1.0 Performance Relative to Stated Mission & Goals

1.2 Areas of Staff Expertise and Experience

Presently, PDP employs approximately 200 professional, technical, and project support staff, organized to produce and deliver comprehensive and innovative programs across diverse content areas. PDP has consistently recruited and maintained a diverse staff with demonstrated expertise to meet changing sponsor needs. Currently, 29% of PDP staff represents diverse categories, an increase of 6% from 2015–2016. Figure 1 provides an historical overview of PDP’s staffing from 2009–2017.

staffing history graphic

For over four decades, PDP has had a specific focus on helping human and social service workers within the public sector increase their knowledge base, sharpen their skills, and improve workplace performance.

PDP staff possesses expertise and experience in a wide variety of topics which enabled it to successfully meet its 2016–2017 education and training commitments. They include:

  • Case Management
  • Child Development
  • Child Support
  • Child Welfare programs
    • Adolescent Development
    • Adoption Services
    • Child Protective Services
    • Child Welfare Framework of Practice
    • Foster Care
    • Permanency Planning
    • Safety and Risk Assessment
    • Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation
  • Computer System Applications (proprietary and non-proprietary)
    • Design, Development and Coding
    • Implementation
    • User Education and Training
  • Counseling
  • Early Childhood Education
  • E-learning product development
  • Employment
  • Higher Education
  • Implementation of evidence-based programs/practices
  • Medication Administration
  • Organization Development
  • Program Development, Implementation, and Management
  • Program Evaluation
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Secondary Education
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Youth Leadership