Personal Development Seminars (PDS) remains committed to providing safe and effective behavior intervention classes. We have adapted our class model to meet these needs as we continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Until further notice, all PDS class types are being conducted using our live, remote interactive Web-Class experience. Unless PDS is otherwise directed by a referring agency, anyone calling to register for a PDS class will be registered for either the PDS Interactive Web Class or a Home Study Course (if they lack required internet/device).

At this time registration is by phone or Referring Agency submitted referral form only. To register by phone, please call PDS during our business hours, 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday at 1-800-775-3220.

About Our Classes

  • PDS provides Behavior Change Interventions using Evidence-Based Practices and Strength-Based methods.
  • Our classes aid the Class Participants in moving towards positive behavior change.
  • Classes included open, non-confrontational, open, positive discussion,and Interactive JournalingĀ®.
  • Topics include values, choices, changes, consequences, responsibility, offense-related instruction, self-belief, goal setting, and planning for the future.

Class Participants

  • PDS programs work as an aid to the process of personal positive change.
  • Classes involve the process of exploring and resolving challenges to making and keeping needed behavior changes.
  • Participants learns skills and strategies in support of "workable" actions and choices over illegal and "unworkable" behaviors.
  • Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of the class.
  • Classes are eight-hour, one-day, positive, intensive experiences.

Referring Agencies

  • PDS Overview Video
  • Programs offered by PDS are suitable referral resource interventions for all misdemeanor and most felony offenses.
  • Participants are referred to us by many agencies and officials committed to help bringing about positive changes in people.
  • For information about setting up PDS programs in your area at no cost to counties or agencies, call PDS toll free at 1-800-737-4803 or 1-800-775-3220.

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