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Mission: The mission of Northeast State’s Professional Development function is to offer valuable learning experiences that actively engage both faculty and staff in continuous professional and personal growth which empowers them to achieve their full potential.

Vision: Our vision is to execute well-designed and responsive professional development programs and services striving to build connections between information, concepts, resources and our community.


TED Talks This Week

This week, TED Connects: Community and Hope – a live, daily conversation series with global leaders and experts, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. To participate, bookmark this page and join us daily at 12pm ET and subscribe for reminders.

This week, we'll be joined in conversation by a wide-ranging group of TED speakers. Here's the lineup:

Monday, March 30, 12pm ET
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK and Commonwealth
We cannot let this divide us

Tuesday, March 31, 12pm ET
Sonia Shah, science journalist and author of Pandemic and The Next Migration
The smart ways we might respond to this pandemic

Wednesday, April 1, 12pm ET
Matt Walker, neuroscientist and author of Why We Sleep
Why sleep matters now more than ever

Thursday, April 2, 12pm ET
Elizabeth Gilbert, author
It's OK to feel overwhelmed. Here's what to do next

Friday, April 3, 12pm ET
A very special (secret) musical guest 

Staying Productive During the Pandemic

King University is offering a free virtual professional development event titled “Stay Productive During the Pandemic”, hosted by Speaker Samantha Lane, Productivity Coach.

Learn simple, yet effective time management tips to help you stay productive during the pandemic. Survive and thrive while working at home and establish productivity habits to bring back to the workplace.

For more info:

Lauren Chesney, Enrollment Counselor | 865.316.801

Required  TITLE IX training for ALL Faculty and Staff

As you may already know, Northeast State Community College has collaborated with EVERFI, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, and financial literacy in higher education institutions across the country. Each year over 5 million students and employees complete these courses.

As part of our comprehensive prevention program for faculty and staff, Northeast State Community College expects you to complete Title IX training. This online education will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your years at Northeast State Community College and beyond. 

Title IX training will be available starting March 18, 2020.


To fulfill Northeast State Community College requirement:

  • You will need one EVERFI Higher Education account to access the Title IX from your Dashboard*
  • Go to: and click Register
  • Under “Student/Learner,” enter the Registration Code: 08664f9b, and click “Next” to create your EVERFI account 
  • Complete Part 1 of Title IX by 4/10/2020
  • After 14 days you will receive an invitation to complete Part 2 of Title IX, which must be completed by 04/24/2020

*If you are a returning faculty or staff whom has previously created an EVERFI account at this institution, go to and type in your existing login credentials. From there, type in the registration code  08664f9b in the “Add a Course” box in the top right corner of the Dashboard. This will create a new enrollment under your Current Courses. If you had created an EVERFI account at a previous institution, you will need to create a new account using the instructions above.

Other Important Information:

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released within the previous two years.
  • You may take the course in multiple sittings.
  • The course may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the participant group as a whole and will never see individual answers.
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course or by visiting

Thank you, and enjoy the course!

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