THE GENERAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS NOW CLOSED.

Proposals for New Horizons 2019  are still being accepted for Peer Group, eligible exhibitors, and by invitation only.  The general Call for Proposals deadline has expired.

Instructional Excellence Academy

November 8-9 | System Office | Richmond

Welcome to the VCCS Office of Professional Development!

Our goal is to support the development of faculty, staff, and administrators to achieve the mission of Virginia’s Community Colleges.  With more than 6,500 full-time and nearly 14,000 part-time employees, across 23 colleges, the system office, and the shared services center, there is no shortage of needs in supporting these professionals (FT faculty, adjuncts, administrators, classified staff, wage …) to ensure we are all pulling together in support of our students from connection to completion.

 You will find numerous opportunities for personal and collaborative learning, as well as in person and online facilitated training through Peer Groups, the Regional Centers for Teaching Excellence, New Horizons and webinars. In addition, faculty, staff, and administrators may participate in  leadership academies, competitive grants, scholarships and awards, and submit scholarly works to be published in our faculty journal.  Our goal remains aligned with ensuring that all employees of the VCCS have the support they need to fulfill our mission, …giving everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills!

 

We give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the

right skills so lives and communities are strengthened.

VCCS Mission Statement

The Resource Center

The Office of Professional Development falls under the VCCS Student Success Center and is a member of the
National Student Success Center Network.

For more information on the Student Success Center and the broad based
initiatives it supports, visit The Resource Center today!

What Can We Do for You?

Select an area below to learn more about our host of programs.

Awards/Scholarships

Learn about grant, fellowship, professorship, and other awards opportunities, with eligibility requirements, timelines, and application links.

Webinars

Interested in gaining more insight or understanding on a particular topic without the need for travel? Join one of our upcoming webinars!  See our calendar for upcoming webinar events.

Faculty Development

The development of teaching, administrative, and professional faculty is paramount to the success of our institutions and ultimately the success of our students! Numerous opportunities exist throughout the system for faculty to engage in formal and informal professional development.  

New Horizons

The VCCS New Horizons Conference is the premier teaching and learning conference of the Virginia Community College System, with content for faculty, administrators and staff. The 2019 conference will be held April 10-12, 2019.

Leadership Development

The Chancellor’s Leadership Academy (CLA) for faculty, staff and administration targets making the connection between theoretical leadership skills and qualities, and the practical application of those skills. One attendee from each college, the system office, and the shared services center is nominated by senior leadership and chosen to attend.

Professional Development Calendar

Click here to see the professional development opportunities available to faculty, staff, and administrators year ’round.

Learn Where You Are

Interested in gaining more insight or understanding on a particular topic without the need for travel? Join one of our upcoming webinars! Most webinar sessions are live, one-hour in length and provide an opportunity to learn and ask questions from the comfort of your desk.  Full schedule coming soon!

Interested in a topic? We welcome your suggestions. 

Our Office

Redefining Professional Development

 

Our goal remains aligned with ensuring that all employees of the VCCS have the support they need to fulfill our mission …giving everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills! The Professional Development team looks forward to traveling the road ahead with each of you.

 

Contact OPD here

Feedback

Want to provide feedback to the Professional Development team? Fill out the form below to submit your questions and suggestions.

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