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Central Regional Professional Development Center

University of Central Missouri
232 Foster-Knox
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 800.762.4146
Fax: 660.543.8245
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Central Regional Professional Development Center

The Central Regional Professional Development Center was established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1995.


The mission of the Central RPDC is to build the capacity and effectiveness of the entire school community to maximize student performance through high quality professional learning.


The Central RPDC is housed on the campus of the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO. Since its founding, Central RPDC has enjoyed an outstanding working relationship with UCM’s College of Education, according to Dean Mike Wright. He stressed the important role the organization plays in this region.


“The Central Regional Professional Development Center provides critical services to teachers throughout west central Missouri,” Wright said. “Smaller, rural school districts cannot afford to provide their teachers the quality professional development they need, so it is imperative we do everything we can to maintain this service. In addition, the expertise of the RPDC has a positive impact on the undergraduate teacher preparation program at UCM.”

Central RPDC


Workshop Flyers:

Registration is now OPEN for the
2015 Powerful Learning Conference


“Connect: Instruction * Learning * Assessment”!

Check out the details below and don’t delay! Early bird prices in effect until December 15th.

Registration for the 2015 Powerful Learning Conference is now available online!

To register, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Download and print a copy of the REGISTRATION BROCHURE.
  2. Review the brochure and all session descriptions while making note of the sessions you would like to attend.
  3. After identifying your session choices, go to REGISTER ONLINE to begin your online registration. (Please NOTE, you will be required to make a lunch selection FIRST on Monday as that selection may determine other session options).
  4. For assistance in registration, please contact Tammy Bagley at Or call her at (573) 881-4849.


Nationally acclaimed keynote presenters this year are:

  • Bill Daggett,
    “Connecting the 3R’s – Rigor, Relevance and Relationships – in Instruction, Learning and Assessment”
  • Bruce Wellman,
    “Creating Communities of Thought: Shaping Group Cultures to Promote Professional Learning”


Nationally recognized speaker for luncheon session for leaders:


Over Fifty Breakout Sessions

  • Successful practitioners and regional consultants present on a variety of topicsthat impact instruction, learning and assessment.


Post Conference Session

  • Bruce Wellman,
    “Got Data? Now What? Creating and Leading Cultures of Inquiry”




The Central Regional Professional Development Center is one of ten Regional Professional Development Centers established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Seventy-one school districts directly benefit from services provided by the Central RPDC. The Central Region is comprised of the following fourteen Missouri counties:

    Bates Benton
    Carroll Cass
    Henry Hickory
    Johnson Lafayette
    Morgan Pettis
    Ray St. Clair
    Saline Vernon

The state Regional Professional Development Centers provide a wide range of services to meet the needs of teachers, administrators, and school districts. Each center will differ from the others as the goal is to meet the district needs of professional educators of each region.