Why is Professional Development Important?

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.

Learn to 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. The Professional Development unit will assist you in successfully interacting with others in a professional manner, creating work based on integrity and ethics as you develop partnerships across the state to identify and prioritize needs to enhance life in Iowa communities.