August 14, 2019


In This Issue...

  1. AFC 2020 Statewide Officer Candidates
  2. 5G Power Skills for College Professionals: First in the CCP CORE+ Workshop Series
  3. AFC Member Benefits Spotlight: AFC Professional Development Scholarships

Get to Know Your AFC 2020 Statewide Officer Candidates

The Association of Florida Colleges Board of Directors 2020 Executive Officer Candidates' information is now online! Learn more about each candidate by clicking their name below. The candidates will also be featured in the September issue of the CURRENT. Online voting information will be provided in advance of the open voting period which starts October 7th - thirty days prior to the Assembly of Delegates meeting on November 7th at the AFC's 70th Annual Meeting and Conference.


Christine Tripp
Director of Student Recruitment & Enrollment Marketing Services
Eastern Florida State College

Sandra L. Barrett
Program Director, Corporate and Continuing Education
Palm Beach State College

The offices of President-Elect and Vice President-Elect for Commissions are uncontested and will not require a vote.
Your 2020 President-Elect is Ray Coulter, Palm Beach State College
Your 2020 VP Elect for Commissions is Greg Williams, Tallahassee Community College

For more information on the current candidates and AFC voting and election procedures click HERE.

September 19, 2019
Innisbrook, Palm Harbor, FL

The AFC is pleased to offer, in collaboration with Alpha UMi, 5G Power Skills for College Professionals. This is the first workshop in the new AFC CCP CORE+ Workshop series . The cornerstone of 5G Power Skills Certification is the competency to understand and capitalize upon generational and dimensional diversity differences, attributes and world views. 5G’s Dimensional Diversity is the foundation for breaking down biases and stereotypes to create a diversity-neutral, culturally-rich, productive and engaged workforce. With this foundation in place an individual is prepared for success in the mastery of all competencies of 5G Power Skills Certification: Diversity and Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Professionalism, and Leadership/Management.

CCP CORE+ Workshops are a new addition to the AFC’s Certified College Professional (CCP) program. These one day workshops will offer innovative and cutting edge professional development opportunities to AFC members. Some CORE+ Workshops (like 5G Power Skills) are open to both current CCP program participants and non-participants.

Here's why you should consider registering for this workshop:

Low registration fee: $49 for both CCP and non-CCP participants.

Flexible CCP credits: 10 CCP credits will be earned and can be used toward either the “Professional Development” or “Other” category.

Retroactive CCP credits: Participants not currently enrolled in the CCP program and who apply for the CCP program by 12/31/19 may count these credits toward the 100 point requirement of the CCP Florida College Professional Certification.

Incentive to enroll in the CCP program: Participants not currently enrolled in the CCP program will receive a $25 discount toward the CCP application fee if they apply to the CCP program by 12/31/19.

Earn your first Badge toward 5G Power Skills Certification.



AFC Professional Development Scholarship

Don't forget, as a benefit of AFC membership, you have access to the AFC Professional Development Scholarship offered by the AFC Foundation, Inc. This scholarship can help you with registration fees and/or travel expenses and is offered to members who can demonstrate an effective professional development plan to advance their knowledge and skills as a college professional. Any AFC member may apply for the scholarship. The scholarship funds provided are to support member participation in any AFC Professional Development Program. These include:

  • AFC Leadership Conference
  • AFC Conference on College Teaching and Learning
  • AFC Annual Conference
  • AFC Campus Safety Symposium
  • AFC's BIT Level II Training
  • AFC Certified College Professional Program
  • AFC Commission Conference
  • AFC Regional Conference

Up to ten (10) scholarships will be awarded annually. Award amounts will be awarded up to $300 each. Funds may be used to cover costs of registration or enrollment, travel, and materials to any of the events listed above.

For more information and to apply go to: http://www.myafchome.org/myafcscholarships.

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Henry David Thoreau

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