Center for Professional Development

Employees of the college can sign up for workshops and find more information about the CPD the myOakton portal, in the "HR & CPD" Resource Area.

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 and a high-speed scanner with a document feeder.
  • one-on-one assistance with business software, web and multi-media tools, and more.
  • assistance with your workshop, seminar or conference logistics including attendee registration, room reservations and setup, and food service.

All new employees are required to complete an online orientation program. The CPD will work with you to gain access to the online orientation content.

Training Schedule

HR Training workshops are listed in the College's Professional Development Workshop Schedule. Employees of the college can sign up for workshops and find more information about the CPD through myOakton, in the "HR & CPD" Resource Area.

Request Departmental Training

Supervisors can request customized departmental training. Please feel free to email the CPD at

  • contact information.
  • a description of what training you are looking for.
  • a proposed timeline for the training.
  • what dates/times could your department meet with HR personnel.

Calling all supervisors! If you manage any number of employees, whether from one to one-hundred, student, faculty or staff, these supervisory development workshops are for you. Plan to develop the managerial skills you need to succeed by participating in the HR Supervisory Development workshops. Contact the CPD at for information.


Mindy Finnigan
Senior Manager, Center for Professional Development

Roxanne Escobar Park
Specialist, Center for Professional Development