Staff and leadership development is an employee-initiated learning activity geared toward meeting
professional or career goals. Century College's Staff and Leadership Development Program offers
opportunities for training such as college courses, CE/CT classes, and off-campus workshops/conferences.
Eligibility and Guidelines
To be eligible for Staff and Leadership Development funds, you must be in one of these bargaining
units/plans, have worked at Century for at least 6 months and passed probation:
- MNSCU Administrators
- Commissioner's Plan
Supervisors must approve the requests and release time. After supervisor's approval is obtained,
the request is submitted to the Staff Development Specialist. If the supervisor refuses the request,
the employee may contact the Director of Staff and Leadership Development for assistance.
Please note: Staff and Leadership Development funds will only cover workshop or conference
registration fees. Funds are limited and cannot be used for:
- ongoing health-related programs
- church-related activities
- individual travel or lodging
STARS – Systemwide Training and Registration Site
To find out about current classes, visit the
STARS web site.
Log in to the STARS system using your TechID number and birth date (YYMMDD). Once you are logged in, you
can search and register for classes, and enter prior activities attended, such as conferences and workshops.
If you need login assistance, visit the
e-Services with STARS web page.
In place of a supervisor's signature staff will need to get a verbal pre-approval from their
supervisor to attend a class. Then they can register online and send the supervisor a copy of the email
confirmation that is received for the class.
If you wish to take classes offered through Century College's Office of
Continuing Education, please let us know. For
more information, call 651.779.3341.
Visit the library for information on Twin
Cities-area conferences and workshops, as well as national conferences. The Center for Teaching and
Learning section of the library has staff and leadership development brochures available.
Guidelines for non-credit classes and workshops
Employees may apply to take courses offered on the STARS staff and leadership development web site,
CE/CT classes, off campus workshops or conferences. These must be job related. Online registration for
classes or workshops is available at the
STARS web site.
Staff and Leadership Development Feedback
Staff and Leadership Development Committee
The Staff and Leadership Development committee recommends training and staff development opportunities
for employees. The committee also researches and evaluates internal and external training resources. Feel
free to send feedback, comments or suggestions to committee members listed below.
Or, if you have feedback, but wish to remain anonymous, use the suggestion form instead.