Skip to main content
See More
Member Benefit

UW Tacoma Professional Development Center

UWAA Members can advance their careers with 15% off most courses from UW Tacoma Professional Development Center


The Professional Development Center (UWT PDC) knows you are a busy professional with professional goals which is why they have a variety of learning format options including in-person, online, and self-paced, on-demand courses. Whether you are interested in sharpening a skill or gaining a deeper knowledge of a particular sector, their expert instructors guide you through practical learning as you build a network of peers to support you as you continue to learn, grow, and lead.

Find out more about the new Leadership Program announced here!

Here are just a few of the programs you will find:

    • Certified Public Manager®: UWT PDC is proud to offer the only CPM® program in Washington State. Designed for public employees of all kinds, this nationally-accredited, comprehensive leadership and management development program also integrates the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Applications for fall are open through July 10.
    • Certificate in Data Science :Learn the fundamentals of how to store, manage, analyze, search and model data to design and develop solutions that help solve complex problems posed by the three Vs of data: volume, variety, and velocity.
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Cultivate a culture of belonging in your workplace through a unique series of workshops and webinars applicable to the nonprofit, public, and private sectors.
    • Foundations of Data Analytics: Foundations for Data and Analytics is an entry-level series of live online short courses to get you started answering these questions and more. No coding experience required.
    • Human Resources Management: Put your people first. Gain a thorough understanding of the most current human resources practices and learn how to effectively establish programs, policies, and procedures that put your people first.
    • Lean Six Sigma: From entry to expert level, as well as executive overviews and workshops, you can dive deep into the process improvement work of Lean Six Sigma.
    • Leadership: You know that to thrive in today’s environment, leaders and their organizations must possess adaptability, resilience, and a growth mindset. Whether you’re looking for development in targeted areas or a more comprehensive certificate program, UWT PDC’s leadership development program will help you develop these vital qualities.
    • Nonprofit Management: Develop the knowledge, insights, and abilities to enter or advance your career in the nonprofit field.
    • Project Management & Agile: Successful companies and organizations know that it pays to have a team member trained in the management of projects.
    • Software Development Engineering: Learn the core concepts of computer science, from fundamental data structures and algorithms, to software engineering, to object-oriented and systems programming through lectures and hands-on labs.

Log in to receive your benefit.

How to get your benefit

Log in or join the UWAA
See More

Log In