Leadership for Women, Dec. 4: Examine the issues and challenges facing women in leadership positions and how a values-based leadership style is critical to becoming an effective and authentic leader. During this three-hour course you will develop your Value-Based Leadership Mission Statement. Your mission statement will help you to lead according to your values, stay focused during challenging times, and simply your decision-making. You will also learn 17 reasons women make great leaders. Register and learn more. View more training and development opportunities at www.kingcounty.gov/learning.
Mindful Leadership, Dec. 5: A mindful leader embodies leadership presence by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion in the service of others. Leadership presence is a tangible quality. Mindful leaders can fell the space in fast-paced, high-stress situations and work to create a culture of trust. Leadership presence is a tangible quailty. This requires full and complete attention, with curiosity and openness, in the present moment. Those around a mindful leader see and feel that presence. Register and learn more. View more training and development opportunities at www.kingcounty.gov/learning.
Facilitating Effective Meetings, Nov. 14: A common challenge faced by individuals in business is how to lead and facilitating meetings that are interesting and solicit active engagement. This one 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. View more training and development opportunities at www.kingcounty.gov/learning.
Supervision and Leadership Skills – Series, beginning Oct. 4: Develop your leadership, communication, motivation, and problem-solving skills with this workshop based series. Take all six classes in the series to enhance your professional toolbox with skills to be used in a variety of workplace situations. Register and learn more here. View more training and development opportunities at www.kingcounty.gov/learning.
Mental Health First Aid at Work: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for the Workplace is a skills based and experiential training program. MHFA At Work teaches employees how to become aware of and support an individual who may be experiencing a mental health/substance use issue or crisis and help access appropriate resources. Register and learn more here. View more training and development opportunities at www.kingcounty.gov/learning.
Communication and Problem Solving Skills, Oct. 16: This one-day 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. Register and learn more. View more training and development opportunities at www.kingcounty.gov/learning.
Defensive Driving, multiple dates: Dedicated to enhancing driving skills, reducing collisions and controlling insurance costs, this course focuses on accepting personal responsibility while operating a motor vehicle. Knowing why your vehicle performs the way it does, and understanding key concepts of safety, can reduce your chances of serious injury. A key objective of Defensive Driving training is to influence a person’s driving behavior. This we attempt to achieve through classroom interaction with not just the instructor, but with the other students as well. This certification is valid for 3 years. Register and learn more. … Read More
Emotional Intelligence for Leaders and Emerging Leaders, Oct. 19: Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand one’s own feelings, and that of groups, and how these emotions can influence motivation and behavior. Leaders who are emotionally intelligent foster safe environments, where employees feel comfortable to take calculated risks and to voice their opinions. Engage in interactive, hands-on self-evaluation and exercise to develop your emotional intelligence and become a respected and inspiring leader. This course is every Saturday from 10/19/2019 – 11/02/2019 and you must attend all sessions in order to receive a complete…. Read More
Mindfulness and Emotional Resilience, Oct. 17: Emotional Resilience refers to a person’s capacity for meeting difficult emotional situations with greater equanimity and a person’s capacity for returning to a state of emotional balance more quickly. This 4-hour workshop introduces techniques specifically designed to enhance participants’ ability to be aware of and respond to difficult emotional situations with both mindfulness and compassion, a combination which cultivates emotional resilience. This course is sponsored by Balanced You. Register and learn more. View more training and development opportunities at www.kingcounty.gov/learning.
Mindful Eating, September 10: In this four-hour workshop, held over the lunch hour, we’ll explore mindfulness and how it’s application to eating helps us become wiser and more joyful in our approach to eating. Mindfuless is the capacity to bring full attention and awareness to one’s experience, in the moment, without judgment. Mindful Eating brings mindfulness to food choice and the experience of eating. Mindful eating helps us become aware of our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations related to eating, reconnecting us with our innate inner wisdom about hunger and satiety. This course is sponsored by… Read More