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  • This course is a hands on learning opportunity that teaches the basics of many popular Microsoft programs. Content of the course includes the following:

    • Overview of Microsoft window environment
    • Beginning Outlook & email skills
    • Outlook calendar
    • Beginning Word skills
    • Beginning PowerPoint skills
    Upcoming Courses:
    08/23/2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Village on the Park
    2300 S. Park St, LL, Suite 102
  • 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
  • Learn how to plan and produce simple yet effective brochures or newsletters that inform, educate and stimulate your audiences to action. Find out how the right use of subheads and graphics can help you, while the wrong use will hurt you.

    Upcoming Courses:
    09/18/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • Day One of this seminar will help business writers improve their writing by:

    • Writing correctly: using correct grammar, punctuation and other writing mechanics.
    • Writing clearly: using and understanding active and passive voice, parallel structure, and different sentence patterns.
    • Writing concisely: using specific, concrete words and phrases.

    Day Two of this seminar will help business writers improve their writing by:

    • Writing correctly: using and understanding correct grammar, punctuation, and language.
    • Writing clearly: understanding purpose, audience and tone.
    • Writing completely: including all information for a complete message.
    Upcoming Courses:
    08/01/2018 - 08/08/2018
    Occurs August 1st & 8th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 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
  • This course on meeting skills focuses on how to plan and run effective meetings. The emphasis of the course is on reducing the number and frequency of non-value added meetings and making those meetings that are necessary tighter and more productive. The course addresses how leadership style interacts with meeting effectiveness. Participants will learn how to:

    • Determine when a meeting is necessary
    • Develop meeting objectives
    • Focus a meeting
    • Manage participants
    • Deal with stuck meetings
    • Deal with difficult participants
    • Close and follow-up meetings
    Upcoming Courses:
    09/06/2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • Learn your own Emotional Intelligence IQ, its impact on how you interact with the world and how to best use your emotional intelligence to deal with other individuals and groups.

    Upcoming Courses:
    07/17/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • This course studies the stages of team development and provides tools to help teams focus on their goals, overcome barriers, develop consensus and deliver results. Leadership, facilitator and followership attributes will also be discussed.

    Upcoming Courses:
    08/29/2018
    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
  • There are a number of ways to resolve conflict in the workplace as well as other relationships. This training presents a consensus problem-solving model. It builds on the premise that resolutions to problems or conflicts can be reached when the focus is transferred from personalities to issues and from positions to common interests. This approach is intended as a way of addressing smaller issues as well as larger workplace challenges.

    Upcoming Courses:
    07/11/2018
    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:
    09/26/2018
    12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Central Library
    201 W. Mifflin St, 3rd Floor
    12/13/2018
    12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Central Library
    201 W. Mifflin St, 3rd Floor
  • You should be familiar with Excel 2016 or attend Intermediate Excel before attending this session.

    Learn advanced skills in Excel 2016. Topics include task automation, pivot tables, data analysis, and power and statistical functions.

    Employee co-pay: $25 per 90 minute training, $100 per full day training.

    8:00 am – 9:30 am Excel 2016 - Automating Tasks with Macros
    10:00 am – 11:30 am Excel 2016 - Pivot Tables
    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Excel 2016 - Data Analysis Tools
    2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Excel 2016 - Power Functions
    Upcoming Courses:
    07/26/2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Village on Park
    2300 S. Park St, LL, Suite 102
  • A critical skill in any government organization is understanding and appropriate use of power and influence. If we aren't careful, this can come at a high ethical cost. This course will cover the following objectives:

    • Define leadership, ethics and power and illustrate the link between these concepts.
    • Discuss the role that power plays in leadership within today's society.
    • Clarify preferred personal power style and be able to increase personal and social power through a broader understanding of power bases.
    • Analyze the limitations and challenges posed by the possibility of ethical leadership and be able to propose appropriate responses.
    • Critically think about and determine appropriate responses to ethical leadership dilemmas.
    Upcoming Courses:
    06/28/2018
    9:00 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:
    07/18/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    City-County Building
    Room 103 A
    08/09/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    City-County Building
    Room 103 A
    09/20/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
    10/17/2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City-County Building
    Room 103 A
    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
  • 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:
    07/24/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Water Utility
    119 E Olin Ave
    09/13/2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
    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:
    06/21/2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
    08/07/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Water Utility
    119 E. Olin Ave
    09/27/2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
    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:
    07/12/2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
    08/21/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
    10/11/2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
    11/27/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • You should be familiar with Spanish or attend Spanish 1 before attending this session.

    Do you want to expand your vocabulary in Spanish? This course emphasizes continued development of more complex communicative skills through practice in listening, speaking and writing. Upon completion, participants possess the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to handle simple, everyday survival tasks in the Spanish culture. Vocabulary and grammar are studied to enhance participant's ability to speak and write in Spanish.

    Upcoming Courses:
    05/24/2018 - 07/26/2018
    This class is nine sessions long and occurs on the following dates: May 24 & 30, June 7, 13, 21, & 28, July 12, 19, 26.
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • Participants will assess their own internal strengths and understand how building on these strengths will help improve their work and personal lives.

    Upcoming Courses:
    09/20/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • This program teaches the framework that the City utilizes when looking at energy conservation, environmental initiatives and sustainable development. Participants will learn the four system conditions of The Natural Step framework and how to apply the framework to improving how we interact with the environment and our citizens. The program fosters developing awareness, gathering benchmarks, creating a compelling vision and deploying actions that will lead to sustainable development. The session is hands-on and requires the participant to apply the framework to real life problems and issues that they are currently facing.

    Upcoming Courses:
    10/16/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    30 W Mifflin St.
    10th Floor
  • 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
  • What makes a training or presentation excellent? How can you design your trainings, presentations, and workshops to maximize your participant's learning? In this course we will explore these questions and accomplish the following objectives:

    • Learners will understand the theory behind how adults learn and they will be able to apply this theory to their trainings and presentations.
    • Participants will understand the difference between facilitating and training and gain tools to facilitate challenging attendees.
    • Learners will leave the session with alternate methods for training delivery besides PowerPoint/lecture.
    • As a result of applying the tools learned in this session, participants can expect to see improved evaluations of the trainings they conduct.
    Upcoming Courses:
    08/15/2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Water Utility
    119 E Olin Ave