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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.

    Upcoming Courses:
    05/15/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • 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:
    06/04/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
    12/12/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • 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.

    Upcoming Courses:
    03/18/2019 - 04/30/2019
    Consultations take place April 1st - April 30th.
    See course description for details.
  • Are you 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:
    05/07/2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    MMB Room 204
    06/06/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    MMB Room 204
  • 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.
    Upcoming Courses:
    04/23/2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • 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:
    05/16/2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • 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
  • Organizational Development is proud to sponsor full conference passes to the 2019 Black Women’s Leadership Conference, May 2-3 in Madison, WI. Each conference pass includes an exciting interactive learning experience, a complimentary conference workbook, professional headshot, a light breakfast, and lunch.

    Tickets are limited. Interested current City of Madison employees should complete a short essay describing how attending the Black Women's Leadership Conference will support your personal and professional development.

    Deadline

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Eligibility

    Current City of Madison Employees

    Steps

    The submission process is simple:

    1. Meet the eligibility requirements.
    2. Write a 250 (500 word maximum)/1 page essay describing how attending the Black Women's Leadership Conference will support your personal and professional development.
    3. Submit the essay to OrganizationalDevelopment@cityofmadison.com or mail to:
      Human Resources
      Madison Municipal Building
      215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 261
      Madison, WI 53703

    Chosen recipients will be notified by Monday, April 22, 2019.

    Recipients will have 48 hours to confirm acceptance, or risk losing their conference pass. Organizational Development will schedule a pre & post conference gathering for attendees to prepare and share learning.

    Upcoming Courses:
    04/04/2019 - 04/19/2019
    Deadline: Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:59pm
    OrganizationalDevelopment@cityofmadison.com or mail to: Human Resources Madison Municipal Building 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Suite 261 Madison, WI 53703
  • This workshop is intended to provide managers & supervisors with the knowledge base needed to conduct investigations with a focus on the investigative interview.

    Upcoming Courses:
    05/09/2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 204
  • 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:
    05/23/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB Room 204
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
    12/11/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB Room 204
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
  • 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
  • You should be familiar with Excel basics or attend Beginning Excel before attending this session.

    Learn intermediate skills in Excel 2016. Topics include charts and diagrams, lists, keyboard shortcuts and advanced formulas.

    Employee co-pay: $30 per 90 minute training, or $105 for a full day of training.

    8:00 am – 9:30 am Excel 2016: Creating Charts
    10:00 am – 11:30 am Excel 2016: Lists & Tables
    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Excel 2016: Tips & Shortcuts
    2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Excel 2016: More Functions & Formulas
    Upcoming Courses:
    04/25/2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Village on Park
    2300 S. Park St, LL, Suite 102
  • 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: $30 per 90 minute training, or $105 for a 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:
    05/22/2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Village on Park
    2300 S. Park St, LL, Suite 102
  • Learn about PowerPoint 2016. Topics include formatting, animation and slide changes, multimedia integration, and presentation.

    Employee co-pay: $30 per 90 minute training, or $105 for a full day of training.

    8:00 am – 9:30 am PowerPoint 2016 - Getting Started
    10:00 am – 11:30 am PowerPoint 2016 - Formatting Presentations
    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm PowerPoint 2016 - Working with Animation & Multimedia
    2:30 pm – 4:00 pm PowerPoint 2016 - Presenting Slide Shows
    Upcoming Courses:
    06/27/2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Village on Park
    2300 S. Park St, LL, Suite 102
  • Learn the basics of Word 2016. Topics include layout, formatting, templates, mail merge, table of contents and reviewing tools.

    Employee co-pay: $30 per 90 minute training, or $105 for a full day of training.

    8:00 am – 9:30 am Word 2016 - Document Layout & Formatting
    10:00 am – 11:30 am Word 2016 - Templates & Styles
    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Word 2016 - Mail Merge
    2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Word 2016 - Advanced Tools
    Upcoming Courses:
    08/08/2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Village on Park
    2300 S. Park St, LL, Suite 102
  • This is one of a of a two part series, classes include:

    • Your Health, Life Insurance and Sick Leave, and Deferred Compensation & Financial Planning/Legal Issues
    • Wisconsin Retirement System



    *Significant others welcome to attend, but please register them so we know how many attendees to expect.

    Upcoming Courses:
    05/22/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
    11/06/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 215
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • This is one of a of a two part series, classes include:

    • Your Health, Life Insurance and Sick Leave, and Deferred Compensation & Financial Planning/Legal Issues
    • Wisconsin Retirement System
    Upcoming Courses:
    06/05/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 215
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
    11/12/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 215
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • 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:
    05/14/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB)
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 204
  • 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:
    06/13/2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City-County Building Room 103A
    10/14/2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City-County Building Room 103A
  • 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.

