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DoD Professional Development Institute (PDI)

2024 DoD Voluntary Education (VolEd) Professional Development Institute (PDI)
Date: July 16-17, 2024
Location: Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) Training Facility, Patrick SFB, Cocoa Beach, Florida
Event Purpose:
  • To support DoD VolEd employee engagement, professional knowledge and collaboration across the DoD VolEd community, using forums, professional training, knowledge sharing, and building partnerships.
  • To equip VolEd professionals to best support the Military Services’ efforts to shape, recruit, train, educate, and retain a diverse workforce capable of successfully executing current and future missions.
  • To facilitate the collaborative process, align leadership focus across functional and organizational boundaries, grow strategic alliances across the VolEd enterprise, and support organizational performance.
POC: Contact your Service Registration POC for further details 
Email PDI questions to: dodhra-outreach-dantes@mail.mil

Plenary Session 1
Emotional Intelligence: The Journey to Excellence
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 @ 08:45 AM (ET)
The audience will gain a clear understanding on the pivotal role of emotional intelligence in effective leadership, and how exceptional leaders capitalize on their emotional intelligence. 

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Plenary Session 3
Service Chief Panel: Question & Answer  
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 @ 10:40 AM (ET)
Attendees will receive updates on the Services' voluntary education programs, including an extended question and answer period. 

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PLENARY SESSIONS are offered for all Services' Education Professionals who would like to join virtually. Please register for each session individually, using a government email address.
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Plenary Session 4
The Art of Exceptional Customer Service  
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 8:30 AM (ET)
Participants of this session will recognize and learn effective customer service practices and develop strategies to enhance customer engagement resulting in increased customer satisfaction and positive exposure for the Education Center. 

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Plenary Session 2
DOD Voluntary Education Update 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 @ 09:30 AM (ET)
The audience will gain a clear understanding of the Officer & Enlisted Personnel Management (OEPM) Force Education and Training strategy, hear OEPM updates, Voluntary Education (VolEd) future strategies, and policy updates.

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Plenary Session 5
Staying Positive while Leading in the Upside-Down  
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 2:30 PM (ET)
Attendees will learn to clarify why it is difficult to stay focused, how to shift focus to what you can control, and how to shift from overwhelmed to empowered. 

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