The Institute of College Learning offers individual and departmental talent development programs in direct support of the mission and strategic plan of Palm Beach State College. The content of our programs includes timely and readily applicable skill-building, encourages cross-functional discussion and critical thinking, and fosters employee engagement and advancement.
This year the Institute of College Learning commissioned a Professional Development Needs Assessment. This assessment was guided by a cross-functional steering committee who produced an inventory of professional development offerings through focus group discussion, employee surveys, and interviews with key personnel. View the two-year plan created to address the results: Talent Development Plan 2015-2017
To enroll, withdraw, or be placed on a waiting list for Palm Beach State College's employee learning programs use the online Professional Development Management System at www.palmbeachstate.edu/EmployeeWeb.
1. Logon ID - enter your network email ID (example: smithj).
2. Password - enter your network email password.
3. Click Personal Info located on the tab bar.
4. Click Professional Development.
5. Select Register on the menu.
6. Search for courses by activity type, topic, or key word.
Employees may withdraw from a course through the online system; however, participants must cancel at least one day prior to the workshop date. Participants who are scheduled for a course, but do not attend will be considered a No Show.
All attempts will be made to offer all scheduled courses. Due to lack of participation or instructor schedule, courses may be canceled. Registrants will be notified by email of canceled classes and rescheduled dates.
Contact the IT Help Desk at (561) 868-3100 should you have any difficulty accessing the web-based registration and tracking system.
Sources of Funding
Funding is available to assist employees in attending conferences and other professional development activities not offered through the Institute of College Learning.
Essential Travel Travel that your supervisor deems essential to the operation of your program or department is funded through the department’s travel budget.
Staff & Professional Development (S&PD) Employees may apply for Staff and Professional development (S&PD) funding assistance for purposes of attending non-essential professional development related activities. Please refer to the online Guidelines for the criteria and process to use to apply for S&PD funds for your activity. It is suggested that you submit proposals early. Approval is contingent on availability of funds. For current forms and instructions on how to apply for S&PD funding, please visit the S&PD webpage.
Maintenance of Professional Certification (MPC) Maintenance of Professional Certification (MPC) funding is available for use in obtaining continuing education credits required for the maintenance of a professional certification required by the College for an employee’s current position. Preferred certifications and new certifications not currently required by the College do not qualify for the use of MPC funding. Employees must be employed by the College in a full-time capacity for one year in order to apply for MPC funds. To find form please follow link, MPC FORM.