    Please contact the Department of Civil Rights at (608) 266-4910 for any additional questions, or to check that your staff is up-to-date on their APM 3-5 training.

    Upcoming Courses:
    05/20/2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City-County Building Room 103A
    06/05/2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City-County Building Room 103A
    07/09/2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    City-County Building Room 103A
    08/19/2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City-County Building Room 103A
    09/17/2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City-County Building Room 103A
    10/01/2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    City-County Building Room 103A
    11/06/2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City-County Building Room 103A
    12/03/2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City-County Building Room 103A
  • Working toward your Individual Development Plan and want to check in on your progress? Hit a snag and need some ideas? Looking for inspiration and fresh perspective to bring your IDP to the next level? Join other past participants in a structured conversation led by Organizational Development staff on employee development opportunities and mentoring to get the most out of the City’s professional development resources.

    Upcoming Courses:
    06/06/2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    MMB Room 204
  • 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 Racial Equity Social Justice Part 2.

    Please contact Donna Collingwood for any additional questions, or to schedule a department specific RESJI training.

    Upcoming Courses:
    07/24/2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 111
    10/16/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 111
  • You must attend RESJI 1: What are Racial Equity & Social Justice? before attending this session.

    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 Racial Equity Social Justice Part 3.

    Please contact Donna Collingwood for any additional questions, or to schedule a department specific RESJI training.

    Upcoming Courses:
    05/15/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 153
    08/21/2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 153
    10/16/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 153
  • RESJI Part 3: Transformative Leadership & Communication

    You must attend RESJI 2: Applying Racial Equity & Social Justice before attending this session.

    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.

    Please contact Donna Collingwood for any additional questions, or to schedule a department specific RESJI training.

    Upcoming Courses:
    06/12/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 153
    09/25/2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 153
    12/18/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 153
  • Learn the basics of saving for retirement early! Develop an understanding of the value of early savings as well as how deferred compensation, pension, life insurance, and health insurance in retirement work.


    *Significant others welcome to attend, but please register them so we know how many attendees to expect.

    Upcoming Courses:
    05/15/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 215
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
    07/31/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 215
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • This class is one of four parts of our When Retirement is Just Around the Corner series, other classes include:

    • Understanding Your Health, Life Insurance and Sick Leave - Financial Planning - Managing Your Income During Retirement
    • Embracing the Transition to Retirement
    • Wisconsin Retirement Benefits
    • Your Estate Plan: Do all the Pieces Fit Together?



    *Significant others welcome to attend, but please register them so we know how many attendees to expect.

    Upcoming Courses:
    10/01/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 215
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • *Significant others welcome to attend, but please register them so we know how many attendees to expect.

    • Medicare overview

    • Medicare coverage options and pharmacy benefit

    • Question & answer period

    Upcoming Courses:
    07/15/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 153
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
    12/11/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 204
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • This class is one of four parts of our When Retirement is Just Around the Corner series, other classes include:

    • Understanding Your Health, Life Insurance and Sick Leave - Financial Planning - Managing Your Income During Retirement
    • Embracing the Transition to Retirement
    • Wisconsin Retirement Benefits
    • Your Estate Plan: Do all the Pieces Fit Together?


    *Significant others welcome to attend, but please register them so we know how many attendees to expect.

    Upcoming Courses:
    08/29/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 215
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • This class is one of four parts of our When Retirement is Just Around the Corner series, other classes include:

    • Understanding Your Health, Life Insurance and Sick Leave - Financial Planning - Managing Your Income During Retirement
    • Embracing the Transition to Retirement
    • Wisconsin Retirement Benefits
    • Your Estate Plan: Do all the Pieces Fit Together?



    *Significant others welcome to attend, but please register them so we know how many attendees to expect.

    Upcoming Courses:
    09/12/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 215
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • This class is one of four parts of our When Retirement is Just Around the Corner series, other classes include:

    • Understanding Your Health, Life Insurance and Sick Leave - Financial Planning - Managing Your Income During Retirement
    • Embracing the Transition to Retirement
    • Wisconsin Retirement Benefits
    • Your Estate Plan: Do all the Pieces Fit Together?



    *Significant others welcome to attend, but please register them so we know how many attendees to expect.

    Upcoming Courses:
    09/11/2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MMB 153
    215 MLK JR. BLVD
  • 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 focuses on development of healthy and functional teams, with specific focus on:

    • Understanding stages of team development
    • Characteristics of functional teams & dysfunctional teams
    • Methodologies critical to team success
    • The importance of trust and conflict management in team effectiveness
    Upcoming Courses:
    08/22/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB)
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 204