Strategic Initiatives

Enriching Professional Development and Creating Pathways for Career Mobility

We are seeking your input on how the University can enrich professional development (FPG Objective 15) and create pathways for career mobility (FPG Objective 3) for faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows. Human Resource Services and the Objective 15 steering and working groups along with the Support Staff Career Progression Working Group have been established to develop recommendations.

With that in mind, the Working Groups would like to invite you to help shape the approach the university takes to enhance the opportunities and access to professional development and career development opportunities. This is your chance to help us understand and clarify the current state and determine the needs and experiences of all faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows when it comes to professional and career development.  To do this, we’ve created a comprehensive online survey.

This survey signifies the importance of making sure you have a say in how the university can support your career and help your professional growth and development.

Your response will contribute to the development of an evidence-based plan and used to identify emerging themes and recommendations, which will be shared with you. All responses will be anonymous. As a bonus, participants who complete the survey can enter to win one of several prizes.

Help us help you in your career growth and development—please participate. Survey responses will be collected until July 8, 2018 (midnight).

Please complete the survey at:

We would like to thank our sponsors for donating the prizes for the draw: 

  • Faculty of Extension 

  • University of Alberta Bookstore 

  • Faculty of Arts 

  • Technology Training Centre 

  • Campus Recreation 

  • Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) 

Please refer to the contest rules for more information.