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CCA Skillstudio (Staff Professional Development Opportunities)

Last updated on Oct 22, 2021


CCA Skillstudio is a new staff professional development program that will be offering extended synchronous and asynchronous opportunities. We are excited to offer a variety of trainings and workshops throughout the year that address the following themes:

  • Refining your technical skills with CCA platforms
  • Creative reinvention for processes & procedures
  • Back to basics
  • Supporting a culture of care.

You can find the current calendar below with training descriptions. Make sure to check back for updates! We are adding new trainings often.

Please be sure to RSVP to any trainings that you would like to attend by emailing hr@cca.edu. For registered trainings, you will receive a calendar invite with training details. All trainings will be offered online via Zoom.


2021 Calendar of Events

March

International Employee Policies Presentation and Q & A (Back To Basics)

Workday Report Writing (Technical Skills)

LinkedIn Learning

April

Workday Worksheets for Ad Hoc Reporting (Technical Skills)

Manager 101 for All (Back To Basics)

InDesign 101 (Technical Skills)

May

Manager 101 for Student Supervisors (Back To Basics)

June

Avoid Burnout While Working Remotely (Culture of Care)

July

We're taking a break from synchronous sessions - check out Linkedin Learning in the meantime!

August

Drive Decision Making: Developing a Data Mindset (Creative Reinvention)

Business Services Office (BSO) Process Training 101 (Back to Basics)

September

CCA Brand Training (Back to Basics)

Understand Chaos At Work, Determine Priorities and Stay Focused (Culture of Care)

October

Workday 101 (Back to Basics)

Assess Your Stress

November

Workday Report Writing (Technical Skills)

“How Can I Be of Help?”: Design Thinking 101 for the Professional (Creative Reinvention)

Healthy Sleep Habits (Culture of Care)

December

Business Services Office (BSO) Process Training 101 (Back to Basics)

Workday Worksheets for Ad Hoc Reporting (Technical Skills)

Cheers Not Tears: Dealing with Holiday Stress (Culture of Care)


2022 Calendar of Events

January

Compensation Conversations (Culture of Care)

February

Developing Executive Presence (Creative Reinvention)

March

Write to Persuade and Influence (Back to Basics)

MONDAY, MARCH 8

International Employee Policies Presentation and Q & A, 3pm - 4:15pm

Join Jared Leung, CCA’s immigration attorney, as he reviews employment issues that most impact international workers and the CCA community. The first half will be his presentation and the second half will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Please click here for the slide deck and click here for the recording of the session.

TUESDAY, MARCH 9 & THURSDAY, MARCH 11

Workday Report Writing, 9am - 10:30am

This two part workshop will provide you with a baseline introduction to using the Report Writer tool in Workday to create custom reports. There will be some presentation and demonstration, interspersed with several hands-on activities. Come prepared to follow along and build your own reports in Workday.

Click here for the Report Writing Tutorial in Workday.

LinkedIn Learning

Check out our Linkedin Learning portal page for more information! Please note that LinkedIn Learning is only available this year to permanent staff members.

TUESDAY, APRIL 6 and THURSDAY, APRIL 8

Workday Worksheets for Ad Hoc Reporting, 9am - 10:30am

Worksheets is a relatively new tool within Workday that can help simplify ad hoc reporting, data manipulation, or secure sharing of data and reports with others. Worksheets are available for all staff, faculty and students in Workday. This two part workshop will provide you with several examples of scenarios and methods for using Worksheets, and will include hands-on activities. Come prepared to follow along and get started building your own Worksheets in Workday. It is recommended that you take Workday Report Writing prior to this workshop.

TUESDAY, APRIL 13

Manager 101 for All, 10am - 12pm

This training is for anyone interested in learning about people management and will review the HR lifecycle, hiring basics (sourcing, interviews, selection, offers, Workday), performance management basics (setting up successful relationships with staff, having difficult conversations, performance cycle and evaluation) and also provide toolkits and resources.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20

InDesign 101, 10am-12pm

Come learn the basics of InDesign, work on an activity and ask questions! All staff have access to InDesign via the Adobe Creative Cloud. Please make sure to download this before the session (instructions can be found here). If you have questions on how to access the Adobe Creative Cloud, please email helpdesk@cca.edu.

TUESDAY, MAY 11

Manager 101 for Student Supervisors, 10am - 12pm

Come learn about manager basics for supervising student workers, including student employment eligibility requirements, hiring basics, compliance (rest & meal periods, worker’s comp) performance management basics (setting up successful relationships, having difficult conversations), and also provide resources.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

Avoid Burnout While Working Remotely, 10am-12pm

Did you know that burnout is an official medical condition, recognized by the World Health Organization? In this fascinating workshop, you’ll learn the causes of burnout, how it physically affects our brain, and how to recognize (and react) to the symptoms. You'll learn greater awareness and consideration for the causes and treatments of burnout, as well as the ability to counteract it, both long-term and in the moment.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18

Drive Decision Making: Developing a Data Mindset, 10am-12pm

Understanding how data works is only the start. Learning to use data to impact your daily decisions, plans and processes is a true elevation in the modern decision making. In this workshop you’ll learn to understand, make decisions, and tell stories with data.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18

Business Services Office (BSO) Process Training 101, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Join the business office for a refresher on their policies and procedures and ask questions!

