The Professional Development Mission

Professional Development directly supports the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach strategic plan, aligning the professional skills of our people with the needs of our organization.

Professional development will assist you in successfully interacting with others in a professional manner, creating work based on integrity and ethics.

Understand and respect the needs and benefits of a diverse community of people of all genders, ages, cultures, races, religions, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and abilities.

Develop partnerships across the state to identify and prioritize needs to enhance life in Iowa communities.

While Extension Professional Development’s primary responsibility is to serve our Extension and Outreach colleagues, as part of our organization’s mission to serve all Iowans, many of our programs, opportunities, and resources are available to others. If you have questions or are interested in a particular program, reach out to that program’s contact or to Brenda Allen Professional Development Manager, for more information on cost and staff availability.