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You’re Brave Enough to Lead by Permission

Every boss has a title. In theory, that title confers the right to direct, make decisions, organize, instruct and discipline. A truly brave leader forgets the title and leads by making people feel they work with, not for, that person. It takes courage to not fall back on a title, but to instead earn respect — and […]

The Resource Development Office is Available to Help You...

A message from Kristeen Christian, Assistant Vice President, Resource Development Valencia’s Resource Development Office (RDO) is your point of contact for grants and all external funding that support the many innovative initiatives contributing to student success and our learning community. The RDO team will help you explore grant ideas through facilitated conversations, identify funding opportunities and manage grants […]

What Employees Need From Their Supervisors, Part III:...

When supervisors help employees grow and develop through their strengths, they are more than twice as likely to engage their team members. The most powerful benefit a supervisor can provide is to place employees in positions that allow them to use the best of their natural talents, adding skills and knowledge to develop and apply their […]

13 Things to Know When Managing Staff Paid by Grant Funds

By Kristeen Christian, Assistant Vice President, Resource Development                       Managing grant staff can be complicated. As a manager, you are responsible for compliance with the funding source and College guidelines. By working closely with the resource development team, you can be sure that all aspects of the grant, including the management of staff paid by grant funds, […]

Meet the Resource Development Team

Left to right: Lashon Henderson, Beverlee Andrews, Linda Sullivan, Kristeen Christian and Allie Yadav The resource development team garners external funding to support the College’s mission, innovation and “big ideas.” Meet the team members who “show us the money” — and the results — in countless projects and initiatives that support student success. In upcoming […]