Training/Professional Development


Screening Committee Training

The Benefits of Diversity and Understanding Unconscious Bias

In order to prepare for the upcoming Unconscious Bias Training via zoom please have the following:


  1. Please be prepared to participate in the training for the full 2 hours in order to receive the full credit of serving in a screening committee.

  2. Download the zoom app via computer, laptop, mobile phone or Ipad.  There will be a Power Point Presentation and interactive opportunities throughout the training session, therefore you will need access to view the screen and have audio capability to communicate with other participants.
  3. Create a list of 9 individual names that you trust. Do not include family members or pets.
  4. Have available a piece of paper and a pen.  There will be an exercise at the beginning of the presentation that will require you to use a paper and a pen in order to present for discuss with other participants.

Summer 2021 Sessions 


Thursday, June 17th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 June Registration  


Tuesday, July 20th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 July Registration  


Description of Training

The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to hiring a diverse workforce that reflects our student body and our community.  In order to achieve this goal, the District will be providing increased training related to the benefits of diversity and the elimination of bias in the screening process.  This training is also required by Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations and the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.


Beginning in Fall 2017, completion of the new “Screening Committee Training: The Benefits of Diversity and Understanding Unconscious Bias” will be required for you to serve in any capacity on a screening committee and the training will be valid for 3 years from the date of your training.  If you anticipate participating on a screening committee in any capacity you are encouraged to attend this training. If you will be the chairperson of a screening committee in the near future, you will need to ensure that your committee members have received this training in advance of their service on your committee. Your efforts now will help avoid unnecessary delay to your committee since screening and interviewing cannot proceed until all committee members have completed this training.

Professional Development Academy Sprign 2021

Available courses are listed in the professional development academy website and can be found by selecting register today below to view the current listing. Come join us for informative and interactive professional development workshops. All workshops are FREE!