Creating Effective Application Materials, online – August 18 and September 1 

King County Career Support Services staff will provide you with strategies and tips on making your application materials stand out. Learning objectives will include understanding the purpose of the job application, resume, cover letter and supplemental questions and how to make each of them more effective, deciding what to include in your resume and the best format to showcase your qualifications, and more.   Tuesday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn more and register here.  Tuesday, September 1, from 1 – 3 p.m. Learn more and register here.  Additional courses are available on the Career Support… Read More

Strategic Interviewing Tips and Techniques, online – August 20 and September 3 

King County Career Support Services staff will provide you with strategies and tips to help you to do your best during the interview. Learning objectives will include how to prepare for a virtual job interview, the interview structure and types of questions you will be asked, the STAR-LA method and how to use it to provide organized and complete responses, and general tips and strategies.  Thursday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn more and register here.  Thursday, September 3 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Learn more and register here.   Additional courses… Read More

Training Spotlight: Balanced You Self Care Series: Nutrition and Exercise webinar, August 12 

As we continue to move through the pandemic that has disrupted many of our lives, it is important that we get the right nutrition and enough exercise to keep us healthy. Join us for this free, live, interactive webinar as we talk to two experts who will give you some great ideas on how to keep family meals interesting and how to keep the family moving.  Wednesday, August 12, from 10 – 11 a.m.  Register here.   For questions or more information, contact Balanced You at BalancedYou@kingcounty.gov or call 206-263-9626. 

The new KCIT Training Hub is now live 

King County Information Technology (KCIT) is now offering online trainings for employees – wherever they may be. KCIT understands that as employees adapt to working from home, they are being asked to use new and changing technologies. The KCIT Training Team wants to support each employee to feel confident in their new, remote work environment. The “Training Hub” provides on-demand, self-guided technology trainings when and where employees need them most. Employees are encouraged to explore the KCIT Training Hub by: Taking a quick, guided tour using the How to Use the KCIT Training… Read More

Facilitating Effective Meetings online webinar, August 10 and 11 

A common challenge faced by individuals in business is how to lead and facilitating meetings that are interesting and solicit active engagement. This two-day training covers the skills used by a facilitator to design and run an effective meeting. How to be a better participant is also discussed. Topics include specific facilitation skills, group decision making skills, and how to deal with disruptive behaviors.  This webinar will be led by notable trainer and meeting facilitator Lenny Borer, who specializes in classes on communication and problem solving skills, meeting facilitation, instructor training and… Read More

Boost your Microsoft Teams skills: Take a free King County webinar, multiple dates 

KCIT Training is offering a series of free webinars all about Microsoft Teams. Select the free King County webinar that best fits your interests or skill level or attend them all.  Webinars are available multiple dates from Wednesday, July 15 through Wednesday, Sept. 9. Register here.  Courses include:  Getting Started with Teams— gain confidence in navigation, search and managing your profile/settings.  Teams for Intermediate Users  —featuring collaboration and co-authoring tools and managing member roles.  Teams for Advanced Users  —add to your toolkit with the addition of tabs and file recovery.  Collaboration Across Office… Read More

Brain-based Time Management online training, July 30 

Do you procrastinate, get distracted, have a hard time prioritizing, or feel overwhelmed? What we do and how we do it are driven by how our brains are wired. Neuroscience tells us we have 10 brain skills and each one of us has skills that are strong (and skills that are not strong).   In this class, you’ll hear about each of these skills so you can identify where the weak areas are for you and most importantly, learn what you can do about it. Imagine finishing your workday with confidence that you remembered and… Read More

Communication and Problem Solving Skills online training, May 19-21 

This three-day, live/online training will address communication and problem-solving skills with the public and with co-workers. This class covers skills for effective listening, speaking, dealing with conflicts and with defensive behavior.  Tuesday, May 19 – Thursday, May 21, from 9-11:30 a.m. Register here.  To accommodate the transition to online training, this class has been spread out over three days. Class is live via Zoom. For questions contact Learning and Development at KCTraining@kingcounty.gov. 

Celebrating successful elections and honoring employees for Administrative Professionals Day 

King County Elections held a virtual celebration to recognize the completion of four elections in February and March, as well as honor Administrative Professionals Day. Elections recognized the value of their administrative professionals pictured here: Robin Blake, Liwen (Lulu) Liu, and Alvin Dela Cruz. 

Upcoming employee learning opportunity: The Get Better Mindset, May 13 

This live event on KC eLearning will cover building resilience in the face of change and challenge  – and how to benefit from a “Get Better” mindset. Topics include increasing risk appetite for personal growth and being less afraid of failure. This webcast features Dr. Heidi Grant of the Neuroleadership Institute.  Wednesday, May 13, from noon to 1 p.m. Join here.  For questions or more information contact KC Learning at KCTraining@kingcounty.gov.