Office of Faculty Professional Development Programs and Services

The Office of Faculty Professional Development (OFPD) offers professional development workshops and webinars, coaching and accountability groups, writing retreats, and one-on-one professional development coaching and consultations.

New for Summer 2024

Two Special Writing Opportunities This Summer

The Office of Faculty Professional Development is offering two new opportunities for writing development this summer. First, we will host a May workshop for academic professionals, lecturers, librarians, and archivists on writing an effective and persuasive promotion narrative. Second, we will offer two week-long writing retreats, one virtual and one in-person, to give all faculty concentrated writing time to make progress on a project.

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Coaching and Consultations

The Office of Faculty Professional Development Programs and Services (OFPD) offers one-on-one coaching and consultations to faculty across campus. 

In consultations, we identify your needs and work with you to provide resources, guidance, and coaching to support your professional development.

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Ascend Mid-Career Development Program

Ascend is a mid-career professional development program for academic professionals and lecturers. In this 12-week intensive coaching program, members of the cohort build on their current strengths and successes and explore ways to thrive at mid-career and in the future. Using a faculty learning community model and the Appreciative Inquiry framework, participants will explore their interests, values, and goals, and create an actionable individual strategic plan while developing skills for career growth and leadership.

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APL Mentoring Network

The Georgia Tech APL Mentoring Network for Academic Professionals and Lecturers is a volunteer-led program is designed to meet the professional development needs particular to Academic Professionals and Lecturers at Georgia Tech, brought to you by the vice provosts of Undergraduate Education and Faculty and the Office of Faculty Professional Development.

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Faculty Writing Scholars Program

Looking to give some focused time and attention to your writing in the coming academic year? Would you benefit from some additional work on your writing process or pipeline? Interested in working with other faculty who care about successful writing? OFPD facilitates the Faculty Writing Scholars program, providing faculty opportunities to develop their writing skills with a cohort of cross-Institute colleagues interested professional development over the course of an academic year.

Leadership Development Programs

Interested in developing your leadership skills? Georgia Tech offers a number of leadership development and service opportunities for both academic and research faculty. These programs are sponsored by the Offices of the President, Provost, Vice President for Research, and Vice President for Administration and Finance, as well as the ACC.