Professional Development

Professionals have access to Professional Development funds through both the College and the ADP.


Dawson College Professional Development Fund

The College offers each professional up to $700 a year in funding, to support their professional development. These funds may be used towards: registration & tuition fees for credit courses; workshop or conference fees and related expenses; membership fees to professional associations; or the purchase of computers, computer peripherals and mobile devices (once every five years).

These funds are administered by a committee that is composed of a representative from Human Resources, a manager and two professionals.  The two professionals who currently serve on this committee are Faigy Grzeda and Lisa Courte.

Professional Development – Professionals – Policy and Procedures (November 2016)

Application Form for Professional Development Funds – Professionals

Please note that completed application forms should be submitted to Human Resources for approval, and that all applications must be submitted 30 days in advance of the activity or purchase.


ADP Professional Development Fund

The ADP, likewise, offers funds to help cover the cost(s) of participating in conferences, workshops, or courses at recognized educational institutions, or to purchase computers, computer peripherals or mobile devices. At present, each professional is eligible for up to three grants of $1000, over the course of their employment at Dawson College.

The professional development funds are administered by the ADP Professional Development Support Committee. The committee is currently composed of Kelly Ann Morel, Faigy Grzeda and Lisa Corte. Please consult the full policy and procedures statement (below) for details regarding eligibility and other conditions.

ADP Professional Development Policy and Procedures (May 2016)

ADP Professional Development Grants Application form

Completed applications should be submitted to Kelly Ann Morel.



The ADP also offers the following supports to its members.

ADP Reimbursement of Athletic Therapy Fees

ADP Reimbursement of PARC Fees

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