Faculty PD

Plan your Professional Development for 16/17

Start planning your professional development for 2016-2017!

The next EFG intake is March 15

Contact one of our PD Consultants to review your application before the deadline. Last year, 70 EFG applications were submitted and over $200,000 in grants were awarded.


The competition is heating up!

Make sure your application is sucessful by submitting early and getting feedback from apdconsultants [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca ( PD )pdconsultants [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Consultant.)

New for 2016-2017

  • The definition of technology has been expanded to allow for tools appropriate to an instructor's discipline. Examples include binoculars, welding equipment, and a distillation apparatus. As with all funding applications, a detailed rationale must be provided. The purchase of tools is a taxable benefit. All technology purchases (including tools) are subject to the one application per year limit. Tools for use by students will not be approved.
  • Extended Funding Grants for Education are capped at $5,000 per year

PD at a Glance

  • Individual allotments for full time faculty. Part time faculty are pro-rated based on workload.
Academic - $3000 Trades : $4200
  • Purchases of media (books and software) using Individual Allotments are capped at $2000.
  • Purchases of technology and tools as taxable benefits are capped at $2000.
  • Professional development activities no longer require the creation or submission of PD Profiles.
  • Intake dates for Extended Funding Grant Applications are
Sept.15 Nov. 15 Jan. 15 Mar. 15 May 15
  • EFGs are capped at $10,000 per member per year. Education EFGs are capped at $5,000 per member per year.
  • EFG Awards are typically $5,000 a piece. However, activities that have exceptional value to the college or are from an under-represented domain of scholarly activity are eligible for up to $10,000.
  • Group on Campus grants are now called Group PD Event Funding. Events must be within 40km of the Red Deer city centre.

Change to RDC Travel Policy

Faculty and staff travelling to the United States...

Daily meal maximums are now in USD instead of CAD.  For example, the daily meal maximum for travel to the US is $75 USD, compared to $75 CAD before this change.

Maximum meal expenses in other countries and currencies are determined based on the most recent National Joint Council Rates.

Risk Information for International Travels

When travel is approved by the college it is "conditionally approved" depending on travel advisories.

Federal Travel Advisories

More information:

  • Health insurance is not available if you travel to a location under a travel advisory.
  • If travel becomes too risky, travel may be denied at the last minute. Uniglobe reviews the advisories and notifies travelers 1 week before departure.
  • Travelers may choose not to travel if concerned about the risk to a location without an advisory. However, reimbursement depends on airline and hotel policies

Faculty PD Consultant Drop-In Times for Winter 2017

Leanne Vig


12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Office: Research Common in Library


12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Office: 913C -11

Phone: 3643

Leanne [dot] Vig [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

Bill Petrosenko

Mondays / Wednesdays

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Office: 913C-11

Phone: 4895

Bill [dot] Petrosenko [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

Find the Answers to Your PD Questions

How do I use my individual allotment       How do I get additional funding
What can I do if I am part time   I want to present at an event
I want to attend a conference   I want to create an event at RDC
I want to buy technology or tools   I want to apply for sabbatical
What is happening on campus   Who can help me with PD


  • Forms for Professional Development are available on the Forms Index.
  • Need help with EFG applications or ideas for conferences, see our PD Consultants: Leanne Vig and Bill Petrosenko. Leanne can be contacted at Leanne [dot] Vig [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca. Bill can be contacted at Bill [dot] Petrosenko [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca.