Carpentries Professional Development Policy

Staff Professional Development Fund

The Carpentries staff have access to a professional development fund (hereon after “Staff PDF”) of $1000/year for each full time employee.

What Activities are Eligible?

The Staff PDF makes available funds for the purpose of supporting staff participation in professional development programs such as workshops and seminars and research activities.

Requests must demonstrate how the activity for which funding is sought supports the:

  1. Current Strategic Plan for The Carpentries;

  2. Employee’s Individual Professional Development:

    • Through improving performance in the employee’s current position; or

    • Through improving the employee’s qualifications for career opportunities that may arise within The Carpentries

When applying for reimbursement for professional development materials or activities, staff should provide a short description and justification of the expenditure. For large expenses (>$200), staff should seek prior approval from the Finance subcommittee.