Professional Development

The Tennessee Board of Regents and Northeast State recognize the need for the continued professional growth and development of faculty and staff. 

This continued growth and development is necessary to: 

  • meet the changing needs and expectations of students,
  • include new developments in academic and professional disciplines,
  • reflect new instructional, public service, and research strategies and techniques,
  • encourage and promote staff productivity.

The College plans and implements a structured and coordinated professional development program established to achieve a variety of predetermined institutional objectives. 



NovaCopy, Inc. will be at RCAM for a lunch and learn seminar from 12:00-1:30 pm on Sept. 24.  This event is open to both faculty and students. It is free and lunch will be served.   Seating is limited and you must register at  

Topics to be covered are:
•  What is Direct Metal Printing? How does it work?
•  What are the benefits of 3D printing in metal?
•  How "real world" companies utilize 3D printing in metal

For additional questions please contact Susan Harris, RCAM Programs & Services Coordinator (  



On October 10th Northeast State will partner with Alan Bracken to bring to the tri-cities area a new simulcast event, L2:  Learn – Lead!  The event is designed to breathe new life into leadership through world-class speakers in a convenient, half-day format.  This is a free event for Northeast State employees.   The event is also open to our community for a charge of $100, with all proceeds from the tri-cities being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council!

Northeast employees must register in order to attend – register here

Feel free to share this event outside of Northeast State.  Those wanting to attend can register at 

Location:  Northeast State Auditorium
October 10, 2014

Speakers Include: 

·         John C. MaxwellBest-selling Author, Leadership Expert, Coach 

John has mastered the art of asking questions and will share why they are so important for successful leaders, what questions we should be asking ourselves and what questions we should be asking our teams. 

·         Linda Kaplan ThalerChairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler and Best-selling Author 

Linda will share inspiring stories and offer practical tips to harness and put your own GRIT – Guts, Resilience, Industriousness and Tenacity, to work for you. 

·         Tim SandersCEO Net Minds, Internet pioneer and Best-selling Author 

You will learn from Tim three key areas for becoming a people centric leader – confidence, leading people and customer experience. 


At Convocation this year, Dave McAuley spoke about “Putting Your Dreams to the Test”.    On October 17th, Dave will be back on campus to host the related Post Convocation Workshop!  

Location:  Auditorium
Time:  10:00am – 2:00 pm (lunch will be provided) 

Seating is limited so make sure you register before Oct. 6th!   Click here to register.   As a special treat, the first 50 to register will receive the book:  Put Your Dream to the Test, by John Maxwell.


QPR (Question, Persuade, Respond) - A Suicide Prevention and Awareness Sessions .  Click to register (   
    • September 9,  
    • September 12, 
    • September 22 
    • September 24 


Check out our new series


 Leadership Lunch Break's  

Wednesdays at Noon in the Library
(See Link at Left)

 The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. ~ Pearl S. Buck