Employee Development

Employee Development coordinates and offers development opportunities for faculty and staff at Seattle Central. We provide professional development grants and information, coordinate the Equity in Practice employee development program, connect employees with professional development opportunities, and administer quarterly Development Days. The Teaching and Learning Commons provides employee computer support and eLearning. A meeting space is available. 

Mission Statement 

Seattle Central College recognizes that holistic approaches to learning and development have transformative potential for both the college and for individual employees. To that end, Seattle Central College promotes institutional goals and effectiveness by supporting and funding individual and group development opportunities that are grounded in skill, knowledge, and connection. Please read the EDC Bylaws for more information.

Get Involved!

Employees can participate in and help create content for Equity in Practice, serve on the development day planning committee and help review professional development grant requests.  

Additional Professional Development


Updated: January 9, 2023

Development Days

2022-2023 dates are November 2, February 9, and May 11. The Full development day information and archived recordings are available on Canvas. You are invited to propose a workshop or join the planning.

Tip: Dates are listed in the Academic Calendar.

Equity in Practice

EiP offers learning opportunities focused on equity and connected to Guided Pathways. Start here.  We know it is hard to do another thing, especially online! We also know that folks are looking for ways to connect. So, you can now get started with Equity in Practice through synchronous online sessions that get you started and complement EiP courses:

January 20, 10:00-11:00 – New Faculty Orientation via Zoom. Welcome! Join Faculty Development Coordinator Carolina Forero and learn a little about the college & get connected to culture, community and resources. This session is a companion to the Online Course.

March 3, 10:00 - 12:30 p.m. – Culturally Response Teaching with Carolina Forero. Online course will be released with this session.

Faculty can earn a stipend for completing the program. Take deeper dives into recent development day keynotes, data dashboards, ensure learning process and more. In fall, we will add real-time opportunities to connect with colleagues and deepen your equity practice.


Consult individual web pages for registration information.  

January 20: (re)Imagining Equity in Higher Ed. Agenda & Registration. Keynote with emareena daniels: “(re) Discovering Joy in Learning and Teaching: A Discovery Session” 

January 23 - March 5: Inclusive Pedagogy Micro-Learning. Information and Registration. Ekateria Stoops, Columbia Basin College. Details attached to this message. 4-6 hours to complete. Space is limited. No cost.  

Beyond Seattle Central

Consult individual web pages for specific dates, topics, and costs. 

Employee Development Contacts

Lynn Kanne, Dean for Libraries & Employee Development 

Dawnelle Wilkie, Administrative Assistant 

Carolina Forero, Faculty Development Coordinator 

Joseph Wong, IT Customer Support in the Teaching & Learning Commons