2021: 42nd Annual Professional Development Institute (PDI)

Celebrating 42 Years of PDI!

Join us as we celebrate the CSU Professional Development Institute's 42nd year.

January 11th, 12th, and 13th

This year's theme is, "Embracing the future together", as we come together virtually during these pandemic times. It’s an opportunity to connect with the CSU community and celebrate the work we have done to bring us all together safely while promoting equity in learning, teaching, research, and all CSU endeavors.

The 42nd PDI will help us envision and pursue the future work we will do together, share our experiences, and work to increase accessibility, equity, fairness and a sense of belonging. Rams taking care of Rams is more important now than ever!

PDI offers CSU faculty, 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 as we build our future together. The purpose of PDI 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.

If you’re interested in presenting, please submit a session proposal by Monday, November 2, 2020.

Call For Proposals is Now Open

This year’s PDI offers an opportunity for all member of Colorado State University to connect with the CSU community and celebrate the work we have done to bring us all together safely while promoting equity in learning, teaching, research, and all CSU endeavors.

The theme for the upcoming PDI is simple “Embracing the Future Together”. Organizers hope this theme will inspire topic experts to consider topics they might share. Proposals will be accepted through Monday, November 2nd.

Presenters and participants will share ideas on related topics, such as inclusive pedagogy, equitable review processes, and creating inclusive work environments, and gain new insights from one another.

Topic experts are invited to consider submitting a proposal for a session that they (or they and their team) would enjoy presenting to their colleagues. While this year’s PDI will focus on equity, proposals covering a broad range of topics are welcome.

Proposal Submission Deadline

2021 PDI proposals will be accepted beginning September 2, 2020 and closing at 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 2, 2020. 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, 2020. Please check your inbox for an announcement or visit this page at that time.

2021 Program


TILT thanks LSC for its partnership in the #pdiyear# PDI

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Contact Info

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Debora Colbert
Director, Professional Development

TILT, Rm 145
Email Phone: 970.491.2645