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Professional Development


Professional & Organizational Development (POD) offers instructor-led training to provide you with convenient, flexible, and relevant professional development opportunities.


Quarterly Courses
Each quarter we offer a variety of instructor-led courses that focus on communications, fiscal management, supervision, human resources administration, and professional and personal growth.

The POD Certificate Program
Would you like to take your career to the next level or learn skills for a different job or field? Pursuing a POD certificate in fiscal management, human resources administration, or supervisory skills can help put you on the right path. Certificate completion serves as the equivalent of six months’ experience for related positions at the UW.


Meet Our Instructors
Learn more about individual instructors and panels who teach our quarterly courses. The pool of POD instructors is comprised of UW and outside experts whose collective experience and expertise covers a broad range of subjects.

Find Our Classrooms
Most courses are held in Roosevelt Commons, but other classrooms are also used. Check for location information on your registration confirmation email.

Policies and Procedures
Learn about the UW's policy on release time for training, as well as POD policies and procedures for course registration, fees, cancellation, and completion.