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Staff Advisory Council

Staff Advisory Council

SAC Professional Development Program

 Staff Advisory Council Professional Development Program (SAC PDP)
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Professional Development Program (PDP) was established to help provide Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) staff opportunities for professional development. The goal of the program is to assist staff with covering the cost of professional development opportunities that would not be possible without financial assistance. The opportunities must be directly related to career goals and current job responsibilities at FGCU. Awards are determined based on application information, a one-page synopsis detailing professional background, career goals, the potential impact of the professional development opportunity, and a letter from the applicant’s supervisor acknowledging support for the applicant to attend the specified professional development opportunity.

Staff categorized as Support Personnel (SP) and Administrative & Professional (A&P) are eligible to apply as long as the professional development opportunity occurs by fiscal year end – June 30th. Each staff member selected will receive up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) toward their professional development opportunity in the form of an expenditure transfer (journal voucher) for departmental reimbursement with a copy of Travel Reimbursement documentation and approved receipts (air, hotel, conference registration, taxi, parking, mileage, etc.) Meals are not reimbursable outside of the regular state meal reimbursement program. Funds cannot not be disbursed prior to the date of the professional development opportunity and will only be issued to reimburse costs directly associated with the professional development opportunity. Journal transfers can only be issued to departments with proper documentation to E&G, Concession, Auxiliary, and A&S accounts. Applicants for the PDP award must send their application materials to the Staff Advisory Council via email ( as follows:

For fall/winter Professional Development- Priority Date to apply – August 1st.

For spring/summer Professional Development- Priority Date to apply – October 1st.


Applications can otherwise be submitted for consideration on a rolling basis, and if funds are available. All submitted materials will be reviewed by the SAC Employee Recognition Committee and award notifications will be sent within two weeks of the priority deadline. Applicants are advised not to make financial commitments based upon the expectation of earning a SAC PDP award. 


 *PDP Applications will currently be accepted on a rolling basis. The above mentioned deadlines will be imposed for the 2018-2019 Academic year. 


For official rules and list of application materials please click here.


To access the Supervisor Approval form click here.