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PowerPoint
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HR0040 - PowerPoint 2010 has been redesigned to make it easier to create powerful presentations in a short amount of time.  Whether you are new to PowerPoint or simply new to the 2010 version, this course will offer you tips and tricks to make a professional, powerful presentation Participants will:
  • Create a presentation quickly using the new 2010 features
  • Format and manage slides
  • Add effects
Location: EEDD
Word Level 1
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HR0195 - This class is intended to help new and existing users get up to speed quickly using Word 2007 (2010).  In class, the basics of the interface, printing, text formatting will be covered. Using hands-on exercises students will create a new document, work with document formatting tools and save and print documents. Participants will be able to:
  • Explain and use the ribbon interface
  • Create, edit and print a new document
  • Open and save documents
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Become more familiar with advanced tabs and techniques in preparation for next class
CAPS Creating Deposits
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HR0113 - An overview of creating deposit entries, including entering deposit totals and payment details, and creating the journal accounting entries (revenue line of distribution) in CAPS.  This course will display the recently upgraded deposit screens. New or experienced users who handle deposits for their department are invited to attend. Training manuals used will be retained in the classroom for ongoing use.
CAPS Creating & Managing Requisitions
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HR0109 - An overview of creating and maintaining a requisition in CAPS using the eProcurement Lifecycle to enter, maintain and monitor requisitions, including creating, canceling, validating (budget checking), and checking on requisition progress. New and experienced departmental employees that prepare requisitions or monitor and track information about the requisition are invited to attend this course. Training manuals used will be retained in the classroom for ongoing use.
CAPS Creating Vendors
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HR0107 - An overview on the method for departments to set up vendors and enter 1099 and vendor withholding information in CAPS. This course is designed for employees whose job responsibility is to identify and create vendors for use on a requisition or for payment.  Both new and experienced users may participate, but preference will be given to employees who are new to the voucher process. Training manuals used will be retained in the classroom for ongoing use.
CAPS Approving Requisitions
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HR0112 - An overview on how Departmental Managers approve requisitions (REQ) after they have been entered into CAPS. How to understand the REQ information, workflow, approval process and checking the accounting information (chart fields) for the REQ process  and accuracy. Any department employee who approves requisitions are invited to attend. Training manuals used will be retained in the classroom for ongoing use.
Excel Level 2
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HR0196 - Once you have mastered the beginning steps of Excel 1, it’s time to move to the next level. Learn techniques for creating profession looking documents. Proficiency in or completion of Excel 1  is recommended. Participants will learn how to:
  • Create pivot table & charts.
  • Import data.
  • Protect data.
  • Create hyperlinks.
CAPS Creating Standard Vouchers
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HR0105 - An overview of entering and checking vouchers (invoices to be paid) in CAPS: using PeopleSoft to enter and look up standard vouchers, direct claims, expense vouchers, etc.; running reports and queries on vendors and payments. Both new and experienced users may participate, but preference will be given to employees who are new to the voucher process. Training manuals used will be retained in the classroom for ongoing use.
Excel Level 1
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HR0196 - Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and widely used spreadsheet applications available today. If you are new to Excel, new to the 2007 or the 2010 version, this course will offer hands-on training to master the basics and prepare you for the next level of 2010. Participants will learn how to:
  • Use Quick Access Toolbar
  • Create workbooks
  • Find and replace data
  • Format worksheets
Word Level 2
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HR0198 - Do you wonder if there is an easier way to do the tasks you do every day?  Do you enjoy learning how to work smarter and faster instead of harder? Then this workshop is for you.  Learn techniques, tricks and tools to make your documents more professional and have fun doing it. Prerequisite: MS Word  level 1 or basic fundamental knowledge

Participants will:

  • Learn shortcuts to do everyday tasks.
  • Improve on current Word skills.
  • Have an opportunity to ask “how do you…?”
HR Leadership Academy
HRLA: Civil Service Rules
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HR0100 - This course is designed to provide an overview of the County’s Civil Service Rules, and to create a greater understanding of the civil service merit process that  includes recruitment, testing, and certification.

Participants will:

  • Become familiar with the role of the Civil Service Commission
  • Understand the terminology used in the Civil Service Rules
  • Leave with a greater understanding of the Civil Service Rules
HRLA: Communication & Conflict Management
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HR0008 - This course offers supervisors and managers the opportunity to improve on their communication skills. Participants will review the communication process and receive tips on active listening skills. Participants will also learn how to use “the conflict protocol” and the four steps of assertive communication to manage workplace conflicts.

Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the communication process
  • Learn to utilize active listening skills
  • Be able to identify causes of conflict
  • Use the conflict protocol to resolve workplace conflicts and coach others to do the same
HRLA: EEO: Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
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HR0070 - This course is designed to help supervisors and managers understand their legal responsibilities in preventing and addressing discrimination and workplace harassment complaints.

New or first-time managers and supervisors are required to take this class within 6 months of appointment into a supervisory position to meet the legal requirements of AB1825.

Participants will:

  • Become familiar with the  concept of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
  • Understand the federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination
  • Be aware of the County’s policies and procedures on discrimination and harassmen
HRLA: Hiring and Interview Skills
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HR0027 - This course discusses the do’s and don’ts of a hiring interview. Participants will learn the County’s hiring process and get helpful tips on developing interview questions and rating job applicants.

Participants will:

  • Learn and understand the applicant referral process
  • Be able to create a positive interview process
  • Be able to document the interview thoroughly
HRLA: Introduction to Progressive Discipline
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HR0029 - This course reviews the definition, methods, and processes of progressive discipline. Individuals will learn how to apply discipline in a fair, equitable, and consistent manner. Participants will:
  • Understand the formal definitions of discipline and progressive discipline 
  • Realize the goal of disciplinary action
  •  Be able to conduct a proper and thorough investigation
HRLA: Introduction to the Role of the Leader
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HR0030 - This course helps participants understand the challenges and responsibilities of a leader and learn the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.

Participants will:

  • Develop a better understanding of their  personal leadership strengths and skills
  • Learn how to enhance their leadership skills.
  • Develop personal leadership goals
HRLA: Leave Administration
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HR0101 - This course provides participants with a general overview of the County’s leave policies and the various state and federal laws that provide “protected leave” to County employees. Topics such as Military Leave, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Pregnancy Disability Leave, Paid Family Leave, Leave of Absence and eligibility requirements for these benefits will be discussed throughout the training.

Participants will:

  • Gain a working knowledge of the various County policies and laws related to employee leave
  • Be able to identify which law applies when leave laws overlap
  • Learn how to avoid common mistakes when administering employee leave
HRLA: Risk Management: What Every Manager Should Know
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HR0052 - This course provides managers and supervisors with a basic understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the areas of employee safety and risk management.

Participants will:

  • Be able to recognize and prevent employer liabilities.
  • Develop a better understanding of the proper procedures to process Workers’ Compensation claims
  • Learn to utilize Disability Management to assist injured employees to return to work
HRLA: SJC Performance Evaluation Guidelines
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HR0057 - This course provides participants with general guidelines on conducting effective performance appraisals. Participants will also review the  County’s Civil Service Rules that address performance evaluations.

Participants will:

  • Review the sections in the Memoranda of Understanding that relate to performance evaluations
  • Gain a thorough understanding of Civil Service Rule 13
  • Be able to conduct effective performance appraisals
Mandatory Courses
New Employee Orientation
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HR0047 - This course will familiarize new employees with the County’s vision, mission, organizational structure and services, general workplace rules, diversity program, and other critical policies and procedures. This course includes representatives from the following organizations:
  •  Human Resources Department
  •  Equal Employment Opportunity Office
  •  Information Systems Division
  •  Deferred Compensation-Mass Mutual
  •  SJCERA Retirement
  •  Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Discrimination/Harassment Awareness & Prevention
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HR0151 - Attendees will learn how to recognize and prevent discrimination and  harassment in the workplace. The training will also review Federal and State laws as well as County policies regarding discrimination and harassment. San Joaquin County’s Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures and Civil Service Rule 20 will also be reviewed and discussed during the training.

Employees are required to take this class within 6 months from date of hire and repeat it every 5 years.

Diversity, Respect & Inclusion
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HR0130 - San Joaquin County is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, equality, and  understanding that values diversity and respects the individual differences that enrich the workplace. This training provides all San Joaquin County employees the tools necessary to gain a deeper understanding and awareness of diversity.

Employees are required to take this class within 6 months from date of hire and repeat it every 5 years.

Employee Benefits Enrollment
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HR0001 - As a new employee of San Joaquin County, you have a wide variety of benefits available to you and your eligible dependents. The Benefits staff will be available to answer your questions and assist you in choosing the plans that best suit your needs at this workshop. The comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible spending account options for dependent care and un-reimbursable health care expenses
  • Deferred compensation program
Sexual Harassment Refresher for Managers & Supervisors
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HR0066 - This mandatory two-hour training is designed as a refresher class for all managers and supervisors who have taken the HRLA: EEO class. This course provides helpful tools and practical examples on how managers and supervisors should handle sexual harassment in the workplace. The two forms of sexual harassment are identified in this course as well as guidelines on how to prevent and correct sexual harassment situations in the workplace.

