Training Spotlight: Basic Data Visualization and Grammar Refresher,

Basic Data Visualization, April 10: Our ability to gather and collect data has steadily increased over the past decade. But data alone is not information and does not easily convey a compelling story. This half-day introductory course will allow participants to understand why data visualization is important, explore ways to tell a story with data, and mock up data visualizations in whiteboard exercises, using tips explored in class. Register and learn more.   Grammar Refresher, April 10: Confused about grammar and punctuation? This fun, hands-on class will help you master the latest rules, avoid common errors, and… Read More

Training Spotlight: Basic Data Visualization and Facilitating Effective Meetings

Basic Data Visualization, April 10: Our ability to gather and collect data has steadily increased over the past decade. But data alone is not information and does not easily convey a compelling story. This half-day introductory course will allow participants to understand why data visualization is important, explore ways to tell a story with data, and mock up data visualizations in whiteboard exercises, using tips explored in class. Register and learn more.  Facilitating Effective Meetings, April 16: This one day training covers the skills used by a facilitator to design and run an effective meeting…. Read More

Training Spotlight: Introduction to Mindfulness and You’re the Boss: Now What?

Introduction to Mindfulness, Feb. 14: In this workshop we will review the various aspects of mindfulness practice, the ways mindfulness can help reduce stress, reactivity and burnout, and the science that supports the practices. The workshop includes hands-on learning of several simple but effective mindfulness practices that participants can put to use in their lives right away. Register and learn more. You’re the Boss: Now What? Feb. 28 and March 7: Has your job position changed and now you are in charge? Are you adapting to a new supervisory role? In the two-class workshop gain… Read More

Training Spotlight: Lean Problem-Solving Basics and Introduction to Strategic Planning

Lean Problem-Solving Basics, Feb. 5: Do you feel like you tackle the same problems over and over again? In order to effectively solve problems once and for all, they must be solved at the root! Attendees will learn basic A3 Problem Solving, the powerful method borrowed from the Toyota Production System (TPS), learn techniques to incorporate problem solving and continuous improvement in daily work and build on existing Lean practices within your organization. Register and learn more.   Introduction to Strategic Planning, March 13: This training provides an overview of what strategic planning is, when and… Read More

Training Spotlight: Skype 101, You’re the Boss: Now What? and King County Bridge Fellowship/Mentoring Learning Event

Skype 101, Jan. 16 and 18: To support a more agile work force, King County has purchased a Microsoft package that includes the Skype software. This software has many uses and allows employees to avoid relying upon email for electronic communications. Skype was not only designed as a quick communication tool but also provides capabilities of remote meetings, video presentations as well as a great training tool. Register and learn more here for the 16 and here for the 18. You’re the Boss: Now What? Feb. 28: Has your job position changed and now you are in charge?… Read More

CPR/AED Training dates available 

Registration is open to all King County employees for Basic CPR classes offered in the Chinook Building.  Classes cover Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED, and Choking Rescue. To register, visit www.kccpr.eventbrite.com. Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 1-4 p.m., Chinook Building, Room 126 Monday, February 11, 2019, 1-4 p.m., Chinook Building, Room 126 Monday, March 4, 2019, 1-4 p.m., Chinook Building, Room 126 Additionally, registration is open for BLS for the Health Care Provider classes.  This class is intended for Public Health- Seattle & King County employees who are required to have  BLS for Healthcare provider card… Read More

Training Spotlight: Lean Problem-Solving Basics, Communication and Problem Solving Skills, King County GIS training

Lean Problem-Solving Basics, Feb. 5: Do you feel like you tackle the same problems over and over again? In order to effectively solve problems once and for all, they must be solved at the root! Read more and register.  Communication and Problem Solving Skills, Feb. 7: 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. Read more and register.  King County GIS training, multiple dates: KC GIS is now offering its schedule of face-to-face GIS… Read More

Training Spotlight: Conflict Awareness and Introduction to Mindfulness

Conflict Awareness, Jan. 25: We all encounter difficult people. Whether you are a supervisor, a customer service professional, or have a challenging co-worker, it’s important to know how to rise above your initial emotional reaction and turn negative situations into positive outcomes. Topics include understanding why we label people as difficult, types of difficult people, tools and techniques for resolving issues, coping strategies for dealing with the effects of difficult people, and conflict management strategies. Read more and register.  Introduction to Mindfulness, Feb. 14: In this workshop we will review the various aspects of mindfulness practice,… Read More

Training Spotlight: How to Navigate Amidst Overwhelming Times, Lean Basics and Introduction to Career Development

How to Navigate Amidst Overwhelming Times, Dec. 11: The King County Office of Equity and Social Justice is hosting a workshop that centers on the lived experiences of native employees and employees of color. This session will pay special attention to the intersection of trauma and oppression especially that of indigenous and people of color lived experience and background. This will be a large a cross disciplinary gathering that works towards building a critical mass of those striving for sustainability. Register and learn more, use password affinitygroup.  Lean Basics, Jan. 8: Have you heard about… Read More

Training Spotlight: Strengthening Our Health and Resiliency: Towards Belonging and Co- Liberation and How to Navigate Amidst Overwhelming Times

The King County Office of Equity and Social Justice is hosting two workshops that center on the lived experiences of native employees and employees of color.  Strengthening Our Health and Resiliency: Towards Belonging and Co- Liberation, Nov. 26-27: This training seeks to engage a smaller group of leadership of native employees and employees of color at King County. Using lived experience and frames based on belonging, co-liberation, and health, this session will support thinking through what ensuring transformative and racially equitabble programs and strategies could be. The two day session will be grounded in Embodying… Read More