The three primary dimensions of PDI's work - System building, public policy and communication, and innovation and implementation reinforce, intersect with, and converge with one another to form a comprehensive system of professional development.
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Determine key research questions, collect and analyze data to better understand the field, and recruit a talented and diverse group of thinkers to address these questions. Communicate findings and recommendations to policy makers and other key public figures, advocates and professionals in the field to affect lasting change.
Challenge existing conventions, experimenting with new paradigms in professional development, implement well-researched and data-driven solutions and devise plans to ensure accountability