Professional Development
We provide avenues by which young professionals can achieve personal and professional growth.

Professional & Personal Development

Pensacola Young Professional’s Professional Development team hosts and curates growth opportunities for our members year round. You’ll find speakers and seminars on topics from resume writing to buying a house. Consider this your personal growth track of PYP.

You may also find partnerships with organizations within our community who put on amazing PD events of their own like Studer Community Institute or the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce. In some cases there are free or discounted tickets for PYP members or free participation alongside a volunteer opportunity. Either way, we’re sure we can find you just what you need to further yourself as a YP in our community. 


Where to Start

Register for any of our upcoming Professional Development events here on our website and feel free to introduce yourself when you arrive. Let us know what you’re hoping to get out of the seminar.


Open Mind

Bring your open mind. You may already know about the topic on hand- If so, look for new ways of thinking about it. 



Come with a positive attitude. You’ll get what you put in and you’ll get more as an active participant.


Say Hi!

We’re all in this together. Find a buddy and grow with us together. 



We encourage a solicit-free environment at all of our events to help you build relationships first. Leave the sales pitch at home.

Professional Development Team Events

Check back soon for the announcement of our next professional development events!

There are so many great things about PYP. PYP provided me the opportunity to learn more about leadership through volunteering, developing a committee and leading the organization. There’s very few organizations where you can learn to lead teams of 3 to 20, lead a team of 8-12 leaders, work alongside businesses of all sizes and the importance of personal connection. It helped me experience excitement, success, fear and failure. My involvement with PYP has been invaluable to me in many more ways than 2-3 sentences will provide.

Kristine Rushing
Joined PYP in 2007
Beck Partners


Our Professional Development Team leaders help shape our personal/professional growth programming throughout the year. If there’s something you think we should be doing or you have a great location or opportunity, let us know! 

Danielle Woods

Professional Development Coordinator

Dr. Angel Bradley

Director of Community Service

Kristy Craig

Director of Emerging Leadership