Spring 2023 Workshops

Our workshop page will be updated regularly, so visit often!  REGISTER TODAY!

Sit & Stitch Mondays starting 1/30/23

Do you sew, knit, crochet, quilt, embroider, stitch in anyway? The Sit & Stitch will be a weekly stitch session where we can meet as a group to work on stitching projects and chat with colleagues. Feel free to bring your lunch! Please note: This is not a learn how to stitch session. Join us every Monday at 12:30pm in C204!

1/26/23 Big Feelings Book Discussion

Want to join us for a book discussion? Borrow a copy of Big Feelings from CPD or NECC Library! We will be reading this book over winter break so that we can discuss on January 26, 2023 at 2pm in C204.

1/31/23 Endicott College Graduate Programs Info Session

Learn more about Endicott’s Doctoral and Masters program in Higher Education Leadership. Representatives from Endicott’s School of Education will be in attendance to answer questions. 1pm in C204. 

2/8/23 Let’s Chat About ChatGPT

Faculty AND Staff are invited to attend! Join the Center for Professional Development Faculty Fellows for a thought-provoking conversation about ChatGPT. What is it and how are people using it? Join us on 2/8 at 2:30pm in C204. 

2/9/23 Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Workshop 

Join Campus Police Officer Peter Sheldon, for an informative and necessary workshop exploring preparation and appropriate action surrounding active shooter events. This is a workshop NOT a simulation. 12:30pm in C204. 

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills. 

2/27/23 Hot Topics with President Lane Glenn

Join President Glenn for Hot Topics in Higher Education on 2/27 at 12:30pm in C204.

Is Teaching About Power and Privilege Education or Indoctrination?

“Culture wars” between conservatives and liberals in the United States are not new.  Issues such as abortion, gun rights, religion, privacy, and same-sex marriage have defined parties and personalities, and won and lost elections, for decades.  More recently, media organizations and private companies have begun to also define themselves by stances they take on these and other hot-button issues.

American colleges and universities have often been at the center of these “culture wars,” though perhaps never as significantly as they find themselves today, especially in the state of Florida, where Governor Ron DeSantis is moving aggressively to defund diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives on college campuses and turn the small, public, liberal arts New College into the south’s version of Michigan’s conservative, Christian Hillsdale college, all under the banner of protecting the students of Florida from “woke indoctrination.”

In this “Hot Topics” we will discuss:

  • What is “ideological indoctrination,” and does it ever occur on college campuses?
  • Should colleges teach “truths” or teach students to analyze and arrive at truths themselves?
  • Are colleges and universities out of touch with “mainstream” America on these issues?
  • What is the role of academic freedom in this controversy?
  • What should the role of a college president be in situations like this? College trustees?


3/14/23 Co-work Day 

What is a co-work day? It’s an opportunity for us to work together in the same space. If you are finding yourself alone in your office and in need of some community, this is a chance for you to connect with your colleagues and co-work with us! Folks are welcome to drop in as needed or stay the day- 9am to 4:30pm in L244.

We will be streaming the Simmons Leadership Conference on the big screen, and we’ll have snacks and coffee to keep you fueled throughout the day. Click HERE to learn more about the amazing conference we will be streaming! 

4/10/23 Hot Topics with President Lane Glenn

Join President Glenn for Hot Topics in Higher Education . Topic to be announced soon. 12:30pm in LH306.

We look forward to seeing you at our events. Let us know you are coming by registering today!