage of changing technology so they can improve teaching and learning. As a non-profit, the TLT Group looks to enable collaboration, support, mutual understanding and communication among key stakeholders in an institution, and use evidence to make better decisions.
FridayLive! sessions alternate among a variety of topics: Dangerous Discussions, interviews, tech topics and tools. You can join FridayLive! on Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Even though the session is free, we'd prefer that you register in advance, unless you are an individual member and hold a season FASTPASS. Room opens at 1:45 p.m. Main session from 2:00 to 2:55 p.m. Closing until 3:00 p.m. Afterthoughts until 3:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, go here.
Innovative Educators is dedicated to providing superior training focused on critical issues facing students and educators today. Our primary goal is to provide the information, training, and skills necessary to implement positive change on a personal, professional, and institutional level. Complimentary webinars address topics such as service-based learning, rubrics, advising, use of open educational resources, student engagement, campus safety, and much, much more.
To view a complete list of these trainings and to register, go here.
National Seminars Training offers training on topics including Microsoft Office products, communication, conflict and confrontation, HR and ADA issues, project management, marketing, generational differences, and more. To view a complete list of these trainings, go here.
Limited access to webinars is available to BCTC at no cost until October 18, 2013. For more information and to recommend one of these webinars, please contact Miranda Hines.
The Remote Advisor is a new online tool that provides advising training to address working with students at a distance. This training satisfies a PD training requirement for faculty advisors.
To access this online tool, go here.