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Employee Learning and Development (ELAD) helps build faculty and staff knowledge around student engagement and completion by increasing access to cohesive professional development, and fostering effective communication strategies and systems between all college employees.

Through extensive networking efforts, Employee Learning and Development  identifies and promotes ongoing professional development opportunities and services.

Professional Development

  • Adjunct Professional Development
  • Faculty Learning Communities
  • First-Year Faculty Cohort
  • Master Teaching
  • Targeted Skills Training
  • Training Suggestions
  • Faculty In-Service Proposals

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  • Instructional Design
  • Integrating Technology
  • Confidentiality Statement

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We also support faculty and staff in the implementation of innovative programs, learning-centered instruction, and community service outreach efforts that involve the broader Pierce College community.

Professional development opportunities supported through Employee Learning and Development (ELAD) align with Pierce College’s Achieving the Dream priority area strategies. ELAD also works with groups seeking to sponsor their own customized workshops, seminars, webinars, in-service trainings and events. Contact us at to learn more.

ELAD also maintains an intranet site for current faculty and staff. This site contains additional information about workshops, courses, seminars and resources available throughout the year. You'll need your Pierce network login information to access the Pierce Intranet.

Visit the ELAD Intranet