2017: 38th Annual Professional Development Institute (PDI)

January 9th, 10th, and 11th

Often in life there are experiences you haven't yet had the opportunity to embark upon or pursue. In order to learn from new experiences and to grow as a person, you must put yourself out there; take some risks.

Usually your efforts will lead to improving a job skill or achieving a personal goal – and to realizing how much you are capable of when you put your heart into it. As the saying goes, "the more you put into something, the more you get out of it." So our PDI theme this year is simply "Go For It!"

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.

Its 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.

Go For It!

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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 2017 Professional Development Institute.

Proposal Submission Deadline

2017 PDI proposals will be accepted beginning September 19, 2016 and closing at 4:30 pm on Monday, October 24, 2016. We ask that you honor this deadline so we have time to carefully prepare the schedule and coordinate the necessary resources.

Registration Announcement

PDI registration will open early December, 2016. Please check your inbox for an announcement or visit this page at that time.