The mission of PDPE is to provide colleagues with growth and development opportunities through continuously improving educational and personal enrichment programs that enhance their sense of engagement in worthwhile, meaningful work and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Our goals are to Achieve Operational Excellence, Recruit and Retain a Diverse and Talented Staff, Enhance Resources and Enrich Communication. We want our employees to be educated, engaged, efficient, and effective contributors to their Department, Division, and the University. View the PDPE Strategy Map (PDF, 162KB) to learn more about our mission and goals.

The PDPE team is available to design customized workshops or facilitate development topics to meet your department or division needs. Please contact us so we can review a variety of opportunities.

So don’t waste time, sign up for Professional Development and Personal Enrichment programs today. We are here to assist with your continued development at CSUCI.


  • Wendy Olson

    Learning & Development

    Wendy joined CSUCI in June 2002. She began her CSUCI career as support staff in Academic Advising, then moved onto the Project Vista HSI grant team as the Graduate Studies Center Activities Director. After the grant ended, she began working with the Division of Business and Financial Affairs developing, implementing and leading the Professional Development program. Wendy has over 24 years experience in the education field. She holds a B.A. in Communication and a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University. She holds current certifications as a Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resources Management and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Practitioner.

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