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UW Tacoma Professional Development Center

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

LEARN. GROW. LEAD.

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.

EXCITING UPDATE: Through the Summer Sampler, you can select one or more 16 free virtual Lunch-and-Learns to find out more about the most popular professional development courses available

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 this nationally-accredited, comprehensive leadership and management development program is for professionals working at all levels of city, county, state, and federal government.

  • 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. In addition to topical webinars and workshops, starting in the Winter term of 2022, you can begin your journey to become a DEI Practitioner with our new certificate program.

  • 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. UWT PDC is currently offering webinars and workshops and the Certificate in Leadership Essentials will be starting in Fall 2022.

  • 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.

  • On-Demand, Self-Paced Courses on a Variety of Subjects
  • Learn on your own schedule. Topics include: Career Skills, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing & Communications, Social Media, Web Design and More.

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