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January 2020 

State of Iowa Performance & Development Solutions (PDS) presents informative seminars and programs for State employees including those who are new to State Government, supervisory staff, executive management, and professional/technical staff.

Some classes will have a fee for attendance, while many courses are included at no additional cost as part of your agency’s training utility fee. Browse through the website and read details on our Training Courses webpage.

Enrollment is easy! You’ll need to complete the course registration form and include the appropriate approval signatures. Once completed, return the form to your departmental Training Liaison. Contact information for Training Liaisons may be found here or, if your organization does not have a Training Liaison, you may submit your registration form directly to PDS@iowa.gov.

January 2020  
January 15 Thriving on Change (MTS GI 163)
January 16 From Interview to Hire (MTS NC 301)
January 23 Dimensions of Behavior (½ day) (MTS GI 312)
January 23 Getting Things Done (MTS GD 101) 
January 28  Developing Employees (MTS DE 101)
January 29 Listening Skills (MTS LS 001)
January 30 Strategies for Work/Life Balance: Day 1 of 2 (MTS WL 001) (Day 2: 04/09/20)
   
February 2020  
February 4 Diversity Training for Employees (½ day) (MTS GI 450)
February 4 Discipline, Grievance and the Merit System (MTS NC 903)
February 5 Crucial Conversations (2 day) (MTS CC 101)
February 6 Managing Effective Meetings (MTS MT 001)
February 12 Performance Evaluation (MTS NC 401)
February 13 Creative Thinking (MTS CT 001)
February 18 Introductions to State Procurement (MTS SP 001)
February 18 Strategies for Work/Life Balance: Day 1of 2 (MTS WL 001) (Day 2: 04/23/20)
February 19 Dimensions of Leadership (MTS GI 230)
February 20 Ethical Issues in Today's Workplace (MTS PT 992) (½ day)
February 21 Crucial Accountability (MTS CA 201)
February 21  Enhancing Team Membership (MTS TM 001)
February 25 Diversity Training for Managers (MTS GI 400)
February 25 Cultural Competency (MTS CC 001)
February 26 Advanced Principles of Communication: Part 1 Authenticity (MTS AU 001)
February 26 Project Management Fundamentals (MTS PT 123)
February 27 Managing Conflict & Resistance in the Workplace (MTS GI 165)
February 27 Workplace Harassment (MTS GI 425) (½ day)
February 28 Professional Impact (MTS GI 084)
   
March 2020  
March 3     Investigating Employee Misconduct (MTS NC 118)
March 3     Emotional Intelligence (MTS EI 201)
March 4     Ethics of Leadership (MTS EI 001)
March 4     Listening Skills (MTS LS 001)
March 5     Strategies of Work/Life Balance: Day 1 of 2 (MTS WL 001) (Day 2: 04/30/20)
March 6     Managing Stress & Workplace Accountability (MTS MS 001)
March 10 Diversity Training for Employees (½ day) (MTS GI 450)
March 10 Managing Effective Meetings (½ day) (MTS MT 001)
March 11 Leading Through Change (MTS LC 001)
March 13 Strategic Planning & Systems Thinking (MTS ST 001)
March 16 Advanced Principles of Communications Part 2: Coaching (MTS AU 002)
March 18 From Interview to Hire (MTS NC 301)
March 19 Shaping Effective and Engaged Teams (MTS ET 001)
March 20 Financials/Budgeting (MTS FB 001)
March 23 Fundamentals of Supervision (MTS NC 151)
March 25 Creative Thinking (MTS CT 001)
March 25 Developing Employees (MTS DE 001)
March 27 Generational Diversity (MTS GD 001)
March 31 Crucial Accountability (MTS CA 201)
March 31 Servant Leader (MTS SL 001)