This course satisfies the legal requirements of AB 1825 and must be repeated every two years.

Workplace Violence Recognition & Prevention - Mng/Sup
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HR0119 - Designed for managers and supervisors, this class reviews the effective methods and techniques to diffuse potentially hostile situations. Attendees will also learn  the steps to take to ensure the physical safety of staff and clients in potentially hostile situations. Proper reporting and documentation will also be reviewed.

Managers and Supervisors are required to take this class within 6 months from date of hire and repeat it every 3 years.

Workplace Violence Recognition & Prevention - General Employees
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HR0117 - All San Joaquin County employees are required to attend this class. Participants will learn effective methods and techniques to diffuse potentially hostile situations, how to recognize inappropriate and potentially violent behavior, and the steps to take to ensure the physical safety of staff and clients in potentially hostile situations.

Employees are required to take this class within 6 months from date of hire and repeat it every 5 years.

Professional Skills
Elective - Roles for Team Success
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HR0065 - In this class, participants will look at the role they play in a work team and how that helps the team operate more effectively. Participants will learn tools and strategies to better understand and deal with difficult team members.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Work together effectively
  • View  individual roles and responsibilities in a team
  • Identify and choose effective strategies to help the team work cohesively
  • Strengthen team productivity
Elective - Art and Science of Motivation and Morale
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HR0627 - What a daunting topic! Volumes have been written and techniques abound. What may work for one employee or team may not work for another. Many past motivation techniques have been negative and patronizing. Holding on to bygone techniques may be the cause of the following Gallup Poll results:

More than 50% of employees are not engaged at work.

Nearly 20% are actively disengaged.

Through current leadership best-practices, we are now placing more emphasis on providing an environment that inspires engagement. It is not as much about what you can give people through rewards as what you can give them through your leadership, character, vision, and organizational culture.

Introduction to Leading Change
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HR0630 - Join us for this 90 minute NEW workshop:
  • Understand why handling change well matters to YOU
  • Explore reasons why people resist change
  • Learn how your response to change will determine the results of the change
Retirement Classes
Retirement: Mid-Career Retirement Planning
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HR0163 - This is a very intense day-long seminar. This seminar will mostly benefit those employees who are mid-career       oriented and will most likely work for the County at least another 10 years before retiring

The course will cover:

  • 1937 County Retirement Act
  • Social Security & Medicare
  • County Health Care Benefits
  • 457 Deferred Compensation
  • Financial Planning
  • Estate Planning
Retirement: Those about to Retire
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HR0026 - This half-day workshop teaches many of the practical steps that you need to take to prepare for imminent retirement. Spouses are welcomed to attend.

The course will cover:

  • 37 Retirement Benefits
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Retired Employees
Safety Courses
Emergency Preparedness
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HR0141 - Whether serving as a disaster worker for the County or dealing with an emergency, all  employees should know how to safely react  and respond. This class  identifies  conditions and hazards that may occur in San Joaquin County and the public services workplace.  This class is San Joaquin County Board mandated (please refer to section 1910 CAO manual), and also meets State and County requirements.

Employees are required to take this class only once.

Experienced Driver 4
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HR0176 - This course is mandatory for all employees who operate a County vehicle or use their own vehicle for work  purposes. Through examples and skills exercises, participants will have an opportunity to review and sharpen their defensive driving skills.

Participants will:

  • Learn defensive driving tips
  • Learn how to perform a pre-trip check
  • Recognize potentially unsafe driving conditions
  • Recognize and avoid unsafe driving behaviors

Employees are required to take this class only once.

Wellness Classes
Eat for Prevention
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HR0611 - This workshop is primarily information based. Participants will learn healthy ways to reduce their risk for heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Information on low fat and low cholesterol diets, restaurant meals, low fat cooking techniques, and label reading will be discussed.

Ready. Set. Get Moving. Intro to Exercise
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HR0304 - Participants will learn guidelines for physical activity, the different types of physical activity, and explore ways to increase motivation and overcome barriers.

(Please dress in comfortable clothes and shoes if you plan to participate in the stretching exercises)

Laughter is the Best Medicine
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HR0322 - Why is laughter important? How can we get more laughter into our lives? Participants will learn the physical and emotional benefits of laughter. This workshop is guaranteed to make you laugh!

