Professional Development


ICSPS Professional Development Calendar

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FY 2024 ESLTP Kick-off Meeting 
Join the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Center for Specialized Profession Support (ICSPS) as we kick off a new fiscal year for the Early School Leaver Transition Programs (ESLTP). The day will consist of an overview of how ICCB and ICSPS can support programs for FY24, program-to-program problem solving, and ESLTP moving forward.
Date and Time
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch provided)
Illinois State University – Alumni Center
Kasten Board Room
1101 N. Main St.
Normal, Illinois 61761
FY 2024 Technical Assistance “Office” Hours
  • Dates and times coming soon!

ESLTP Community of Practice (virtual)

Community of Practice meetings are designed for ESLTP providers to share concerns and best practices to learn from one another and improve our programs for students’ success.  COP meetings occur once a quarter on the second Thursday of the month from 10 – 11 AM. These meetings will be hosted on Zoom meeting. The registration link below allows you to register for all four meetings and will provide a calendar invite. Topics are subject to change based on program needs.

*COP meetings are not typically recorded to allow programs to speak freely.

FY24 COP Meeting Schedule:

  • September 14, 2023 – Highlighting the Forum for Excellence
  • December 14, 2023 – Workforce Initiatives
  • March 14, 2024 – Grant Writing Tips
  • June 13, 2024 – Closing Out FY24

Register Here

Previous PD Resources and Recordings:

Teaching Our Students How to “Stand Put” in a Virtual Interview – May 30, 2023

Job interviews are nerve-wracking for our students no matter how they take place, but virtual interviews can be incredibly daunting. With virtual interviewing becoming more prevalent in the workforce, we must prepare our students with virtual interviewing-specific tools. Our students need to learn how to connect with the interviewers while dealing with the ins and outs of cameras, background noises, and potential internet troubles. However, if we teach our students tools in advance to ensure they are prepared for success, virtual interviewing can become a part of your student’s skill set. Learn essential communication tips from the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support and teach your students to utilize the virtual interviewing portal on IL workNet to succeed and stand out to hiring managers in their future virtual interviews.

Watch the recording HERE.

Words Matter: Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ+ Participants – March 2, 2023

Join DJ Ralston from George Washington University and learn how to support LGBTQ+ people, including Transgender and Gender Expansive persons, in their pursuit of education and work. Find out how to locate local resources to support LGBTQ+ communities. Examine your institution’s policies and procedures to ensure safe and inclusive services.

*You can check out George Washington University’s LGBTQ+ and Disability Training Series for additional education.

Watch the recording HERE.

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