Success Through Community
Join us at Salishan again this year for our annual Summer Conference!
Each of us is affiliated, in some way, with a community college. This year, we explore what we mean by “Community” and how we can use communities to help us learn, grow, and succeed beyond what we could do as individuals. We will look at the characteristics of communities, how to build a team to meet a common goal, and look at the AAWCC Mentorship program.
Schedule: Thursday, July 19
Council House Patio
Welcome & announcements
Community: What does it mean? How do you find it?
Council House | Senitila McKinley
Senitila will share her perception and experience with various communities, both in Tonga and Waldport, Oregon. She will describe her experience of moving to the United States and the challenges of language, cultural, and governmental differences. Using what she learned from navigating these differences, she will share how she recognized needs within her community and what she did to get the support and resources she needed, from Waldport, OR all the way to Washington D.C.
Check out from hotel, if needed.
Council House| Lisa Davidson
Have you ever been part of a team that works as a cohesive, highly supportive unit to achieve a common goal? It is a pretty amazing experience. Even when a project is tough, a true team identifies and utilizes the strengths of each member to develop creative solutions in a collaborate partnership.Interested in finding out more? In our time together, we will discover what a dynamic team looks like, discuss what barriers get in the way of developing cohesive teams, and explore strategies to improve your work team.
Dr. Lisa Davidson is the Executive Director of Connections with Business and Industry at Clackamas Community College. In addition, Dr. Davidson has been teaching graduate and undergraduate communications and business courses at Marylhurst and Concordia Universities since 1994. She has taught a range of courses including Dynamic Team Building, Listening Skills, Organizational Communications, Small Group Communications, and Training Design.
Dr. Davidson has a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing, a Master’s of Science in Speech and Communications, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
In her free time she loves to camp, hike, sing, and travel.
Council House | AAWCC Oregon Statewide Mentorship Program
Mentees and mentors will share their experiences and discuss the impact that the mentorship program has had on their professional and personal development. Participants, paired with AAWCC members from another community college, will be just completing the 6-month pilot program. It will be interesting to hear how the mentorship has shaped their views, self-awareness, knowledge of community college work, and career paths. Members from the mentoring committee will also be on the panel to discuss the program and the next application process.
Door Prizes and Closing