DAS Education

In-Person Performance & Development Solutions (PDS) Training Currently Suspended - Course Options Available

June 2020 

In response to COVID-19 guidelines for self-isolation and social distancing, we are pleased to announce Performance & Development Solutions has several options for employees to continue their professional development. To see the current training options, visit Virtual Course Offerings.  

Zoom Training Strongly Encouraged for PDS Participants
PDS strongly encourages participants to take a 30-minute course, Tips and Tricks for Zoom, prior to attending a virtual live instructor-led course. PDS offers the class twice each week, on Mondays from 9 to 9:30 a.m., and Thursdays from 1 to 1:30 p.m., and is designed for those taking PDS virtual courses or anyone interested in learning the functions of Zoom. Please email PDS@iowa.gov to reserve your space. 

Virtual PDS Instructor-Led Courses
Many of our classroom courses have been updated to be delivered in an online live format. 

June 2020  
June 1 Customer Experience (MTS CE 001)
June 1-5 Crucial Conversations (MTS CC 101) Daily sessions from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
June 2 Advanced Principles of Communication Part 2 (MTS AU 002
June 3 Listening Skills (MTS LS 001))
June 4 Shaping Effective and Engaged Teams (MTS ET 001)
June 8 Fundamentals of Supervision (MTS NC 151)
June 9 Shaping Effective and Engaged Teams (MTS ET 001)
June 10 Servant Leaders (MTS SL 001)
June 10     Strategies for Work/Life Balance  (Day 2) (MTS WL 002)
June 11 Project Management Fundamentals (MTS PT 123)
June 15 Leading Through Change (MTS LC 001)
June 15-19 Crucial Conversations (MTS CC 101) Daily sessions from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Rescheduled from May 11-15. 
June 16 Emotional Intelligence (MTS EI 201)
June 16 Advanced Principles of Communication (MTS AU 001)
June 18 Financial Budgeting (MTS FB 101)
June 19 Introduction to State Procurement (MTS SP 001)
June 24 Dimensions of Leadership (MTS GI 230)
June 24 Discipline, Grievance and the Merit System (MTS NC 903)
June 25 Fundamentals of Supervision (MTS NC 151)
June 26 Generational Diversity (MTS GD 001)
June 30 Advanced Principles of Communication-Part 2 (MTS AU 002)
June 30 Diversity for Employees (MTS GI 450)


The courses will run as scheduled and the normal cancellation policy of 14 day notice applies. Performance & Development Solutions limits class size to 18 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. For classes with more than 18 people enrolled, new dates will be added and we will work with participants to reschedule as needed.
Performance & Development Solutions On-Demand Courses
Our on-demand courses can be completed at any time. Many of these courses are policy related and may be required training. See these class listings at On Demand Course Options.
New Horizons Virtual and On-Demand Computer Courses
Computer training courses are still offered by New Horizons. See class listings at http://www.newhorizonsdm.com/resources/pdf-course-schedule.

Please reach out to your Training Liaison or the Performance & Development Solutions team with questions.