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  • The Employee Voice Survey data does not exist in a vacuum, so we could all use some strategies for a) sharing information with our teams and b) gathering a better understanding of what the data really mean to our teams. Join us as we learn more about the impact of bi-directional communication on team performance, explore strategies for sharing information, and learn techniques for gathering feedback and ideas from your team members.  

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Looking for more customized assistance and support in developing your Employee Voice Survey Action Plan? Sign up for a consultation with your HR Analyst or an OD team member. You’ll come prepared with a draft of your Action Plan, which we’ll walk through together. This is the time to bounce your ideas off of an HR expert and to gather advice and resources to bring your Action Plan to the next level. First come, first served basis.

    Designed for Division/Department Heads and any Supervisors, Managers and or City team members they have selected to assist with developing the Employee Voice Survey Action Plan. If you have questions or are unsure whether this session applies to you, please discuss with your Division or Department Head, then contact the Performance Excellence team at PE@cityofmadison.com.

    Prerequisite: A draft of the Action Plan must be submitted to your consultant 1 week in advance of your meeting. For more information about the Action Plan and the Employee Voice Survey Response Toolkit, go to the Performance Excellence Employee Voice Survey Website.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Continuous improvement (CI) is a method for improving the products, services or processes of our organization. The improvements can be incremental over time or achieved with a breakthrough moment. This program provides background on the City’s continuous improvement philosophy, provides you a “starter kit” of tools to help you focus your efforts in, identifying customer needs, studying data and time use, identifying root causes of problems and planning ways to bring about change and improvement through project teams. Participants will be asked to apply the program information to project improvements in their agency or in a city process.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Share industry-standard tools, timelines, and templates for writing internal or externally-facing Communication Plans

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • I have the Employee Voice Survey Report. Now, how does my agency respond? This session is designed for Division/Department Heads (and any Supervisors, Managers and or City team members they have selected to assist with developing the Employee Voice Survey Action Plan).

    We will walk through the Employee Voice Survey Action Plan, with an eye toward developing the 3 major areas of the plan:

    1. Aligning to Mission, Vision, Values and Service Promise.
    2. Selecting and Prioritizing your Goals.
    3. Setting SMARTE goals and Work Plans, with an eye toward completing a first draft of your agency's Employee Voice Survey Action Plan.
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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:
    12/03/2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blv
  • The Supervisor Development Program (SDP) is an in-depth program designed for supervisors at all levels within the City of Madison. Employees who participate in the SDP program will acquire a greater understanding of management knowledge, skills, and abilities to enable them to be successful in meeting the City mission, vision, values, and service promise within their current roles. Facilitators for the program will include Organizational Development experts and City leaders as well as local professionals with expertise in certain disciplines related to the public sector environment.

    The general program format will be hands-on using case studies, discussion, simulations, and experiential learning to discuss real challenges that supervisors face in the City of Madison every day. Participation in the program presents an exciting opportunity to develop the leadership potential of the City of Madison for the future. The program will be comprised of 13 modules, each addressing the environment, relationships, and challenges facing supervisors through an equity lens:

    • Leadership development and Management skills
    • Workforce management and development
    • Strategic Planning
    • Customer Service and Public Engagement
    • Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management
    • Process Management
    • Achieving Results


    Note: Due to demand, 2019 SDP Cohort participation will be limited to City employees. Program is free, but participants and their supervisors must agree to SDP Program Commitments.

    Eligibility: Participants must be current or future* supervisors of at least one City of Madison employee, intern, volunteer, or contractor, regardless of length of service, experience, job class, or agency affiliation. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact the 2019 SDP Cohort Lead, Lindsay Bessick at lbessick@cityofmadison.com or 267-2616.

    * "future supervisor" is defined as a City employee whose department who is engaged in the hiring process (for an employee who will report to the SDP Participant) with the new employee, intern, volunteer, or contractor's anticipated start date no later than 12/31/2019.
     

    FALL Core Curriculum Dates
    August 1 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Madison Municipal Building 215 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
    August 9 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    August 14 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    August 27 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    September 10 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    September 24 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    October 1 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    October 8 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    October 22 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    November 5 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    November 19 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    December 3 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    December 17 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave, Madison
    Upcoming Courses:
    08/01/2019 - 12/17/2019
    This is a 13 course commitment
    Locations include MMB and Water Utility on Olin
  • Are you a supervisor or manager looking to further your professional goals? Then Creating Your Professional Development Plan is a training you must attend!
    Through this training participants will gain the following skills:

    • Personal value & skill identification
    • Learn how to set SMART goals for professional development and career advancement
    • Identify methods to access internal & external mentors

    This course lays the groundwork for you to complete your own Individual Development Plan (or IDP). Plan ahead to join us for an informalQuarterly Individual Development Plan (IDP) Brown Bag Check-in.

