Professional Development Specialists develop and facilitate training throughout Montana. To learn more, review the PDS Framework in the Resources box. The first step is to be current on The Practitioner Registry at a Level 4 or higher. All ECP approved events must identify a PDS or Specialty Trainer as part of the application process.
To view a step-by-step instructions view the PDS User Guide on the right side of this page under Resources.
The Professional Development Specialist Framework references Trainer Basics, a correspondence course that is no longer available. Part 1:0 Foundations for Trainers and Part 2: Training Strategies are the new courses that will be available, through Childcaretraining.org, by late spring or early summer 2019. Adult Learning I and II (6 hours each/ 1 credit option with additional assignments) are face-to-face trainings offered in the spring and fall in Bozeman.
Professional Development Solutions is a publication designed specifically for Professional Development Specialists and offers tips and suggestions for effective, quality instruction and facilitation.