ACCESS AFC- Professional Development Series

The AFC partnered with Alpha UMi Inc. to develop professional development skills training webinars to provide for its Institutional Members throughout the state. Alpha UMi Inc. specializes in innovative training programs to elevate professionalism and leadership through interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and soft skills development. 


Curious about the sessions?  Take a sneak peek here.


Did you miss a session offered for your college?  Don't worry you can view a recorded session using the link below.

(Click in the black box below to choose which session you wish to view)

Promoting a Culture of Equality and Inclusion
                    Winning Mindset                   



Schedule for Difficult Conversations:

Most people dread having them, and that is totally normal. Whether you are on the giving side or the receiving side, it's never easy be part of a conversation intended to deliver news that is not expected to be received well. But there are ways to find the positive in the message and make it a less confrontational experience, turning it into an opportunity for growth. 

In this module, we will discuss what makes difficult conversations so difficult, how to have difficult conversations effectively, and ways to leverage difficult conversations into positive growth opportunities for everyone involved. We will consider how leaders approach difficult conversations instead of avoiding them. This learning experience is intended to give you the confidence and tools to navigate difficult conversations in the workplace. 

Region Date of Session Time of Session Registration or Recording Link
Region 5 Tuesday, Feb. 1 2:00 PM Register Here
Region 4 Tuesday, Feb. 3 2:00 PM  Register Here
Region 3 Thursday, Feb. 8 2:00 PM  Register Here
Region 2 Tuesday, Feb. 10 2:00 PM  Register Here
Region I Tuesday, Feb. 16 2:00 PM  Register Here


Avoiding Burnout will be our next session-The schedule will be posted soon.

Access AFC will provide professional development sessions on a variety of topics for college employees. All college employees are invited to register and attend. Topics in the series may include:


      1. Promoting a Culture of Equality and Inclusion
      2. Winning Mindset
      3. Resilience
      4. Ethics
      5. Emotional Intelligence
      6. Communication
      7. Time Management
      8. Professional Attire & Personal Brand
      9. Customer Service/Customer Experience
      10. Critical Thinking – Why It Matters
      11. Goal Development
      12. Difficult Conversations
      13. How to Effectively Delegate
      14. Servant Leadership