About Us

Organizational Development and Learning (ODL) was started as an initiative to intentionally put the needs of employees first by creating a culture of learning and community. The work of culture improvement will result from intentional activities focused on advancing the strategic direction of the college, that encourages learning and improved well - being of individuals working at ʿⱦapp. It is our hope that employees will choose ʿⱦapp first because we create and sustain a great college working environment.

Mission Vision
We recognize the value of all employees in their growth and advancement at ʿⱦapp. To create pathways to institutional excellence by providing innovative opportunities for professional development and advancement of all employees by continuously evaluating our context to stay relevant, agile, and flexible.
Goals Objectives
The goal of ODL is to build a ʿⱦapp specific ecosystem for learning. The idea of an ecosystem where everything is interconnected is important since it recognizes everything is connected in the organizations and initiatives cannot take place in isolation.
  1. Create flexible and accessible professional development opportunities.
  2. Foster a culture of continuous and valued learning.
  3. Build the ʿⱦapp community.
  4. Foster a culture of valuing personal growth and learning.
  5. Use evidence-based decision-making regarding learning initiatives within ʿⱦapp.

Activities of ODL

Activities include program development, performance needs analysis, policy development, credentialing and recognition, and community building

Strategic Priorities

Pathways to Institutional Excellence

Provide pathways to institutional excellence by investing in the construction of creative teaching/learning environments, student-centered spaces that promote innovation and learning, partnering with industry to provide state-of-the-art facilities needed to prepare a highly skilled workforce, investing and implementing technologies appropriate for the future of work, and recruiting and developing talent (employee) that provides opportunity for growth and advancement within the college.

Strategies

  • Promote employee excellence and retention by investing in our full-time and part-time employees, ensuring that all employees are supported as they exceed expectations identified within the College’s Core Values.
  • Assess and implement additional organization changes needed to better align one-college and guided career pathway needs.

ʿⱦapp Learning Competencies

image of the seven learning competencies described hereExcellence Seeking

Seeks to perform at the highest standards aligning with the values and ideals of ʿⱦapp.

Learner focused

Focused on advancing the student success agenda by engaging in activities that are learner centered and aimed at creating a supportive environment for learning.

Champion for Equity

Embraces the diversity, equality, equity, and uniqueness of students, employees.

Data Inspired

Utilizes and generates data for decision making as a way of forwarding the student success agenda of the community College. Utilize data in day-to-day practices.

Effective Communicator

Build relationships by creating and exchanging information with both internal organizational members and external communities and partners.

Good Steward of Resources

Recognizing the importance of our roles as caretakers of the Community College so that it remains for future generations. Understand that what we do now affects future generations.

Collaborator

Work collaboratively with others to advance the agenda of the ʿⱦapp.

The Teaching and Learning Center

Since Spring 1998, the Teaching-Learning Center at ʿⱦapp has offered countless professional development activities for the college’s faculty and instructional staff. The focus of the TLC has since changed and it has moved to support the professional development needs of all employees of ʿⱦapp.

The TLC serves as the center for the work of the Organizational Development and Learning Department at ʿⱦapp. This space is currently being refurbished to provide hybrid experiences to participants.

Suggestion Box

Please feel free to for how we can improve what we offer at ODL.