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Sam Wilkins, Director
South Carolina Office
of Human Resources
8301 Parklane Road
Suite A220
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: (803) 896-5300


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The Public Professional Development (PPD) Program is a certification developed for professional/technical staff to enhance their ability to work with teams, gain presentation skills, and manage priorities. Practical coursework covers a variety of topics including:

  • Setting priorities and managing time
  • Using techniques for successful meeting management and team building
  • Developing effective group facilitation skills and brainstorming
  • Using strategies to maintain a healthy balance between personal and professional development
  • Delivering presentations with a positive impact
  • Understanding and dealing effectively with conflict

  • Courses

    Dealing Effectively with Conflict

    Team Skills

    Presentation Skills

    The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity™

    To register for classes or to apply for APM certification after completion of all classes, contact Dene DuPre at (803) 896-5027 or via e-mail..