Staff Development A regular and ongoing staff development program shall be maintained and made available to all shifts and to all personnel with programs posted in advance. The posting will indicate if attendance is mandatory. Every effort will be made by the Employer to provide reasonable advanced notice of mandatory education. To ensure employees have the ability to complete mandatory education, when possible, a minimum of two (2) months advance notice will be given of the education requirements. Topics to be offered will be determined by discussions between nurses, management and the Clinical and Education Practice Subject to patient care needs and with appropriate advance notice, the Employer will make a good faith effort to release nurses to attend mandatory education and continuing education programs within employees FTE unless scheduled on time off by mutual agreement. Mandatory education programs will be scheduled in an effort to accommodate varying work schedules. Nurses required by the Employer to attend mandatory staff development programs will be compensated at the applicable rate of pay for hours spent in the program. The employer will make their best effort to make employees whole for their entire shift if a mandatory education is scheduled on a day in which an employee was regularly scheduled to work and was released from work by offering productive and nonproductive opportunities within the pay period for all hours missed. The Employer will provide contact hours for continuing education programs. It shall be the responsibility of the presenter to complete and submit the application process on a timely basis. The ABC Committee will have a quarterly agenda item to discuss: new and upcoming educational opportunities, additional educational interests from employees, access to computers and/or other tools necessary to facilitate training and professional development, and review the offerings for mandatory education classes to evaluate if enough classes are being offered at appropriate times to accommodate variable shifts.
Professional Development 9.01 Continuous professional development is a hallmark of professional nursing practice. As a self-regulating profession, nursing recognizes the importance of maintaining a dynamic practice environment which includes ongoing learning, the maintenance of competence, career development, career counselling and succession planning. The parties agree that professional development includes a diverse range of activities, including but not limited to formal academic programs; short-term continuing education activities; certification programs; independent learning committee participation. The parties recognize their joint responsibility in and commitment to active participation in the area of professional development.
Research and Development All product research and development activities, including quality assurance, quality control, testing, and research and analysis activities, conducted by the Corporation and the Subsidiaries in connection with their business is being conducted in compliance, in all material respects, with all industry, laboratory safety, management and training standards applicable to the Business and all such processes, procedures and practices required in connection with such activities are in place as necessary and are being complied with in all material respects.
Professional Development Plan Professional Development Plan (PDP) refers to plans developed by faculty members addressing the criteria contained in Article 22 and Appendix G.
Business Development Company Buyer is a business development company as defined in Section 202(a)(22) of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940.
Sustainable Development 4.1 The Authority will review the Contractor’s Sustainable Development Policy Statement and Sustainable Development Plan submitted by the Contractor in accordance with the Schedule (Sustainable Development Requirements) and then at least annually thereafter.
Training and Professional Development 2.6.1 Te Kura recognises the importance of training and professional development and appropriate provision will be available in line with the current Learning and Development framework, policy and procedures.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT A. Purpose In our rapidly changing society, teachers must constantly review curricular content, teaching methods and materials, educational philosophy and goals, social change, and other topics related to education. The Board recognizes that it shares with its professional staff responsibility for the upgrading and updating of teacher performance and attitudes. The Board and the Association support the principle of continuing training of teachers and the improvement of instruction. The parties further agree that each teacher should fulfill this obligation for professional improvement.
Joint Development If joint development is involved, the Recipient agrees to follow the latest edition of FTA Circular 7050.1, “Federal Transit Administration Guidance on Joint Development.”
Design Development An interim step in the design process. Design Development documents consist of plans, elevations, and other drawings and outline specifications. These documents will fix and illustrate the size and character of the entire project in its essentials as to kinds of materials, type of structure, grade elevations, sidewalks, utilities, roads, Parking areas, mechanical and electrical systems, and such other work as may be required.