Every semester the CTLE hosts a conference that qualifies for Faculty Professional Growth (FPG). Historically FPG was only available to residential faculty, however now with a tier system for increased adjunct pay in place, adjunct faculty can also take advantage of earning FPG.

The theme for this semester is Genesis: Engaging Generations, and at GCC there are currently four different generations of students. This conference will highlight activities that captivate all students, regardless of the decade they were born.

Genesis: Engaging Generations will take place Thursday, October 20th in the Student Union, starting with lunch at 12:30 followed by five strategies to enhance student engagement. The virtual portion of the event will take place Friday, October 21st via Zoom starting at 12:45 and will feature Dr. Caron Sada as our keynote presenter.

Dr. Sada is residential faculty at Paradise Valley Community College. Prior to teaching college psychology and entrepreneurship courses at the college level, Caron worked in family businesses, nonprofits, startups and Fortune 50 organizations primarily in sales, fundraising, marketing and management roles. Caron is the creator of the Z Model designed to “facilitate positive organizational change in higher education while delivering student success.”  She is also the creator of The Art and Science of Culture Change – a comprehensive co-creation and change model.  Her work, and the work of teams she’s part of, has been featured nationally through the National Association for Community Colleges (NACCE) and the League for Innovation in the Community College (the League).

Both days promise collaboration, camaraderie, engagement and more. Register for Thursday or register for Friday or even better, register for both days!

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