DAS Education

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

May 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 here or If your organization does not have a Training Liaison, you may submit your registration form directly to PDS@iowa.gov.
May 2019  
May 14 Managing Your Time & Priorities — (MTS GI 090)
May 14-15 Crucial Conversations (2-day class) — (MTS CC 101) 
May 16     Advanced Principles of Communication — Part 1 Authenticity — (MTS AU 001)
May 16 Contract Administration — (MTS CP 514)
May 20 Strategic Planning & Systems Thinking — (MTS ST 001)
May 21 Investigating Employee Misconduct — (MTS NC 118)
May 21 Introduction to State Procurement (½-day class) — (MTS SP 001)
May 22 Professional Impact — (MTS GI 084)
May 22 Crucial Accountability — (MTS CA 201)
May 23 Diversity Training for Managers — (MTS GI 400)
May 28 Advanced Procurement Certification — (MTS AP 001)
May 28 Fundamentals of Supervision — (MTS NC 151)
May 31 Shaping Effective & Engaged Teams — (MTS ET 001)
June 2019  
June 4     Performance Evaluation — (MTS NC 401)
June 4     The Servant Leader — (MTS SL 001)
June 5     From Interview to Hire — (MTS NC 301)
June 6     Ethical Issues in Today’s Workplace (½-day class) — (MTS PT 992) 
June 6  Advanced Principles of Communication — Part 2 Coaching — (MTS AU 002)
June 11     Diversity Training for Employees (½-day class) — (MTS GI 450) 
June 12-13 Human Relations Skills (2 day class) — (MTS SC 203)
June 18-19 Crucial Conversations (2 day class) — (MTS CC 101)