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.
City of Madison Professional Development is provided by Organizational Development, a division of Human Resources.
- Leadership Development
Organizational Development 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 & EngagementEmployee 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.
- Inspire Madison Region
Inspire Madison Region can help you improve your company’s local talent pipeline by connecting with students (6th grade through college), their parents, and educators to inform them about your company’s and industry’s needs as well as work-based learning opportunities that you may offer.
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).