Sunday, April 14, 2024
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 Funding Your Workshop Attendance

Paying for professional learning opportunities can sometimes be challenging. Here are some suggestions for potential funding sources to consider as you plan to attend Leadershifting: Virtual Professional Development Series.

 Potential funding sources for your workshop attendance:

Student Equity and Achievement funds (SEA) on your campus may have professional learning as part of their Student Equity plan. If you aren’t already, become friends with whomever oversees these funds and make your case for funding your professional development.

Justification: “I would like to attend the Leadershifting: Virtual Professional Development Series and am asking for funding from SEA. The workshops are designed by and for California community college practitioners. Utilizing Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) funds for workshop attendance aligns with our campus's commitment to fostering student success and promoting equity. The Leadershifting: Virtual Professional Development Series directly contributes to these goals by enhancing my leadership skills, ultimately benefiting the student community. Investing in my professional development through this series ensures I can better support students from diverse backgrounds and address their unique needs. By accessing SEA funds for this purpose, we are maximizing the impact of resources dedicated to promoting equity and achievement on campus. Thank you for considering my request for funding support from SEA. Here are some workshops I would like to attend: [list them here].”

Workshops that you can highlight to help make your case for using funding to attend the workshop series:

  • Workshop 1: Lead with Values; Reaffirm Your Why: Ethical leadership and values alignment are crucial to creating equitable learning environments. This workshop emphasizes the importance of ethical decision-making and aligning actions with core values, directly contributing to fostering a culture of equity and inclusion supported by SEA funding.

  • Workshop 3: Lead and Develop Teams: Effective teamwork is essential for advancing equity and educational achievement. This workshop focuses on developing leadership skills to support and empower teams, which can enhance collaboration and effectiveness in implementing SEA initiatives to support student success.

  • Workshop 4: Effective Leadership is All About Communicating: Clear and effective communication is vital for promoting equity and achievement. This workshop provides strategies for improving communication skills, essential for effectively engaging with diverse student populations and fostering a supportive learning environment supported by SEA funding.

  • Workshop 5: Breaking Boundaries: Understanding and Engaging Resistance in Community Colleges - Part I: This workshop directly addresses issues of equity and resistance within community college settings, aligning perfectly with the objectives of SEA funding. It focuses on creating inclusive environments and overcoming barriers to student success, central to SEA initiatives.

  • Workshop 6: Breaking Boundaries: Navigating Structural Resistance in Community Colleges - Part II: Building on the previous workshop, this session offers strategies for navigating institutional barriers to equity and achievement. It provides practical tools for addressing systemic challenges, making it a compelling use of SEA funding to support efforts in promoting equity and student success.

CA Adult Education Program (CAEP) funding can be used to support attendance at the workshop series. If you aren’t already, become friends with whomever oversees these funds and make your case for funding your professional development.

Justification: “I would like to attend the Leadershifting: Virtual Professional Development Series, and I am asking for funding from CA Adult Education Program (CAEP). Attending these workshops directly supports the objectives of the CAEP. In particular, workshops 5 and 6 focus on understanding and addressing resistance within community colleges, which is crucial for supporting adult learners. By participating, attendees gain practical strategies to enhance support for adult learners, aligning with CAEP's mission to promote equity and achievement. Investing in this professional development demonstrates a commitment to improving CAEP initiatives and services for adult learners. Here are some workshops I would like to attend: [list them here].”

Workshops that you can highlight to help make your case for using funding to attend the workshop series:

  • Workshop 2: Lead Through Influence: Inspire, Persuade, and Encourage Others to Get Things Done: Effective leadership is crucial in Adult Education, where educators often work with diverse populations. This workshop provides tools for inspiring and motivating others, which can enhance the effectiveness of Adult Education programs.

  • Workshop 3: Lead and Develop Teams: Collaborative teamwork is essential for delivering high-quality Adult Education services. This workshop focuses on developing leadership skills to effectively lead and support teams, contributing to the success of Adult Education initiatives.

  • Workshop 4: Effective Leadership is All About Communicating: Clear and effective communication is key in Adult Education settings, where educators must convey complex information to learners. This workshop offers strategies for improving communication skills, which can enhance teaching and learning experiences in Adult Education programs.

  • Workshop 5: Breaking Boundaries: Understanding and Engaging Resistance in Community Colleges - Part I: This workshop directly addresses challenges within community college settings, providing insights into overcoming resistance and promoting equity. It's particularly relevant for Adult Education, as it focuses on creating inclusive environments conducive to learning for adult learners.

  • Workshop 6: Breaking Boundaries: Navigating Structural Resistance in Community Colleges - Part II: Building on the previous workshop, this session offers strategies for navigating institutional barriers to equity and achievement. It's valuable for Adult Education professionals seeking to address systemic challenges and create more equitable learning opportunities.

If your college has a Title V grant, there may be funds for professional development as a part of the grant. If you aren’t already, become friends with whomever oversees these funds and make your case for funding your professional development. Make sure you know your grant's objectives so you can show how attending the workshop series will help your campus achieve the purpose of the grant.

Justification: “I am seeking funding from Title V to attend the Leadershifting: Virtual Professional Development Series. This series offers invaluable opportunities to enhance my leadership skills, which directly align with the objectives and priorities of Title V grant programs. By participating in these workshops, I aim to further contribute to advancing equity, student success, and inclusive learning environments within our institution. Thank you for considering my request for funding from Title V to attend this professional development series. Here are some workshops I would like to attend: [list them here].”

Workshops that you can highlight to help make your case for using funding to attend the workshop series:

  • Workshop 1: Lead with Values; Reaffirm Your Why: Ethical leadership and values alignment are essential for creating inclusive and supportive learning environments, key Title V funding priorities. This workshop emphasizes the importance of ethical decision-making and aligning actions with core values, contributing to Title V programs' goals to promote student success and equity.

  • Workshop 3: Lead and Develop Teams: Effective teamwork is crucial for implementing Title V initiatives effectively. This workshop focuses on developing leadership skills to support and empower teams, enhancing collaboration and coordination efforts within educational institutions funded by Title V grants.

  • Workshop 4: Effective Leadership is All About Communicating: Clear and effective communication is fundamental for promoting student engagement and success, which are key objectives of Title V programs. This workshop provides strategies for improving communication skills, enabling educators to better connect with students and support their academic progress.

  • Workshops 5 & 6: Breaking Boundaries: Understanding and Engaging Resistance in Community Colleges (Part I) and Navigating Structural Resistance in Community Colleges (Part II): These workshops directly address issues of equity and resistance within community college settings. Title V grants often focus on improving outcomes for underrepresented students, and these workshops provide strategies for overcoming barriers to student success, which is a central goal of Title V initiatives.

If your college has received funding to address basic needs on your campus, you can request funding to assist with attending the workshop series. You can talk with your college’s Dean of Counseling or your Student Equity Coordinator/Director to see if there is funding to support professional development opportunities.

Justification: "I am requesting funding from the basic needs program to attend the Leadershifting: Virtual Professional Development Series. This series offers essential training to enhance my leadership skills, which directly contribute to supporting students' basic needs and overall well-being. By participating in these workshops, I aim to acquire the necessary tools and strategies to better address the needs of our student population. Investing in this professional development opportunity will ultimately enable me to provide more effective support and assistance to students facing challenges related to basic needs. Your consideration of my request for funding support from the basic needs program is greatly appreciated. Here are some workshops I would like to attend: [list them here].”

Workshops that you can highlight to help make your case for using funding to attend the workshop series

  • Workshop 1: Lead with Values; Reaffirm Your Why: This workshop emphasizes ethical leadership and values alignment, essential for creating supportive and inclusive environments where students' basic needs are prioritized and addressed.

  • Workshop 3: Lead and Develop Teams: Effective teamwork is vital for coordinating efforts to support students' basic needs. This workshop focuses on developing leadership skills to empower teams and fostering collaboration in addressing basic needs challenges.

  • Workshop 4: Effective Leadership is All About Communicating: Clear and effective communication is fundamental for connecting with students and understanding their basic needs. This workshop provides strategies for improving communication skills and enhancing interactions with students to identify and address their basic needs effectively.

  • Workshops 5 & 6: Breaking Boundaries: Understanding and Engaging Resistance in Community Colleges (Part I) and Navigating Structural Resistance in Community Colleges (Part II): These workshops directly address issues of equity and resistance within community college settings. Understanding and overcoming resistance can be crucial for addressing systemic barriers that impact students' access to basic needs resources.

AB 705 & AB 1705 Funds may be able to support your workshop attendance. If you aren’t already, become friends with whomever oversees these funds and make your case for funding your professional development.

Justification: "I am requesting AB 705/1705 funding to attend the Leadershifting: Virtual Professional Development Series. This series offers crucial opportunities to enhance my leadership skills, directly aligning with the objectives and priorities of AB 705/1705 initiatives. By participating in these workshops, I aim to further contribute to implementing AB 705/1705 policies and practices to improve student success and equity in higher education. Investing in this professional development opportunity will enable me to better support the effective implementation of AB 705/1705 mandates and promote student achievement. Your consideration of my request for funding support from AB 705/1705 is greatly appreciated. Here are some workshops I would like to attend: [list them here].”

Workshops that you can highlight to help make your case for using funding to attend the workshop series:

  • Workshop 1: Lead with Values; Reaffirm Your Why: Ethical leadership and values alignment are essential for promoting student success and equity, which are central objectives of AB705/1705 initiatives. This workshop can help participants understand how to lead with integrity and advocate for equitable educational practices as mandated by AB705/1705.

  • Workshop 3: Lead and Develop Teams: Effective teamwork is crucial for successfully implementing AB705/1705 reforms. This workshop focuses on developing leadership skills to empower teams and foster collaboration, which is essential for coordinating efforts to support student achievement and equity under AB705/1705 mandates.

  • Workshop 4: Effective Leadership is All About Communicating: Clear and effective communication is fundamental for ensuring that AB705/1705 policies and practices are effectively communicated and implemented across educational institutions. This workshop provides strategies for improving communication skills, enabling participants to effectively advocate for and support the goals of AB705/1705 initiatives.

  • Workshops 5 & 6: Breaking Boundaries: Understanding and Engaging Resistance in Community Colleges (Part I) and Navigating Structural Resistance in Community Colleges (Part II): These workshops directly address issues of equity and resistance within community college settings. They can provide valuable insights into overcoming barriers to implementing AB705/1705 policies and practices, ensuring equitable educational opportunities for all students.

You can modify any of the suggested justifications listed above to fit any other grant or categorical funding available for professional development, such as the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), Career and Technical Education (CTE) Enhancement Fund, Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP), and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Always link the grant’s goals to the purpose of the workshop series.