Training Spotlight: Building Change Management and Effectiveness and Basic Data Visualization

Building Change Management and Effectiveness, Nov. 5: In this 2-day program and learning lab for change agents and teams responsible for stewarding a change initiative or program for their department or division, we will focus on the tools and processes necessary to produce change acceptance and help the initiative make progress. Designed for teams and team leaders responsible for making a change be successful, we will work through the Change Acceptance Process Model (CAP) and each team will directly apply the tools to their change project, thus making actual team progress over the two days. Rather… Read More

Training Spotlight: Communication skills in the workplace and Introduction to strategic planning

Communication Skills in the Workplace, Oct. 25: Communication skills are vital in today’s workplace. In this course you will identify the four primary communication styles, learn how to recognize your style as well as the styles of others, and how to overcome common communication roadblocks and barriers. Learn more and register Introduction to Strategic Planning, Nov 1: This training provides an overview of what strategic planning is, when and why to develop a strategic plan, and how it fits with other management systems and functions. The basic elements and processes used to develop a strategic… Read More

Training Spotlight: Advanced PeopleSoft Query, Developing Your Leadership Style and PeopleSoft for Agency Human Resource Professionals

Advanced PeopleSoft Query, Oct. 17: It is open to experienced PeopleSoft Query users who have completed the Intermediate PeopleSoft Query training. Topics covered will include subqueries (Exist/Not Exist, In List/Not In List, other condition types), the Case statement (If-Then-Else logic), union queries and outer joins, case studies (the “movement” queries and more) and aggregates (create and Q/C aggregate queries). Learn more and register at Eventbrite. Developing Your Leadership Style, Oct. 18: Learn how to capitalize on your personal leadership style to achieve workplace goals. In this course you will: Identify your leadership style through personal assessment; learn the… Read More

Training Spotlight: Intermediate to PeopleSoft Query and Advanced PeopleSoft Query

Intermediate to PeopleSoft Query, Oct. 9: It is open to experienced PeopleSoft Query users who have completed the Introduction to PeopleSoft Query training. Topics covered will include expressions and functions (operators, data fields, data conversion), complex criteria (use of Like, In List, condition types, grouping), the XLAT table (what is it, how it works), advanced prompts using prompt tables, simple unions and subqueries and case studies of interesting queries. Learn more and register on Eventbrite. Advanced PeopleSoft Query, Oct. 17: It is open to experienced PeopleSoft Query users who have completed the Intermediate PeopleSoft… Read More

Training Spotlight: Introduction to PeopleSoft Query and Supervision and Leadership Skills Series

Introduction to PeopleSoft Query, Oct 4: The Human Resources Division has scheduled training for the peopleSoft Query tool.This course is open to experienced PeopleSoft Query users who wish to learn how to create useful reports using PS Query. Learn more and register on Eventbrite. Supervision and Leadership Skills – Series, Oct 4: Develop your leadership, communication, motivation, and problem-solving skills with this workshop based series. Take all six sessions in the series to enhance your professional toolbox with skills useful in a variety of workplace situations. The series includes: Conflict Awareness, Developing Your Leadership Style, Communication Skills in the… Read More

Training Spotlight: Excel: Level 1 and Overview of the PeopleSoft Database

Excel: Level 1, Sept. 26: Learn techniques for entering data into cells, working with data, and using data tables more efficiently. Discover how to finish your workbook and how to navigate and get help in Excel 2013. This class will also cover basic techniques for filtering and limiting data that can be entered into individual cells. Learn more and register on Eventbrite. Overview of the PeopleSoft Database, Oct. 1: The Human Resources Division has scheduled training about the PeopleSoft Database. It is open to experienced PeopleSoft users who wish to learn about the data sets… Read More

Training Spotlight: Lean Problem-Solving and Stories that Lead

Lean Problem-Solving, Oct. 10: In order to effectively solve problems once and for all, they must be solved at the root. Participants I this course will learn basic A3 Problem Solving, the powerful method borrowed from the Toyota Production System (TPS), techniques to incorporate problem solving and continuous improvement in daily work and build on existing Lean practices within your organization. Learn more and register on Eventbrite. Stories that Lead, Oct. 18: This one-day class explores stories as creative strategies that can help you create a workplace—and a life—that inspires profound results.Through reflective processes and story sharing,… Read More

Training Spotlight: Introduction to Organizational Performance Measurement

If you have a desire to improve your skills and knowledge of organizational performance measurement, this course is for you. This introductory course is for participants who want to gain a practical understanding of organizational performance measurement. No prerequisites are required. Participants should come curious, ready to engage in exercises, and experiment with new concepts and ideas. Learn more and register on Eventbrite. Visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/learning to learn more about trainings and other opportunities to invest in YOU!

Training Spotlight: Introduction to Organizational Performance Management

Have you ever struggled to create measures for your program? Do you ever find yourself getting lost in the sea of measurement jargon? Do you ever wonder why we even measure organizational performance? If you find yourself answering “yes” to any of these questions and have a desire to improve your skills and knowledge of organizational performance measurement, this course is for you! This training is being offered Tuesday, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room 560 of the Administration Building. Learn more and register on Eventbrite. There is also… Read More

Training Spotlight: Stories that Engage – Shaping Workplace Culture One Story at a Time

Our work culture is perfectly organized to give us the results we are currently experiencing. What if people seem to be disengaged, apathetic, or actively undermining a productive workplace? Without awareness, our natural storytelling talents can create a toxic culture of drama and dysfunction. But, with intent, we can shape stories that build psychological and emotional engagement. In this interactive, one-day class, attendees will: Learn why people disengage from work. Learn how to tap into the power of voice to connect with what we care about. Learn five tools to shape our… Read More