Professional Development Schedule
2013 - 2014
Faculty are required 30 and Staff are required 12 professional development hours annually.
***Employees are responsible to track his/her own professional development hours using a Form P-14.***
Attendance and credit for any session is approved/disapproved by the attendee's immediate supervisor.


In May of 2013, we implemented the Excellence in Teaching (EIT) Course to help orient new instructors to FTCC and to help polish their teaching skills for the FTCC classroom. The course is a great introduction to the school, how to teach and how to help our students be successful in our classrooms. Based on the popularity of the course, we decided to create a web-based open version that anyone at the school could review and use as a learning resource.  If you click on the link below, you will be able to access all of the materials, links and see what the new EIT Course is all about!  If you are required to take the EIT course as part of your employment, you will need to sign up through your supervisor and take the Blackboard version of the course. 
Enhance public safety through addressing and recognizing threat groups. Blue print of STG activity and understanding the history of STG's.
Hunter Glass, Private Investigator & Professional Consultant Security Threat Groups
Monday, May 5, 2014     10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon     ATC 116 Class Roster


Printable Flyer!

This professional development session is designed for any faculty member who has ever considered using content for a class – on line or face to face – which did not come with the textbook. We all want to improve our classes, increasing their power and relevance, and we are always looking to incorporate new material into them. But there are right and wrong ways to handle the use of creative and intellectual property, and in the digital college it’s complicated. Come and listen to three experts discuss different perspectives on the use, fair or otherwise, of creative and intellectual property in the classroom. Our own David Sullivan, VP for Legal Services and Risk Management; Robert Antill, director of our library services; and Dr. Kirk St Amant of East Carolina University will present.

Charles King/Vicki Jones/Bea Peterson    8-8391   kingca@faytechcc.edu, jonesv@faytechcc.edu, petersb@faytechcc.edu

Friday, April 25, 2014     11:00 – 12:00 a.m.   ATC 116 Class Roster
Repeat session at              12:30 – 1:30 p.m.     ATC 116 Class Roster



This workshop is designed to help employees learn and apply the important elements of prevention of sexual harassment and correctly process sexual harassment issues and complaints. This training includes a detailed overview of the various forms of sexual harassment, explains legal definitions, discusses sexual harassment prevention requirements, and shows how to properly process sexual harassment complaints and maintain a positive work environment for all employees and students at the College. All employees who have never had this training OR had it prior to October 1, 2010, must attend a session.

Carl Mitchell/Barbara Driscoll  8-8246  driscolb@faytechcc.edu

Monday, August 12      2:30 - 4:00 p.m.    CUH Auditorium

Thursday, August 15   10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  CUH Auditorium
Thursday, October 24   3:00 - 4:30 p.m.  ATC 116
Tuesday, January 7     3:00 to 4:30 p.m.     ATC 116
Thursday, February 20, 2014   3:00 to 4:30 p.m.     ATC 116
Friday, April 18, 2014     9:00 - 10:30 a.m.     ATC 116




Are you experiencing neck or shoulder discomfort? What can you do to prevent it? Is your computer workstation comfortable? How can you make it more comfortable?  This workshop is for anyone who would like to be a little more comfortable and safe at work.  Learn things such as proper desk posture, hand-keyboard placement, and the best way to adjust your computer screen.

Henry Brunson   8-0185

Wednesday, April 16, 2014    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.     ATC 116 Class Roster



Having trouble finding your way around PeopleAdmin?  You have questions, we have answers!  This session will walk you through how to create a job ad through how to screen applicants and close out the process.

Gail Davis/Barbara Driscoll     8-8378

Wednesday, April 9, 2014     3:00 - 4:30 p.m.     ATC 116   Class Roster




The Platinum Rule goes beyond treating customers the way you want to be treated, to the next level of treating them the way they would like to be treated. Learn about the Four Basic Behavioral Styles: Rational, Inquisitive, Decisive, and Expressive. What’s your style and what’s your customer’s style? They may not be the same. Learn how to practice the Platinum Rule in Customer Service.

Sharon Seaford     8-8292     seafords@faytechcc.edu

Thursday, March 27, 2014    1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     CUH 302  (CAP 30) (FULL)  Class Roster
Tuesday, April 29, 2014        1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     CUH 302  (FULL)

CAP 30: Please email driscolb@faytechcc.edu to reserve your space.




