We believe our employees are the key to providing exceptional service. To support employee efforts, the City provides programs to engage and develop employees, and to make employee wellness a vital part of the City.
Employee Development & Organizational Effectiveness
City of Madison Professional Development is provided by Employee Development & Organizational Effectiveness (EDOE), a division of Human Resources.
- Leadership Development
EDOE offers many leadership development opportunities. Learn about the conferences and programs available to employees wishing to expand their leadership potential and prepare for leadership and management positions.
- Microsoft Office 2016
Learn basic Office 2016 computer skills.
Mandatory Employee Courses
Prohibited Harassment & Discrimination
Departments are required to go through Prohibited Harassment & Discrimination Training approximately every 2-3 years.
The following departments are scheduled for 2017: Parking Utility, Parks, Planning, Planning Division, Police, Streets, Traffic Engineering, Treasurer, Senior Center, Water Utility.
Equity & Engagement
Employee engagement is critical in providing exemplary service for the City of Madison. Engaged public employees see serving the public with integrity as a primary motivator in their daily work life. Learn more about the Mayor's Equity & Engagement program.
Learn about the process by which an ordinance or resolution goes from an idea to a law by taking Legistar & the Legislative Process, EDOE.
For additional training, contact the Clerk’s Office.
- Elert & Associates Technology Training
Elert & Associates provides computer skills training. View upcoming City-sponsored trainings.
- University of Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program
The CPM Program prepares managers for the challenges and unique demands of the public management profession. You can do self-directed certification or choose to be part of a cohort (colleague group).
- University of Wisconsin Continuing Studies
UW-Madison offers noncredit courses for both professional development and personal enrichment.
- Madison Area Technical College (MATC)
The Continuing Education program at MATC provides noncredit courses for professional development and enrichment throughout the Madison, Wisconsin area.
- University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Education
UW-Platteville offers online courses both in degree programs and continuing education.
CPR & AED
Call one of these resources below to set up a time for yourself or a group from your department to take this course. If you cannot furnish a location, please call (608) 266-4281 to see if a City Training Room would be available for your training needs.
- American Red Cross
- Dean - St. Marys Health Works
- Madison Fire Department
Che Stedman, (608) 266-4420
CPR Tutorials & Demos
- Implicit Association Test
Multiple tests built to reveal implicit biases.
- Career One Stop
Provides interests and skills assessments, and identifies potential careers based on the results.
- Conflict Management Style Assessment
Evaluates where you fall within different conflict management styles, and lists pros and cons of each.
- Strengths Inventory
Evaluate your personal strengths and talents, and discusses how to use them.
- The Big 5 Personality
Rates your Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism (OCEAN).