We hear it all the time – you can feel the welcoming atmosphere of Lethbridge College the moment you walk in our doors. We’re small enough to feel like a second home yet large enough to provide you with big opportunities for career advancement and professional development. And as a provider of higher education, we strongly believe in lifelong learning.
We encourage you to benefit from on-campus and externally delivered conferences and courses. If you wish to pursue graduate studies during your employment, we’ll support you every step of the way and ensure that you have the flexibility you need to take your career higher.
Managers and supervisors
Proper training promotes employee satisfaction and retentions. That’s why we provide manager and supervisor training that focuses on such topics as:
- the role of a manager/supervisor
- strategic planning, budgeting and risk management
- recruitment and the onboarding process
- coaching and engaging employees
- performance management and progressive discipline
- performance appraisals
- competencies and employee development
We believe training and professional development are the tools you can use to reach your career goals and develop your potential. Please be in touch with your Associate Dean regarding your plan.
Educational Development coordinates and implements professional development for staff and faculty. Professional Development (PD) includes formal and informal methods that assist all staff in engaging in a reflective practice to ensure growth. All staff may engage in leadership, health and wellness or skills-based training. PD for instructors is targeted at building a reflective practice and further advancing teaching and learning.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)
The Educational Development team supports instructors and staff engaging in the systematic study of teaching and learning with a focus on improving student learning. The team advances SoTL research by serving as a consulting resource (literature review, research methodology, development of ethics application, proposal development), and by partnering with instructors and staff as co-researchers.
The development of our staff is an essential investment that enables Lethbridge College to maintain and extend our employees' knowledge and skills as our institutional environment evolves. We provide a variety of training and development opportunities to ensure that staff gain valuable job skills and knowledge while working here. We truly value the work that staff do, and we support their professional development and career advancement with several initiatives:
- Professional development
- Employee engagement opportunities
- Tuition benefit
- Talent management (under development)
- Career development
- Educational assistance (please discuss with your supervisor, as this may or may not be an option depending on position requirements and funding availability)
All college employees have access to the resources on LinkedIn Learning, which can be accessed here:
While your formal probationary review will take place at either six or 12 months, you will have been introduced to the core competency framework that guides us at Lethbridge College. This framework includes the competencies that all employees should have depending on their position. They will guide you in your performance review and also provide aspiration goals for growth. This process will provide a solid plan for whatever your career goals are.