A large component of any academic professional development program is faculty development, as the success of education excellence primarily hinges on the effectiveness of educators. To maintain faculty vitality and commitment to their home institutions it is incumbent to offer faculty development opportunities. A systematic review by Steinert states the field of faculty development has grown substantially in the last 10 years. This webinar will review the field over the past 10 years. In addition, it will highlight the varieties of faculty development activities, formal and informal, short and longitudinal, and diverse design principles. There will be a focus on the need to build communities of practice in the workplace and foster participants passions with like-mined colleagues to share ideas and resources and work collaboratively on projects. The session will conclude with challenges of assessment of faculty development initiatives to assure accountability of oversees of programs and to support desired outcomes from all participants.