PDC In the Community


On October 9th, PDC Staff Member, John Champlin, participated in Forsyth Technical Community College’s Professional Development Day at their Oak Grove Center.  This biannual event offers faculty and staff at FTCC opportunities for developing skills that allow them to be more impactful in their jobs.  Over 40 topics were included in the October 9th event which had the theme:  “Leading Self:  Increase Personal Effectiveness and Performance.”

Instructors were selected from within the college and the community at large.  John was asked to present his class entitled “Get SMART: Setting Personal and Professional Goals.”  Over 35 attendees, including FTCC staff and faculty, learned about why goals are important, why goals fail, and how the SMART system can help frame achievable goals.  John says, “The participants were extremely engaged.  Some (participants) had examples of how SMART goal-setting had served them in the past.  The sharing of those experiences really helped others embrace the concepts.”  “Many thanks to Abbie Emms (FTCC’s Coordinator of Talent & Knowledge Development) for inviting me to participate and for organizing such a fantastic event.” John added.

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