Center for Professional Development

Employees of the college can sign up for workshops and find more information about the CPD the myOakton portal, on the "HR, Payroll, and 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 a document feeder, and flatbed scanners.
  • 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 staff employees are required to complete the online orientation program; Human Resources will work with new staff on accessing the orientation program.

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, on the "HR, Payroll, & CPD" tab.

Request Departmental Training

Supervisors can request customized departmental training, facilitated by HR personnel. A new form for departments that would like customized departmental training is being developed. In the meantime, please feel free to email Mindy Finnigan 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.

Supervisory development workshops are listed in the College's Professional Development Workshop Schedule

  • Access the Internal Application for Staff Position (available only on-campus) and submit to the Employment Specialist electronically or in hard copy.
  • The Employment Specialist will notify you when your application has been received and will let you know when to submit an online application.
  • On the date the position is available for online applications, select the I want to see what jobs are available at Oakton link from the Human Resources home page.
  • From there, select the position that interests you.
  • From the position description page, select Apply Now.
  • There you will establish a profile, answer a series of COREquisites (questions regarding your qualifications), and attach your supporting documents including a cover letter, resume and references.
  • After submitting your application package, you will receive a confirmation that the materials have been received.
  • You can log back in to your application to update or review at any time by going online and entering the same e-mail address and password used during the initial application submission.
Faculty Positions

External Search
Applicants should click on the link current open positions to access the full job description and the button for the application. The posting details a description of the position, the attributes Oakton seeks, the minimum requirements needed, salary information, timelines associated with the search, and other instructions for candidates to complete their application files. 

Internal Search
For internal faculty searches, the College does not advertise the opening in print or electronic media. The Oakton Job Board posting provides specific instructions for internal candidates with respect to accessing the job posting and the online application. Listings are posted on the Web; however, employee candidates must provide their personal Oakton Log-In and Password to start the application procedure. 


Mindy Finnigan
Senior Manager, Center for Professional Development

Roxanne Escobar Park
Specialist, Center for Professional Development