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E.g., 11/20/2019
  • Are you looking to further your professional goals? Then Creating Your Professional Development Plan is a training you must attend!
    Through this training participants will gain the following skills:

    • Personal value & skill identification
    • Learn how to set SMART goals for professional development and career advancement
    • Identify methods to access internal & external mentors

    This course lays the groundwork for you to complete your own Individual Development Plan (or IDP). Plan ahead to join us for an informal Quarterly Individual Development Plan (IDP) Check-in.

    Upcoming Courses:
    12/05/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blv
  • This course on meeting skills focuses on how to plan and run effective meetings. The emphasis of the course is on reducing the number and frequency of non-value added meetings and making those meetings that are necessary tighter and more productive. The course addresses how leadership style interacts with meeting effectiveness. Participants will learn how to:

    • Determine when a meeting is necessary
    • Develop meeting objectives
    • Focus a meeting
    • Manage participants
    • Deal with stuck meetings
    • Deal with difficult participants
    • Close and follow-up meetings
    Upcoming Courses:
    12/03/2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blv
  • Everyone has biases and preferences that help us operate in the world. Implicit bias allows us to cognitively process complex information and assists us in many ways. How does that impact the way in which we see others and interact with people different from ourselves? How can we assure that we are honoring the brilliant complexity of our psychology and challenging where negative implicit biases may be taking root? Most importantly, how do we make change in ourselves and how can we challenge others to change when implicit bias may be stereotypical or negative? The course will cover the following objectives:

    • Define implicit bias and the cognitive functions that it stems from.
    • Learn skills to identify and impact their own implicit bias.
    • Recognize how their implicit biases are formed and shaped.
    • Learn basic communication tools for confronting bias.
    • Identify where participants have a role in their lives and in their work places to decrease stereotyped bias.
    Upcoming Courses:
    12/11/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB Room 204
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
  • Harassment in the workplace can be a form of illegal employment discrimination. This workshop is designed to provide employees with a greater understanding of the City's APM 3-5 and the legal and social implications of discrimination in the form of sexual, gender, racial or disability-based harassment in the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on increasing sensitivity to what constitutes a problem and why an immediate, constructive response is important. Discussion will also focus on exploring good management practices and policies requiring the maintenance of an environment that is free of discriminatory harassment.

    Please contact the Department of Civil Rights: DCR@cityofmadison.com or call them at 266-4910.

    Upcoming Courses:
    12/03/2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    MMB 215
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blv
  • In RESJI 1, Participants will engage in a highly interactive program to discuss the need to establish racial equity and social justice as core principles in the City of Madison.

    Participants will be provided with foundational information necessary to understand concepts of racial equity and social justice, including implicit and explicit bias, micro-aggressions, different levels of bias, and steps we can all take to make the City of Madison a place where people from all backgrounds can contribute and thrive.

    This course lays the groundwork for Racial Equity Social Justice Part 2.

    Please contact Donna Collingwood for any additional questions, or to schedule a department specific RESJI training.

    Upcoming Courses:
    11/22/2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    MMB 206
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blv
  • You must attend RESJI 1: What are Racial Equity & Social Justice? before attending this session.

    Now that participants have a foundation in the key concepts of racial equity and social justice, RESJI 2 provides participants with the tools to integrate these concepts into their daily work. Several tools and techniques are shared and practiced, including a racial equity impact analysis, organization assessment, and development of strategies and work plans. This session is highly interactive and will give participants concrete tools to take back to their department.

    This course lays the groundwork for Racial Equity Social Justice Part 3.

    Please contact Donna Collingwood for any additional questions, or to schedule a department specific RESJI training.

    Upcoming Courses:
    11/20/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB 206
  • RESJI Part 3: Transformative Leadership & Communication

    You must attend RESJI 2: Applying Racial Equity & Social Justice before attending this session.

    In RESJI 3, you will learn about transformative leadership, communicating about race and equity, and effective use of racial equity tools. This is an interactive session where you will be able to explore your own experiences and develop strategies for personally and professionally advancing racial equity.

    Please contact Donna Collingwood for any additional questions, or to schedule a department specific RESJI training.

    Upcoming Courses:
    12/18/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 153
  • *Significant others welcome to attend, but please register them so we know how many attendees to expect.

    • Medicare overview

    • Medicare coverage options and pharmacy benefit

    • Question & answer period

    Upcoming Courses:
    12/11/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • The Supervisor Development Program (SDP) is an in-depth program designed for supervisors at all levels within the City of Madison. Employees who participate in the SDP program will acquire a greater understanding of management knowledge, skills, and abilities to enable them to be successful in meeting the City mission, vision, values, and service promise within their current roles. Facilitators for the program will include Organizational Development experts and City leaders as well as local professionals with expertise in certain disciplines related to the public sector environment.

    The general program format will be hands-on using case studies, discussion, simulations, and experiential learning to discuss real challenges that supervisors face in the City of Madison every day. Participation in the program presents an exciting opportunity to develop the leadership potential of the City of Madison for the future. The program will be comprised of 13 modules, each addressing the environment, relationships, and challenges facing supervisors through an equity lens:

    • Leadership development and Management skills
    • Workforce management and development
    • Strategic Planning
    • Customer Service and Public Engagement
    • Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management
    • Process Management
    • Achieving Results


    Note: Due to demand, 2019 SDP Cohort participation will be limited to City employees. Program is free, but participants and their supervisors must agree to SDP Program Commitments.

    Eligibility: Participants must be current or future* supervisors of at least one City of Madison employee, intern, volunteer, or contractor, regardless of length of service, experience, job class, or agency affiliation. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact the 2019 SDP Cohort Lead, Lindsay Bessick at lbessick@cityofmadison.com or 267-2616.

    * "future supervisor" is defined as a City employee whose department who is engaged in the hiring process (for an employee who will report to the SDP Participant) with the new employee, intern, volunteer, or contractor's anticipated start date no later than 12/31/2019.
     

    FALL Core Curriculum Dates
    August 1 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Madison Municipal Building 215 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
    August 9 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    August 14 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    August 27 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    September 10 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    September 24 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    October 1 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    October 8 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    October 22 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    November 5 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    November 19 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    December 3 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    December 17 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    Upcoming Courses:
    08/01/2019 - 12/17/2019
    This is a 13 course commitment
    Locations include MMB and Water Utility on Olin
  • Are you a supervisor or manager looking to further your professional goals? Then Creating Your Professional Development Plan is a training you must attend!
    Through this training participants will gain the following skills:

    • Personal value & skill identification
    • Learn how to set SMART goals for professional development and career advancement
    • Identify methods to access internal & external mentors

    This course lays the groundwork for you to complete your own Individual Development Plan (or IDP). Plan ahead to join us for an informalQuarterly Individual Development Plan (IDP) Brown Bag Check-in.

    Upcoming Courses:
    12/19/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blv