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Kansas City Professional Development Council

Human Resources sponsors the UMKC membership to Kansas City Professional Development Council (KCPDC). As a member institution, KCPDC will fund all event registrations for any full- and part-time UMKC employee. KCPDC’s mission is to plan and implement professional development programs for the faculty and staff of its member institutions. For more information, visit the KCPDC website. Registration is required for attendance at any of the KCPDC events. 

Programs at a Glance

Supervisory Development Program (SDP)

A program for supervisors, those aspiring to be supervisors or anyone interested in learning more about supervision. Those who complete the seven core classes and an additional elective session will receive a certificate from KCPDC, however, courses may also be taken on an individual basis.  Sessions are each offered once a year, are hosted on Thursdays on the campuses of various KCPDC member institutions and are generally 4 hours in length.

Core Sessions Include: 

         Role & Function of a Supervisor

         Your Personal Style

         Legal Aspects of Supervision

         Motivating Employees

         Decision Making & Problem Solving

         Performance Management

         Talent Acquisition

 

Faculty Development Program (FDP)

A program to provide faculty with the tools and resources for becoming more effective in the classroom. Full-time and adjunct faculty who choose to complete the six core classes and an additional two elective offerings will receive a certificate for the successful completion of 24 hours of study, however, courses may also be taken on an individual basis.  Sessions are each offered once a year, are hosted on the campuses of various KCPDC member institutions and are generally 3 hours in length.

Sessions Include:

         Instructional Strategies

         Evaluating Student Learning

         Managing the Learning Environment

         Diversity in the Classroom

         Active Learning

         Writing Across the Curriculum

 

Special Topics Sessions

KCPDC’s non-certificate programs address topics that attract diverse audiences, often different than those interested in the certificate programs.  The seminar topics are chosen collectively by the KCPDC board, based on identified training needs from each member institution through the semi-annual needs assessment survey.  For a listing of the current year's special topics sessions, visit the link to the KCPDC Calendar of Events below.   

Previous sessions have included: 

         Behavioral Interviewing

         Social Software & Web 2.0 in the Classroom

         Conflict Resolution in Dynamic Workplaces

         Dealing with Difficult Students

         Time Management & Personal Productivity

         Generational Conversations:  Transcending & Including

         What's Your Retirement I.Q.?  It's about more than money

 

Enhancing Teaching & Learning Conference

The annual day-long ETL provides an opportunity for educators from member institutions to share their successes in the classroom. Through concurrent 50-minute sessions, presenters are encouraged to be creative in an attempt to appeal to a broad audience.  The 2013 conference will be held on Saturday, March 2nd.

 

Professional Development Conference

The annual PDC targets supervisory, administrative, and technical employees in higher education.  The day-long workshop features multiple break-out sessions with a format that is designed to meet a broad range of participant interests and needs.  The 2013 conference is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd.

 

KCPDC 2012-13 Calendar of Events

Training and Development Contact

Karen Brooks

Senior Human Resources Specialist

brookska@umkc.edu
816-235-1619


Related Links

2013-14 KCPDC Calendar of Events

Kansas City Professional Development Council (KCPDC)