Professional Development for Staff

In order to serve as effective program leaders and global learning role models, staff need frequent opportunities to participate in high-quality professional development activities. This can include in-person and online trainings, conferences, coaching/observation sessions with supervisors, staff meetings, peer networking and information sharing, and more. Professional development also includes informal information seeking and sharing between staff. Staff should feel empowered to seek out the information and resources to support their own professional goals as they pertain to global competence. This section contains tools designed to help program directors assess staff needs for professional development, create a professional development plan, and tap into partnerships (including those with schools) to enrich professional development opportunities for staff.

To get started, download the Professional Development (PDF) section from the Expanding Horizons Toolkit for Directors, including the related resources, staff meeting agendas, and training plans.