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The University of Washington Tacoma is closely monitoring and following COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidance as outlined by public health experts. In accordance with the current University mandate to move to online/virtual services for the health of our community, event spaces, and the physical Professional Development Center office will be closed until further notice.

We are committed to continuing to serve our clients and the UW Tacoma community’s needs during this difficult time. To contact us remotely, please feel free to call, or email. For more information about UW Tacoma and COVID-19, please click here.     


June 19, 2020

Due to the uncertainty of Phase returns – and limited space on campus – we have made the decision to continue remote learning through Fall Term in most programs. We will evaluate certain courses, such as Mastering Beer Styles, for limited enrollment in person. Our course calendar for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year is posted and available for registration through Fall Term. Winter & Spring courses will be available after August 1 for registration.

***Fall Term classes will be held online via Zoom with limited exceptions.***

This is still an evolving situation, both in Washington and globally, so circumstances could change rapidly – we encourage you to monitor the University’s Novel Coronavirus Information page, which is being updated regularly.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  We are ready to assist and ensure your continued learning - and we look forward to seeing you soon.  Thank you!

Professional and Personal Development Webinars

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all, but we are also resilient and can use such crises to find opportunities for growth. The Professional Development Center is expanding its offerings with launching a series of live and recorded webinars that will stretch across topics we currently teach to “soft-skills” that are sometimes only briefly discussed.

First in this series is a FREE 4-part recorded webinar on “Cultivating an Abundance Mindset - And Why it Matters for your Professional Success.” Hosted by one of our Project Manager instructors, Angel Latterell, each session of roughly 10 to 15 minutes explores the practice of positive approaches to life and work.

We will post a new session of “Cultivating an Abundance Mindset” weekly and they will be available on our Webinar pages. CLICK HERE if you would like to receive notifications of future live or pre-recorded webinars.

Apply Now for Certified Public Manager® Fall 2020

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of Certified Public Manager® at UW Tacoma rescheduled for Fall 2020. Visit the CPM® webpage to learn how you can join the ranks of public managers nationwide. 

Learn more and apply.

Meet the People of the PDC!

Are you interested in learning more about the students and staff that comprise the PDC family? We're excited about our expert instructors and their students, and we want to share them with you. Visit our PDC news site to read more about people involved in programs ranging from Craft Beer to Lean Six Sigma. 

Click here to visit news site. Click here to read about Craft Beer instructor Ariel Klein (pictured)


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