HCCC Presents Online Symposium for National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development


Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been selected to host and present the “Online Classified Staff Symposium” for the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) on Wednesday, June 17.

The symposium will feature presentations designed specifically for community and technical college classified staff, the essential workers who keep their colleges up and running – office, technical, maintenance and operations workers, instructional assistants, and others.

Lilisa Williams, the HCCC Director of Faculty and Staff Development, developed and coordinated the symposium. Ms. Williams was selected to work with NISOD Executive Director Edward J. Leach and a small group nationally to plan keeping NISOD’s exemplary services active and relevant during this difficult period. Ms. Williams holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and is presently enrolled in the Cornell University Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion program.

The four 50-minute symposium sessions will assist essential college workers in growing professionally and personally.  The sessions will be delivered by Ms. Williams and Sharon Daughtry, an Adjunct Professor at the College.  Topics to be covered are “Secrets to Delivering Exceptional Customer Service;” “Time Management Skills for the 21st Century;” “Conflict Resolution in the Workplace;” and “Everyone Makes a Difference.”

NISOD is a membership organization committed to excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges.  The American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD the country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.

Registration information for the June 17, 2020 symposium is available at https://www.nisod.org/online-convenings/classified-staff-symposium/.

Free opioid training session available May 19

To assist in educating community members about the opioid epidemic in New Jersey, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will host a free, online session of the Rutgers Interdisciplinary Opioid Trainers (RIOT) program on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11 a.m.  The one-hour training, entitled “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Primer to Opioid Adiction, Overdose Management, and Medication Assisted Treatment,” is being sponsored by the College’s Library, Office of Human Resources and North Hudson Center Office of Student Affairs.

The RIOT program educators and speakers are Rutgers graduate students in the fields of public health, pharmacy, social work, applied and professional psychology, health professions, and biomedical science.  Their presentations cover a broad overview of the opioid epidemic, risk factors, and effective treatment options.  The group is committed to increasing education about and reducing the stigma of opioid addiction.  RIOT is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Community members may access the presentation by logging on https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/ag1005.