Organizational Development and Employee Training

-a division of Equity and Inclusion

Organizational Development and Employee Training (ODET) Vision:

The ODET Department is a team of experienced, skilled professionals who:

--are dedicated to coaching, motivating and developing college employees

--are the catalyst to enabling employees to reach their potential and make a difference

--are influential, trusted leaders who create innovative and responsive partnerships

--are utilized to achieve a high level of organizational effectiveness on campus.

UPCOMING Events & Trainings

             Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Location:GWY 201
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

                Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Location:MAB 109
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This workshop will allow participants to focus on their multicultural self. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to gain an understanding of equity-mindedness and how they can use it to develop their cultural proficiency and advance closing the opportunity gap.

Trainer: Yvonne Terrell-Powell   


      Thursday, May 23, 2019
Location:SNH 338
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 am  

For years society has encouraged colorblind ideology without taking into consideration the impact it has on people of color. Through interactive activities, lecture, video, and discussion, participants are challenged to examine racial stereotyping and its effect on relationships and ethnic/racial identity. As a result, participants deepen their appreciation of challenges facing people of color, grow in self-awareness and develop knowledge of the research on implicit bias as a way to begin to explore ways to effectively engage across cultures. In this class, participants will…

1. Learn norms, tools and a common language for engaging in courageous conversations about race;
2. Increase understanding of implicit bias and the impact of stereotype threat;
3. Raise awareness in how implicit bias and racial stereotyping presents itself in your current role.

Karena Hooks is the Founder and CEO of Hooks Global, an organization that focuses on professional development, education, and transformation. With over 20 years of training and community engagement experience, Karena is a transformational leader, trainer, and certified racial equity coach. After earning a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, she worked in both higher education and K-12 in the field of equity & inclusion. Karena has dedicated her life to supporting leaders who are committed to creating extraordinary results in a world where each individual thrives.

Karena Hooks  

Friday, May 31, 2019
Location:Gateway 352

Time:  9:30 am - Noon (101), 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (102) 


Transgender Inclusion 101: Terminology, Concepts, and Opportunities to Create Welcoming Spaces.

This 2.5-hour workshop helps participants to understand the concepts of sex, gender, and sexual orientation and clarifies terminology related to transgender and gender non-conforming identities. With the help of short videos and small group discussions, participants explore the do’s and don’ts on how to support transgender people in their lives.

Transgender Inclusion 102*: Allies as Agents of Change (*Pre-requisite: Transgender Inclusion 101)

In this 2.5-hour workshop, participants explore challenges and barriers transgender people face in our society, ways to create a welcoming campus and deepen their understanding of intersecting identities through interactive group exercises. This workshop also includes a short review of terms and concepts.

Born and raised in Malaysia, Yee Won uses his lived experience as a political asylee based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and political opinion and his community organizing background to uncovering our commonalities and our shared struggles. He believes that by building on our collective experiences, people can galvanize their power to create a just society.

His consulting practice aims to increase organizations’ ability to fulfill its purpose by focusing on movement building, becoming more strategic, and creating inclusive organizational culture. He trains employees of government agencies and colleges to create transgender-inclusive workplaces and campuses. Yee Won also coaches organizations to integrate racial and gender equity strategies into work. Yee Won is passionate about using storytelling to change hearts and minds. Yee Won’s TEDx Talk, “Beyond the Gender Binary,” is used widely by educators and trainers to spark conversations and discussions about gender. Before becoming a consultant, Yee Won held staff positions at Western States Center, United for a Fair Economy and Haymarket People's Fund

Trainer: Yee Won Chong  (http://yeewonchong.org/)

  BRAVO Reception
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
​Gateway 352

Take a moment to say BRAVO! We are asking that INDIVIDUALS ONLY be acknowledged with your nomination. Each nomination should be a short paragraph including specific, meaningful and personal examples of why this person has earned recognition. Please send your nomination by email to Yumiko.Nesheim@edcc.edu

Click HERE for commendations from [S2019] nominators

Adult CPR/First Aid/AED (Pediatrics optional)

    2019 Fall Quarter 
I Know CPR
8:30am to 2:30pm (optional Pediatric CPR 2:45-4:00pm)
CLA 121

REGISTRATION: Please go to the ODET Calendar