Training Spotlight: ArcGIS Fundamentals and Intermediate GIS Concepts

It’s time to register for training in Seattle to build your GIS skills. Face-to-face, instructor-led training builds a solid foundation in GIS to advance your career. The King County GIS Center is offering two-day ArcGIS Fundamentals in September and three-day Intermediate GIS Concepts in October. ArcGIS Fundamentals Overview ArcGIS is a powerful and complex tool for viewing and analyzing data. With so much functionality available in the software, it can be difficult to get started. This 2-day class teaches essential skills for being efficient with ArcGIS. Explore GIS data through ArcMap and create… Read More

Training Spotlight: Lean Basics

Have you heard about Lean? Have you wondered if Lean could be applied on your job? Come and join us in the Lean Basics course, where you will become familiar with the fundamental principles of Lean; such as Waste Identification, Visual Management, and Continuous Improvement. Students will engage the materials through instructor lead classroom discussions, and interactive hands-on learning. Objectives: Become familiar with the 4 key principles of Lean Learn why Lean is important to King County Recognize the beliefs and mindset that drive Lean behavior Apply Visual Management and Waste Elimination… Read More

Training Spotlight: Basic Data Visualization

Basic Data Visualization: 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 Mock up data visualizations in whiteboard exercises, using tips explored in class Participants have the option of bringing their own measures to the training to review in small teams. Examples throughout the class will focus on performance measurement, although… Read More

Training Spotlight: King County Mentoring Program Lunch & Learn

Would you like to have a mentor, someone who can help you grow professionally? Do you want to strengthen your coaching skills? As a Mentee, you will have a trusted advisor who can help you navigate complex situations, and as a Mentor, you can uncover new or forgotten skills and build influence. If either interests you, join the County’s mentoring program by signing up for one of our monthly Lunch & Learn sessions to uncover more about mentoring and search for a Mentor! The next session takes place Aug. 9 at the… Read More

Training Spotlight: Igniting Employee Development and Introduction to Strategic Planning

Igniting Employee Development and Introduction to Strategic Planning are two trainings we’ve had in our spotlight this month, and there are still seats available! Learn more about and register for Igniting Employee Development and Introduction to Strategic Planning on Eventbrite before the sessions fills up, and – the web site is back up! – visit Learning and Development on KingCounty.gov to learn more about trainings and other opportunities to invest in YOU!  

Training Spotlight: Igniting Employee Development

Tuesday, July 24, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. People leaders (supervisors, managers and directors) are key to creating a culture of respect where all employees are inspired to grow, thrive and serve! According to the engagement survey, employees are looking for more development opportunities – this workshop for people leaders will support employees to do just that! Empowering individuals to reach their full potential to do their best work for the people in our community is critical to continuous improvement and equitable workplace efforts. Igniting Employee Development will help you support Investing In… Read More

Training Spotlight: Introduction to Strategic Planning

Thursday, August 9, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. What is the difference between mission and vision? Do goals or objectives come first? Who should be involved in developing my plan and how long should it take? 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 plan and key issues that need to be addressed with implementing strategic plans will be described. Participants will… Read More

Training Spotlight: Building Change Management and Effectiveness

ICYMI: We featured Building Change Management and Effectiveness in our kick-off Training Spotlight post. Building Change Management and Effectiveness is a one-day training being offered July 27 and Sept. 7 in room 560 of the King County Administration Building. Craig Fleck will join King County’s own Debra Baker in delivering the session. Read more. Helping your team, department or organization navigate the challenges of constant change is a critical part of any leader’s or manager’s work. Dealing with change effectively can reduce anxiety, fear and stress, and can increase productiveness, innovation and… Read More

Training Spotlight: The Fundamentals of Coaching

The Fundamentals of Coaching is a half-day training being held Aug. 30 and Nov. 13 in Room 560 of the King County Administration Building. This half-day training introduces the fundamental skills of coaching. Have you ever wondered if coaching could be applied on your job? Do you know that you can have an effective, seven-minute coaching session with an individual or co-worker? Are you aware of the mindfulness practices included in coaching? Come join us for The Fundamentals of Coaching course, where you will become familiar with the basic elements of coaching… Read More

Training Spotlight: Building Change Management and Effectiveness

In support of Investing in YOU, Employee News is rolling out a Training Spotlight, and we’re kicking it off with Building Change Management and Effectiveness! Building Change Management and Effectiveness is a one-day training being offered July 27 and Sept. 7 in room 560 of the King County Administration Building. Craig Fleck will join King County’s own Debra Baker in delivering the session. Helping your team, department or organization navigate the challenges of constant change is a critical part of any leader’s or manager’s work. Dealing with change effectively can reduce anxiety,… Read More