Professional Development Institute 2017-18

The St. Louis Graduates Professional Development Institute, held in partnership with Education Plus, provides free professional development workshops to those advising middle school, high school, and college students, particularly those who are from low-income communities, are first-generation college-goers, and students of color. 

Over seven years, PDI has provided training for over 800 counselors and advisors on student postsecondary planning, access and persistence. Workshops are FREE to attend thanks to the Norman J. Stupp Foundation, Commerce Bank trustee, and the Pettus Foundation. Join us!

Upcoming workshop:

Friday, March 2nd - 2nd Annual Concurrent Enrollment Summit at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park  Learn about strategies to support student postsecondary learning while still in high school!


The following workshops have already taken place. Click the title to access the agenda and handouts:

Supporting Student Financial Aid Planning

Building a Campus and Community Culture that Supports All Students through Courageous Conversations

Connecting Students to Non-degree Post-secondary Programs, Apprenticeships and Trades

St. Louis Graduates Professional Development Institute is made possible thanks to the Norman J. Stupp Foundation, Commerce Bank trustee and The Pettus Foundation.

The Professional Development Institute is presented in partnership with EducationPlus.