The Niagara County Community College Professional Development Committee will hold Professional Development Days for faculty at the college this month.
Several sessions will be open to the public to attend as follows:
•Monday, Jan. 10, 1 to 2 p.m. in room E-142:
"On the Road with Izzy Bleckman" - Izzy Bleckman enjoyed what he called "the best job in the world" as a cameraman for CBS News from 1966-2002. He documented civil rights marches, Richard Nixon's 1968 trip to China, specials for "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes," and was Charles Kuralt's photographer for the "On the Road" series and "CBS Sunday Morning." His work has received national recognition. Since his retirement from CBS, he has produced local film projects, including a documentary on Buffalo's Milton Rogovin. Another documentary, on a local Underground Railroad commemoration, is under way.
•Tuesday, Jan. 11, 9 to 10 a.m. in room B-114:
"Analyzing Organizational Culture for Managing Diversity" - This interactive presentation will address how NCCC can examine its position on diversity using a cultural audit. A cultural audit is a diagnostic tool that assists any organization in identifying cultural barriers that inhibit change and provides a blueprint for organization adaptation. This presentation follows up with how NCCC employees can begin making diversity an inclusive part of their mission, leadership, and curriculum. This program will be presented by Dr. Raphael Heaggans of the Niagara University Department of Teacher Education.