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Professional Development Institute


Launched in 2008, BBYO's Professional Development Institute (PDI) provides BBYO professionals a Free MBA with a focus in non-profit management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - ranked as one of the top 20 business schools in the country.

The PDI program also provides a formal Jewish learning component including a Certificate in Informal Jewish Education from Hebrew College in Boston. This certificate will combine Jewish learning in the United States and Israel with experience in informal Jewish education in the classroom and in the field.

Finally, PDI has a strong mentoring component designed to match participants with seasoned Jewish professionals across the country, allowing access to knowledge beyond the classroom.

PDI Testimonials from Current Participants

"One thing PDI has made clear is that — for a Jewish professional — there is no distinction between your personal identity and your career — one cannot progress without the enrichment of the other. PDI offers me both skill development and avenues for self-discovery. I am confident that at the conclusion of the program, I will have the capacity to lead others in transforming the Jewish community and enhancing the ways in which it connects to its heritage." — Josh Langer, Washington, DC

"I don't think it's an outlandish thought that in the next 15 years several of us are going to be running Jewish organizations at high levels. That's one of the goals of the program, and I see it playing out with this group." — Avery Budman, Washington, DC

"I feel like the majority of people running Jewish organizations right now either have the professional experience or Judaic experience. Very few have both. We're going to be the ones with both, and this will take the Jewish community to the next level." — Steven Baker, Phoenix, AZ

"My career goal is to secure an executive position with a Jewish non-profit organization, and PDI will certainly help me get there — and faster than I would have without the program. It's an incredible experience to be able to apply what I'm learning to the work that I'm doing every day." — Lander Gold, Washington, DC

BBYO is no longer accepting applications for PDI.

BBYO Discount for Kaplan Test Prep!

Through a partnership with Kaplan, BBYO PDI applicants are eligible for a 10% discount on test preparations through Kaplan. To get the discount, simply use the promotion code BBYO10 while registering online at or by calling 1-800-Kap-Test.

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