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Spring Development Day

Spring Development Day Post-Event Summary

Spring Development Day 2024 was a tremendous success! The 2024 theme, “The Power of Love: Inspiring Change and Innovation,” invited all employees to explore how love, empathy, and compassion could be powerful catalysts for positive change and innovation in both personal and professional contexts.

The event took place on Friday, January 12th, and featured a day full of synchronous online workshops and a hybrid (online/in-person) keynote address delivered by Austin Community College (ACC) Chancellor, Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart. The keynote address took place in-person at the ACC Highland campus with watch parties held at the ACC Round Rock and ACC Hays campuses. Three hundred people attended the keynote online and over 80 attended in-person at one of the three campuses.

There were over 480 registrants for Spring Development Day 2024 workshops. Workshop topics included purpose and belonging, emotional intelligence, artificial intelligence, course design, and much more. The workshops presented attendees with the opportunity to improve their creativity and wellness, develop new technical talents, teaching techniques, and interpersonal skills, and also provided opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Here is some of the workshop feedback from fellow attendees:

    • “I appreciated the opportunities to talk with other faculty.”
    • “This was the best SDD I’ve ever attended.”
    • “I enjoyed hearing the common support efforts and learning about the perspectives of others and how we can work together to help our students persist more effectively and efficiently.”
    • “I am so glad I attended the morning sessions you all presented. I actually learned a lot about myself.”
    • “Overall, amazing job! Thanks, everyone for your amazing work!”
    • “Loved the sessions I attended and will go back to see recordings of the ones I missed.”

Thank you all for attending and for helping make SDD24 a resounding success!

Recordings are available below in case you missed SDD and/or want to rewatch Chancellor Russell’s Keynote and/or any of the wonderful workshops presented by our ACC colleagues.

Note: You may need to use your ACC credentials to access the links below.



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