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California Community College Council for Staff & Organizational Development (4C/SD)

  • Provides information and advocates for staff development to a variety of state-wide educational institutions such as the Academic Senate, Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) and Community College League of California (CCLC).
  • Advises the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office with regard to the development and interpretation of state regulations and required reports.
  • Shares staff development resources on how to start and maintain effective staff development programs and dealing with specific problems and situations.
  • Provides training opportunities for staff development officers and their institutions.
  • Provides a variety of publications including a Contact Directory, listing all the staff development officers in California and a speaker resource publication which lists available speakers for on campus programs.
  • Organizes state and regional conferences as well as mini conferences to address current issues and trends in staff development. Registration fees are discounted for 4C/SD members.
  • Provides informational, interactive listserv online for members and non-members in staff development

For more information, please visit 4CSD official site.

National Council For Staff, Program And Organizational Development (NCSPOD)

  • Links community college staff development programs by state, region and across the nation;
  • Provides assistance in resolving important issues;
  • Sponsors regional and inter-national conferences for faculty, classified staff and administrators committed to professional and personal growth.
  • Sponsors forums, workshops and publications which provide approaches for managing rapid economic, technological and cultural changes;
  • Offers opportunities for individual development through:
  • Conducting workshops;
  • Writing for publication;
  • Holding organizational office;
  • Taking an active part in shaping institutional change;
  • Developing skills while helping others develop theirs;
  • Connecting with other professionals who share similar interests and concerns;

For more information, please visit NCSPOD official site.

National Institute For Staff And Organizational Development (NISOD)

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is the outreach organization of the Community College Leadership Program, in the Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, at The University of Texas at Austin. NISOD supports the pursuit of excellence in teaching and leadership at its more than 600 member colleges throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world.

  • Offers institutional awards for teaching excellence;
  • Provides annual national conference whose primary function is the honor and recognition of awardees;
  • Additionally provides workshops of interest for faculty and administrators;
  • Provides monthly Innovative Abstracts and other worthy publications for educators.

For more information, please visit NISOD official site.


California Community College Classified Senate (4CS)

The California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS), constituted as a voluntary membership body of appropriately recognized shared governance bodies, colleges, and districts which recognizes the value of higher education in the State of California, sees its mission as:

  • Advocationg the value and contributions classified staff provide to the learning environment;
  • Providing quality service to promote student success;
  • Cooperating with other organizations in the interest of enriching the educational environment of the California Community Colleges;
  • Serving as a liaison between the California Community Colleges' Senates;
  • Promoting the participation of classified staff in shared governance at the State and local levels; and
  • Developing and supporting classified senates at the local level.

For more information, please visit 4CS official site.


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