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  • This training will explore the impact of wellness for employees in their personal and professional lives, discuss the benefit of reducing stress, increasing mental and physical health, improving work satisfaction and productivity, and to explore often overlooked areas of how stress can impact work units. Wellbeing looks different for each person, as it encompasses physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, intellectual, and social aspects. Further, working with the public can sometimes be challenging, increasing an employee’s stress response, which can present personal and professional challenges if left unaddressed. In this workshop we will identify ways employees can increase their resiliency at work. This presentation will provide a variety of resources, science-based discussions, and specific skills for employees to combat work stress, increase personal wellbeing, and better understand their own inherent resilient qualities that empower them to bring their best self to work.

    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.
  • We are faced with changes and uncertainty in both our work and our personal lives. This course has been designed to address the challenging nature of how this impacts our lives. The course will cover the following objectives:

    • The natural process of change and normal reactions
    • The psychological contract that we have with the organization that we work in
    • Learning from past successful change experiences
    • Developing tools for coping in a changing and uncertain environment

    The workshop concludes with a beautiful and empowering video entitled "Celebrate What's Right With the World."

    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.
  • This interactive course teaches participants the elements of wellness, how to recognize when personal wellness is in jeopardy, and also provides wellness related resources. Participants will leave the session with an action plan to help improve their personal wellness.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • 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:
    07/10/2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • Anger is an emotion that we all have. It is a normal human feeling. However, there is much confusion and misunderstanding about anger. Anger is an emotional response that tells us that we are dissatisfied with something in our life. It is neither good nor bad except in cases where it is experienced too frequently; too intensely; lasts too long; and is expressed in ways that are harmful. Learning skills to deal more appropriately with anger can minimize negative consequences and help make anger an ally. This course will cover the following objectives:

    • Understand personal emotional and physical effects of anger.
    • Develop a personal definition of anger.
    • Dispel anger myths.
    • Identify situations that lead to anger.
    • Learn anger management techniques.
    • Practice ways of dealing with anger situations.
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • How to create a work environment that fosters open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. Through the use of individual examples and exercises we will explore:

    • How to lead from the heart.
    • How to create a safe environment for discussion.
    • Mutuality of interest.
    • Clarifying purpose and intention.
    • Remaining open to possibilities.
    • Moving into action.
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • A health screening gives you a picture of your overall health. This free health screening is available to employees (and spouses) who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

    At this event the following values will be measured:

    • Blood Pressure
    • Body Mass Index
    • Cholesterol: HDL, LDL, and Total
    • Triglycerides
    • Glucose

    Values measured can provide detection of potential health problems or can verify that your lifestyle is working for you. Screening information is kept confidential. Participants who complete a screening, assessment, and a wellness activity will qualify for $150 incentive.

    In order to register to attend you must create an online portal on the Staywell website. Our registration button will bring you to their page.
     

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • In this two part training series, you will learn simple, science-based resilience building techniques that you can use throughout the day. Resilience gives you the benefits of better sleep, decreased stress at work, improved teamwork, the ability to deal with and recover from difficult situations, process information, solve problems and enhance creativity. You will be introduced to the Heartmath core concepts and technology, identify everyday situations that deplete and renew your energy, and identify a personal goal for increasing resiliency.

    Upcoming Courses:
    10/16/2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
    10/30/2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • This course seeks to teach participants to focus their awareness on the present moment and gives practical applications to help employees apply mindfulness to their day to day work. The course will cover the following objectives:

    • Learn how to manage emotions and stress.
    • Increase self awareness.
    • Improve concentration.
    • Learn to practice kindness and compassion in our work.

    This is an hour long course that takes place over six sessions. Participants are required to attend all six sessions.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Come and learn about what it means to be an employee of the City of Madison. We will learn more about how each of our work contributes to the overall success of our community. We will also learn more about city policies and procedures, employee programs, and city initiatives. We will also have a chance to get to know our fellow employees. This training is mandatory for new employees.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. This EAP conducted QPR training will focus on suicide prevention in the workplace and at home, and will include additional education around special populations, such as QPR with children and adolescents, older adults, military and law enforcement, and substance abuse issues.

    Upcoming Courses:
    08/21/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • In this two part training series, we will provide current supervisors with an opportunity to receive a refresher training on what the Employee Assistance Program is and how it can assist supervisors in navigating challenging and sensitive issues that arise in their employees. We will provide education and skills on:

    1. Trauma-informed supervision.
    2. Increase your skillset in having constructive conversations with your employees when they are having a tough time at work.
    3. Navigating alcohol and other drug abuse issues in the workplace, including setting appropriate boundaries.
    4. Learning about caregiver stress and how to support caregivers in the workplace.
    5. Responding to employee and employee significant other death, loss, and grief in the workplace, including how to respond to your team in an effective and sensitive way.

    We will additionally be allowing plenty of time for discussion and questions.

    Upcoming Courses:
    09/11/2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
    09/25/2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • This course delves into different aspects of stress, stress resiliency, authentic leadership behavior, and coping strategies. This course highlights the increasing need for managers (and employees) to foster attitudes like appreciation, care, and compassion within their staff as a means of creating a healthy and productive work environment.

    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 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

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


      2019 Women's Leadership Series Dates

    June 18 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

    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

    Lussier Family Heritage Center
    3101 Lake Farm Road
    Madison, WI  53711
    July 11 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Tania Ibarra- Living in fulfillment
    Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development
    Madison Municipal Building
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Rm 215
    July 25 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Jordan Bingham & Jacquelyn Boggess- Working for Equity in the Land of Midwest Nice

    Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development

    Madison Municipal Building
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Rm 215
    August 6 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Amanda Fernandez- Innovation and Leadership for the New Economy
    Carolina Morgan- Diversity and Inclusion needs of the 21st Century Workforce
    Madison Municipal Building
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Rm 215
    August 13 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Adia Smith- Implementing a Learning Culture in Your Organization

    Sabrina Madison- Brilliant Leadership
    Opal Tomashevska- Spoken word

    Lussier Family Heritage Center
    3101 Lake Farm Road
    Madison, WI  53711

      Resources

  • 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


      2019 Women's Leadership Series Dates

    June 18 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

    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

    Lussier Family Heritage Center
    3101 Lake Farm Road
    Madison, WI  53711
    July 11 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Tania IbarraLiving in fulfillment
    Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development
    Madison Municipal Building 
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Rm 215
    July 25 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Jordan Bingham & Jacquelyn Boggess- Working for Equity in the Land of Midwest Nice

    Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development

    Madison Municipal Building 
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Rm 215
    August 6 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Amanda Fernandez- Innovation and Leadership for the New Economy
    Carolina Morgan- Diversity and Inclusion needs of the 21st Century Workforce
    Madison Municipal Building 
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Rm 215
    August 13 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Adia Smith- Implementing a Learning Culture in Your Organization

    Sabrina Madison- Brilliant Leadership
    Opal Tomashevska-  Spoken word

    Lussier Family Heritage Center
    3101 Lake Farm Road
    Madison, WI  53711

      Resources

  • This interactive, 5 part track is designed to give employees specific tools that will help improve workplace productivity, workplace culture, and overall wellness. This series specifically addresses the following topics:

    • Effective collaboration
    • Space, time, & energy management
    • Building Resiliency
    • Anger & it's impacts
    • Wellness planning

    This can be taken as an entire series or individuals can opt to take individual sessions.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.