• This program covers the specifics of APM 2-23: Drugs, Controlled Substance, Alcohol and Drug Testing Policy. This APM was developed to bring the City into compliance with mandated, federal regulations. All CDL holders and supervisors are required to take this program. The program utilized videos, question and answer segments, and other materials to highlight the parameters of the policy.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Learn the basics of how municipal government works, including all of the following:

    • How ordinances and resolutions are developed and enacted
    • The basics of the budget process
    • The basics of City contracting and procurement
    • How the City engages the community
    • Interaction with State and Federal requirements
    • The City vision, mission, and customer service philosophy
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • This is an overview of Madison's budget process. This training is intended for staff who have an oversight role in managing budgets for agencies. Specific topics covered during the training include:

    • An overview of the City's budget calendar
    • How to draft a strong budget proposal,
    • MUNIS basics
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Does your agency receive grant funding? Then this is the training for you! Budgeting for Grants discusses how best to budget for grants within your operating budget. During this training we will discuss how to plan for grants as part of the budget planning process as well as the steps required to amend the budget when grants are received outside of the budget process. This training also covers resources available for grant reporting. Budgeting for Grants is intended for financial & program staff who have a role in grants management.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • The City of Madison's budget process may seem to be unduly complicated and confusing, but it really isn't. If you have questions about how it all works, you can contact a budget analyst to explain the process and results to you.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Investigative interview skills are essential tools to the employee misconduct investigation process. This workshop is intended to provide managers and supervisors with the knowledge base needed to conduct investigations with a focus on the investigative interview.

    Overall employee misconduct investigative procedures will be introduced, including effective interview skills and techniques. Participants will learn what types of questions to ask and how to ask them. Ideas will be offered about the best approach to use with victims, alleged perpetrators and witnesses as well as giving guidance to determine when an investigation is complete and how to assess contradictory information.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • This program is designed to provide construction site safety awareness to engineering and professional staff who are called to visit job sites as part of their work. This program will provide an overview of the City's Safety Policy and specific safety requirements that need to be followed when visiting a job site. The program will utilize a variety of instruction methodologies and provide links to safety materials.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • This course will provide critical thinking skills, with a focus on innovation, creativity, and the barriers and benefits to each. The course will cover the following objectives:

    • Identify reflective, conceptual, analytical, and deductive, reasoning.
    • Understand how decisions may effect an overall department and organization, both decisions made and not made.
    • Learn to move from perception and assumption to reality and fact.
    • Apply critical thinking skills in decision making and management.
    • Identify reasons innovation & creativity are essential to an organization.
    • Identify barriers to innovation & creativity.
    • Review examples of products, services, and companies that have transformed industries.
    • Discuss re-engineering vs. process improvement.
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • All City of Madison employees can play a part in ensuring their department's practices promote equity. This session provides learners with specific tools and practices that they can apply day to day in their operations to ensure they are authentically engaging in strategies and practices that further principles of equity and social justice from hiring to customer interactions. This training is for individuals that hold positions in all levels of the organization, and is particularly suited for those who have taken training from the Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative, although it is not a mandatory prerequisite. After this training, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the characteristics of an equitable organization
    • Assess their organization along a continuum of equity
    • Learn best strategies to move their organization forward
    • Understand how to use formal and informal leadership practices to make impact and change in their organization
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Understand what the Family & Medical Leave Act is and how it is applied at the City. This course will focus on both the process and parameters around use of FMLA, as well as how to navigate some of the most difficult FMLA related situations.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • This program will cover the legal requirements and best practices for employees handling confidential information-payroll clerks, administrative and front desk staff potentially have access to medical, financial and personal information that should be kept confidential. The program material will outline responsibilities and practices in handling various types of information and use case examples to reinforce the importance of maintaining confidentiality in daily work.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • This training is for supervisors and managers interested in creating or updating position descriptions. The parts of the position description will be discussed in detail and participants will have the opportunity to create a PD based on a training scenario.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Learn how City IT resources provide support for all operations and its daily effort in managing and protecting vital public information. The Budget session will review the basics of where revenues originate, how we plan and borrow for infrastructure improvements and how best to be a good steward of public financial resources.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Learn the process by which an ordinance or resolution goes from an idea to a law. Ask questions about how Legistar handles the legislative process.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • This training is the second part of the LGBTQ Competency Training sponsored by Public Health. Through this training participants will obtain the following information and skills:

    • Participants will have a reinforced understanding of key concepts regarding LGBTQ identities
    • Participants will be able to identify areas of change for their agencies in regards to welcoming LGBTQ clients

    Participants will practice personal and professional skills for interacting with LGBTQ individuals/clients/customer

    The fee for this training is only $25. Please forward your department's billing information to Millicent Hutchinson at mhutchinson@publichealthmdc.com

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • This training is geared toward professionals working in government social/human services and their community partners. Sponsored by PHMDC.

    • For social and human services: The goals of this training are to establish a shared understanding of key concepts related to LGBTQ+ health disparities. This training will also highlight assets and needs of the City of Madison LGBTQ+ community as they relate to health and human services.
    • For law enforcement: The goals of this training are to establish a shared understanding of key concepts related to LGBTQ+ health disparities. This training will also highlight assets and needs of the City of Madison LGBTQ+ community as they relate to law enforcement.
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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!

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • This course offers a detailed review of rules and cases in the areas of meetings, public records, and ethics laws.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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.
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • The hiring process can be tricky to navigate. Come learn the basics of applying for City jobs (including internal promotions) including how to clearly communicate your experience and skills, what to expect from civil service exams, and how to prepare for your interview.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • The City of Madison, along with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), introduces Ethics and Professional Conduct Training. This 2-hour training session was developed to meet the State of Wisconsin Professional Engineer Continuing Education Ethics and Professional Conduct requirements. Dates determined mid-year.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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:
    01/04/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    City-County Building, Room 103 A
  • 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.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • This program will help you understand basic Quality & Process Improvement tools. Participants will analyze one of their own work processes and apply specific tools that help assess process inputs and outputs, create flowcharts, analyze cause and effect and ultimately change process to more effective address unit and customer improvement needs.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • This course provides an overview of how to build reports utilizing MUNIS cubes through Excel. This training is intended for both financial and operations staff who play a role in analyzing financial data. Participants should bring a specific challenge they are working to solve utilizing data from MUNIS. The training will include hands on lab time to build cubes tailored to your agencies needs.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Learn the basics of Robert's Rules or Order and some rules specific to Madison. Learn the rules on conflicts of interest and other ethical limits on governmental officials under the City's Code of Ethics.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Develop an understanding of basic data analysis tools to improve organizational productivity. Focus includes:

    • Elements of effective data planning
    • Basic statistics and terms, topics covered include gathering, organizing & displaying data
    • Creation & use of charts
    • Understanding how data overlaps
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • In this workshop, participants will learn about workplace violence and how to prevent it, or respond to it should it occur. After a brief video, case scenarios and discussion and handouts, participants will: be able to identify examples of workplace violence, become familiar with warning signs and "red flags", understand the extent of the problem and need to protect employees, learn about policies and how to use these in prevention or response.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.