The Center for Advanced Professional Development

Professional development is an important aspect of a person's career development. Every employer expects that their employees will continue to learn and acquire new knowledge. For many careers this means taking courses, webinars, and even enrolling in degree programs. Some employers still offer tuition reimbursement; however, the amount available for employees has been decreasing significantly across many industries over the past few years. If you are an educator and work in the field of higher education, ongoing professional development is a requirement.

The question then becomes a matter of how to find quality sources for professional development courses, and more importantly, at an affordable cost. It is from this need that the Center for Advanced Professional Development was created, to provide high-quality, affordable courses that cover a wide range of subjects. These courses have been developed by Dr. Bruce A. Johnson, an innovative educator with extensive experience in the field of higher education, distance learning, online teaching, faculty development, and career development. 

The courses offered will provide you with a professional development opportunity, without having to make a significant investment or enrolling in a degree program. While CEUs are not offered, you will receive a certificate after the completion of each course and you can display your accomplishment on your resume.

Self-Paced, Mentored Courses: The most important benefit you will receive from these courses is that you will be working directly with Dr. J for each course lesson. Dr. J will provide mentoring and guidance through feedback provided with all assignments.

Important Notes:

  • These are online professional development courses and there is no formal classroom attendance requirement.
  • In addition, there are no deadlines for each Lesson. You can work at your own pace.
  • The first course that is available now has 12 Lessons. With each Lesson there is a mini assignment that you submit to Dr. J via email for personalized, one-on-one mentoring and guidance. For each Lesson there are also assigned resources to review and a detailed overview that was written by Dr. J. There is a final cumulative assignment that is an action plan for you to use and apply the concepts you have studied. There are no quizzes. As part of the fee, you will receive a complimentary, autographed copy of Dr. J's book that the course was built from.

To learn more, please visit the Center for Advanced Professional Development and take a free preview course.

Here's to discovering what you can learn,

Dr. Bruce A. Johnson

The following courses are now available:

Learn Advanced Online Teaching Strategies:

  • Have you taught online courses and wanted to develop your online teaching skills further? This course provides the professional development you need to be a successful online instructor. This course is the study of online teaching practices for instructors who have experience with the facilitation of online classes, from beginning to advanced experience.
  • Sign Up Today and Receive a 10% Introductory Offer: Advanced Online Teaching Strategies
  • Also included with this course is the following autographed book, sent to you at no additional cost, signed by Dr. J:

     Transform Online Teaching

Learn How to Take the Distance Out of Distance Learning:

  • This is a unique course that is based upon Dr. J's dissertation study and research. Dr. J developed Appreciative Andragogy during his doctoral studies, with his intention of creating a new instructional strategy for online teaching. The phrase Appreciative Andragogy is a combination of Appreciative Inquiry (an organizational developmental strategy) and Andragogy (the principle of teaching adults).
  • Sign Up Today and Receive a 10% Introductory Offer: Take the Distance Out of Distance Learning
  • Also included with this course is the following autographed book, sent to you at no additional cost, signed by Dr. J:

          Appreciative Andragogy

Learn Adult Education Basics for Instructors:

  • How does an instructor transform their instructional practice and become a highly engaging and transformational educator? They accomplish this goal by learning adult education basics, which includes concepts, theories, and strategies.
  • Sign Up Today and Receive a 10% Introductory Offer: Adult Education Basics for Instructors

Master Certificate Program: Prepare for Online Teaching as a Career: 

This Master Certificate Program consists of three courses:

  • Take the Distance Out of Distance Learning
  • Advanced Online Teaching Strategies
  • Adult Education Basics for Instructors
  • Take Advantage of Special Pricing: Prepare for Online Teaching as a Career Master Certificate Program
  • The individual cost of these three courses is $387.00. As part of this program you can purchase access to all three courses for only $299.00. (There are two payment options available)

Also included with this Master Certificate Program are two autographed books, sent to you at no additional cost, signed by Dr. J:

     Appreciative Andragogy     Transform Online Teaching

About Dr. J

Dr. J has been working in the field of higher education and distance learning since 2005, with roles that have included Chief Academic Officer, online instructor, college instructor, and online faculty development specialist. Dr. J has also acquired significant experience with instructional design and curriculum development, having developed hundreds of online courses for bachelors, masters, and doctorate programs.

Dr. J has also published over 170 online articles related to adult education, higher education, distance learning, online teaching, and career development. Prior to working in the field of higher education, Dr. J worked in a corporate environment as a manager of a training and development team.

Dr. Bruce A. Johnson is a professional writer, resume writer, learning and development consultant, social media strategist, and career coach. Dr. J founded Afforded Quality Writing in 2003 and has written hundreds of resumes every year in most industries, utilizing a skill set based approach to highlight the best of each person's career.

Dr. J authored the following publications:

  • Transform Online Teaching: Expert Strategies and Essential Resources Every Educator Needs: The purpose of this book is to inspire your work as an online educator, develop engaging instructional practices, connect with students in a meaningful manner, and perform your very best.
  • Appreciative Andragogy: Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning: Appreciative inquiry was translated by Dr. J for use in online classes as an online teaching instructional strategy. This is applicable for any class or subject.
  • Getting Down to Business: A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty Who Teach Business: This provides faculty readers with the contents of a first-rate teaching workshop for a fraction of the price and joins The Part-Time Press catalog of best-selling professional development books for faculty. Part-Time Press books are used in thousands of faculty development programs throughout North America.

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