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Professional Development Institute

SJR State's Professional Development Institute (PDI) 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 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 - The Center for Learning Culture

2025 Professional Development Institute 
February 7, 2025

12 Years of PDI

View presentation topics and materials from past Professional Development Institutes.







2018 - 2012

Now Accepting 2025 PDI Presentation Proposals

All SJR State faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to submit presentation proposals for the lucky 13th annual Professional Development Institute to be held on February 7, 2025 at the Palatka Campus. 

Presentations should be 50 minutes long including time for questions. 

Submissions will be accepted online through January 10, 2025. On the proposal form, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name and department of each proposed presenter
  • Presentation title 
  • Presentation description, learning objectives, and plan for audience engagement (500 word limit)
  • Unique space requirements
  • Target audience(s) for your presentation (All employees, faculty, or staff)
  • Suggested track(s) for your presentation:
    • Teaching, Learning, and Student Success
    • Customer Service and the Business of Supporting the College
    • Technology Tools  
    • Health, Wellness, and Planning for Your Future
    • General Interest
    • QEP: Experiential Learning

You will be notified of your proposal's acceptance status by January 14, 2025. 

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! Courtesy of the SJR State Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC)  

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 Innovation. 

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

The Center is an initiative of the Learning Culture & Innovation department.