Policy 5.40 - Employee Development

The Board of Trustees recognizes the responsibility of the College to provide opportunities for employees to develop skills and abilities in their current assignment and encourage them to obtain skills, knowledge, and abilities to enhance career advancement within the College.  Providing employees with training and development opportunities not only contributes to the quality and effectiveness of the College, but also serves to motivate and retain employees.

While all employees are expected to participate in the employee development program, the program should address both the College’s need and the needs of the individual.  Ongoing communication between the employee and supervisor is essential in understanding the needs of both.  Supervisors will consult with employees to identify opportunities for individuals to attend conferences, meetings or training sessions that will result in the acquirement of the knowledge and skills identified in the individual’s professional development plan. Employees may also request to attend conferences, meetings or training sessions that will further their personal career development.   The President or appropriate Division Vice President will approve employee attendance at conferences or training sessions, and out of town meetings.

Adopted: October 1, 1969

Revised: January 19, 2016

Reviewed: September 20, 2021