Gearing up for Professional Development Day
Professional Development Day at SFCC takes place Friday, March 16. The college will be closed to the public and no support services — including food services, custodial, book store, the fitness center, among others — will be available. However, Kids Campus and KSFR 101.FM will be open.
The day begins at 8:15 a.m. in the Campus Center with breakfast, a short introduction to the day’s events and an overview of the lockdown exercise. The lockdown exercise will involve numerous local emergency response agencies and require campus-wide participation. Employees will be expected to lock themselves in a safe space in their offices while the emergency response professionals and the SFCC CERT team members secure the campus. This exercise is scheduled to take place through 11:15 a.m.
“Preparing for campus emergencies is becoming increasingly important,” Interim President Dr. Cecilia Cervantes wrote in a recent employee update. “The College is committed to helping us have the tools necessary to respond in case of an emergency…As this is a regular work day, everyone is expected to attend. A group of your colleagues has been hard at work planning the day’s events. Research shows that practice drills and planning are highly effective in preparing for real-life situations. Don’t miss out on this meaningful, effective and helpful training.”
Lunch and breakfast will be provided for all participants with vegetarian and vegan options made available. Afternoon sessions will explore a variety of topics.
In preparation for the day, please view the morning’s agenda (subject to change).