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Professional Development Institute

SJR State's Professional Development Institute is a day dedicated for all faculty, staff, and administrators to come together and engage with their colleagues through a series of employee-led presentations on a wide variety of topics and best practices. Sessions are full of innovative strategies and methodologies designed to engage students and improve the college experience for both students and personnel alike. Concurrent sessions are held throughout the day, so while it may not be possible to attend every session of interest live or in person, the PDI web site is intended to make the presentation materials from all sessions available to everyone on demand. 

In addition, the Professional Development Institute serves as a day for College all employees to come together and recognize our faculty and staff for the work they do by honoring them with Service Awards and Awards of Excellence and to recognize and bid farewell to those retiring each year.   

Save the Date!

calendar iconFebruary 2, 2024

Palatka Campus

2024 Professional Development Institute

11 Years of PDI

View presentation topics and materials from past Professional Development Institutes.






2018 - 2012

Now Accepting 2024 PDI Presentation Proposals

All SJR State faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to submit presentation proposals for the 12th Professional Development Institute to be held on February 2, 2024 at the Palatka Campus. 

Submissions will be accepted online through December 13, 2023. On the proposal form, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name and department of each proposed presenter
  • Presentation title (10 word limit)
  • Presentation description, learning objectives, and plan for audience engagement (500 word limit)
  • Brief summary of your presentation for use in the event's program (150 word limit)
  • Target audience(s) for your presentation (faculty, staff, administration)
  • Suggested track(s) for your presentation:
    • Teaching, Learning, and Student Success
    • Customer Service and the Business of Supporting the College
    • Technology Tools and Online Learning
    • Health, Wellness, and Planning for Your Future
    • General Interest

You will be notified of your proposal's acceptance status in January 2024. 

Submit a PDI presentation proposal today!

Draft Agenda-At-A-Glance

8:30 - 9:00     Check-in  

9:00 - 10:45   Opening Plenary Session

11:00 - 11:50  Breakout Session 1  

11:55 - 12:55  Lunch Provided.  

1:00 - 1:50      Breakout Session 2  

2:00 - 2:50      Breakout Session 3  

2:50 - 3:05      Cookie Break!  

3:10 - 4:00      Breakout Session 4 

All employees are released for the day at 4:00.

Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

SJR State's Professional Development Institute is organized by the department of Learning Culture and Resources. 

Contact Dr. Christina Will, Assistant Vice President for Learning Culture and Resources, via email or at extension 4152.