Performance Appraisal Power Point

This professional development session is designed for supervisors that appraise the performance of faculty, staff and administrators working at the College.  Since appraisal time is fast approaching, now is an ideal time for supervisors to review and refresh their knowledge of the College's appraisal process and to share techniques for completion of appraisals and required supporting documentation.  During this session, we will discuss the appraisal process,  proven methods for providing meaningful feedback to those being appraised, and supervisor considerations when scheduling time to meet with their employees to provide them with appraisal feedback.  We will also discuss time-tested  techniques that encourage employees to participate in open dialogue with their supervisors in the development of continuous improvement goals for the coming year, including reaching consensus on associated measures for success for those future  improvement goals.  Another aspect of the appraisal process is the supervisor's role in coaching those employees needing performance improvements during the upcoming appraisal period.  This session will include a review and discussion of appropriate uses of the College's Performance Improvement Plan and how it can be used as a tool to engage employees in developing time-phased action plans to reach those desired improvement goals..

Carl Mitchell/David Sullivan     8-8246      mitchelc@faytechcc.edu

Wednesday, April 2, 2014     3:00 - 4:30 p.m.     ATC 116 Class Roster



Ed.D. in Community College Executive Leadership at Wingate University, Charlotte, NC

This is an information session for those who already have a master's degree and wish to pursue an Ed.D in Educational Leadership with a focus on preparing for executive leadership roles.  The first 30 min. will be a presentation of the program followed by a question and answer period.  You may drop in at anytime during these hours to visit the representative.

This program at Wingate University prepares individuals for positions as Deans, Vice Presidents, and Presidents in community/technical colleges. The program is delivered in a cohort format and is 3 years in length. Classes are taught on Saturdays at the Ballentyne Campus (Charlotte). Students take 2 courses during the fall and spring semesters and three in the summer (one on-line) semester. These courses focus on community colleges. Year three is devoted to research courses and the doctoral capstone project (dissertation). This schedule is ideal for working professionals. This is the only doctoral program in the Carolinas that focuses on two-year colleges.

Dr. John McKay     (910) 359-1027     j.mckay@wingate.edu

Tuesday, April 1, 2014    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.     ADM 170



This session will teach you how to use WEAVEonline and best practices.

Dr. Vince Castano/Dr. Beata Peterson

Wednesday, March 26, 2014     2:00 - 4:00 p.m.     ATC 116 Class Roster




This one hour session will give an introduction and overview of FTCC's new tools.
Part 1. As of March 2014, FTCC is offering Career Coach, an online career search tool, accessible from FTCC's website. This virtual career center will help anyone with internet access learn about careers, local jobs, local salaries, and FTCC's educational pathways to achieve their dream job! This tutorial session will introduce FTCC faculty and staff to this valuable tool so they can share it with current and future students.
Part 2. Where are the jobs now? Where will they be in 5 years? Do we need to adjust curriculum to match changes in local industry? FTCC's new Analyst tool provides customizable reports on local industry trends, occupational projections, market saturation, and demographic trends to aid with program planning and adjustments. This informational session will introduce FTCC chairs and coordinators to the types of industry reports that can help keep their eyes on their industry's big picture. 

T.J. Haney and Wendy Hustwit    

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.     ATC 116 Class Roster




Dr. Vince Castano/Janet Sexton

Monday, March 17, 2014     2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.     ATC 116 Class Roster



All the basic information on what credit is, how to get it, and how to build good credit history including the significance of a credit score and a credit report.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014     2:00 to 3:00 p.m.     ATC 116 Class Roster




“Cultural baggage” refers to those concepts, ideas, and attitudes carried from childhood that still have great influence on us.  It can have a positive or negative influence on how we relate to others.  Exploring “baggage” through proverbs, sayings, symbols, etc. will lead to recognizing its limiting effect when dealing with people with different values. Through a series of activities, participants will consider how their personal baggage affects their relationships with others.

Janis Holden-Toruno   8-8461    holdenj@faytechcc.edu

Thursday, February 27, 2014     2:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.     Room HTC 111


All Work and No Play...Is Not the Healthy Way.  This Professional Development Workshop will help you reduce workplace stress and learn effective ways to manage stress.  DO YOU WANT TO HAVE LESSSTRESS? Bring a snack and join your co-workers for a few laughs and some fun. Nothing to lose ..But your stress.  Don't be left out! Join the FUN!

Mary Pines     8-9852     pinesm@faytechcc.edu

Monday, February 3, 2014     11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.     ATC 116
-- Formatting
-- Work Savers
-- Hidden goodies
Roger Britt   8-8230     brittr@faytechcc.edu
Thursday, February 20, 2014     11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon  CBI 108-B (CLOSED - FULL)
CAP 15: Please email driscolb@faytechcc.edu to reserve your space.


