Professional Development

Professional Development Courses

Each year the Association offers 25-30 short courses prior to international specialty conferences, the Annual Conference & Exhibition, and in conjunction with Section and Chapter events. These unique opportunities for professional development are presented for various levels of expertise from introductory to those geared for the more advanced professional. Courses are multimedia in nature and are presented in a 1/2-day, 1-day, or 2-day format. A&WMA faculty members are environmental experts chosen through a selection process coordinated by the Association's Educational Council. For more information about how you can deliver or participate in a course, contact the Education Department at the Home Office at +1-412-232-3444.

A&WMA Professional Development Faculty

Individuals interested in being a member of A&WMA's Professional Development Faculty are required to submit proposals to the Home Office. A course proposal template is available on A&WMA's Web site at Course proposals are accepted throughout the year. New proposals are formally reviewed by the Education Council on an ongoing basis. Individuals interested in participating as an instructor in any of A&WMA's courses including the Association's new on-line training venue should submit a proposal that includes the following:

  • Cover letter: course title and duration, lead instructor's and co-instructor's names, title, affiliation address, telephone, and fax numbers
  • Course Content: list of objectives, detailed overview and outline (not to exceed 2 pages), a description of the target audience, prerequisites, a copy (or outline) of the course manual
  • Instructor(s) Qualifications: resume/vitae, a list of course/seminars presented in the past five years, and a list of papers or books published
  • Market considerations: a brief 'promotional' overview outline and biographical sketch

For more information about becoming a part of the Association's Professional Development Faculty, contact the Education Programs Coordinator at +1-412-232-3444.