Computer Skills
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PowerPoint
HR0040 - PowerPoint 2010 has been redesigned to make it easier to create powerful presentations in a short amount of time.  Whether you are new to PowerPoint or simply new to the 2010 version, this course will offer you tips and tricks to ... Read More
Word Level 1 Image
Word Level 1
HR0195 - This class is intended to help new and existing users get up to speed quickly using Word 2007 (2010).  In class, the basics of the interface, printing, text formatting will be covered. Using hands-on exercises students will cre... Read More
CAPS Creating Deposits Image
CAPS Creating Deposits
HR0113 - An overview of creating deposit entries, including entering deposit totals and payment details, and creating the journal accounting entries (revenue line of distribution) in CAPS.  This course will display the recently upgraded de... Read More
CAPS Creating & Managing Requisitions Image
CAPS Creating & Managing Requisitions
HR0109 - An overview of creating and maintaining a requisition in CAPS using the eProcurement Lifecycle to enter, maintain and monitor requisitions, including creating, canceling, validating (budget checking), and checking on requisition pr... Read More
CAPS Creating Vendors Image
CAPS Creating Vendors
HR0107 - An overview on the method for departments to set up vendors and enter 1099 and vendor withholding information in CAPS. This course is designed for employees whose job responsibility is to identify and create vendors for use on a re... Read More
CAPS Approving Requisitions Image
CAPS Approving Requisitions
HR0112 - An overview on how Departmental Managers approve requisitions (REQ) after they have been entered into CAPS. How to understand the REQ information, workflow, approval process and checking the accounting information (chart fields) fo... Read More
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Excel Level 2
HR0196 - Once you have mastered the beginning steps of Excel 1, it’s time to move to the next level. Learn techniques for creating profession looking documents. Proficiency in or completion of Excel 1  is recommended. Participants wil... Read More
CAPS Creating Standard Vouchers Image
CAPS Creating Standard Vouchers
HR0105 - An overview of entering and checking vouchers (invoices to be paid) in CAPS: using PeopleSoft to enter and look up standard vouchers, direct claims, expense vouchers, etc.; running reports and queries on vendors and payments. Both ... Read More
Excel Level 1 Image
Excel Level 1
HR0196 - Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and widely used spreadsheet applications available today. If you are new to Excel, new to the 2007 or the 2010 version, this course will offer hands-on training to master the basics and p... Read More
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Word Level 2
HR0198 - Do you wonder if there is an easier way to do the tasks you do every day?  Do you enjoy learning how to work smarter and faster instead of harder? Then this workshop is for ... Read More
HR Leadership Academy
HRLA: Civil Service Rules Image
HRLA: Civil Service Rules
HR0100 - This course is designed to provide an overview of the County’s Civil Service Rules, and to create a greater understanding of the civil service merit process that  includes... Read More
HRLA: Communication & Conflict Management Image
HRLA: Communication & Conflict Management
HR0008 - This course offers supervisors and managers the opportunity to improve on their communication skills. Participants will review the communication process and receive tips on active listening skills. Participants will a... Read More
HRLA: EEO: Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Image
HRLA: EEO: Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
HR0070 - This course is designed to help supervisors and managers understand their legal responsibilities in preventing and addressing discrimination and workplace harassment complaints. New or first-time... Read More
HRLA: Hiring and Interview Skills Image
HRLA: Hiring and Interview Skills
HR0027 - This course discusses the do’s and don’ts of a hiring interview. Participants will learn the County’s hiring process and get helpful tips on developing interview questions and rating job applicants. ... Read More
HRLA: Introduction to Progressive Discipline Image
HRLA: Introduction to Progressive Discipline
HR0029 - This course reviews the definition, methods, and processes of progressive discipline. Individuals will learn how to apply discipline in a fair, equitable, and consistent manner. Participants will: Understand the for... Read More
HRLA: Introduction to the Role of the Leader Image
HRLA: Introduction to the Role of the Leader
HR0030 - This course helps participants understand the challenges and responsibilities of a leader and learn the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Participants will: Devel... Read More
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HRLA: Leave Administration
HR0101 - This course provides participants with a general overview of the County’s leave policies and the various state and federal laws that provide “protected leave” to County employees. Topics such as Military Leave, ... Read More
HRLA: Risk Management: What Every Manager Should Know Image
HRLA: Risk Management: What Every Manager Should Know
HR0052 - This course provides managers and supervisors with a basic understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the areas of employee safety and risk management. Participants will: ... Read More
