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State Government Foundations

PDS Performance & Development Solutions

  Course Number: MTS GF 001     Scheduled Sessions:
  Cost Per Person: No Charge/Participating Agency, $42/Non-Participating    

This course is available through On-Demand at no charge for participating State agencies. Contact your training liaison to have the course information e-mailed to you.  At the completion of the course, email your completed certificate to The course will then be added to your training history.

  Eligibility: New Employees
  Instructor: PDS
  Certificate Series: Professional Development Certificate


This course is designed for employees who are new to state government. Participants will gain an understanding of the State of Iowa government structure, budget, and legislative process, and the unique aspects of employment in public administration. Participants will be presented with resources to help guide them as new state employees. This course is designed for new employees within their first four months of employment.


  • Understand the key aspects of public administration
  • Understand the components of the State of Iowa government
  • Discuss the challenges of being a public administrator