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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


Diversity Training for Employees (MTS GI 450)

Added dates: December 12, 2018,   January 8, 2019,    March 5, 2019,    April 23, 2019

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

Added dates: January 30, 2019,  March 29, 2019,  June 6, 2019

Diversity Training for Managers  (MTS GI 400)

Added dates: April 3, 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 January, 2019!

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


Congratulations graduates - Cohort 27 Spring 2018:

The 27th cohort class of professionals completed the 18-month curriculum and now hold the nationally recognized professional designation Certified Public Manager®

Cohort consisted of: John Anderson, City of Perry; Anika Gaar, Iowa Dept. of Administrative Services; Todd Kroll, Iowa Public Employee's Retirement System; Jacqui DiGiacinto, Iowa Dept. of Transportation; Josh Wuebker, City of Perry; Joshua Barr, City of Des Moines; Rachel Ladd, Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources; Brad Neuweg, Iowa Dept. of Human Services; Ryan Page, Iowa Dept. of Human Services; Jennifer Tormey, Des Moines Public Library; Mark Dooley, Des Moines Fire Department; Nickolas Humpal, Iowa Dept. of Transportation; DeMario Luttrell, Iowa Dept. of Revenue; Jim Scott, Iowa Dept. of Transportation; Craig Shepherd, City of Des Moines; Brian Willham, City of Des Moines; Andrew Funk, Iowa Board of Pharmacy; Seana Godbold, Iowa Dept. of Transportation; Jean Mayne, Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources; Samuel Mitchel, Kirkendall Public Library; Brent Paulsen, Iowa Dept. of Transportation.



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