The 50% increase does not reflect the improvement in service - however it may be used to fund the new leadership which has been appointed in 2019 - would be good to see some metrics as to what the new leaders are going to deliver !
Been around a while?
”PDI builds on the successful 2018 pilot launch of three professional development courses”
Slightly different tone:
The multi-year strategy for PDI encompasses the addition of 18 new staff over the next two years, joining the more than 160 existing global employees of the association. These new staff will manage content development, curriculum building, quality control, communications, logistics and administration for the institute. The association will also build out a 765- square-foot video production studio in its Clearwater, Fla.headquarters to produce content for courses featuring leading cybersecurity professionals.
So basically, the ISC2 is charging us to produce content that is readily available (and probably free online).