Save the Date: No Cost Workforce Development Workshops in Upper Cumberland

In partnership with the Upper Cumberland Workforce Development Board, the UT Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) will be hosting multiple no cost introduction workshops about the Optimized People Development System (Optimized PDS) in the Upper Cumberland region on January 24, 26 & 31. You can learn more about Optimized PDS on the UT CIS Blog.

Optimized PDS is a system used to optimize a company's people development efforts to improve company culture, retain and attract top talent, and achieve business goals. 

Optimized People Development Systems

Workshop participants will explore: 

  • Using system thinking to understand how the five areas of the Optimized PDS are connected and operate together.
  • Applying continuous improvement concepts to their workforce development efforts.
  • Creating and sustaining the culture of a learning organization.
  • How internal training practices are at the heart of a strong Optimized PDS.
  • And more!

Detailed training information with an event registration link will be sent in the coming weeks following an RSVP response. There are limited seats, so RSVP today!

January 24  |  Cookeville  | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

January 26  |  McMinnville  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

January 31  |  Carthage  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to schedule a two-day personalized deep dive on the Optimized PDS on-site visit at a discounted cost! 

For more information, contact Tim Waldo at or 865-805-0813 . 


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