Training and Development

The Human Resources Office offers a variety of training opportunities for employees of Red Rocks Community College including Supervisors Training, Diversity Training, Sexual Harassment Awareness and Workplace Violence Awareness. Please contact your HR Representative to schedule a training session or to have access to any training resources.

Spring 2019 RRCC Development Training Calendar

Below is the schedule of professional development opportunities for the semester related to inclusion.
To register for any of the trainings, visit

Intercultural Competence Level 1

This training is the first in a six-part series that will explore how cultural differences impact our interactions with our students, co-workers, and community.  One level will be added each year for the next 6 years.   In level I, we will define culture and discuss the elements of culture that affect interactions, increase our cultural self-awareness, and identify the impact of communication styles on interactions across cultures.
February 15th | 9:30 – 12:30 | Lakewood 2303
March 8th | 9:30 – 12:30 | Lakewood 2303

Intercultural Competence Level 2

The second part of our six-part series focuses in intercultural competence focuses on personality styles.  Participants will take the PRI Identity Mapping Assessment, learn about their own personality style, other personality styles, and gain a sense of appreciation for styles different from their own.  Participants must have completed Intercultural Competence Level 1 in order to attend this session.
March 13th | 9:00 – 12:00 | Arvada 7104
March 15th | 9:30 – 12:30 | Lakewood 2303

Intercultural Competence Level 3

Part three of our training series will guide participants through exercises in understanding identity, beliefs, attitudes, and values in cultural context, help them to articulate their personal and cultural values, and introduce the concept of privilege as it relates to identity and membership in various cultural groups.  Participants must have completed Intercultural Competence Levels 1 & 2 in order to attend this session.
March 20th | 3:00 – 6:00 | Lakewood 2303
April 12th | 1:00 – 4:00 | Lakewood 2303

Intercultural Competence Level 4

The fourth part in our series focuses on accepting the reality and difficulty of difference and developing empathy. Building on the concepts of level 3 – bias, power, and privilege – we will deeper our skills to have meaningful dialogue about difference and to engage with challenging topics such as race, ethnicity, and gender differences. Participants must have completed Intercultural Competence Levels 1, 2, & 3 in order to attend this session.
April 26th | 9:00 – 12:00 | Lakewood 2303
May 10th | 9:30 – 12:30 | Lakewood 2303

Safe Zon

The purpose of Safe Zone is to raise awareness of ways homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism affect everyone and to explore ways Allies can support the LGBTQ community. The Safe Zone symbol is a message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) students and colleagues that you have knowledge of LGBTQ issues, are supportive, and are trustworthy. People will know they can come to you for help, advice, or just to talk with someone who is supportive of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
February 27th | 1:30 – 4:00 | Lakewood 2315

Dream Zone

Undocumented students face many barriers in higher education, not the least of which is stigma attached to their citizenship status.  This training will provide you with the tools and resources to better serve our undocumented students and help you to become a better ally to this community of learners.
March 1st | 8:30 – 11:00 | Lakewood 2303

Green Zone

Ensuring academic success for all student populations is a priority for academic institutions. This course identifies who and what a veteran is, and provides an understanding of what strengths and barriers veterans possess that may either benefit or hinder their academic success. Learners will be provided with insights into the symptoms of PTSD and TBI, and how to respond to veterans who are confronted with these barriers. Additionally, learners will be provided tips to facilitate academic success through classroom management and linkage to resources.
April 10th | 1:00 – 4:00 | Sandstone

Spring 2019 Professional Development Opportunities

eLearning/Instructional Technology

RSVP to or call 303.914.6702

D2L Essentials (2 hrs.)

Reservation Needed.  A 2-hour workshop gets you started in using D2L for your classes. Attendees learn how to add News (announcements) and Content (document files). Additionally, an overview of grades and general D2L site management and setup are covered. Level:  Beginner RSVP to or call 303-914-6702

  • Tues, Feb. 26th, 10 -12 p.m.  (Lakewood, 2251)
  • Thurs, March 21st, 10 -12 p.m. (Arvada, 7211)
  • Tues, April 9th, 10 – 12 p.m. (Lakewood,  2251)
  • Thurs, April 11th, 10 – 12 p.m. (Arvada 7211)

D2L Grade Book (2 hrs.)

In this 2-hour workshop we will explore the details of the D2L grade book including how to set up your grade book, organize, and enter grades. Level:  Beginner

  • Tues, March 5th, 10 – 12 p.m. (Lakewood, 2251)
  • Tues, April 30th, 10 – 12 p.m. (Lakewood, 2251)
  • Thurs, May 2nd, 10 – 12 p.m. (Arvada, 7211)

Stop Cheating (2 HRS.)

Reduce cheating in-person, blended, and online.

  • Tues, Feb 19th, 10 – 12 p.m. (Lakewood, 2251)
  • Tues, April 2nd, 10 – 12 p.m. (Lakewood, 2251)
  • Thurs, April 4th, 10 – 12 p.m. (Arvada 7211)

Accessibility 101 (2 HRS. or Online Self-Paced)

This workshop focuses on meeting CCCS Web Accessibility Procedure (following WCAG 2.0) with special attention to making learning materials accessible to students. Attendees will be able to make an accessible document, as well as ensure that images and audio/video materials are accessible. Assignments are completed during the workshop time.

  • Tues, March 12th, 10 – 12 p.m. (Lakewood, 2251)
  • Thurs, March 14th, 10 – 12 p.m. (Arvada 7211)
  • Tues, April 16th, 10 – 12 p.m. (Lakewood, 2251)
  • Thurs, April 18th, 10 – 12 p.m. (Arvada, 7211)
  • Accessibility 101, Self-paced and facilitated.  Learners will use D2L for the training. (Join anytime)

D2L Portfolio & Quizzes (2 HRS.)

This 2 hour workshop goes into more detail on D2L’s quiz and portfolio tool. For quizzes, we will look at a variety of question types and discuss strategies for creating and analyzing student assessment tools.  This training will also explore how to leverage the D2L portfolio tool for teaching, learning, and student assessment.

  • Tues, March  19th, 10 - 12 p.m. (Lakewood, 2251)