Alignment of Employee Skills

Expand and support professional development opportunities to enhance employee knowledge and skills with respect to the strategic directions and goals.

Supporting Paragraph:

The enrichment of skills extends to all employees and includes the ability to pursue appropriate forms of relevant professional development. This goal places emphasis on inclusion for all employees, while promoting the acquisition of the knowledge and skills needed to support the College’s strategic plan. There should be consideration for allocating sufficient financial resources in order to afford a variety of learning opportunities to engage in relevant professional development, and it should be recognized that Harper College is indeed fortunate to include unique employees with unique needs.

Goal Targets 2016-2019

  • Identify barriers to employee participation in professional development.
  • Implement a process for scaling up employee skills in relation to other teams' initiatives by fall 2017.
  • Increase the percent of employees who are satisfied with support, recognition, and value of professional development at Harper College by 5% from fall 2016 to fall 2019 (as measured by Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey items).
  • Design an online dashboard to communicate professional development opportunities.
  • Develop materials and resources to train employees on the Flight of the Hawks for greater awareness of roles in supporting students.

In FY2018 the team accomplished the following:

  • Collaborated with the Faculty Development Committee to draft a survey to identify factors that influence professional development for all employees.
  • Developed, vetted and posted a Professional Development Planning Form to communicate professional development needs.
  • Developed professional development dashboard in collaboration with IT. Planned pilot implementation for FY2019.

Annual Outcomes Reports: