Presentation to staff

Professional Development Defined

Professional development is defined as ongoing learning opportunities that:

    • foster personal and professional growth
    • promote a healthy, diverse, collaborative, and innovative workplace
    • encourage a campus culture that embodies our institutional values

At North Lake College, professional development events are managed through or in collaboration with the Wildfire Institute of Professional Development and may range from formal academic courses to conferences, webinars, individual coaching, and informal learning communities.

To be considered documentable “professional development,” events must include at a minimum:

    • An active facilitator/presenter/coach
    • Clear outcomes
    • Subject matter that promotes professional development, as previously defined
    • An event evaluation (coordinated by Wildfire)

Individuals planning to offer Professional Development sessions for their teams should work with Wildfire on content and design to ensure that sessions meet the criteria to be eligible for professional development units.