Your Link to Professional Success

The University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute (uOttawa PDI) has been in the business of providing recognized career learning for over 40 years. Tens of thousands of decision makers and professionals at all levels in the public service and the private sector benefit from courses, programs and events to advance their knowledge and expertise. uOttawa PDI’s experienced instructors are content and industry experts in their field and are trained to meet the specific needs of adult learners.

Learn More


Vast Programs, Courses, Events and More for you to Explore

uOttawa PDI offers educational opportunities in a wide range of topics including information and cyber security, business communications and marketing, writing skills, project management, national security, business-process improvement, leadership and many more. uOttawa PDI is among the largest bilingual supplier of professional development to government organizations in Ottawa and we are one of the most trusted professional development resources in Canada.

Explore Available Courses




uOttawa PDI Spotlight

Busy professionals keep their edge by regularly upgrading their knowledge,
keeping up with the latest in best practices and adding new skills. Browse uOttawa PDI's latest news section.


New Article

Canada’s National Security Mentality Is Stuck in the Cold War

Read more

Upcoming Event

Canada and the World: Safeguarding Security in the Age of Disinformation

Read more

National Security Briefing Note

The Sociolization of Terrorism in Canada

Read more


Cyber Security Hygiene Workshop

Learn more

CESOC Pitch Competition

uOttawa's PDI hosted the CACIA for the second edition of its pitch competition.

Learn more
Group of professionals working on a project

New Program

Business Process Improvement Accelerated Program

Learn more


What People Have to Say


Mackenzie Beacock

Public Servant at RCMP

"I attended the course Giving Constructive Feedback and learned so many valuable approaches that I can apply in my next role. I also learned so much from the stories shared by the other experienced managers!"


Anica Pejanovic

Communications, ESDC

"Thank you [uOttawa] PDI for making 6 hours of content fly by! Zoom fatigue no more!"


Nina Camilleri

Marketing Design and Development, Ottawa Student Transportation Authority

"For me, pivoting between presentations, discussions and exercises is what keeps me engaged. It also helps to be learning exciting new content and having an energetic instructor! Thanks for the great social media course."



Join our Mailing List

Stay updated on the latest events, courses and programs!

Join Today

uOttawa PDI on Social