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Monthly Calendars  

*All March & April courses
will be held virtually

    MARCH 2021       

     APRIL 2021

  Sign-up is easy!  Enroll online through the LMS today to reserve your seat.

If you have any questions, reach out to your Training Liaison or the email us at

March 10th 8:30 am - 12:30pm March 23rd 8:30am - 4:30pm April 1st 8:30am - 4:30pm
This leader-focused course discusses the core tenets of servant leadership and applies those tenets to individual leadership, team functionality, and organizational performance. Participants will learn the value of applying these tenets and the impacts they can have on building a collaborative, high-trust, and high-functioning organization.

Almost everything in your agency depends upon the competency of your employees; therefore, the people you hire are critical to your success. In this course, you will learn to develop a structured process to use in screening, interviewing, and hiring to ensure you find and start to retain the best employees available to you.


This introductory course introduces participants to the history and philosophy of strategic management and planning.  Participants will become familiar with a six step strategic planning process and SWOT analysis. The course introduces the systems thinking concept and reserves time for  mapping out personal  strategies. Recommended for supervisors, managers, and advanced leaders. 

April 2nd  8:30am - 12:30pm  April 6th  8:30am - 12:30pm April 6th  8:30am - 4:30pm

Participants will come to understand a range of terms associated with workplace harassment and abusive conduct and the prevention of such harassment and conduct. Participants will leave with a renewed sense of how to engage with their colleagues and an awareness of how their behavior impacts their teams and individual careers.  


Budgeting is an integral part of most management decisions.Budgeting is the cornerstone of management and government performance. This course provides managers with a basic understanding of the budgetary process as well as understanding the fundamentals of the statutory framework that agencies must work within as they strive to sustain their core services. 

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.



4/6  Diversity Training for Employees

4/7  Advanced Procurement Certification

4/7  Getting Things Done

4/8 Emotional Intelligence

4/8  Managing Stress & Workplace Accountability



For additional informaton 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.




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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

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