Precise hiring practices benefit organizations not only by decreasing employee turnover but also by solidifying legal compliance requirements. Targeted Selection®, offered by DDI, focuses on past behaviors to predict future performance, assesses both job fit and organization fit motivation, and ensures legally defensible hiring practices.

NOTE: This class is NOT mandatory unless you actively participate in the hiring/interviewing process.  Due to the limited slots and the high cost of training materials, you should only enroll in this course if 1) you are a hiring manager, 2) you actively participate on interview panels, or 3) you are likely to be asked to serve on an interview panel. 


Please fill out the above DDI Registration Form and have it signed by your supervisory chain approving that you meet the criteria to attend, then forward via inter-office mail to Barbara Driscoll to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     ATC 116     (Lunch on your own)         CAP 28
Mon/Wed, Sept 16 & 18, 2013    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     ADM 170     (Must attend both days)  CAP 15
Wednesday, October 16, 2013    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     ATC 116     (Lunch on your own)       CAP 25
Tues/Thur, Nov 12 & 14, 2013    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     ADM 170     (Must attend both days)  CAP 15
Wednesday, January 8, 2014     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     ATC 116     (Lunch on your own)  CAP 30

Mon/Wed, March 24 & 26, 2014    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.     ADM 170     (Must attend both days)     Cap 15

CAP 15: Please email driscolb@faytechcc.edu to reserve your space.




How would you choose to die? What would be the worst way in which you could die? This session focuses on questions about our own death that we all must eventually face.   Responses from students in our Death and Dying classes will be compared with those of the faculty and staff who attend this course.

Dr. Larry Hogan 8-9798 hoganl@faytechcc.edu

Monday, January 6, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.   HOS 625
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.   HOS 625



Learn the steps and tools you can use to help you develop a financial plan and manage your money.  Having control over your financial situation can help you meet your financial goals.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013     3:00 - 4:00 p.m.     ATC 201

This presentation will cover the basics concepts applying for and managing grant funding. Attendees will learn about some specific federal, state, and FTCC Foundation grant opportunities that may help to enhance or expand their programs.

Wendy Hustwit     8-0178    
Tuesday, October 22, 2013     3:00 - 4:00 p.m.     ATC 116
This presentation will provide an overview of an actual educational study conducted at this institution which utilized qualitative methods and was couched in the constructivist paradigm.  Topics that will be covered in this presentation include but are not limited to the digital native vs. digital immigrant, traditional and nontraditional students, the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, self-efficacy, metacognition, qualitative research, hermeneutic methodology, student perceptions, online learning, and practical applications. 
This presentation would be of interest to faculty, staff, and administrators interested in theory-based curriculum development.  Additionally, this presentation will also be of interest to those interested in understanding the demographics, characteristics, and perceptions of contemporary community colleges students, particularly those who may be classified as nontraditional.  Finally, this presentation may of interest to anyone interested in the conduct of research in educational settings.
KEY WORDS:  Multiple Intelligences, Metacognition, Self-Efficacy, Digital Immigrant, Digital Native, Nontraditional Student, Student Perceptions, Online Learning, Hermeneutic Methodology, Qualitative Research, Focus Group Research.
Daniel Stewart     8-9800   stewartd@faytechcc.edu 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013     3:00 - 5:00 p.m.     VCC 216


Putting off today what you can do tomorrow can become an automatic habit. Most of us are guilty of
procrastination and the strength of the habit defines the true procrastinator. This presentation explores
certain aspects of procrastination as well as behavioral methods for reducing its influence on our daily lives.

Dr. Stanley Holgate 8-9808 holgates@faytechcc.edu

Monday, August 12, 2013     2:00 - 2:50 p.m.     HOS 625
Tuesday, August 13, 2013    1:00 - 1:50 p.m.     HOS 625

Wednesday, October 16, 2013    1:00 – 2:00 p.m.   HOS 625

PRE-MAJORS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORKThere are two new Pre-major programs in Associate of Arts: Psychology (A1010L) and Social Work (A1010Q). These pre-major programs are designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their degree in these concentrations. Faculty in the Psychology and Sociology areas serve as advisers and coaches to these students. This session describes the course requirements and expectations for these new program areas.Lonnie Griffiin 8-8302 griffinl@faytechcc.edu

Wednesday, October 16, 2013    2:00 – 3:00     HOS 625


How would you choose to die? What would be the worst way in which you could die? This session focuses on questions about our own death that we all must eventually face.   Responses from students in our Death and Dying classes will be compared with those of the faculty and staff who attend this course.

