The purpose of the MJC Pirate Program is to provide MJC classified employees with professional development and training that will educate, encourage, inspire, and motivate. Participants who complete the program will have an increased knowledge of the college infrastructure and how that translates to their departments. Additionally, participants will benefit from personal and professional growth, as well as the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge that may assist in professional advancement.
The combination of MJC Disney Training and the need and desire for employee professional development are the primary influences behind this program.
MJC History & Structure
In this session, participants will learn the history and structure of Modesto Junior College.
Learning Objective: Participants will understand the history of how MJC came to be and the structure of how YCCD/MJC operate
Time Management & Planning
“I don’t have enough time” is a common statement for working professionals. In this session, we will explore time management tips and best ways to manage time.
Learning Objective: Participants will learn and be able to utilize new techniques for time management.
In this session, participants will learn new ways to give intentional customer service based on the lessons of the Disney Institute.
Learning Objective: Participants will learn and be able to utilize new techniques for customer services based on the Disney Institute.
Effects of Decision Making
One challenge in the decision-making process of any institution is understanding the widespread implications of decisions made on campus. In this session, we will examine how each area works together to support the institutional mission.
Learning Objective: Participants will learn how and why decisions are made and their role in the decision making process.
Who Do We Serve: Understanding Students
We serve roughly 24,000 students at Modesto Junior College, but who are they? Where do they come from? In this session, we will take a deeper look at the students of MJC to examine who they are and where they come from. We will also examine college initiatives.
Learning Objective: Participants will learn important college data. Additionally, will have a general knowledge of campus initiatives.
Professional Development: How Do I Grow
“I want to perform better in my position.” “I have career aspirations, but don’t know how to grow and develop.” In this session, we explore the various professional development resources available beyond attending conferences. We will explore how to have a purposeful career path that can lead to promotions as well as tips to succeeding in interviews.
Learning Objective: Participants will learn and be able to utilize new techniques for career advancement.
Leadership & Beyond
The word ‘leadership’ is often used casually, but what does it mean? In this workshop, we will examine the basics of leadership and how you can be a leader in your area and on campus.
Learning Objective: Participants will learn and be able to utilize new techniques for time leadership and how to apply them.
- Participants will take an exam at the start of each seminar on their knowledge in each of the topic being discussed.
- Participants will take an exam at the end of each seminar on their knowledge in each of the topic being discussed.
- Each session will be evaluated by the participants.