DAS Education

Keep Your Work/People Skills Up To Date with PDS Training

February 2019 

Keeping your skills up to date in the workplace is important for your personal and professional growth. State of Iowa Performance & Development Solutions (PDS) presents informative seminars and programs for State employees at all levels, 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 in the FY19 Course Catalog

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 at https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/training-and-development/training-liaison/executive-branch. If your organization does not have a Training Liaison, you may submit your registration form directly to PDS@iowa.gov.

The PDS training courses for February and March are:

March 2019  
March 5  Diversity Training for Employees (1/2 day class) - (MTS GI 450)
March 6  Fundamentals of Supervision (MTS NC 151)
March 8 Shaping Effective & Engaged Teams (MTS ET 001)
March 12 Investigating Employee Misconduct (MTS NC 118)
March 12 Advanced Principles of Communication – Part 1 Authenticity (MTS AU 001)
March 13 Crucial Accountability (MTS CA 201)
March 14 The Servant Leader (MTS SL 001)
March 21-22 Human Relations Skills (2 day class) – (MTS SC 203)
March 26 Advanced Principles of Communication – Part 2 Communication (MTS AU 002)
March 27 Introduction to State Procurement (1/2 day class) – (MTS SP 001)
March 29 Ethical Issues in Today’s Workplace (1/2 day class) – (MTS PT 992)
April 2019  
April 2 Cultural Competency (MTS CC 001) 
April 2 Performance Evaluation (MTS NC 401)
April 3 Diversity Training for Managers (MTS GI 400)
April 4 Ethics of Leadership & Influence (MTS LI 001)
April 4 Dimensions of Behavior (1/2 day class) - (MTS GI 312)
April 8 Presentation Skills (MTS PT 998) *(New Class)*
April 9 Customer Service (MTS QM 002)
April 10-11 Project Management (2 day class) – (MTS PT 103)
April 11 From Interview to Hire (MTS NC 301)
April 12 Managing Stress & Workplace Accountability (MTS MS 001)
April 16 Thriving on Change - (MTS GI 163)
April 16 Leading Through Change – (MTS LC 001)
April 18 Dimensions of Leadership – (MTS GI 230)
April 23 Diversity Training for Employees (1/2 day class) – (MTS GI 450)
April 24-25 Crucial Conversations (2 day class) - (MTS CC 101)
April 26 Generational Diversity – (MTS GD 001)