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Management Development Certificate

PDS Performance & Development Solutions

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

The Management Development Certificate (MDC) is offered only to State of Iowa employees who are classified as a manager or supervisor.  Participants must be in a supervisory position and have the authority to direct the work of employees, to hire, evaluate, promote, transfer, layoff, recall, process grievances, and discipline employees.  This pathway is also applicable as refresher training to aid in keeping leaders abreast of current expectations and guidelines.  PDS recommends retaking these courses every 3-5 years.  

Courses:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Crucial Accountability
  • Creative Thinking
  • Developing Employees
  • Discipline, Grievance, & the Merit System
  • Diversity Training for Managers & Supervisors
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action & Anti-Discrimination
  • Investigating Employee Misconduct
  • Leading Through Change
  • Managing Conflict & Resistance in the Workplace
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment for Supervisors
  • Project Management Seminar
  • Strategic Planning & Systems Thinking
  • Substance Abuse Policy

 

CERTIFICATE ISSUANCE

Course work must be completed within five years of enrollment into the series. Upon completion of all course work within the same series, participants should notify their department's Training Liaison. PDS will then issue a certificate of completion signed by the Governor. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

ADVANCED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (ALDC) - No longer offered effective July 1, 2020

This certificate series is no longer being offered after July 1,2020. If you have already began this certificate series prior to July 1, 2020, you have 5 years to complete the courses from the date of the first course you have successfully completed in that series. All the courses in these certificates are currently still being offered. 

Courses:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Crucial Conversations®
  • Discipline, Grievances, and the Merit System
  • Diversity Training for Managers & Supervisors
  • Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
  • Investigating Employee Misconduct
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment for Supervisors
  • Shaping Effective and Engaged Teams
  • Substance Abuse Policy
  • Strategic Planning & Systems Thinking