Thompson Rivers University Open Learning Association

Professional Development

Professional Development Fund


The Professional Development Fund is defined under Article 20 of the Collective Agreement and based on a percentage of total OLFM regular salaries.

All post-probationary OLFMs are eligible to apply for professional development funds.  Applications for professional development are received and considered by a committee composed of two OLFMs appointed by TRUOLFA (Professional Development Fund Treasurer and Professional Development Fund Director) and one Employer representative.

Eligible Activities:

  • Applied Research
  • Conferences
  • Seminars
  • Tuition fees
  • Workshops

PD Process:

Read -  the Professional Development Fund Guidelines 
Read - the TRU Travel Handbook

Apply - using the Professional Development Fund Application Form

Submit - save the completed application form to your hard drive and submit, along with all supporting documentation to:

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