Plenty of free professional development opportunities are offered online and locally for faculty, department directors, managers, supervisors, non-managerial professionals, and administrative support.
Libraries offer a wealth of free information and resources in all areas of expertise and professional development. Here are links to Widener’s Wolfgram Library and other libraries in the Delaware Valley.
- Wolfgram Memorial Library: http://www.widener.edu/about/campus_resources/wolfgram_library/default.aspx
- Delaware County Library System: http://www.delcolibraries.org
You can use a Pennsylvania Delaware County library card to request books and materials from any library in the Delaware County system. You can also check out thousands of audiobooks and digital books completely online without ever stepping foot into a library.
- Pennsylvania Libraries: http://www.libdir.ed.state.pa.us/Screens/wfLibrarySearch.aspx
- Delaware Libraries: http://lib.de.us/
- New Jersey Libraries: http://www.publiclibraries.com/newjersey.htm
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education hosts free webinars and whitepapers produced by companies like Adobe and Microsoft, as well as leading universities and organizations in higher education. Topics of interest are available for all facets of higher education. An archive is available, but the webinars and whitepapers are only posted for a specified period of time. Download these valuable webinars now! http://chronicle.com/section/Events/77/
Noel Levitz, a higher education consulting firm, provides free webinars on the website
that focus on enrollment and student success. Webinar topics include “Retaining and
Serving Non-Traditional Students,” “Student Retention,” and “Enrollment Management.”
Arizona State University Commission on the Status of Women offers professional development
presentations and videos on topics such as “Communication through Email at Work” and
“Supervisory Training: Leading and Succeeding with Limited Resources.”
ASCD provides free professional development opportunities for educators. Webinars,
online courses, and free digital tools are at your fingertips to start improving your
teaching and classroom environment today.
Public Relations Society of America offers free webinars to their members. http://www.prsa.org/Learning/Archive/FreeWebinars/