The Research Administration Professional Development Program (RAPDP) is a training curriculum designed for both new and experienced Research Administrators (RAs) as well as anyone interested possibly becoming an RA. The program consists of 21 topics that cover foundational, pre-award, post-award and specialized topic categories, delivered via eCourse, ILT (Instructor-led Training), or a combination of both.
The purpose of RAPDP is to create a talent pipeline and foster recognition of the field as a profession. It enables employees to assess their baseline competencies and skills, and obtain professional proficiency through sequential in-depth skill building via a structured learning and development curriculum that is complemented by on-the-job training. Check out our full RAPDP Curriculum Overview here, and details of the Foundational, Intermediate, and Speciality Curriculum below.