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Employee Development

The Employee Development Center on the Salem Campus provides workshops and events for Chemeketa employees. Please contact Employee Development if you would like to schedule an Outward Mindset training or other workshop for your department or team.

Outward Mindset Workshops

  • Outward Mindset Workshops

    Are you interested in learning more about Outward Mindset or participating in Outward Mindset activities? Check out the list below to find out what's happening with Outward Mindset at Chemeketa this term.

    Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset

    In this Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset workshop, participants learn the difference between inward and outward mindsets. They discover where they have been inward and how to turn more outward. You must attend all four sessions. Maximum enrollment 20. 

    February 4, 11, 18 & 25 • 1-5 pm • Location TBD • CRNs 63556 (part 1) and 63557 (part 2)

    The Outward Mindset Book Group

    Join your colleagues in monthly discussions of the book, The Outward Mindset. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the book. Register using CRN 63558.

    Thursday, January 23
    3-4 pm, Salem 6/218B

    Thursday, February 27
    3-4 pm, Salem 6/218B

    Outward Mindset Sustainment Videos

    Attend these sessions to view the Outward Mindset sustainment videos, followed by a group discussion. Participants need to have attended Day One of an Outward Mindset training.

    Sustainment Video 3: Blame or Solutions?

    Thursday, January 23
    2-3 pm, Salem 6/218B
    No registration necessary

    Sustainment Video 4: Applying the Pyramid

    Thursday, February 27
    2-3 pm, Salem 6/218B
    No registration necessary

    Resolving Conflict with an Outward Mindset

    In this video Chad Ford, Director of the McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding, helps us develop a deeper understanding of the theoretical connections between peacebuilding and outward mindset as well as why approaching conflicts with an outward mindset is so helpful.

    Wednesday, February 26
    9-10:30 am, Salem 6/218B
    CRN 63559

    Outward Mindset Alumni Luncheons

    These monthly community brown bag luncheons for workshop alumni are a great opportunity to ask questions about Outward Mindset and connect with other workshop participants. There is a different topic each month. They are held at the Grand Hotel in downtown Salem. No registration necessary.

    January 17 & February 18
    Noon-1:15 pm
    Large Conference Room at the Grand Hotel

Other Employee Development Workshops

  • QPR - Question, Persuade & Refer Suicide Prevention

    Question. Persuade. Refer. Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.

    Workshops for employees and students.

    Thursday, February 20 (Students)
    2:30-4 pm, 6/218B
    No registration necessary

    Tuesday, March 3 (Employees)
    2:30-4:30 pm, 6/218B
    CRN 63637

  • Skillsoft Live Events

    Captivate Everyone You Meet and Never Be Forgotten, Overlooked or Interrupted Again

    In this keynote, blending powerful research with hilarious stories, Vanessa Van Edwards shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets for taking charge of your interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren’t the people skills you learned in school.

    Tuesday, February 25
    9-10 am, Salem 6/218B
    No advance registration necessary

    The Necessary Art of Persuasion

    In this keynote, Jay Conger shares the techniques and practices that you can deploy to get your colleagues to support your ideas and initiatives. These are skills you never learned in school but are the trademarks of influential people.

    Wednesday, March 11
    9-10 am, Salem 6/218B
    No advance registration necessary

  • Brown Bag Workshops

    Financial workshops presented by Maps Credit Union. 

    Social Security: Seven Keys to Enhancing Benefits

    Wednesday, February 19
    Noon-1 pm, Salem 6/218b
    CRN 63641

    How to Build and Maintain your Financial House

    Wednesday, February 26
    Noon-1 pm, Salem 6/218b
    CRN 63639

    Fundamentals of Investing

    Wednesday, March 4
    Noon-1 pm, Salem 6/218b
    CRN 63640

    ABC & D's of Medicare

    Wednesday, March 11
    Noon-1 pm, Salem 6/218b
    CRN 63638

  • Wellness Activities and Workshops

    Chemeketa Sweats: Patagonia Pedometer Challenge

    February 3-21

    Let's get our walking/jogging/cycling shoes on and get going! We will be taking a 10,971-mile journey as a team to Patagonia. The path takes us from Chemeketa to Yaviza, Panama (5,007 miles), a 77-mile hike across the Darien Gap to Chigorodo, Colombia (77 miles) and then off to Tierra del Fuego National Park (5,887 miles). You can track yourself with any kind of device: a pedometer, Apple Watch, Garmin, FitBit or other tracking tool. The first 30 people to sign up will earn a pedometer. This challenge will run from February 3-21. Sign up here 

    Ways you can win prizes by yourself or with a team:

    1. Each time you earn 30,000 steps, you will be entered into a drawing for a Chemeketa Wellness T-shirt, water bottle, or other fantastic prizes.
    2. The team with the highest average will earn Chemeketa Wellness merchandise, plus a trophy to keep for bragging rights for a year.  

    Questions? Please contact

    This activity is sponsored by the Employee Wellness Committee.

    Quick and Easy Relaxation Techniques

    Registered nurse Roseann Kendall will share some quick and easy relaxation techniques. You are welcome to attend even if you are only able to stay for part of the workshop.

    Friday, February 21
    11 am-12:30 pm, 4/226
    CRN 63642 

    Thursday, March 12
    noon-1:30 pm, 4/226
    CRN 63643  

  • Front Line Meetings

    Join the monthly meetings to share ideas and learn new information about topics relevant to front line staff.

    Friday, January 24
    9-10 am, Salem 9/109

    No registration necessary


    Friday, February 28
    9-10 am, Salem 9/109

    No registration necessary