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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Professional Development Institute
The Professional Development Institute (PDI) provides training and professional development opportunities to UA-PTC’s employees.

Departmental Responsibilities:

Develop and schedule professional development throughout the year
Offer both online and face-to-face training
Track training offered through our office and provide transcripts to employees
Provide opportunities for faculty and staff to share their knowledge
Provide conference and travel funding (limited)

Contact Information

Phone: 501-812-2751
Email: [email protected] 
Location: Information Technology Building, room 206, main campus
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday


jayne-pyleJayne Pyle
[email protected]

Jayne provides leadership, guidance, and direction for professional development activities. She develops and conducts training, recruits presenters, identifies training needs, and coordinates training events. Contact Jayne if you need specific training for yourself or your staff or if you are interested in presenting a workshop or session.


Mary Gall
Training Coordinator
[email protected]

Mary provides coordination for general professional development, including advertising training events, scheduling locations, and collecting evaluation data. Contact Mary with questions regarding scheduled training, need to schedule some training, need a transcript of your completed training, or if you need a report.


The mission of the Professional Development Institute (PDI) is to improve student achievement through the professional growth of University of Arkansas -- Pulaski Technical College employees via high-quality, timely, and cost-effective professional development opportunities that continue to support the institution’s strategic goals. PDI delivers face-to-face and online programs facilitated by internal and external partners and seeks continual feedback from subject matter experts, the advisory board, and other stakeholders.