British Columbia Library Association

Professional Development Institute

The BCLA Professional Development Institute (PDI) was established to support two goals of the Association’s Strategic Plan: providing creative and innovative professional development opportunities and developing the Association’s financial capacity.

The PDI supports member’s professional development needs with an in-depth approach to training and learning. While the BC Library Conference strives to introduce ideas and concepts as part of professional development, the PDI balances this approach with hands-on and fulsome opportunities for engaged learning.

The PDI was also established so BCLA can raise funds to support the Association as a whole. One goal of every PDI offering is to help build the Association’s capacity to continue funding other professional opportunities.