2016: 37th Annual Professional Development Institute (PDI)

January 11th, 12th, and 13th

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.

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.


2016 PDI Registration is Now Open

Call For Proposals

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 2016 Professional Development Institute.

Proposal Submission Deadline

2016 PDI proposals will be accepted beginning September 14, 2015 and closing at 4:30 pm on Monday, October 19, 2015. We ask that you honor this deadline so we have time to carefully prepare the schedule and coordinate the necessary resources.

Before Submitting Your Proposal

Please review the PDI Session Proposals Guidelines