2018: 39th Annual Professional Development Institute (PDI)

January 8th, 9th, and 10th

The beginning of the year presents an opportunity to take a few leaps beyond our comfort zone. It can be a reflective time to focus on what direction we want to be heading—both personally and professionally—as well as a time to explore other topics that we might like to know more about but for which we have not made the time.

Leap into the New Year

silhouette of person leaping from one cliff side to another at sunset. A flock of birds fly in the background

Take a Leap!

Join us for the 39th PDI at CSU. This year's sessions offer opportunities to hone old skills and learn new ones, listen to new ideas, as well as time to focus on fun topics that you're interested in or have a passion to learn more about.

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.


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 2018 Professional Development Institute.

Proposal Submission Deadline

2018 PDI proposals will be accepted beginning September 15, 2018 and closing at 4:30 pm on Monday, October 23, 2018. 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, 2017. Please check your inbox for an announcement or visit this page at that time.