Professional Development, Training & Travel
Professional development, training and travel are organizationally sanctioned activities that provide employees with resources in support of efforts to acquire competencies that will enable them to perform current or future job responsibilities, fulfill their professional responsibilities, or support their attendance at off-site conferences, programs or committee meetings. Some monies are also set aside for developing or acquiring new collections and cultivating donor opportunities.
How to Apply:
If needed, discuss what development or training you need with your supervisor/team leader and review potential resources.
Some Training Resources are listed or you may choose from others of which you are aware.
Review the Professional Development, Training and Travel Funds table.
Make a selection by classification, need or source of funding.
Under the explanation of various funding sources, use the appropriate guidelines and application form. Forms are forwarded to team leader for approval, and then to accountant.
Request approval from team and team leader for time away from your work:
Professional Leave Policy: All permanent part-time and full-time staff are eligible to take up to 24 days paid Professional Leave (PL) to attend conferences or workshops or to prepare for presentations or the writing of publications.
Follow the specified approval process appropriate to your position.
Fill out a the appropriate Travel/Development Request Form, even if funding is not requested (for insurance purposes).
Complete an Exception Slip and receive prior approval for your leave.
All employees who report to the dean also need to complete the Request for Leave Form.
Make travel arrangements. Work with accountant or team administrative assistant.
See Travel Resources for helpful links and information.
Submit receipts to team accountant or team administrative assistant for reimbursement: Make sure you understand all registration and purchasing/reimbursement procedures by checking ABaC$ Travel (11/16/10).
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