The Professional Development Institute (PDI) complements the educational objectives of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani by providing opportunities for lifelong learning through programs and services that enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve personal and professional goals, improve the productivity of organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.
Working collaboratively with individuals, businesses and both government and non-governmental organizations, PDI seeks to identify and develop value-adding programs and services. PDI firmly believes that by providing consistent, ethical and quality programs and services it can play an important role in human capacity development for the community. PDI has many prominent clients, that include, among others: AsiaCell, Lafarge, Mass Group Holding, Faruk Group Holding, Western Zagros, Korek Telecom, Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education and the Kurdistan Ministry of planning.
The Professional Development Institute at AUIS has been named the first Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) in Iraq by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association. PDI has met PMI's rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design. PDI is approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® , Project Management Scheduling Professional PM-SP® and other PMI professional credentials.
PDI is also certified as a Cisco Academy, and is offering CCNA courses for IT professionals to advance their careers.
Additionally, PDI supports individuals, organizations, and professional groups with courses and programs covering a wide range of subjects, including English language studies and management and business training. Native English-speaking instructors employ modern teaching methodologies designed to prepare students for an emerging and international market. PDI welcomes inquiries from local businesses and is able to customize courses and program offerings to suit specific needs.