American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

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Welcome to the AAFCS Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Professional Development Center! Your one-stop resource for learning about FCS professional development opportunities, demonstrating your expertise as an FCS professional, and connecting with your peers to exchange knowledge, research, and experience.

Whether you are brand new to FCS, a professional whose focus is mainly outside the classroom, or a distinguished professor/instructor, the AAFCS Professional Development Center will provide you with multiple opportunities to enhance your skills and foster a deeper knowledge of current and emerging issues facing individuals, families, and communities today.

As a well-respected association and leader within the FCS field, AAFCS is now offering both onsite events and virtual seminars to meet your professional development needs:


For questions about any of the Professional Development Center programs, please email us at

To see what AAFCS, affiliates, and FCS-related organizations are offering, please review the Calendar of Events. To submit your event for consideration of promotion on our Calendar of Events, please complete our Submission Form.

Tell us about it! We'd love to hear from you about your professional development journey. Other professionals will benefit from your experience as well. To share resources that have been valuable to your career advancement, speakers that enabled you to enhance your skills, or other items related to professional development, please comment on the AAFCS blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.