What to expect

What to expect at OneCCRI: Building Solutions Through Community

OneCCRI will be a daylong interactive session for all employees at CCRI. Facilitated by our partner, The Medici Group, we will gather in the Great Hall at the Knight Campus in Warwick for a day of interaction, collaboration and fun. The agenda can be found below (times for the activities are subject to change):

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
Participants are encouraged to bring items to help stock CCRI's new Food Pantry. A list of desired items is below.
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks from CCRI Leadership
9:00 a.m. Diversity Drives Innovation Session 1
  • Forming teams
  • Exploring the CCRI community
  • Developing innovative ideas to address challenges at CCRI
  • Lightning Talks
(Short breaks will occur throughout this session)
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:10 p.m. Continue Lunch & Start Fireside Chat with President Hughes
2:00 p.m. Diversity Drives Innovation Session 2
  • Selecting ideas
  • How to gather feedback and get "unstuck"
  • Lightning Talk
  • Putting ideas and concepts into practice
3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

The content of OneCCRI will include:

  • Diversity Drives Innovation sessions: The Medici Group facilitators will lead small, diverse groups of participants in exercises to discuss key goals for CCRI and use practical tools for developing creative solutions and ideas
  • Lightning Talks: Brief, informative and inspirational talks by CCRI employees about initiatives happening across the college
  • Fireside Chat: Discussion with senior leadership about the future of CCRI and higher education in Rhode Island

The goals for OneCCRI are:

  • Inspire each other and cultivate a sense of belief in ourselves, one another and CCRI as a whole.
  • Learn tools that we can bring back to our work related to collaboration, creativity and understanding diverse perspectives.
  • Build a sense of team and break down silos.
  • Have fun!

Participants are encouraged to bring a donation to help stock CCRI's new Food Pantry. Below is a list of items the Food Pantry needs:

  • Toiletries
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Feminine hygiene
    • Diapers
  • On-the-go meals
    • Microwaveable ravioli
    • Mac & cheese cups
    • Cup o Noodles (as opposed to ramen packets)
    • Granola Bars
    • Canned Fruit (preferably with pop top lid)
  • Other Items
    • Cereal
    • Pancake Mix
    • Cans of Tuna/Chicken
    • Jelly (people frequently donate peanut butter, but not jelly)
    • Alfredo Sauce

Were you hoping to present a topic at PDD this year? The 2019 format will not feature breakout workshop sessions, but if you had a topic in mind, please email Lizzie Pollock with information. If you are a faculty member, please contact Karen Kortz about CITLA's Spring Symposium, which will feature faculty presenters.

Our goal is to offer more continuous, year-round professional development opportunities for staff and faculty, so we hope to find ways to feature workshops and other topics throughout the year!

This page developed and maintained by Professional Development Day Committee. Send comments and suggestions to ecpollock@ccri.edu .


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Last Updated: 4/3/19