Annual Classified Professional Development Day 2023

Schedule and Session Details at a Glance (Details below)

PPD 2023 Program PDF and PDD 2023 Campus Map

Time Workshop
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, Coffee, Welcome, and Housekeeping Details at Campus Center/Conference Room A + B
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Choose one of: Meet at Campus Center/Conference Room A + B
  • De Anza History Walk with Marty Kahn
  • Guided Exercise: Meet your Colleagues with Adiel Velazquez
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Session One – Choose one of: 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Raffle at Campus Center/Conference Room A + B
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Session Two – Choose one of: 

2:00  - 3:30 p.m. 

Session Three – Choose one of: 

3:45 - 4:15pm

Closing Session and Raffle at Campus Center/Conference Room A + B

Session Details

Session One (10:15 - 11:15)

Don’t Take the Phish Bait

Presenter(s): Kevin Metcalf, District IT Supervisor

Room: MLC112

Come learn how to spot phishing emails and what you can do to protect yourself, your coworkers, and our students. Topics will include an overview of various types of phishing campaigns, how to spot them, what to do when you're not sure if it's a phish, and a shame-free space to learn what to do if you ever accidentally take the bait.

Etegami – The Art of a Picture Letter and Being Clumsy!

Presenter(s): Kanako Valencia Suda, Instructional Coordinator

Room: MLC111

Join us for an hour of creative exploration as we introduce you to Etegami, a form of Japanese folk art that combines a simple hand-painted drawing and a few thoughtfully-chosen words. Neither talent nor experience is needed, as Etegami only asks you to be spontaneous, imperfect, and genuine. You will leave the workshop with your unique Etegami artwork that you can gift yourself or your loved ones.

Finding the District Payroll Website for Support, Information, and Services in the Portal Payroll App

Presenter(s): Nancy Chao, Payroll Supervisor

Room: MLC 255, Available via Zoom; Will be recorded.

Discover the abundance of information in the Payroll Website and the Payroll APP at the portal.

Student Success Beyond the Classroom 

Presenter(s): Adiel Velasquez, Welcome Center Coordinator at MLC113

How can we improve the student experience outside of the classroom?

Session Two (12:45 - 1:45)

Anatomy of your Paystub at MLC111

Presenter(s): Nancy Chao, Payroll Supervisor Room:

An opportunity to ask the Payroll team in District Payroll on pay and deductions description as they are displayed on your paystub (two types). You are welcome to visit one-on-one with a payroll staff after the workshop to go through your stub.

Being in Sound at MLC113

Presenter(s): Fountainetta Coleman, Program Coordinator, Assessment Room: 

The intention of this workshop is to bring consciousness to our connection to our bodies, minds, and movement. Sound, specifically the heartbeat and breath, are integrated to form an original language. With the help of sound and mindfulness, this workshop will help you connect with your voice. By using breathing meditations and vocalization activities, you will learn how to hear and feel your voice. Connecting with our authentic voice is the first step toward engaging our campus community in conversations about the deep obstacles we face consistently at the micro and macro levels.

Best Practices for Technology Tools at MLC112

Presenter(s): Kevin Metcalf, District IT Supervisor Room: 

Come learn tips and shortcuts for how to best use the technology tools available to you from the district. Everyone uses tools like Outlook, Zoom, etc. - come learn ways to speed up everyday tasks and be more organized online.

Conversation on gastronomy secrets for good health at MLC255

Presenter(s): Deepa Yuvaraj and Deborah Taylor Available via Zoom; Link will be posted here. Will be recorded.

This discussion will reflect upon our culture, heritage, traditions and sense of community as it relates to various cultures.

What are our collective food habits, rituals, traditions, lifestyles as they pertain to growing food, procuring food and intake of food.

Join us for this robust opportunity of sharing.

Session Three (2:00 - 3:30)

Parenting-Magic Tools at MLC255

Presenter(s): Naoko Harada and Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Child Development Center  Available via Zoom; Link will be posted here. Will be recorded.

We want to share the parenting tools that the CDC (De Anza College Child Development Center) uses. The parents and the CDC educators feel those tools are close to magic wands. They are valuable allies in supporting children’s healthy emotional development. embrace those tools.

Saving for Retirement with 403(b) and 457(b) Retirement Plans at MLC111

Presenter(s): Nancy Chao, Payroll Supervisor Room:

Supplement your retirement income with 403(b) and 457(b) Retirement Plans. The District has 9 available vendors in 403(b) and 3 vendors in 457(b) for you to enroll in. It is extremely easy to get started in building your retirement funds for your golden years.

Solving Your Tech Issues when ETS is Unavailable at MLC112

Presenter(s): Deborah Armstrong, Alternate Media Specialist Room: 

We often feel helpless when our technology fails while we still must meet deadlines and get work done. Learn some simple steps you can take to troubleshoot the basics. Try out some exercises to solve fictional problems that though invented for this workshop for you to practice, occur frequently in the real world and stress ordinary users.

Thought 2 F33L at MLC Patio (Outside; south of the MLC building)

Presenter(s): Andre Meggerson, Senior Administrative Assistant & Fountainetta Coleman, Program Coordinator, Assessment 

Bring your heart, bring your soul, be ready to be engaged. Using our bodies as percussion instruments, we will create a community of versatility through our origins uniquely through music. Listening to your own pulse, we will create a rhythm and speak a native language of music together.

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