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: October 5, 2022

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:

Oct. 21 10-11:30 – 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.

Oct. 28 – Ensure Learning more information coming from the Instructional Assessment Committee Start Online Course. More information coming soon from the IAC.

Nov. 18 10-11:30 – Culturally Responsive Teaching with Carolina Forero Equity in Practice Course coming Soon!

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.  

October 19-21: NISOD Fall Virtual Conference brings together full- and part-time faculty members, librarians, and student support services personnel to share best and promising practices that increase student success at community and technical colleges. This new convening provides a convenient opportunity for campus allies to thoroughly examine what it means to meet the needs of 21st-century students. 

What Next? Math in the Community and Technical Colleges in Washington State Open to all faculty and staff. 3:30-5:00, Oct 19 Register here. Offered by the SBCTC. Online.

Doctor of Education Virtual Webinar Oct. 25, 1-2 pm Learn about Northeastern’s Doctor of Education program, online with two-day Seattle residencies designed for networking and career success. Meet the staff and faculty and learn about the program. Registration Page

The Promise of the Healing-Centered Paradigm in Education  Angel Acosta, Ed.D. 6:30 p.m., Nov. 3, Online.

We Are the Medicine: Possibilities For Flourishing Through Difficult Times Christina Bethell, Ph.D., MPH, MBA 4:00 p.m. Dec. 8. Online

Racelighting: People of Color in Schools, Colleges, and Universities with Drs. Frank Harris III and J. Luke Wood. Nov. 3, 10, & 17. Register: https://bit.ly/3E9Acwh. Offered by CORA learning.

Canvas 101 Trainings: Oct. 10-31 & Nov. 7-30. Preview the lessons and register. Offered by  SBCTC Ed Tech.

Native Cases Climate Change Conference Nov. 8-9, Offered by the Sustainability Engagement Institute at Western Washington University. More information and registration form.

Beyond Seattle Central

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

  • Seattle Public Library for Online Learning, including LinkedIn Learning, Mango Languages and more. FREE for Seattle Public Library card holders.  

  • CORA Learning Black Ally Program: Dismantling Anti-Blackness on Your Campus: Core Competencies for Allies; Course Design for Racial Equity; Best Practices for Teaching in the Community College.  

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