The Professional Development Center (PDC) is dedicated to fostering learning by offering an array of workshops and seminars to raise staff awareness about workplace issues and enables staff to develop and improve job-related skills and knowledge. The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for development to strengthen commitment to the mission and goals of Jackson State University. It allows employees to engage in stimulating professional and personal development that provides quality leadership and training to enhance overall effectiveness. The Administrator of the Professional Development Center can work within departments to identify and meet staff development needs by offering customized on-site training and consultation by experts to the staff and the organization. This program is supported by the Title III- Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program.