PDA: Working Success
SMCCCD PDA 2022-23
Working Success series
Complete any 4 workshops to receive a Certificate of Completion. Trainings are offered on a first come, first served basis with a cap of 50 participants. Offered Fall 2022 & Spring 2023.
"Lots of opportunities for feedback and participation. I came away with a number of new ideas for how to set boundaries and re-purpose the gift of time we now have. [She] is a very dynamic presenter in a Zoom setting! " - participant
Managing Time & Maximizing Energy
Trainer: Jackie Welch | Date: Friday, Aug 19.| Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Time is the one commodity that is not renewable--how can you use time wisely while maximizing your efficiency? Learn the secrets to self motivation and time management in this workshop.
Who Does What? Clarifying Roles and Expectations
Trainer: Jackie Welch | Date: Friday, Sept 16. | Time: 11:00 – 12:00
“Clarity is like casting light. Clarity allows us to see better and eases the path of understanding.” –Cyrus Panjvani
Identify your key purpose and clarify job responsibilities
Assess how your role interacts with others
Approach your boss or team members with questions or concerns
Write Concisely and Edit Ruthlessly
Trainer: Rae Ann Ianniello | Date: Thursday, Oct 6. | Time: 12:00- 1:00
"The only kind of writing is rewriting."--Ernest Hemingway
What Would You Do? Managing Common Workplace Problems
Trainer: Sandy Benz | Date: Thursday, Oct 27.| Time: 11:00- 12:00*
Workplace Problems can lead to decreased performance, productivity, job satisfaction, as well as increased stress and staff turnover. In this highly interactive course, we’ll explore a variety of workplace problems and related solutions based on best practices and peer insights. This course will also include a takeaway that provides a standard approach to issue management.
Explore workplace problems that impact most leaders and teams
Learn a standard process for addressing common yet difficult issues
Identify potential solutions to unique or complex problems
Create an action plan to begin applying key insights right away
Effective Presentation Skills
Trainer: Rae Ann Ianniello| Date: Thursday, Oct 27. | Time: 12:00-1:00
Do you want to present more confidently, gain and hold your audience’s attention, and leave a lasting impression? Learn simple strategies for presenting online or in-person in this practical, interactive session. You will learn how to:
"This was a very beneficial workshop especially considering these unprecedented times and working virtually. It was good to ask for advice and get it answered by the facilitator and other colleagues. I'm glad I'm not alone with some of the challenges I have been facing." - participant
Professional development Academy Trainers
Jackie Welch, CPCC
Jackie Welch, Certified Coach, Facilitator and Trainer has a diverse leadership background with 25+ years of corporate experience driving business results, embracing culture change, and working in collaboration with other teams to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction. She is an experienced workshop facilitator working with organizations to identify potential gaps and implement solutions. Jackie is also a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation) and has also completed her required studies in Learning & Development in the area of Instructional Design and Delivery. Her Credentials consist of: DDI Certified Facilitator, Instructional Design, Certified Coach, CPCC and Minority Business Owner (MWBE).
Sandy Benz is deeply passionate about the people side of organizational change — with expertise in leader and team development, employee engagement, change and transition management and emotional intelligence. Her 20-year career in organizational development has involved coaching, consulting and facilitating leaders to adjust one’s mindsets, behaviors and outcomes particularly in the areas of interpersonal dynamics.
Rae Ann Ianniello, M.A.
Rae Ann Ianniello holds a Master’s degree in Communication, two teaching credentials, a certificate in Human Resources Management and a Master Trainer certificate from NUMMI (Toyota affiliate). She has served as the President of the HR Connection (a professional educational and networking group), and is a member of the American Society for Training & Development. Rae Ann has presented courses using several modalities including Instructor-led, hybrid, and online courses for a wide variety of organizations, including high-tech, start-ups, profits and non-profits, large and small businesses, and government agencies. A dynamic, hands-on instructor, she delivers in-depth training that is interactive, practical, and fun!