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Advanced Procurement Certification  |  Mar 30  |  8:30-4:30  |  In person

Prepare to conduct procurement actions with an estimated value between $5,000 and $50,000. *Must take Introduction to State Procurement as a prerequisite.

Strategies for Achieving Work/Life Balance  |  Apr 5 & May 9  |  8:30-4:30  |  Apr 5 - in Person & May 9 - virtual

Discover what is important and how to make time for things that matter most at home and at work.

Crucial Conversations  |  Apr 10-14  |  9:00-11:30  |  Virtual

Learn how to speak and be heard, surface the best idea, make the highest-quality decisions, and act with unity and commitment.

Financial & Budgeting  |  Apr 10  |  8:30-4:30  |  In person

Gain a basic understanding of the budgetary process and the fundamentals of the statutory framework.

Generational Diversity  |  Apr 12  |  8:30-4:30  |  In person

Gain insight into each generation's values, how history has shaped their paradigm of the world, and how to best identify with each.

Project Management Fundamentals  |  Apr 20  |  8:30-4:30  |  In Person

Dive into the processes, knowledge areas, inputs, and outputs you need to manage projects effectively.

On-Demand Offerings

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Anti-Discrimination
  • Creating a Violence-Free Workplace
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment for Employees
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment for Managers/Supervisors
  • Role of the Lead Worker
  • State Government Foundations
  • Substance Abuse Policy
  • Over 90+ Safety Courses

Access these E-learnings through the LMS.

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

More Information

Please contact us with any special needs, accommodations, or questions. You may also reach out to your Training Liaison.