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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

Roxanne Escobar
Center for Professional Development Assistant

Office Locations and Hours

Des Plaines Campus CPD
Room 2410
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Skokie Campus CPD
Room B220
Hours by Appointment

Contact Us | Staff Directory
* The College is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer (late May through mid-August.)