Center for Professional Development

Employees of the college can sign up for workshops and find more information about the CPD through myOakton, on the "HR, Payroll, & CPD" tab.

Oakton’s Center for Professional Development (CPD) provides a wide range of professional development resources for all College employees. The Center’s goal is to help faculty, staff and administration:

  • strengthen their commitment to effectively serving this learning community.
  • enrich the teaching and learning process.
  • create a community that inspires freshness of thought, creativity, and innovation.
  • explore instructional resources and programs in a convenient and friendly environment.

The CPD offers:

  • workshops and training in such areas as leadership development, career skills, and use of technology.
  • access to computer workstations, printers (color and b&w), high speed scanner with document feeder, and flatbed scanners
  • equipment – headphone/microphone combinations, digital cameras and iClickers – for check out.
  • one-on-one assistance with business software, web and multi-media tools, instructional design, and more.
  • assistance with your workshop, seminar or conference logistics including attendee registration, room reservations and setup, and food service.


Staff Directory

Mindy Finnigan
Manager, Center for Professional Development
Email: mfinniga@oakton.edu

Roxanne Escobar
Center for Professional Development Assistant
Email: rescobar@oakton.edu

Cynthia Townsend
Training Specialist, Center for Professional Development
Email: ctownsen@oakton.edu