Teaching Opportunities

Seeking New Talented Instructors to Join Our Team

The Professional Development Institute (PDI) provides recognized career learning to tens of thousands of decision makers and professionals at all levels in the public service and the private sector to advance their knowledge and expertise. 

large_iwd_3_0.jpgOur experienced instructors are experts in their field and are trained to meet the specific needs of adult learners. Our workshops are aimed at professionals looking for continuing education to help meet their learning and development objectives, and for tools they can bring back to their daily professions.

Are you passionate about sharing knowledge and helping others reach their professional goals? PDI is a leader in professional learning and is currently seeking new instructors to join its team.

Criteria to become a PDI instructor

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the chosen professional subject areas
  • Knowledge of public service and private sector challenges and realities
  • Experience delivering training effectively to adult learners
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to share knowledge and best practices
  • Bilingualism is a definite asset


Why become a PDI instructor?

  • Turnkey facilitation including professional administrative, marketing and sales services to successfully launch and deliver your programs and workshops
  • Deliver workshops in our modern and bright training facility, centrally-located, just steps away from many government buildings and Parliament Hill
  • Receive a competitive honorarium
  • Join an experienced team of instructors and peers
  • Enhance your professional reputation and credibility by teaching at an internationally recognized university


Current openings and opportunities

We are currently recruiting for the following workshops:

  • Briefing Notes that Work
  • Improving Your Presentation Skills
  • Developing Your Negotiation Skills


We are also recruiting in the following sectors:

  • Communication
  • Management and Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Business Process Improvement


Connect with us

We look forward to hearing from you! Complete the application form and attach your resume (four pages maximum) and cover letter: 

Teaching Opportunities Application Form

You may also contact us via e-mail at: PDInstitute@uOttawa.ca​ or by mail to the following address:

Professional Development Institute
University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Avenue East, 12th floor
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5

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