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E.g., 10/23/2018
E.g., 10/23/2018
  • The (PTPs) Perceptual Thinking Patterns play a significant role in how we process our thoughts and feelings, how we take action, how we communicate and how we see the world. The Perceptual Thinking Patterns workshop offers a useful framework for understanding more about us and those people we spend our days with. It helps you understand the dynamics and needs of people when we come together in a group. Objectives of the workshop include:

    • Develop understanding of the Perceptual Thinking Patterns
    • Gain insight and understanding into one's own pattern and the learning patterns of others in your work, community and family
    • Deepen relationships in your workplace, family and community through applying our understanding of the Perceptual Thinking Patterns

    Attendees must be present for both days.

    Upcoming Courses:
    11/08/2018 - 11/09/2018
    Occurs November 9th & 8th from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Lussier Family Heritage Center
    3101 Lake Farm Rd
  • This class provides supervisors with the tools they need to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as information about the importance of position descriptions and the position study process. This course is intended for supervisors and managers. Following completion, attendees should be able to craft position descriptions for their staff and answer questions about how the position study process works.

    Upcoming Courses:
    12/05/2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • What do you do when a member of the public says something racist, sexist, or classist? How do you react? Does this change when it is a one on one interaction, or in a public meeting? How about when it is a colleague or even a supervisor? The City of Madison has made racial equity and social justice a priority in everything it does, and yet many of us still struggle responding when confronted with comments targeting a particular group. Attend this course for skill building and practice around the following objectives:

    • Discuss practices related to framing and community building in addressing a variety of situations.
    • Learn what coded language is and how to recognize it.
    • Discuss the intersection between race and the perception of the role of government.
    • Review tools to use in response to both coded and overt stereotypical comments.
    • Plan how to respond to comments in different environments: emails, phone conversations, one on one interactions, and group settings.
    • Practice these skills in an authentic way in class.
    Upcoming Courses:
    12/11/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • Everyone has biases and preferences that help us operate in the world. Implicit bias allows us to cognitively process complex information and assists us in many ways. How does that impact the way in which we see others and interact with people different from ourselves? How can we assure that we are honoring the brilliant complexity of our psychology and challenging where negative implicit biases may be taking root? Most importantly, how do we make change in ourselves and how can we challenge others to change when implicit bias may be stereotypical or negative? The course will cover the following objectives:

    • Define implicit bias and the cognitive functions that it stems from.
    • Learn skills to identify and impact their own implicit bias.
    • Recognize how their implicit biases are formed and shaped.
    • Learn basic communication tools for confronting bias.
    • Identify where participants have a role in their lives and in their work places to decrease stereotyped bias.
    Upcoming Courses:
    12/11/2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • Participants will learn more about health and other inequities facing the LGBTQ+ community. Through this discussion and activities, participants will imagine ways to offer more LGBTQ+ inclusive services and work environments.

    Upcoming Courses:
    12/13/2018
    12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Central Library
    201 W. Mifflin St, 3rd Floor
  • A half-day interactive workshop for supervisors/managers on how to manage employee performance, starting before the employee is hired. This training will focus on the importance of position descriptions, providing constant coaching and feedback to employees, and what to do when an employee fails to meet expectations after all other avenues are exhausted. Supervisors and Managers will be walked through the Performance Management Flowchart and have the opportunity to put what is being learned into action!

    Upcoming Courses:
    11/13/2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • Harassment in the workplace can be a form of illegal employment discrimination. This workshop is designed to provide employees with a greater understanding of the City's APM 3-5 and the legal and social implications of discrimination in the form of sexual, gender, racial or disability-based harassment in the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on increasing sensitivity to what constitutes a problem and why an immediate, constructive response is important. Discussion will also focus on exploring good management practices and policies requiring the maintenance of an environment that is free of discriminatory harassment.

    Upcoming Courses:
    11/01/2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City-Building
    Room 103 A
    12/06/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    City-County Building
    Room 103 A
  • This workshop is designed for new employees and provides the employee with a greater understanding of the City's APM 3-5 policy. It also outlines the legal & social implications of discrimination.

    Upcoming Courses:
    12/20/2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City-County Building
    Room 103 A
  • Imagine a Madison where everyone has access to opportunity and the ability to shape the future of our City, regardless of race, income, gender, or other group status. The City has committed to this vision through the Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative (RESJI).

    In RESJI 1, Participants will engage in a highly interactive program to discuss the need to establish racial equity and social justice as core principles in the City of Madison.

    Participants will be provided with foundational information necessary to understand concepts of racial equity and social justice, including implicit and explicit bias, micro-aggressions, different levels of bias, and steps we can all take to make the City of Madison a place where people from all backgrounds can contribute and thrive.

    This course lays the groundwork for RESJI 2: Applying Racial Equity & Social Justice.

    Upcoming Courses:
    10/23/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • You must attend RESJI 1: What are Racial Equity & Social Justice? before attending this session.

    Imagine a Madison where everyone has access to opportunity and the ability to shape the future of our City, regardless of race, income, gender, or other group status. The City has committed to this vision through the Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative (RESJI).

    Now that participants have a foundation in the key concepts of racial equity and social justice, RESJI 2 provides participants with the tools to integrate these concepts into their daily work. Several tools and techniques are shared and practiced, including a racial equity impact analysis, organization assessment, and development of strategies and work plans. This session is highly interactive and will give participants concrete tools to take back to their department.

    This course lays the groundwork for RESJI 3: Transformative Leadership and Communication.

    Upcoming Courses:
    11/06/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • You must attend RESJI 2: Applying Racial Equity & Social Justice before attending this session.

    Imagine a Madison where everyone has access to opportunity and the ability to shape the future of our City, regardless of race, income, gender, or other group status. The City has committed to this vision through the Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative (RESJI).

    In RESJI 3, you will learn about transformative leadership, communicating about race and equity, and effective use of racial equity tools. This is an interactive session where you will be able to explore your own experiences and develop strategies for personally and professionally advancing racial equity.

    Upcoming Courses:
    11/27/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • The Supervisor Development Program is a course meant for new supervisors and managers. The objectives include;

    1. Provide City of Madison supervisors with the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to lead effective and inclusive teams.
    2. Share the most important management practices and resources for successful leadership and supervision.
    3. Build a strong cohort of supervisors across the city for networking, problem solving, and collaboration.
    Deborah Biddle
    Deborah Biddle
    Allison Cooley
    Allison Cooley
     
    Upcoming Courses:
    08/14/2018 - 12/18/2018
    Registration ends on August 1st.
    Locations vary
  • The objective of this workshop is to update people's skills so that they can take more effective meeting minutes. The topics included are types of meeting minutes, language used in minutes, and tips and pointers on how to take effective meeting minutes.

    Upcoming Courses:
    12/20/2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor