Faculty & Professional Development Services

Unbeatable support and value – always included with our
Faculty / Professional Development Services...

  • Up to 10 hours of top-tier support each month
  • Extensive, in-depth review encompassing critical aspects of professional career development
  • Timely, practical, and goal-focused feedback from a qualified & highly experienced academic professional
  • On-call expert available via phone or e-mail
  • Thorough on-boarding process to ensure familiarity and understanding of your capabilities and goals
  • Month-to-month plan: No long-term contracts or agreements!

Dr. Richard Flor has served in a number and variety of roles related to faculty and professional development for K-12 educators, higher education faculty, and professionals in business, government, and the non-profit sectors. In addition, Dr. Flor has served as a reviewer for scientific journals and conference presentations, and will work with you strengthening your core knowledge and skills needed to meet your goals as a scholar-practitioner.

Services for Faculty

  • Faculty Training & Development, Consultation, & Coaching: All things research, writing, and teaching
  • Thesis & Dissertation Chair / Mentoring Support
  • Developing a Research Agenda
  • Instructional & E-Learning Strategies
  • Strategies for Working with Difficult Students (or co-workers)
  • Professional effectiveness as an advocate for evidence-based practice
  • Training the 21st Century Scholar-Practitioner!

Our Evidence-based Faculty & Professional Development Process
is Designed for Success

Initial Fit Determination

Competency / Readiness Assessment & Feedback

Collaborative Planning
& Goal Setting

Coaching, Consultation & Training

Completed
Project

Evaluation & Reflective
Learning

Words shared by our happy clients...

To those considering Dr. Flor as Dissertation Consultant / Coach / Mentor:

I had had two other mentors prior to Dr. Flor and, while I gained some insights regarding the dissertation process from each of them, neither offered a holistic approach brought by him. He helped me to thoroughly understand and accept the whole dissertation process for what it was and always will be; very challenging but necessary! Early on in our mentor/mentee relationship, Dr. Flor helped me navigate through this incredibly daunting process that is wrought with complicated political and academic perspectives, unknown and ambiguous processes and procedures, uncertain timeframes, and then the arduous intellectual nature of preparing, writing, rewriting, editing, and crafting a dissertation.

Few faculty are able to accomplish this type of coaching and mentoring due in a large part because of their own workload and inability to emotionally and intellectually attach themselves to the work being done by their mentee. This entire research process can be compared to directing a huge movie production – from Titanic to Hurt Locker, depending upon your research approach respectively, qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods. Unfortunately, the dissertation researcher is incredibly alone without any of the bit-players that help support this massive production. It is a lonely time except for your connection with a mentor who cares and can engage with you at the level and in the manner that Dr. Flor is committed to providing to those with whom he works.

What was incredibly helpful was Dr. Flor’s ability to see your work as well as you and understand the relevance it holds for the scholar/practitioner perspective while whole-heartedly cheering you on. His insight and vast knowledge of fundamental and contemporary literature is unsurpassed. As a novice researcher, I was tugged and pushed in multiple directions while easily distracted by other researchers, colleagues, teachers, and the plethora of literature, theories, and sample dissertations that were tossed my way to try to ‘copy’ by others in the program. Dr. Flor provided the subtle nudges to steer me through the mess of conflicting messages to a meaningful and valuable discussion about what made my own research relevant and then how to craft the research process to come to conclusions that made sense. Dr. Flor was my secret weapon to completing my dissertation and it is with heart-felt thanks and appreciation that I recommend to anyone looking to get honest and insightful feedback to consider him as a dissertation coach or consultant.

L.M.

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