Office of Professional Development

Grossmont College through the Office of Professional Development strives to provide comprehensive professional learning opportunities for the faculty, staff, and administrators of the college. Programing is driven by formal college-wide assessments and directly supports the college's strategic priorities and mission. The work of Professional Development is informed and supported through the college's Professional Development Committee, a college-wide governance committee, the Faculty Professional Development Committee, an Academic Senate Committee, and the Classified Professional Development Committee, giving voice to our Classified Professionals needs. Through this multi-faceted approach Grossmont College is able to support professional learning for faculty, staff and administrators.


For more information about the Office of Professional Development, the college's Professional Development Committees, and our core programs please click on the links in the left sidebar.


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Fall 2020 Listening Sessions 

When employees know their voices matter they are more likely to be engaged and committed. Collective conversations can be empowering, especially after months of remote work and social isolation. Listening builds trust, support, and psychological safety. Through dialogue, staff, faculty and administrators can learn from each other and build a stronger sense of community.


Our Goals

Create a brave space for authentic dialogue around the two pandemics we are experiencing, COVID-19 & racism in the US. Gather information to guide future action around race, racism, diversity and inclusion at Grossmont College​.


Covid – 19

October 30, 2020

2:00-3:30 pm



November 13, 2020

2:00-3:30 pm


RSVP for Listening Circles Now!

Watch Fall 2020 Convocation
Addressing Anti-Blackness on Campus: Implications for Educators and Institutions Webinar Replay
USC Race and Equity Center: White People Talking to White People About Racism Webinar Replay
Anti-Racist  Resource
Lunchbox Leadership:Psychological Well being During the COVID Crisis: Strategies for Self-Care

The Office of Professional Development is happy to share the resources from the May 29th Lunchbox Leadership session - please see the links below:


Fall 2020 Flex Week Workshop Submission Information

 The Faculty Professional Development Committee, in collaboration with the Office of Professional Development, is seeking session presenters for Fall 2020 Flex Week:

Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14, 2020
***The Deadline for Spring FLEX Week Proposals June 30th ***

In light of the current challenges we are facing, we are looking forward to being back on campus together where we know we thrive as a college. We are still looking to faculty, classified professionals, administrators and students in preparation for Fall 2020 FLEX Week – for which the California Community College’s FLEX Calendar Program has designated time, space, and resources “to participate in development activities that are related to “staff, student, and instructional improvement” (Title 5, Section 55724).


Based on feedback we have received and analysis of past FLEX Week session attendance, we are aiming to reduce the number of overlapping sessions; maximize individual session attendance and dialogue among faculty, classified professionals, administrators and students; and offer sessions that most directly support our college’s strategic goals of outreach, engagement, and retention. To that end, we are planning to select 8-12 session proposals.


We are seeking sessions that foster, stimulate reflection on, provide a model of, underscore, or embody holistic student success.* Sessions can take the form of workshops, GIFTS panels, round table discussions, digital poster sessions, labs, etc. Consider collaborating with a colleague or two to propose a workshop! On the off chance that we are still not back on campus by FLEX Week, we will challenge you to think outside of the box and find a way to create a workshop that COULD be taught via Zoom or online in some way, if need be. How has this experience informed your relationship to Holistic Student Success? This is a great opportunity to be creative.
*Holistic student success looks at how we support students throughout their educational experience, from intake with Student Services, through academic learning and support, to wraparound services that support pursuit of students’ goals.
We look forward to receiving and reviewing your proposals!


Submit your proposal online.


COVID-19 Resources: For Students and Employees
 In an effort to continue to support our campus community the Office of Professional will use this space to provide resources to support balancing the home / work life dynamic during this unique time:

Canvas Help
If you are a faculty member that needs assistance with your Canvas container please follow the links below for assistance:
12 Gateway: An Equity Symposium from theory to practical applications

For the agenda and materials from the symposium please visit the Resources page that can be found in the left hand directory (link forthcoming)