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Professional Development Community of Practice

Virginia Tech employees participated in WickedCon both in person and virtually. Photo collage by Joey Fountain for Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech employees participated in WickedCon both in person and virtually.

At Virginia Tech, we believe in the power of collective learning, collaboration, and professional development. Whether you're a seasoned expert in your field or just starting out in your career, our Professional Development Community of Practice (PD COP) offers a vibrant and supportive environment where you can connect with like-minded individuals, expand your knowledge, and take your skills to the next level. The Professional Development Community of Practice provides awareness, collaboration, and connections regarding professional development opportunities in support of the university’s strategic goals and initiatives.

Why get involved:

  • Learn from peers: Our community brings together professionals from diverse backgrounds and industries, creating a rich tapestry of knowledge and experience. Engage in discussions, share insights, and learn from the collective wisdom of your peers.
  • Access to resources: Gain access to a wealth of resources, including articles, webinars, workshops, and tools designed to support your professional development journey. Whether you're looking to enhance your technical skills, develop leadership capabilities, or explore new career paths, we've got you covered.
  • Networking opportunities: Forge meaningful connections with professionals who share your interests and passions. Build your network, exchange ideas, and discover new opportunities for collaboration, mentorship, and career advancement.
  • Emerging technologies: PD COP provides a platform where you can stay informed about emerging trends, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and stay ahead of the curve in professional development.

How to get involved:

  • Reach out: Let the Steering Committee know you are interested! Contact the committee via email at
  • Join the conversation: Participate in discussions, ask questions, and share your expertise with the community. Your contributions are valuable, and your voice matters.
  • Participate in events and workshops: Take advantage of our regular events, workshops, and networking opportunities. Volunteer to assist! Connect with fellow members in person or virtually and immerse yourself in a culture of learning and collaboration. Check out our next event and get involved!