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PDS Course Offerings


PDS Class Offerings


Monthly Calendars  

*All courses
will be held virtually

              APRIL 2021

             MAY 2021

             JUNE 2021


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Class Spotlight: Upcoming Training & Development Opportunities

April 16th 8:30am - 4:30pm April 20th 8:30am - 4:30pm April 22nd 8:30am - 4:30pm
This course is designed for all state employees. Participants will learn skills to enable them to be a more productive team-player.  This course focuses on providing participants with practical skills and strategies to positively affect both their current team and any future teams in which they may participate. Also discussed will be how to influence and engage others. This course, is designed for all employees and focuses on the latest research and trends in leadership, outlining the importance of authenticity in leadership. Participants will gain an understanding of the impact authenticity has on employee engagement and well-being and the triggers that prevent people from being their authentic selves. This course is designed for all state employees. This course walks the participants through what was happening in history during each generation’s formative years. Participants will discuss how historical events shaped each generation’s paradigm of the world to gain insight into what each generation values and how best to identify with each generation.

April 27th  8:30am - 12:30pm April 27th 8:30am - 4:30pm April 28th  8:30am - 4:30pm

Just been invited to another meeting?     Ever wonder why people sometimes dread attending meetings? Meetings take up employee’s valuable time. Managing Effective Meetings provides participants with a practical, hands-on approach to the development and facilitation of an effective meeting. Participants will bring an agenda from a past meeting and the agenda or information for an upcoming meeting.

 Designed specifically for those who are actively managing projects without extensive project management training, this class is an in-depth look into the processes, knowledge areas, inputs, and outputs you need to know to manage projects effectively and successfully.



This course is designed for seasoned leaders and managers to assist employees going through an organizational change.  The change process is broken in to four areas that need to be considered when leading employees through change.  A step-by-step process will be presented.




5/4  Diversity Training for Employees

5/5 Dimensions of Behavior

5/6  Customer Experience

5/7 Dimensions of Leadership

5/11  From Interview to Hire

5/11 & 5/12  Ethics of Leadership & Influence

5/13  Crucial Accountability

5/14  The Servant Leader 

     For additional information about this class or others,  visit  the course catalog.


PDS On-Demand Course Offerings

The following courses are offered at no cost for participating State Agencies.

Staff interested in completing the courses can log into the State of Iowa LMS to access the E-Learnings.  

The links below will provide you the descriptions for each course.



COVID-19 Training & Resources

Free informational training courses on COVID-19

COVID-19: What You Need to Know
Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees
Coronavirus: COVID-19
Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Coronavirus Preparedness 
Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Stay Calm, Stay Informed 
Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Common Sense Hygiene

For More Information