2015 Professional Development Institute

January 12th, 13th, and 14th

Elephant walking a tightrope PDI offers CSU faculty members, state classified personnel, administrative professionals, and graduate students an opportunity to explore a wide range of topics designed to enhance their professional growth and personal enrichment.

It's purpose is to provide an opportunity to share ideas, explore issues, and gain insights into learning, teaching, and service, as well as other professional and personal activities.

The 2015 Theme: Achieve Your Goals

Question: How did the elephant cross the tightrope?
Answer: One step at a time.

Sometimes the daily tasks at hand mount in such a way that long-term goals seem hard to imagine. It's easy to forget that achieving smaller goals along the way are critically important steps on the road to success and happiness.

Viewing our larger goals from a different perspective—reimagining them one step at a time— through the completion of smaller ones, we might just find the unimaginable or impossible not so daunting and certainly within reach.

Submit Your Proposal

If you are a topic expert who has important information to share with co-workers, or you have an idea for a session that you would enjoy sharing, or you have given a presentation as part of a team that would bring interesting discussion and enlightenment to our CSU campus, we invite you to submit a session proposal.

The success of PDI relies on you—and other campus community members—sharing your time and experience. Whatever your expertise or passion might be, we ask that you consider submitting a proposal that you and or your team can deliver during the 2015 Professional Development Institute.

Proposal Submission Deadline

Proposals will be accepted through October 20, 2014. We ask that you honor this deadline so we have time to carefully prepare the schedule and coordinate the necessary resources.

Proposal Submission Form

Please use the online Proposal Submission Form for your 2015 PDI submission.

You will receive an automated email response shortly after submitting. If you do not receive this response, or have any questions, please contact Sally Hibbitt.

Email: Sally.Hibbitt@ColoState.edu
Phone: 491-2726

Session Registration and Management

Registration will open in early December. Please check your email inbox for an announcement or visit this page at that time.


To view past programs, video recordings, and presentation materials, please visit the PDI archives page.


If you have questions about the PDI, please contact Sally Hibbitt

Email: Sally.Hibbitt@ColoState.edu
Phone: 491-2726