Employee Training and Development

WVMCCD supports the professional development of our employees by offering training opportunities on campus, of campus, and online.  Throughout the year, employees are invited to attend workshops, luncheons, and seminars.  If you have a training need that ​is not covered here, please contact Liza El​ish​

HR Learning Lab 

Join us for bi-weekly online training sessions on a variety of topics including leadership skills, HR policies and procedures, and best practices in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging (DEIAB).

During the academic year we host HR learning labs on a regular bi-weekly basis. Please join us for our Spring 2024 HR Learning Lab dates and topics below:

​Wednesday, February 7th,
Attitude is Everything: Creating a Positive Attitude​
Wednesday, February​ 21st,
Everyday Ergonomics
Wednesday, March 6th,
Communication Skills: Giving Effective Feedback
Wednesday, March 20th,
How to Retire Rich
Wednesday, April 3th,
​NOE Training
Wednesday, April 17th,
​Preventing Burnout in the Helping Professions
Wednesday, May 1st,
​Listen First
Wednesday, May 15th,
​Neurodivergence in the Workplace
Wednesday, May 29th,
​Motivating Yourself and Others
Wednesday, June 12th,
11am-12pm​ (CANCELED)
​Membership Benefits: SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
Wednesday, June 26th,
Guidelines for Adapting to Change

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Liebert Cassidy Whitemore (LCW) Consortium Trainings
WVMCCD ​has partnered with Bay Area CCDs and law firm LCW to provide ongoing training to all employees.  
If you are interested in attending any of the LCW consortium trainings, please contact Liza Elish​ to register. Check out more on the LCW here.

Friday, January 12th, 9am - 12pm
Going Outside the Classified Service: Short-Term Employees, Substitutes, and Professional Experts
​Friday, March 8th, 9am - 12pm
​What's Next? Title V Changes, DEIAB Principles, and Performance Evaluations
​Friday, April 26th, 9am - 12pm​Emerging Legal Issues Related to AI

​Friday, May 10th, 9am - 12pm​Navigating the Crossroads of Discipline and Disability Accommodation


 HR Learning Lab

Below are previous HR Learning Lab presentations or recordings. Please note: you may need to be signed-in to your email to access these resources.

 Managers Academy

Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)​

Legal Disciplinary Documentation 

Coaching and Motivating Employees

Difficult Conversations

Writing Effective Evaluations

 Resource Library

Vision Resource Center

The Vision Resource Center is a portal for professional development and colleague connection in the California Community Colleges. It is free to create an account for any WVMCCD employees.

​Dear West Valley College, Mission College and District employees:
The State Chancellor’s office is now providing unlimited access to for all employees of California State Community Colleges through its  Vision Resource Center. is an online library of courses on software tools and skills.   To create a profile, navigate to the State Chancellor's Office - Vision Resource Center  Register and create your login then click on the link for

NVC Academy

​​The NVC Academy is an online hub for learning about Nonviolent Communication. They offer a variety of Courses and Resources, including a library of Free NVC Learning Resources​ from short articles, videos, and audios. These free resources are also categorized by topic, which include;

LCW Webinars