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Professional Development Opportunities

In-depth training to help you succeed. Newly discounted for the virtual conference community.

From the Ground Up: Building the Foundations of a PLA Program

This asynchronous online workshop explores the different opportunities students have to demonstrate their knowledge and learning as well as the impact PLA has on organizational practices and student success.

Workshop participants will learn how to build an action plan for executing a prior learning assessment program on their own campuses. For a limited time, use code SPECIAL to get $150 off the cost of registration.

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Career and Education Advising

This twelve-week online, instructor-led course is designed specifically for those who need to provide career and education advice to adults. Participants will learn how to apply career development theory and advise students from diverse social, cultural, and economic contexts. 

Invest in helping adult learners succeed. For a limited time, use code SPECIAL to get $50 off the cost of registration.

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Faculty Assessor Training

This four-week online workshop prepares faculty to draw on introductory information and concepts about prior learning assessment (PLA) and then serve as portfolio assessors. It provides case studies and use scenarios to explore the experience of portfolio assessment. Participants complete practice exercises using student-developed portfolios.

Participants who complete the course requirements will obtain a CAEL Assessing Prior Learning Certificate upon workshop completion. For a limited time, use code SPECIAL to get $150 off the cost of registration.

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