Training Spotlight: Conflict Awareness in the Workplace and Introduction to Organizational Performance Measurement

Conflict Awareness in the Workplace, April 18: 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. Register and learn more. Introduction to Organizational Performance Measurement, May 8: Have you ever struggled to create… Read More

Training Spotlight: Lominger Competency and Skill Assessment and Supervision and Leadership Skills Series

Lominger Competency and Skill Assessment, March 28: During this class, you will have the opportunity to evaluate your professional skills and generate a list of self-identified competencies that reflect your towering strengths and challenges. Next, based upon the next job you want, you will compare your skills to the Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills required for your next desired position. We will also discuss possible developmental activities, action steps and resources to help you succeed. Register and learn more. Supervision and Leadership Skills Series, April 18 and May 23: Develop your leadership, communication, motivation, and problem-solving… Read More

Training Spotlight: Team Building for Success and Grammar Refresher

Team Building for Success, March 1: Want to showcase your strengths and make a positive impact in your organization? Your ability to participate, collaborate and resolve issues will set you apart as a “go-to” person in any organization. In this interactive course, learn skills to develop group understanding, evaluate team roles, develop methods for resolving underlying conflict within a team, and use these skills to collaborate with team members to achieve workplace objectives. Register and learn more. Grammar Refresher, April 10: Confused about grammar and punctuation? This fun, hands-on class will help you master the… Read More

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