Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP)

What is Professional Skills Development Program

The Department of Management believes strongly in providing opportunities and experiences to complement and enhance the material learned through coursework. 

PSDP is broken down into six categories:

  1. KNOW YOURSELF (4 pts. from this category)
  2. INDUSTRY RESEARCH (6 pts. from this category)
  3. ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT (10 pts. from this category
  4. DEVELOP SKILLS (15 pts. from this category)
  5. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS (5 pts. from this category)
  6. JOB SEARCH (6 pts. from this category)

How does the program work? 

Students who consistently take part in PSDP activities throughout their years in the Commerce or BBA/Management  programs will be eligible to receive a notation on their official University of Toronto transcript that reads “Completion of the Professional Skills Development Program in Management”.  A description and the minimum number of skill points required for each category is as outlined, but in order to receive a transcript notation, students must earn a total of at least forty­‐six (46) PSDP skill points over three to four years in their academic program.  Points are based on the number of hours spent on each activity, with the exception that for all-­‐day events a maximum number of 5 points are allocated. How quickly one completes the transcript notation requirements will depend partly on the program offerings in a given year, as well as the level of commitment of the individual student.


PSDP Event Lists: 

To simplify the Transcript Notation application, please refer to annual event lists below: 

PSDP list of Events 2012-2013
PSDP list of Events 2013-2014
PSDP list of Events 2014-2015

PSDP list of Events 2015-16

PSDP list of Events 2016-17

PSDP list of Events 2017-18 (Last updated Jan. 29th, 2018)

PSDP list of Events 2017-18 with Alternate Categories!

PSDP list of Events 2018-19 with Alternate Categories 

If you have more than the required number of points in one category but not enough points in another category, you may still qualify for the PSDP Transcript Notation! 

The same events attended in past years can count for alternate categories as indicated in the 2017-18 list. 

Please note that the current academic year’s offering will updated periodically throughout the year. **Points from Career Centre / FLC events are typically updated at the end of the semester (December 2018) & before March 12th, 2019. 

Request PSDP Points. 

If you have attended an event that is not on the PSDP list of events, but you feel is aligned with the Professional Skills Development Program, please fill out this form and email to request PSDP points. 

PSDP: Partnership with utmLEAD

Attend sessions and receive PSDP Points in Know Yourself. 

PSDP: Fastrack to Finance with Professor Otto Yung

Did you know you can receive a certificate of completion for attending a series of workshops in Finance? 

PSDP: Certificate of Recognition in Entrepreneurship with ICUBE

ICUBE also partnered with PSDP to offer a certificate of completion in Entrepreneurship. Read about the recipient here

PSDP: Global Leadership Development Program (GLDP) Language Partner Application

Undergraduate students who are native English speakers can apply to be language partner for banking professionals who come from China.