The recording of this session is now available in Workday Learning. To locate the recording, please search for "BSO Process Training 101 (CCA Skillstudio)" in Workday.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

CCA Brand Training, 11am-12pm

Everything you wanted to know about CCA's brand, but were too afraid to ask. We'll cover the history of our brand, the rules and tools that make it unique, and examples of the brand out in the world. We'll also look at DIY resources to help you create your own CCA Branded collateral. 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Understand Chaos At Work, Determine Priorities and Stay Focused, 10am-12pm

This workshop will teach you to turn confusion and disorder into challenges that you can face. Learning to manage your focus will give you better clarity in the true priorities of your daily tasks and the bigger picture goals.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20

Workday 101, 11am - 12pm

Come learn Workday basics that can help you be more efficient, along with tips and tricks around searches, using reports and managing your inbox!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH

Assess Your Stress - Tips for Stress Management, 11am - 12pm

Stress is detrimental to productivity and personal health. This session highlights the sources of stress and teaches practical solutions for maintaining composure in stressful situations. Learn effective stress reducers that have short and long term benefits.

PowerPoint

Handout

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AND THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Workday Report Writing, Fall Session, 1pm - 2:30pm (Wed) & 9am - 10:30am (Th)

This two part workshop (back by popular demand!) will provide you with a baseline introduction to using the Report Writer tool in Workday to create custom reports. There will be some presentation and demonstration, interspersed with several hands-on activities. Come prepared to follow along and build your own reports in Workday.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

“How Can I Be of Help?”: Design Thinking 101 for the Professional, 10am - 12pm

Every day, your job means asking & answering questions, seeking and/or providing support, coordinating with others, following a process, etc. Could it be done better? Made easier? How might you redesign what you do--and how you do it--to make yourself and fellow stakeholders more satisfied? How do we turn a culture of limitations into one of abundant, satisfying service?

In this highly interactive and playful workshop, you’ll learn the basics of design thinking and work in small groups to discover how a mix of empathy, reframing, brainstorming and idea creation (with a little bit of creativity, imagination, curiosity and ‘beginners’ mind’) might transform how you work and the impact you have on others.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Healthy Sleep Habits, 11am - 12pm

Can’t sleep? Not sleeping soundly? This session provides a general overview of the sleep cycle and offers practical tips to help you feel refreshed, energized, alert, and ready to take on a new day.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1

Business Services Office (BSO) Process Training 101, Fall Session, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join the business office for a review or refresher on their policies and procedures!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7 AND THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9

Workday Worksheets, Fall Session, 9am - 10:30am

Worksheets is a relatively new tool within Workday that can help simplify ad hoc reporting, data manipulation, or secure sharing of data and reports with others. Worksheets are available for all staff, faculty and students in Workday. This two part workshop (back by popular demand!) will provide you with several examples of scenarios and methods for using Worksheets, and will include hands-on activities. Come prepared to follow along and get started building your own Worksheets in Workday. It is recommended that you take Workday Report Writing prior to this workshop.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8

Cheers Not Tears: Dealing with Holiday Stress, 12pm - 1pm

The holidays should be a time of celebration and enjoyment, but often can be stressful. Family relationships and finances can become strained. This session discusses useful tips for keeping it all in perspective so the holidays are a time of joy.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27TH

Compensation Conversations, 10am - 12pm

Whether it’s part of a performance review process or a more general discussion, most managers have a difficult time discussing compensation with employees. There is always a concern that the employee will be disappointed, that expectations will be misaligned, that morale will be negatively impacted, or, in a worst-case scenario, that a good employee may decide to leave. This session helps learners improve their ability to navigate these sensitive conversations.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH

Developing Executive Presence, 10am - 12pm

Executive Presence is a leadership workshop with the aim for participants to identify what leadership looks like to them, practice elements of executive presence, explore four mistakes that can damage executive presence, and develop a strategy for overcoming these obstacles.

Deconstruct Executive Presence

  • Three Components
  • Gravitas, Communication, Appearance: Best Practices

Interpersonal Skills for Executive Presence

  • Comfortable Negotiating
  • Effective Feedback
  • Positive Feedback & SSBIR Tools
  • Inspiring & Motivating: Assessment

TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH

Write to Persuade and Influence, 10am - 12pm

In this workshop, you will learn practical and useful techniques to organize information clearly and logically, write persuasively, and present a professional image of yourself and your organization.

Write Fast & Sound Professional
Communicate Feeling Through Writing

  • Humorous and Emotional Content
  • Checking For the Right Tone

Discover and Communicate the Point

  • Goal-Oriented Writing
  • Establishing the Goal
  • Bottom-lining the Message