Professional Development

Professional Development

All members of the ADP have access to Professional Development funds from both the College and the union.

Dawson College Professional Development Fund

Dawson 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 composed of one (1) representative from Human Resources, one (1) manager and two (2) professionals. The two professionals who currently serve on this committee are Lisa Courte and Irene Kakoulakis.

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 (“Lifetime Grants”)

The ADP, likewise, offers funds to help cover the cost(s) of:
  • participating in conferences, workshops, or courses at recognized educational institutions; or
  • purchasing computers, computer peripherals or mobile devices.
Each professional is eligible for up to two (2) grants of $1000, over the course of their employment at Dawson College.

ADP Professional Development Policy and Procedures (April 2018)
ADP Professional Development Grants Application form
ONLINE Professional Development Grants Application Form

The professional development funds are administered by the ADP Professional Development Committee (PDC), which has the mandate:
  1. to approve requests from professionals for the ADP professional development grants;
  2. to examine the professional development needs of professionals;
  3. to recommend professional development group activities to the ADP Executive Committee;
  4. to allocate funds for group activities approved by the ADP Executive Committee;
  5. to liaise with the College on professional development issues and activities;
  6. to advise professionals on how to obtain funding from the College for professional development activities;
  7. to keep an up-to-date list of all professionals who have received a grant;
  8. to review the existing policy at the start of each new collective agreement and to suggest revisions to the policy (if necessary) to the ADP Executive Committee.
The PDC is currently composed of Lisa Courte, Irene Kakoulakis and Kelly Ann Morel. Please consult the full policy and procedures statement (below) for details regarding eligibility and other conditions.

Completed applications should be submitted to Kelly Ann Morel.