The Avenue Professional Development Programme has been developed to allow busy practitioners and managers across the people professions to maximise their learning. There are two pathways within the Programme, Silver and Gold. The Silver pathway allows members access to a secure website where they can join in professional discussions under the tutorship of Dr Neil Thompson; have access to a constantly growing library of multimedia learning resources; develop an e-portfolio to record and demonstrate their learning and make use of an online reflective journal. It is not a course in the conventional sense, but, rather, an online learning community to support and facilitate continuous professional development and lifelong learning.
The Gold pathway includes all the benefits of the Silver pathway but with the addition of one-to-one e-mentoring with Neil, using email and electronic conferencing facilities.