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.   

2020 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 and view the full schedule, visit www.kccpr.eventbrite.com. Additionally, registration is open for the BLS for 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 as a condition of employment.  To register and view the full schedule, visit www.kcbls2020.eventbrite.com. For questions or more information, contact Laura Miccile at 206-477-8664 or Laura.Miccile@kingcounty.gov.

Training Spotlight: Leadership for Women

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. 

Training Spotlight: Mindful Leadership

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. 

Training Spotlight: Facilitating Effective Meetings

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. 

Training Spotlight: Supervision and Leadership Skills – Series 

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. 

Training Spotlight: Mental Health First Aid at Work

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. 

Training Spotlight: Communication and Problem Solving Skills

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.