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Check out upcoming PDS courses!




 DECEMBER 2020   

All November and December
courses will be held virtually

Working on a certificate series?  Check out these upcoming courses, there's still time to join.     

Advanced Talent Development Certificate (ATDC)

12/2       Advanced Principles of Communication Part 2 - Coaching  8:30 -4:30


Leadership Capacity Building Development Certificate (LCBDC)

12/3       Shaping Effective and Engaged Teams  8:30 - 4:30

12/9       Dimensions of Leadership  8:30 - 4:30

12/9 & 12/10  Ethics of Leadership 8:30 - 12:30 (2 half day sessions) 

12/10     From Interview to Hire  8:30 - 4:30

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**All of these courses will be held virtually**


  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.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ AntiDiscrimination

Creating A Violence-Free Workplace

Preventing Sexual Harassment for Employees

Preventing Sexual Harassment for Managers and Supervisors

The Role of the Lead Worker

State Government Foundations

Substance Abuse Policy



Online LIVE training from New Horizons Des Moines gives you access to your training via an Internet connection, and you still receive your course from an instructor in real time.

Online LIVE training allows you to:

  • Participate in discussions via live video and audio feeds
  • Perform virtual labs for hands-on experience
  • View documents and presentations in real time
  • Play back any class for review
  • Attend virtual rooms to facilitate team activities
  • Participate in discussions with your instructor and fellow students

With New Horizons Des Moines’s remote sharing technology, instructors can even view and manage the student’s computer for one-to-one mentoring.

For a complete list of courses offered through New Horizons please visit NH Course Schedule

***Please contact PDS for the discounted state pricing for each course and for course enrollment.



Check out these 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


Visit the IDPH COVID-19 webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

Visit the Human Resources COVID-19 page for FAQs and additonal resources.