Professional & Organizational Development

About POD

We’re a small team of trainers, consultants, and administrative professionals whose mission is to foster positive change in individuals and organizations at the University of Washington. We accomplish our mission by partnering with organizations across the University and by providing training, coaching, and consulting to hundreds of UW leaders, staff, and faculty each year.

Ujima Donalson Executive Director 206-685-4565
Main Office 206-543-1957
Trina Burke Publications & Logistics Specialist 206-221-5330
Linda Callecod Senior Consultant 206-221-3689
Lee Davis Training & Organizational Development Consultant 206-685-9121
Jessica Hancock Administrative Specialist 206-543-1957
Renee Hanson Business Analyst 206-685-1697
Lynne Lazaroff Training & Organizational Development Consultant 206-543-8107
Bryan Nelson Web Information Specialist 206-543-1928
Amy Schrader Assistant to the Director 206-616-3430
Jamie Wilson Senior Communications Specialist 206-685-1757

Our classes and webinars are designed to allow adult learners to quickly build knowledge, skills, and abilities. Through all of our training, coaching, and consulting offerings, we strive to equip UW employees and organizations with the tools, methods, strategies, and inspiration to put learning into action and truly effect change.

Fee-based programs and services

The majority of our programs and services do not receive University of Washington or State of Washington funding. To cover direct costs and operational overhead, we must charge fees for our self-sustaining programs and services:

Supported programs and services

We receive funding to support administration and facilitation of the following programs:

POD classrooms

Most POD classes are held at our training facility in the Roosevelt Commons East building, but occasionally we hold classes in other locations. Check your POD registration confirmation email to confirm the location of your class.

Roosevelt Commons East is four blocks west of campus, near the UW Tower. The building entrance is on 11th, just north of NE 43rd Street. The POD classrooms are on the first level in suite 120; this includes rooms 120A and 120B.

Contact us if you need help finding your class location.

Parking and transportation options

We do not provide parking for POD course participants. Roosevelt Commons is well-served by transit (including HS Express), and you may be able to walk or take a bus to class. The building also has covered bicycle parking in the garage.

If you choose to drive to class, there is metered street parking nearby as well as several pay lots in the area.  If you have a valid UW parking permit, you may park out-of-area in the UW Tower Garage lot W45 during your class without visiting a gatehouse. Those with U-designator permits are allowed to park out-of-area in the W51 lot under Roosevelt Commons East.

For complete information about parking on campus and other transportation options, visit Transportation Services.