Professional Development Opportunities

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Local and Statewide Workshops:

All VLF-funded programs and programs receiving Virginia Department of Education (VA DOE) grants are eligible to sign up for professional development (PD) workshops offered by the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (VALRC). Staff of adult literacy programs not funded by the VLF, but who have developed a significant partnership with a public adult education program funded by the VA DOE may also attend. For eligibility, email Victoire Sanborn at

Click on:

  • Events for all professional development opportunities
  • Virginia Learning Center (VLC) to access the workshops (you must sign up first.) For help signing up for VLC, contact Page Stirrup,
  • VAELN (Virginia Adult Education & Literacy Network) for regular announcements about upcoming PD events. This listserv is free and you many unsubscribe at any time.

ComingsoonAnnual VLF-Sponsored Conference, July 9-12, 2019:

Since 2009 the VLF has offered a two-day professional development conference for Virginia’s nonprofit community-based literacy program staff and volunteers. All adult literacy programs with 501(c)(3) status (or partnered with a 501(c)(3) organization) are reimbursed, which depends on whether they are participants or workshop presenters.

Click here to register for the 2019 conference, to be held in Roanoke, July 10-12.


National and Statewide Conference Calendar for FY 2019-2020



  • AAACE Annual Conference (American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, October 8-11, 2019, Hyatt Regency, St. Louis at the Arch