HRLA: SJC Performance Evaluation Guidelines Image
HRLA: SJC Performance Evaluation Guidelines
HR0057 - This course provides participants with general guidelines on conducting effective performance appraisals. Participants will also review the  County’s Civil Service Rules t... Read More
Mandatory Courses
New Employee Orientation Image
New Employee Orientation
HR0047 - This course will familiarize new employees with the County’s vision, mission, organizational structure and services, general workplace rules, diversity program, and other critical policies and procedures. This course includes rep... Read More
Discrimination/Harassment Awareness & Prevention Image
Discrimination/Harassment Awareness & Prevention
HR0151 - Attendees will learn how to recognize and prevent discrimination and  harassment in the workplace. The training will also review ... Read More
Diversity, Respect & Inclusion Image
Diversity, Respect & Inclusion
HR0130 - San Joaquin County is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, equality, and  understanding that values diversity and respects the individual differences that enr... Read More
Employee Benefits Enrollment Image
Employee Benefits Enrollment
HR0001 - As a new employee of San Joaquin County, you have a wide variety of benefits available to you and your eligible dependents. The Benefits staff will be available to answer your questions and assist you in choosing the ... Read More
Sexual Harassment Refresher for Managers & Supervisors Image
Sexual Harassment Refresher for Managers & Supervisors
HR0066 - This mandatory two-hour training is designed as a refresher class for all managers and supervisors who have taken the HRLA: EEO class. This course provides helpful tools and... Read More
Workplace Violence Recognition & Prevention - Mng/Sup Image
Workplace Violence Recognition & Prevention - Mng/Sup
HR0119 - Designed for managers and supervisors, this class reviews the effective methods and techniques to diffuse potentially hostile situations. Attendees will also learn  the step... Read More
Workplace Violence Recognition & Prevention - General Employees Image
Workplace Violence Recognition & Prevention - General Employees
HR0117 - All San Joaquin County employees are required to attend this class. Participants will learn effective methods and techniques to diffuse potentially hostile situations, how to recognize inappropriate and potentially vi... Read More
Professional Skills
Elective - Roles for Team Success Image
Elective - Roles for Team Success
HR0065 - In this class, participants will look at the role they play in a work team and how that helps the team operate more effectively. Participants will learn tools and strategies to better understand and deal with difficul... Read More
Elective - Art and Science of Motivation and Morale Image
Elective - Art and Science of Motivation and Morale
HR0627 - What a daunting topic! Volumes have been written and techniques abound. What may work for one employee or team may not work for another. Many past motivation techniques have been negative and patronizing. Holding on t... Read More
Introduction to Leading Change Image
Introduction to Leading Change
HR0630 - Join us for this 90 minute NEW workshop: Understand why handling change well matters to YOU Explore reasons why people resist change Learn how your response to change will determine the r... Read More
Retirement Classes
Retirement: Mid-Career Retirement Planning Image
Retirement: Mid-Career Retirement Planning
HR0163 - This is a very intense day-long seminar. This seminar will mostly benefit those employees who are mid-career       oriented and will most likely work for the County at lea... Read More
Retirement: Those about to Retire Image
Retirement: Those about to Retire
HR0026 - This half-day workshop teaches many of the practical steps that you need to take to prepare for imminent retirement. Spouses are welcomed to attend. The course will cover: ... Read More
Safety Courses
Emergency Preparedness Image
Emergency Preparedness
HR0141 - Whether serving as a disaster worker for the County or dealing with an emergency, all  employees should know how to safely react  ... Read More
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Experienced Driver 4
HR0176 - This course is mandatory for all employees who operate a County vehicle or use their own vehicle for work  purposes. Through examples and skills exercises, participants will... Read More
Wellness Classes
Eat for Prevention Image
Eat for Prevention
HR0611 - This workshop is primarily information based. Participants will learn healthy ways to reduce their risk for heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Information on low fat and low cholesterol diets, restaurant meals... Read More
Ready. Set. Get Moving. Intro to Exercise Image
Ready. Set. Get Moving. Intro to Exercise
HR0304 - Participants will learn guidelines for physical activity, the different types of physical activity, and explore ways to increase motivation and overcome barriers. (Please dress in comfortable clothe... Read More
Laughter is the Best Medicine Image
Laughter is the Best Medicine
HR0322 - Why is laughter important? How can we get more laughter into our lives? Participants will learn the physical and emotional benefits of laughter. This workshop is guaranteed to make you laugh!

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