The VT Libraries Professional Development Portal offers frequent, timely, and relevant information for assisting faculty and staff in staying up to date with current trends and opportunities. Training events, conferences, webinars, and CFPs will be posted regularly. Use the tabs at the top to view lists of recommended conferences, webinars, publications, and other sites. The Applause tab lists recent contributions made to the profession by VT Libraries faculty and staff.

If you would like to submit a CFP or other related call for participation, please contact me, Rebecca Miller, directly (millerrk at vt dot edu). Expired CFPs and past deadlines are removed as soon as possible in order to keep this resource current. Many thanks!

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Virginia Tech offers a wide variety of continuing education and professional development opportunities, right here in Blacksburg and the surrounding area.  These opportunities will be featured as posts on this site, but they will be coming from the following departments and initiatives at VT:

In-house Training Workshops at VT Libraries
These are great workshops for staying up to date on what's going on here at our university and in the libraries. Take advantage of the expertise offered by your colleagues, and keep an eye out for these workshops.  

CIDER: Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research
The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) works with Virginia Tech faculty, administrators and graduate students to design, develop, and implement disciplinary and interdisciplinary learner-centered instruction; promote and recognize excellence in higher education instruction; support and conduct cutting-edge research on the scholarship of teaching and learning; and collaboratively advocate for a campus climate that values educating the whole student through effective, innovative and transformative instruction.
View calendar of CIDER events.  

Faculty Development Institute
The Faculty Development Institute (FDI) provides teaching and learning infrastructure that meets modern needs for integrating technology across content areas. FDI seeks to create and support robust environments for teaching, learning, and discovery for faculty and students that are grounded in sound principles of learning, and in a thorough knowledge of integrating technology for effectiveness and efficiency of effort.
View a list of Spring 2011 Short Courses | View online resources

IDDL Brown Bag Lunch Discussions
IDDL's distance education themed brown bag lunch discussions continue to play an active role for sharing experiences and best practices for eLearning faculty.

Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education
In today's world, whether you are a business or government leader,community partner, faculty member or professional learner, you are likely seeking answers to challenging issues, contemplating innovative solutions, and requiring quality learning environments. CPE offers more than 400 programs annually, including courses, research conferences, certificate programs, and customized on-site educational events. 
View the CPE Program Calendar.  

Women's Center at VT
The Women's Center facilitates educational programs, outreach initiatives and collaborations with individuals, groups and organizations include lectures, theatrical performances, speakers, workshops and conferences.