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For a quick look at courses and dates included in each of our certificate series 

FY22 PDS Certificates at a Glance

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     Class Spotlight: Upcoming Training & Development Opportunities

Virtual and In Person classes available

**In person sessions are held at the Hoover building - Level A

Apr 6th  8:30am - 4:30pm (In person) Apr 12th 8:30am-12:30pm (In person) Apr 15th  8:30am - 4:30pm (In person)
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.

**This is a half day course

This workshop will help participants explore their behavior across the four DiSC dimensions and how they use those dimensions in situations. Analyzing the dimensions of behavior can improve communication, promote appreciation of differences, enhance individual and team performance, and reduce conflict. 

 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.
Apr 19-20th 8:30am - 12:30pm (Virtual)
Apr 21st  8:30am - 4:30pm (Virtual)
Apr 21st 8:30am-4:30pm (In person)  

*This course is 2 days from 8:30-12:30.

This course is designed for all state employees. Participants will review the value of diversity and gain an understanding of the dynamics of difference. The course focuses on accessing cultural knowledge and the effectiveness of culturally congruent approaches.

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, designed for managers and supervisors, will help participants explore their leadership style across the four DiSC Dimensions and how they use those dimensions in situations. Managers will gain a understanding of their own leadership style and how it may affect those they manage.

Apr 26th 8:30am - 4:30pm (In Person) Apr 27th 8:30am - 4:30pm (In Person)  
This introductory course walks participants through the history and philosophy of strategic management and planning.  Participants will become familiar with a six step strategic planning process and SWOT analysis. Some time is reserved for participants to map out their own strategies. This course is recommended for current supervisors, managers, and advanced leaders.  This course is designed for all employees. The focus of this course is to review the importance of overall professional impressions in terms of being positive and proactive, accountable, cooperative and other success factors. Participants will assess themselves against these success factors and build out an action plan to achieve their personal goals.


PDS On-Demand Course Offerings

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

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