Individual Professional Development Opportunities

CWT, LRCEA, Sabbatical, LRCFT

The professional development opportunities available for Los Rios vary depending on the employee’s collective bargaining unit or association affiliation. Please see the LRCCD Human Resources Informational Flyer #9  for charts and to review the collective bargaining agreements and/or district policies and regulations for additional information.

Conference, Workshop & Travel (CWT)

Conference, workshop and travel (CWT) funds are available yet limited.

To receive CWT funds follow the Guidelines for SCC Conference, Workshop & Travel Funding Process. This instructional pdf will give you the funding information and formula, application process, submission process, reimbursement process and recommendations/reminders.

Travel requests must be pre-approved by your dean or unit manager before CWT funds can be disbursed. Submit your pre-approved Travel Request to the Staff Resource Center.

Please check with your division about additional staff development funds that might be available.

SCC Travel Forms & Guidelines

CWT Forms & Guidelines

Updates & Changes

Effective September 22, 2014 – The Board adopted the revised regulations as detailed in the Interim Guidelines for Travel Reimbursement memo.

Effective August 6, 2014
Interim Guidelines for Travel Reimbursement

Changes to our travel authorization procedures are being implemented immediately. The most notable change to Regulations eliminates reimbursements for meals and incidental expenses for non-overnight travel and travel within the District boundaries. For more details please review the Interim Guidelines for Travel Reimbursement memo. Question should be directed to the SCC Business Services Office.

LRCEA Staff Development Opportunities

LosRios Classified Employees Association (LRCEA), formed in 1977, is the exclusive bargaining representative (Union) of the White Collar bargaining unit for Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD). The White Collar Bargaining Unit consists of all employees in position classifications as listed in Appendix C of the LRCEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

LRCCD provides funds for LRCEA Classified Staff development activities. SCC Classified Staff may apply for funding by completing the application.

Funds are:

  • Available to support conference, workshop, and travel for non-mandatory staff training up to $1000 annually
  • Administered by an SCC subcommittee of LRCEA
  • May be submitted on an ongoing basis

Other Classified Staff Development resources include:

  • Reimbursement of tuition and book expenses after successful completion of course(s) taken at LRCCD schools – limit of $800 per Los Rios fiscal year
  • Reimbursement of non-LRCCD college tuition based on grade of “C” or better for classes approved by supervisor and related to job — Max $800 in Los Rios fiscal year up to $1600 total
  • A staff development leave program

For details on these resources, please view the LRCEA Contract.

For additional LRCEA information, please go to the LRCEA website.


Professional Development (Sabbatical) Leaves provide faculty members release from regular duties to enable them to respond to changing educational conditions and student needs. These leaves allow time for faculty to engage in studies, projects, or other beneficial activities which do not fall within their regular responsibilities.

Detailed information on Professional Development (Sabbatical) Leave Type A, B and C can be found on the Instructional Services Professional Standards website.

General Instructions to Development Leave Recipients.doc
LRCCD Sabbatical Professional Develp. Leave Application.doc
Professional Development Application Instructions.doc

Instructional Services
Rodda Hall North, RHN 257, 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822


Several advisory bargaining units have educational benefits. Please review the contracts for available professional development opportunities.

For information visit the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers (LRCFT) website at