Classified Staff Professional Development
Overview: Classified and
exempt employees can apply for funds to attend professional development activities.
Examples of such activities include: workshops, classes, conferences, and
online courses. Professional Development funds cannot be used for text books or
software. Applications must be submitted to ODET for review by the Professional
Development Fund Committee Members who sit on the ODET Council.
and Review Process:
Step 1. A Professional Development Funds Application must
be filled out, signed and mailed to Barbara Pardo at mailstop ODET along
with information about the training. Click here for APPLICATION Either print or fill out the application online. To fill out online, go to the document "File" drop down menu in the left corner. Click on Download. Fill in blanks, then print and add signatures.
If you are looking for training that may further your professional goals, here are CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP LINKS
Step 2: Fill out the Individual Development Plan (IDP)
form in the Training Tracker and attach a copy to your application. Click here for IDP form
Step 3. Applications are
reviewed and approved/denied by the Professional Development
Funds Committee members. Please allow up to 1 week for the application to
be reviewed by the committee. The committee will follow the guidelines listed
below in reviewing applications.
Step 4. Employees will
be notified of their application status by Barbara. Please remember that
registration and travel paperwork is the responsibility of the employee. Click here for PROCESSING/REIMBURSEMENT
Step 5: If funds are
awarded, the employee must complete a SUMMARY OF LEARNING
and return it to the ODET Office
within one month of attending the activity.
- Funds are
limited to $500 per person/per fiscal year on a first come, first serve
basis until funds are expended.
will be awarded within the same fiscal year as approved only.
applicant must have a current Individual Development Plan on file with
will not be approved for employees requesting to attend the same
professional development activity in consecutive years.
professional development activities must relate either to the employee’s
current job or career track. Professional
development with take precedence over personal development.
limit of two employees from the same department/division will be granted
approval for funds.
- If the
application is approved, the employee is required to submit a one page Summary of Learning to the ODET Office within one month of attending the
professional development activity. This documentation will be added to the
employee’s application and reviewed by the committee at the end of the
year. This information will be used to document the return on investment
of providing employees access to professional development funds. Future
requests for funding will not be approved for employees who do not have this documentation on file.
Updated 9.10.15RETURN TO HR: www.edcc.edu/hr