Abstract: What are the “keys” to an effective professional development (PD) program? What do those components look like in practice? Find out what the new LINCS PD Center learned from researching and interviewing leaders in the field. Join this session to discuss and reflect on effective PD programming under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in support of high-quality adult education programs. We’ll share what we learned from the iterature review, interviews with selected state leaders, and the synthesis of narrative NRS reports. And don’t miss the wrap-up!! We’ll conclude by sharing what technical assistance and PD activities the LINCS PD Center has available to help states establish or operate high-quality PD programs and how to access these services.