Business and Professional WOmen / Pennsylvania

Personal and Professional Development Workshop (PPDW)

The Personal and Professional Development Workshop (PPDW), formally the Individual Development Program or

IDP, contains 7 core building blocks (lessons).  The objectives of the program are to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Improve interpersonal communication
  • Heighten awareness of issues we face in our personal and professional growth.

Topics covered include:

  • Identifying strengths and opportunities for growth
  • Developing strong interpersonal skills
  • Creating and delivering effective presentations
  • Setting goals
  • Business etiquette 
  • Networking  
  • Interviewing skills.

The PPDW is interactive and includes discussions, worksheets and exercises. Members who complete the course can train as facilitators and/or choose to participate at a District Level speak-off. The District winners can then compete in the competition at the State Convention, which includes a five-minute prepared speech, a two-minute impromptu speech and an interview with the judges. 

Congratulations Twila Lee Wynn, BPW PA '22-23 PPD Winner!

District: 12

Local: Uniontown

Twila is currently a member of the Uniontown Local Organization.  She has held the following leadership role:

Local: Correspondence Secretary

In addition, Twila has served on several committees in BPW.  She is also involved in the Laurel Highlands Toastmasters Club where she has served as Vice President of Membership.  Twila has served as the Assistant Pastor of Highland Baptist Church and as a Board Member of Women Home and Foreign Missions for the YWBA Missionary. 

She has published two books: Good Morning! Have a Nice Day… and Praise the Lord, which she co-authored with Lynn Rosen and Vinod Bodhankar.  In addition, she earned 1st Place Best Speech twice at Laurel Highlands Toastmasters Club.

Twila graduated from Signal of Light Bible Seminary in Uniontown, PA with her Bachelor’s Degree and her Master of Theology degree.  In addition, Twila earned her Doctoral degree in Theology, Ministry, and Divinity.  Twila also earned a certification in Real Estate from Penn State Fayette and attended the Business After Hours Workshop Series at the Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities at Seton Hill University. 

Currently retired from her job as a Family Service Counselor at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Twila started Diamonds Women in Wisdom Love~Support~Unity LLC where she shares the Word of God to uplift women.


 Personal and Professional Development Biographical Information 2023.docx

2024 Personal and Professional Development Speaking Topics

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