Staff and Organizational Development

Professional Development

Orientations for Classified Professional Staff

Orientation Sessions are scheduled as a new pool of staff are hired.

New classified staff are encouraged to attend a De Anza College orientation. This meeting will include an introduction to the culture and organization of De Anza College, staff development and professional growth, the differences between union and Classified Senate, and the classified evalution process. Technology training will review desktop amd Internet e-mail, online time reports (LiquidOffice), and how to access your MyPortal account.

Please pre-register with the Staff Development Office by contacting Mary Kay Englen, Program Coordinator at 408-864-8322 or e-mailing her at

Mary Kay Englen, Senior Program Coordinator of Staff and Organizational Development           
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview of the materials provided
  • History of De Anza College
  • Organizational Chart
  • Institutional Initiatives
  • Our Student Profile

Where Do  I Find Information? - The Employee Resource Guide

  • Overview of the Employee Resource Guide
  • How do I get connected? (Listservs and webpages)

The Classified Union and Classified Senate: Who Does What?

  • Review of the Classified Senate Handbook
  • A.C.E. (Association for Classified Employees)

Professional Growth and Staff Development

  • Staff Development Opportunities
  • Professional Growth Awards
  • Conference and Travel Funds 
The Classified Evaluation Process
  • Review of the Evaluation Form and Process
  • Connect the Evaluation to Your Own Position
  • Using MyPortal
  • Webmail Internet Email
  • Meeting Maker Basics
  • Online Timesheets (Liquid Office)



Building: Media and Learning Center, room 246
Contact: Mary Kay Englen
Phone: 408.864.8322



Last Updated: 7/21/16