Riverside Community College District is committed to providing practical and professional
training opportunities and resources to staff in alignment with the District's strategic
goals. We offer training to develop employees' skills and competencies which contribute
to efficient work performance. We also provide programs that encourage academic advancement
in support of career development. We provide learning in a variety of methods and
styles to equip staff with skills and confidence to perform their duties at the highest
level. Our goal is to inspire employees to achieve excellence!
Professional Growth Program
The District encourages confidential and classified professionals to continue to develop
and improve job skills, as well as academic experiences, through academic and professional
endeavors. It is our goal to assist employees in attainingnew skills and proficiencies
beyond those presented at the time of initial employment.
The Professional Growth Program is a voluntary program for confidential and classified
professionals. To be eligible for participation in the program, the employee must
be a permanent confidential or classified professional of the District. Coursework
completed prior to employment with RCCD may not be considered for Professional Growth
Professional growth related to the employee’s specific job or overall college function
may be achieved in the following manner:
1. Course work and instructional programs.
2. Independent study or publication.
3. Professional organization participation.
If a confidential or classified professional is planning on participating in a professional
growth activity, they may submit the required written request (at least 10 working
days prior to the beginning of class(es) and within 30 calendar days after beginning
independent study, being published, or being elected to a professional organization)
for preliminary review, the committee will notify the employee if the request has
been approved or denied.
Upon completion of twelve (12) semester units of approved course work, the employee
may submit a request for a professional achievement step. The step increase will be
submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval and will be effective the month following
There are a maximum of seven (7) Professional Growth achievement steps, two (2) of
which must be in the job skills category. These are not related to salary step increases. A
Professional Growth achievement step, should it be approved, is an additional $50
paid monthly. A Job Skills achievement step, should it be approved, is an additional
$75 paid monthly. The coursework in the job skills category does not have to be taken
consecutively; it is evaluated on a cumulative basis. Upon completion of all steps
there’s a potential earning of $400 monthly (to be pro-rated if applicable). You
may only take your Professional Growth Stipend with you if promoted within the CSEA
Staff Development Program
Staff development is a planned learning program, activity or experience that has as
its major purpose the maintenance or increase in employees' job related knowledge
and skill that contribute to the employees' ability to effectively carry out his/her
job duties and responsibilities. Staff development also provides positive reinforcement
and enhancement to employees' morale, self-esteem, self-improvement and upward mobility.
All regular (FT and Permanent PT) classified and confidential employees are eligible
to request Staff Development Funds.
The Association of Title IX Administrators is the nation’s leading membership organization
for Title IX professionals. They promote, develop, and safeguard the practice of Title
IX administration and those who work in the field. ATIXA is an independent, not-for
profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
It has more than 11,000 active members from colleges, universities, schools, and organizations.
The Advisory Board consists of over 30 leaders in the field. ATIXA’s offices are
based in King of Prussia, PA.
CUPA-HR is higher ed HR. They serve higher education by providing the knowledge, resources,
advocacy and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence.
As the association for HR professionals in higher education, CUPA-HR provides leadership
on higher education workplace issues in the U.S. and abroad. They monitor trends,
explore emerging workforce issues, conduct research and promote strategic discussions
among colleges and universities.
They provide opportunities for their members to connect with one another and to develop
professionally by hosting conferences and webinars, publishing tools and resources,
and offering online communities for collaboration.
They also partner with other higher education and HR management associations to advocate
on legislative and compliance issues that impact the higher ed workplace.
CUPA-HR Membership is made up of more than 33,000 HR professionals and other higher
ed leaders at more than 1,800 member organizations.
University Partnership Programs
Riverside Community College District values the growth and development of its staff.
We are proud to announce our partnerships with the following academic institutions.
Each institution offers various programs and an employee discount to our Faculty,
Associate Faculty, Administrators and Classified/Confidential employees, respectively.
For more information, you may contact Diversity and Human Resources at 951.222.8595
or you may directly contact the institution you are interested in attending.
Brandman University - Riverside Campus
Brandman University offers scholarships* to Riverside Community College District's
students, employees, employees' spouses, and dependents, for new student enrollments
as further defined below:
Undergraduate hybrid and traditional online programs: Scholarship of ten percent of
undergraduate tuition rate
Master's degree programs: Scholarship of ten percent of master's degree tuition rate
Ed.D. Organizational Leadership program: Scholarship of ten percent of tuition rate
*The scholarship amount remains fixed based on the time of initial enrollment (even
if tuition increases) and as long as the student does not miss more than two consecutive
sessions. Other scholarships, military funding, and discounts may not be combined.
California Baptist University - Online
Discount Scholarship up to 30% off Tuition
Undergraduate Online Programs (full-time) 30% and (part-time) 10%
Graduate & Doctorate Programs (on-line and on-campus) 20%
Undergraduate On Campus Programs 10%
Professional faculty, admissions and advising support
At CBU, we pride ourselves in offering more than 160 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral
degree programs both online and on-campus. Led by expert faculty and supported by
robust student-centric resources, students are championed throughout their time at
CBU. We are excited to serve your organization and help your employees achieve their
educational and professional goals.