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The Professional Development Institute

Following the policy of Keystone College, the Professional Development Institute suspended all face-to-face classes as of Monday, March 23, 2020. If you have registered for an upcoming class, we will issue a refund as soon as we are able.

The Keystone College Professional Development Institute is a community resource for online education and training during the current health crisis.  While our physical campus is closed for now, online learning continues!  Please see our list of readily available, highly relevant online offerings for individuals and organizations. There are three courses at no charge, and a selection of courses & certificates with an associated fee that have been specifically selected for this difficult time. Check this page frequently as we will be updating regularly.  Please stay in contact, email us anytime at pdi@keystone.edu and we will respond promptly.

The Professional Development Institute

Keystone College
Ward Hall
One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440-0200
email: pdi@keystone.edu
570-945-8621 or 570-945-8622

 As a free resource for customers and business partners of the Professional Development Institute, Keystone College students, and our community, we are offering three courses at no charge.  The courses are Creativity in Teams and Organizations, Introduction to Critical Thinking, and Personal Creativity. These courses have “free” after the title.  When you enroll, you will be asked for first name, last name, and email address on the registration form. Once you complete the form, a personal login will be sent to you by our online training partner MindEdge. You can then proceed to complete each course at your own pace.

 

 

The courses and certificates below have a fee to enroll. They have been specifically selected for their value and impact at a critical time.

Leading And Managing Change Course

Leading And Managing Change Course

This course helps managers understand the steps in effecting change and how to overcome resistance to lead change at various levels of an organization.
Managing Remote Employees Course

Managing Remote Employees Course

This course explores the benefits and drawbacks of remote work and provides managers with tips for helping their remote workers stay connected and motivated.
Employee Safety Course

Employee Safety Course

This course introduces various workplace hazards and health issues and explores the relationship between employers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Personal Branding Course

Personal Branding Course

This course discusses the way to craft your personal brand statement, and the best methods for communicating your personal brand to clients, employers, and other industry professionals.
Digital Marketing Certificate

Digital Marketing Certificate

This certificate in digital marketing covers the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices.
Sustainable Management Certificate

Sustainable Management Certificate

Sustainable Management Certificate focuses on the tools and knowledge to make meaningful changes in your management approach toward sustainable business practices.

Customized Workforce Training

Workforce TrainingThe Professional Development Institute at Keystone College specializes in customized training for organizations, and provides cost effective solutions to workforce challenges and skill gaps.  Partner with us to develop the skills of your workforce and maintain a competitive advantage.

Training can be delivered:

  • On-site at workplace or off-site at Keystone College
  • Face-to-face/online/hybrid formats
  • Weekdays, weekends, or evenings

Our Mission

The Professional Development Institute at Keystone College drives organizational success and personal growth by creating premier customized education and training solutions for a diverse, ever-changing workforce and world.

Certificate Programs and Workforce Education

Lifelong learning is a key to continued career advancement for employees and an organizations’ growth and sustainability.  Providing opportunities for higher education to your employees is an investment in their future and the future success of your organization.  Educational opportunities for growth & development can be linked to retention.

Please inquire about the following programs. Certificate programs can “step up” or transfer to academic degrees at Keystone College. Courses are provided onsite at a company, online or at the college location.

  • Hospitality Management Certificate
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Paralegal Certificate

Personal Enrichment Programs

Discover new interests with personal enrichment workshops.

Exploring Orange Wines

Exploring Orange Wines

Easter Molded Glass Egg Workshop

Easter Molded Glass Egg Workshop

Ladies Night Out – Think of the Pastabilities!

Ladies Night Out – Think of the Pastabilities!

Can Do Cannolis

Can Do Cannolis

Credentials for Educators

Distinguish yourself from a competitive workforce by mastering skills in your field with a credential. 

Youth and Recreation Programs

Boys and girls can enjoy a variety of athletic camps and adults can expand recreation interests with our youth and recreation programs.

Additional Options

Check out the Keystone College Regional 3-D Design Center and Keystone College Environmental Education Institute for additional continuing education options.

Keystone College 3-D Design
Keystone College Environmental Education Institute