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Effective 3/19/2020, the Professional Development Center is closed to the public until further notice. Staff can be contacted during normal business hours by email or phone. 


UW PDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

UPDATE March 19, 2020

As you may have heard, the University of Washington has instructed all three campuses to conduct classes virtually for the rest of Winter AND Spring quarter (March 9 – June 12), to adhere to social-distancing recommendations and allow for deep-cleaning of university spaces. Most units on campus are working remotely and will continue services. Library and computer labs will be adjusting their schedules.

Much of the official messaging is specific to academic classes, so we wanted to update you with some guidance for your courses through the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Professional Development Center:

Classes currently running or scheduled to start at any of UW Tacoma Professional Development Center’s locations between now and June 12 will be conducted virtually during that period. A small number of classes and workshops not conducive to online formats will be rescheduled.

You will be hearing from one of our Program Managers and from your instructor(s) soon with specifics about your class(es).

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

How you can protect yourself.

The University of Washington is working closely with the Washington Department of Public Health, as well as following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our own experts at UW Medicine and the health sciences schools, to align our plans with the most current recommendations from experts. This includes encouraging everyone to monitor their own health, practice good hygiene, and stay home if feeling sick.

This is 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.

If your class is still scheduled to take place but you do not feel comfortable or well enough for class, please contact the instructor to arrange make up work.

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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