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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.



Start off the new decade strong with  enhanced professional skills

Check out upcoming trainings here! 

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020



MTS GD 101 - Getting Things Done  1/23/20

MTS GI 312- Dimensions of Behavior 1/23/20

MTS DE 101- Developing Employees 1/28/20

MTS LS 001- Listening Skills 1/29/20

 Contact your training liaison to sign up today!



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The George C. Askew Award is given annually to individuals deemed to have completed an exemplary Certified Public Manager Capstone Project for the year.

The CPM 29 Askew Award winners are (L-R): Lisa Cook, Brandy March, and Brooke Parziale.  Not pictured: Katherine Dostart & Renee Paulsen.



CPM Cohort 34 to start in July 2020!

  • Interested in the schedule? Coming soon

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Read the CPM FAQ for answers to these common questions and more!



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PDS FY20 Certificates

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