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The Center for Professional Development plans, coordinates, and supports a variety of activities that engage faculty, classified professionals, and administrators in an active and creative work life.

Professional Development Forms


PD Funding Request

In order to request campus support individual/group professional development, you must complete and submit the Professional Development Funding Request Form.

For request for funds for campus events, please complete and submit the Events Funding Request Form.

Due to the complexity of fund allocation and the required paperwork (e.g. approved travel authorization/reimbursement form), please submit your funding request 45 days prior to the date of the first activity/event.


CRC Professional Development Resources

Our Professional Development Canvas page has a wealth of information and resources for Classified Professionals, Faculty and Managers.

Enroll in CRC Professional Development

To find out about upcoming PD events, visit the Faculty and Staff Calendar.

Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-racism and Accessibility Professional Development

Find a list of resources and conferences to learn about social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and accessibility.

CCC Vision Resource Center

The California Community Colleges (CCC) Vision Resource Center is an online learning and collaboration platform for all professionals in the California Community Colleges.

Resources include:

  • Over 8,000 learning modules from Skillsoft and LinkedIn Learning
  • Tutorials related to the priority work going on in the community college system
  • Online communities with fellow faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees built around key areas such as Guided Pathways, the Student Centered Funding Formula, Financial Aid, and many more
  • Access to subject matter experts

Visit the CCC Vision Resource Center

History of Professional Development

The Center for Professional Development was originally called CASSL. It was established in 2004 by CRC President Francisco Rodriguez to strengthen the College's ability to support student learning and success. A task group led by Dean Janis Caston that included Professor Marybeth Buechner (SLO Coordinator), Professor Jeanne Edman (Faculty Researcher) and Professor Maureen Moore (Professional Development Chair) worked to develop the structure and initial planning documents that continue to inform the ongoing evolution of this center.  

Many thanks to the Marybeth Buechner, who served as the CASSL faculty coordinator from Fall 2005 though Fall 2008. Thanks also to BJ Snowden, who served as the CASSL faculty coordinator from Fall, 2009 through Spring 2011; to Colette Harris-Mathews, who served from Fall 2011 through Spring 2013; to Lesley Gale, who served from Fall 2013 through Spring 2015; to Rick Schubert who served from 2015-2017; to Georgine Hodgkinson who served from 2017-2019; to Lisa Dominguez Abraham who served from 2019-2021; and to Lesley Gale who will serve from 2021-2023.

Finally, many thanks to President Edward Bush and the Professional Development Committee for their ongoing support for professional development efforts at CRC.

Upcoming PD Events


Lesley Gale
Professional Development Coordinator

Sabrina Sencil
Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning

Andrea Dean
Administrative Assistant II


Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Learning Resource Center, LRC 121