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PDS Performance & Development Solutions

State of Iowa, Performance & Development Solutions (PDS) provides managers and their organizations with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to improve performance and prosper in today's changing environment. Our state-of the-art workshops utilize best practices and are facilitated by skilled practitioners from around the country. We incorporate the latest information and ideas into our course curriculum for a world-class experience. Additionally, our organizational development services are designed to ensure that attention and resources are focused on your organization's highest priority initiatives.


Special Sessions


If you identify a training need that requires customized training or special sessions, PDS will work with supervisors or managers to obtain the needed training. This may involve working with current PDS contractors or identifying other training professionals to develop or deliver the needed training. PDS can arrange sessions to best meet the work group's schedule and to deliver the training in a timely, effective manner.

To begin coordinating a special session for your department, please contact PDS at 515-281-5456 or


The PDS Team


The PDS team is dedicated to providing organizations with relevant employee and organizational development opportunities. We provide consultation and support to organizations and work with talented PDS Training Professionals in order to develop exceptional learning solutions.

Kim Hanson
Training & Development Specialist

Kim joined DAS-HRE as a training specialist in May 2016.  In this role, Kim creates, schedules, and conducts training for employees; serves as a training resource for management; develops courses; and counsels employees on training opportunities. She has a passion for leadership and organizational development.  Kim brings over 15 years of professional development and leadership experience.  She earned her Master of Science degree in Adult Learning and Organizational Performance (ALOP) from Drake University with an emphasis on leadership and training.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Iowa State University. She is a member of National Staff Development and Training Association. 

During her career, Kim has served as a Training Specialist 1 for the State of Iowa’s Woodward Resource Center and a Human Services Specialist II – instructional designer/facilitator/PS-MAPP coordinator with the Child Welfare Project at Iowa State University. Her background includes being a Program and Online Training consultant with Bridge of Hope National in Exton, Pa., a Social Worker II with the Iowa Department of Human Services, Pre-Service Adoption Trainer with Iowa State University, a Development Assistant with North Central Human Services, and an Employment/Training Specialist with North Iowa Area Community College.

Mary Devries
Training & Development Specialist
Kellie Seales
Training & Development Specialist


Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Performance & Development Solutions (PDS)
Iowa Department of Administrative Services
Human Resources Enterprise
Hoover Building
1305 E Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50319-0150

515-281-5456 (PDS General Line)