Empowering Leaders Within Classified Professionals

Skyline College Classified Leadership Institute (SCCLI) is a new cohort-based professional development program for Classified Professionals that focuses on educational knowledge, personal and professional growth, and leadership development. Funding for SCCLI is provided by the President's Innovation Fund to offer Classified Professionals professional development programs that aligns with the People’s College initiative (PCI) and promotes campus engagement, increases equitable practices, improves campus climate and culture and promotes student success.

Application deadline is Friday, January 14, 2022!

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All Classified Professionals are required to have a total of 34 hours of release time beginning January through July 2022 to participate in SCCLI. For the 2021-2022 cohort, the Classified Senate Executive Board and 10 Classified Professionals will be selected and be given equal release time to participate in SCCLI over the course of the program.

SCCLI will consists of (6) three-hour monthly sessions and (8) two-hour sessions with Intergroup Group Dialogue training sessions on the following dates:

  • Friday, 1/28, 9:00-12:00p 
  • Friday, 2/25, 9:00-12:00p
  • Friday, 4/15, 9:00-12:00p
  • Friday, 5/20, 9:00-12:00p
  • Wednesday, 6/22, 9:00-12:00p
  • Wednesday, 7/20, 9:00-12:00p
  • IGD Dates: February-March TBA

Topics Include: 

  • Leading Effective Meetings
  • Facilitating Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Better Decision Making
  • Pathway to Leadership ex. Classified to Administrator
  • Anti-Racism and Equity Leadership
  • Customer Service Leadership
  • Leading from the Middle: Leading as both the leader and follower and leading by example.

After successful completion of the SCCLI, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop specific career goals and identify a pathway to accomplish those goals.
  2. Increase engagement by motivating and empowering classified professionals, which will improve performance in the workplace and create a supportive environment for student success.
  3. Demonstrate excellent customer service skills in both virtual and face-to-face environments.
  4. Execute strategies necessary for effective meeting facilitation.
  5. Develop proactive problem-solving skills and communication skills.
  6. Understand principles necessary to lead an effective team.
  7. Identify strategies that promotes upward mobility.
  8. Understand the theory and practice of Intergroup Dialogue (IGD).
  9. Enhance content knowledge and fluency around issues of race, racism, and social justice.
  10. Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and awareness of implicit bias.
  11. Promote lifelong professional development and leadership development.