Mission: The Professional Development Committee (PDC)
- reviews the professional development activities of the Association and recommends new initiatives.
- identifies the professional development needs of the membership and recommends methods for addressing those needs.
- works with the Regions and Advising Community Chairs in cultivating opportunities for professional development to both current and prospective audiences (Policy Number: AD – 09).
Function: The PDC works both independently and collaboratively with other NACADA entities to carry out its general mission, as described above, and to address specific needs identified by the Executive Office, the Administrative Division, and/or the Board of Directors. For example, PDC members might work with entities such as the Webinar Advisory Board and the Publications Advisory Board to identify gaps in resources and publications. Or, they might work with entities such as the Summer/Winter Institutes Advisory Board and the Annual Conference Advisory Board to identify gaps in events and event curricula.
Membership: PDC members serve a two-year term and meet yearly on-site at the NACADA annual conference. Online meetings via the Zoom platform take place as needed throughout the year.