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PDS Performance & Development Solutions

It is the mission of PDS to: Provide performance development services that directly impact the ability of the State of Iowa to deliver expert, timely and cost effective programs and services. Please let us know how we can assist you in enrolling you or your staff in any of these courses to help make an impact within your workplace.


FY19 PDS Course Catalog


Contract Administration (MTS CP 514)

         Added date:  May 16, 2019

Crucial Conversations (MTS CC 101)

         Added dates:  May 14 & 15, 2019     June 18 & 19, 2019     

Diversity Training for Employees (MTS GI 450)

         Added dates:   April 23, 2019

Diversity Training for Managers  (MTS GI 400)

         Added date: April 3, 2019

Ethical Issues in Today's Workplace (MTS PT 992)

         Added dates:  March 29, 2019,  June 6, 2019





PDS FY19 Course Fees

PDS FY19 Certificates & Dates At A Glance

Complete Class List



What's New - exciting offerings from PDS!

Check out these 3 new courses designed to develop new skills to enhance accountability, improve performance  and launch you on your way to being more effective in your current role.  

Crucial Accountability

Developing Employees (coming soon)

Emotional Intelligence


CPM Cohort 31 to start February, 2019!

  • Enroll NOW! The application forms are online... Learn More
  • Interested in the schedule?   Here it is.


CPM Cohort 32 to start July 22, 2019!

  • Interested in the schedule?  Here it is.
  • Enroll NOW! The application forms are online... Learn More


Congratulations graduates - Cohort 28 Fall 2018:

The 28th cohort class of professionals completed the 18-month curriculum and now hold the nationally recognized professional designation Certified Public Manager®

Cohort consisted of: Gary Kilcollins Jr., City of Wes Des Moines; William Skare, City of Boone; Deanna Popp, Iowa Dept. of Transportation; Jeremy Johnson-Miller, Iowa Dept. of Transportation; Mark Holm, Iowa Dept. of Transportation; Nichole Martens, Iowa Dept. of Transportation; Jeffrey von Brown, Iowa Dept. of Transportation; Thomas Reis, Iowa Dept. of Transportation;  Steven Garrison, Iowa Dept. of Public Health; George (Chris) Knudson, City of West Des Moines; Patrick Phelan, Des Moines Fire Department; James William Mugeni, self-employed; Mailachalam Shanmugam, Iowa Public Employees Retirement System.




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