The Professional Development Program (PDP) at the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice provides a variety of meaningful programming to a diverse community of value aligned learners. We seek to equip practitioners with the ability to change harmful or ineffective systems at the national, local, and personal level. Our goal is to provide lifelong learners new skills and knowledge to integrate into their individual and organizational practices, and opportunities to connect with other providers.

The Professional Development Program at the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice is a State of Illinois licensed provider of continuing education for social workers, clinical psychologists, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists. License numbers: 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

It is recommended that professionals review rules for their licensing board prior to applying to ensure that the content meets their renewal, and/or reciprocity requirements.

Registration for Fall 2022 programs will open soon! Workshops begin in October. Visit this Page for Updates

*In-Person Activities on the University of Chicago Campus:

The University is recommending that individuals wear a mask in indoor settings when others are present.

We are excited to welcome you back to in-person programs, and we are committed to providing a safe environment to our attendees. On-campus convening is open to all invitees who are compliant with UChicago vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures. COVID-19 policies are subject to change.

At this time, the City of Chicago policies and guidelines are continually shifting. You may be asked to show proof of vaccination. You may also be asked to wear a mask. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 773.702.9700 or with questions.

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Past Webinars

Recordings of past webinars hosted by PDP can be found here.
Please Note: CE credit is not available for viewing recordings.