Professional Development

Contact: Bill Masters

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The Professional Development Institute (PDI) offers courses that allow professionals to increase their skill set and/or obtain new skills that are currently necessary for a competitive and global business environment.  The Institute collaborates with instructors that are highly experienced leaders within their industries. Corporate College is committed to training employees by customizing programs and courses that are based on the specific needs of individual companies. Among its many benefits, the Professional Development Institute (PDI) offers local courses with flexible class times.

The Professional Development Institute offers  classes in the following key areas:

  1. + Lean Training

    Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Prep
    Lean Fundamentals
    Manufacturing Leadership
    Rapid Process Improvement

  2. + Human Resources

    SHRM Certified Professional (CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP) Certification Prep
    Train the Trainer Program
    Human Resource Management Certificate

  3. + Communication Skills

    DISC Online Assessment and Workshops
    Workplace English I
    Workplace English II

  4. + Project Management

    Project Management Fundamentals
    CAPM and PMP Exam Prep
    Process Mapping
    Problem-Solving and Decision Making

  5. + Certification Exam Prep Links

    SHRM Certified Professional (CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP) Certification:
    Project Management Professional (PMP):

Polk State Corporate College is able to provide customizable professional development training to serve the needs of Polk County. Please contact the Professional Development Institute regarding the hourly fee/tuition rate for these courses as well as bundling opportunities.

  1. + Customizable Trainings

    After All, You’re The Supervisor – 4hrs Leading High-Performance
    Teams – 4hrs
    Creative Confidence – 6hrsPowerful Presentations – 8hrs
    Dealing with the Media – 4hrsSales and Negotiation Skills – 4hrs
    DISC Assessment and Overview – 6hrs
    *includes exam (additional cost $75 per student)
    Sterling Process and Quality
    Enhancement – 4hrs
    Diversity and Inclusion – 4hrsStrategic Customer Care – 4hrs
    Employing the Law Defensively – 4hrsTeam Fundamentals – 4hrs
    Essentials of Employment What Will Get You Sued Fast – 4hrs & 8hrsThe Corporate Edge: Presenting a
    Positive Image/Personal Branding – 4hrs
    Interview Skills – 4hrs