Dr. Larry Hogan 8-9798hoganl@faytechcc.edu

Wednesday, October 16, 2013    10:00 – 11:00 a.m.     HOS 625 



Stress is one of the many emotional and social factors that affect our health. This session will focus on the effects stress has on our health and offer practical hints of how to cope and recover after stressful events in order to live a healthier life.

Valeria Russ 8-9797 russv@faytechcc.edu

Wednesday, October 16, 2013    9:00 – 10:00 a.m.     HOS 625



This session is designed to help you navigate through a complicated world of investments, insurance, taxes, and succession plans for today and tomorrow.

Monday, October 7, 2013    3:00 - 3:50 p.m.     CUH 317



This seminar provides an overview of identity theft, prevention safeguards, and consumer safety tips.

Monday, October 7, 2013     2:00 - 2:50 p.m.     CUH 317


Data-Driven Change

Within higher education, embracing a culture of change often includes quantitative evidence. Why is change needed and can you prove an actual need exists? These are only a couple of questions that you may have to answer if you are looking to make changes within your respective organization. During this presentation, we will discuss different local and statewide data resources; the do's and don'ts of research; and how to present different kinds of analysis to your audience.

Dr. Vincent Castano and Janet Sexton  8-8535/8248

Monday, September 30, 2013     2:00 - 3:00 p.m.     ATC 116

It is important for all supervisors to understand and apply FMLA provisions and College FMLA policy. This training session will familiarize participants with the provisions of FMLA, including appropriate time line for processing FMLA requests. At the end of the training session, participants should understand the purpose and benefits of FMLA, recognize when and to whom it applies, understand key provisions of the law, and understand procedures for processing FMLA leaves appropriately. An additional benefit is to use this training to protect yourself and FTCC from liability
David Sullivan/Barbara Driscoll   8-8246  driscolb@faytechcc.edu
Wednesday, September 25, 2013  3:00 - 4:00 p.m.   ATC 116


The training focuses on the epidemiology of bloodborne diseases, universal precautions vaccinations.

Henry Brunson     8-0185     brunsonh@faytechcc.edu

Wednesday, August 14, 2013     11:00 - 12:00 a.m.     CEC 118 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013   1:30 - 2:30 p.m.       ATC 116
Thursday, September 5, 2013      1:30 - 2:30 p.m.       ATC 116



The training focuses on the three key elements of the GHS: Hazard Classification, container labeling, and Safety Data Sheets. It addresses the written Hazard Communication plan, physical and health hazard classes, pictograms, signal words and other information found on GHS container labels and the 16 sections of a Safety Data Sheet.

Henry Brunson     8-0185     brunsonh@faytechcc.edu

Wednesday, August 14, 2013     10:00 - 11:00 a.m.     CEC 118 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013   3:00 - 4:00 p.m.       ATC 116
Thursday, September 5, 2013      3:00 - 4:00 p.m.       ATC 116


CHEMICAL HYGIENEThere is a preferred way to perform all work with chemicals which can both reduce the probability of an accident or exposure to a negligible level and reduce its consequences to minimal levels should one occur.

Henry Brunson     8-0185     brunsonh@faytechcc.edu

Wednesday, August 14, 2013     1:30  - 2:30 p.m.     CEC 118


FTCC Online Template Webinar

New FTCC Online Template?  Confused?  This webinar will provide an orientation to the new FTCC Online Course Template. Participants will tour the various components of the template and be provided with a detailed explanation of compliance expectations. There will be a Q&A segment and the webinar will be archived for future reference.  Please contact Ms. Williams to register for this webinar.
Lorraine Williams     8-8466     williaml@faytechcc.edu

Tuesday, August 13, 2013     10:00 - 11:00 a.m.    

NOTE:  This session was recorded and archived: FTCC Online Template Webinar



What is Southern Culture?  Where is the South?  This seminar will explore the major qualities that make the South a distinct region.  topics will include geography, music, food, literature, religion, and other characteristics that distinguish Southern culture.

Danette Johnson     8-9809     johnsodm@faytechcc.edu

Tuesday, August 6, 2013     10:00 - 11:30 a.m.     HOS 612
Tuesday, August 13, 2013     2:00 - 3:30 p.m.       HOS 612



Behavioral psychology pays much attention to the objective aspects of why we do the things we do. This session delves into the framework of that objectivity and lays out methodological analyses underpinning our behavior. Much of the why of our behavior can be expressed as behavioral contingencies. This session focuses on those contingencies so they can be used by anyone trying to explain another persons behavior.

Dr. Stanley Holgate     8-9808     holgates@faytechcc.edu

Monday, August 12, 2013     1:00 - 1:50 p.m.     HOS 625
Tuesday, August 13, 2013     2:00 - 2:50 p.m.     HOS 625