    Upcoming Courses:
    12/19/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blv
  • Our Madison – Inclusive, Innovative, & Thriving. When our City performs with excellence, we establish and nurture a culture where all people thrive. The City of Madison recognizes that organizations cannot thrive without fully leveraging the range of talent and qualifications that women bring to the workforce.

    The five day Women’s Leadership Series is designed to both increase representation of women in the highest levels of City leadership and to impact overall underrepresentation at all levels of leadership. The series encourages participation of diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identity groups.


    2019 Presenters

    This year we are honored to host inspiring local leadership experts, including:

    We are also excited to be building new relationships with leaders across the nation and beyond, some of which include:

    • Amanda Fernandez, Inclusifyy, Toronto
    • Adia Smith, Organizational Development Specialist and Trainer, Indianapolis
    • Carolina Morgan, CultureSync, Los Angeles

    Series Description

    The 2019 Women’s Leadership Series will focus on the City’s Vision:

    • Inclusive – How to identify barriers and create a culture where women can lead and succeed.
    • Innovative – How to realize full innovative potential and effectively communicate ideas.
    • Thriving – How to build community and a supportive environment at work.

    Who Should Attend

    Aspiring leaders who are looking for:

    • Transformation – Understand systemic barriers that hold aspiring women leaders back and the tools needed for transformation.
    • Tips and Tools – Receive practical guidance to step into greater leadership.
    • Connection – Engage with a diverse community of women and learn from shared personal and professional leadership journeys.

    Cost

    City Employees: Free


    h3>2019 Women's Leadership Series

    • Denise Thomas- Best Practices for Networking and Relationships in the Workplace
      Sagashus Levingston- Never Accept No from Someone Not Authorized to Tell you No
      Opal Tomashevska- Spoken word
    • Tania Ibarra- Living in Fulfillment
      Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development
    • Jordan Bingham & Jacquelyn Boggess- Working for Equity in the Land of Midwest Nice
      Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development
    • Amanda Fernandez- Innovation and Leadership for the New Economy
      Carolina Morgan- Diversity and Inclusion needs of the 21st Century Workforce
    • Adia Smith- Implementing a Learning Culture in Your Organization
      Sabrina Madison- Brilliant Leadership
      Opal Tomashevska- Spoken word​​

    Resources

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Our Madison – Inclusive, Innovative, & Thriving. When our City performs with excellence, we establish and nurture a culture where all people thrive. The City of Madison recognizes that organizations cannot thrive without fully leveraging the range of talent and qualifications that women bring to the workforce.

    The five day Women’s Leadership Series is designed to both increase representation of women in the highest levels of City leadership and to impact overall underrepresentation at all levels of leadership. The series encourages participation of diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identity groups.


    2019 Speakers

    This year we are honored to host inspiring local leadership experts, including:

    • Sabrina Madison, Heymiss Progress
    • Sagashus Levingston, Infamous Mothers
    • Jordan Bingham, Health & Racial Equity Consultant
    • Brandi Grayson, Grayson Consulting
    • Opal Tomashevska, Spoken Word Poetry Artist
    • Denise Thomas, The Effective Communication Coach
    • Deborah Biddle, The People Company
    • Tania Ibarra, Step Up

    We are also excited to be building new relationships with leaders across the nation and beyond, some of which include:

    • Amanda Fernandez, Inclusifyy, Toronto
    • Adia Smith, Organizational Development Specialist and Trainer, Indianapolis
    • Carolina Morgan, CultureSync, Los Angeles

    Series Description

    The 2019 Women’s Leadership Series will focus on the City’s Vision:

    • Inclusive – How to identify barriers and create a culture where women can lead and succeed.
    • Innovative – How to realize full innovative potential and effectively communicate ideas.
    • Thriving – How to build community and a supportive environment at work.

    Who Should Attend

    Aspiring leaders who are looking for:

    • Transformation – Understand systemic barriers that hold aspiring women leaders back and the tools needed for transformation.
    • Tips and Tools – Receive practical guidance to step into greater leadership.
    • Connection – Engage with a diverse community of women and learn from shared personal and professional leadership journeys.

    Cost

    Non-City participants: $375 for all five days or $75 per day
    Cancellation Policies


    2019 Women's Leadership Series

    • Denise Thomas- Best Practices for Networking and Relationships in the Workplace
      Sagashus Levingston- Never Accept No from Someone Not Authorized to Tell you No
      Opal Tomashevska- Spoken word
    • Tania Ibarra- Living in Fulfillment
      Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development
    • Jordan Bingham & Jacquelyn Boggess- Working for Equity in the Land of Midwest Nice
      Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development
    • Amanda Fernandez- Innovation and Leadership for the New Economy
      Carolina Morgan- Diversity and Inclusion needs of the 21st Century Workforce
    • Adia Smith- Implementing a Learning Culture in Your Organization
      Sabrina Madison- Brilliant Leadership
      Opal Tomashevska- Spoken word​​

    Resources

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.