Professional Development

FLVS provides employees top-notch, award winning training to ensure success during their first year of employment. Each employee is then charged with selecting developmental trainings to further their career and personal growth with the support of their leadership.

Our new hire employee orientation is a multi-phased training consisting of dual on-site sessions at our Orlando, Florida office and virtual online-hosted training sessions. Our ten (10) day new hire employee orientation breaks down the learning essentials including induction into the FLVS culture, an overview of FLVS programs and technical and system training. New Employee Training is coupled with department and position-specific training to maximize employee ongoing success.

FLVS is committed to providing relevant and actionable professional development opportunities that support research based strategies proven to positively impact student outcomes. In-Service training days are offered annually to extend learning experiences for instructional and support staff. In-Service training allows staff to engage in educational skill building activities that foster continuous improvement. Staff receive the latest in industry best practices and are collectively informed of organizational goals and strategies. The annual offsite training event also provides remote workers the opportunity for face to face interaction with co-workers, which enhances relationships and helps to sustain high performing virtual teams.

FLVS Learning Communities are a critical element to impact student success therefore collaborative learning experiences are a major component of the professional learning.  Collaborative learning contributes to sustained learning.  Opportunities are provided to assist instructors with effectively participating in Professional Learning Communities (PLC’S). Educators who are building a professional learning community recognize that they must work together to achieve their collective purpose of learning for all. Therefore, they create structures to promote a collaborative culture.  Training is provided to assist with developing effective learning communities. The training ensures that all instructors have a clear understanding of the definition of a PLC, identify their role when participating in the PLC and can identify ways to demonstrate behaviors that contribute to the success of an effective PLC.

Individualized professional development is available to all staff ranging from a Growth Mindset webinar to Leadership Skills Training or a book study, conferences and seminars.  Learning Specialists provide one-on-one coaching sessions to support employee’s professional growth and development.  Each employee meets monthly with their manager to discuss their individual goals and professional development progress.  With over 100 professional development hours offered, certified staff will not struggle to meet recertification requirements.