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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development

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The Human Resources department offers an extensive catalog of training opportunities for all job types and levels. Refer questions to Senior Training Coordinators Tony Beasley or Debbie Speed at 972-941-7339 and 972-941-7217, respectively. Have you completed the 2018 citywide mandatory development course? Here are some to consider:

Taming the Stress Monster

Attend this interactive half-day class to learn strategies to manage your stressors better. Join instructor and former Plano employee Lisa Carver (Moxie Consulting, Inc.) for discussions about positive versus negative stress, aspects of “stress hardy” personalities, the ABCs of stress reduction and more!

Tuesday, July 24

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Plano Municipal Center, Training Room A

PeopleSoft Code: AP3438

Volunteer Management Training Series

Get to know all the ways volunteers can help your department at the Brown Bag Series, “VIP Campfire Conversations.” As a supervisor of the extra workers, you’ll learn about several aspects of managing volunteers. All four classes will be held at Haggard Library. Direct questions to Corina Sadler.

Wednesday, July 25:  VIP 101 – Get Started with Volunteers

Wednesday, August 22:  Generational Differences in Volunteers

Wednesday, November 28:  Integrate Volunteer Functions & Save Time

Wednesday, December 19:  Training Volunteers for Success

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (each session)

PeopleSoft Codes: SV3205, SV3208, SV3209 and SV3210 (respectively)

Conducting Effective Meetings

Join Training Specialist Jay Mathis and learn to jazz-up boring meetings! Attendees are shown how to encourage dialogue during meetings, give dynamic presentations, make good use of technology and more.

Thursday, August 9

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plano Municipal Center, Training Room A

PeopleSoft Code:  SV3413

Dealing with Difficult People

Have some fun with this course taking a different approach to identifying and dealing with challenging individuals. Sign up soon and learn strategies to improve communications and become less of a target from experienced trainer Summer Allen, Ph.D.

Tuesday, August 14

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plano Municipal Center, Training Room A

PeopleSoft Code:  AP3304

National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course    

An abbreviated yet engaging course reinforcing good driving skills and habits. This 4-hour course offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities and costs associated with motor vehicle crashes. The course is not for ticket dismissal or insurance premium credit. Participants will learn:

  • skills and techniques to avoid collisions
  • how to reduce traffic violations
  • when to change driver behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes
  • coping techniques for dealing with speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving, hazardous traffic conditions and more.

Participants earn a certificate from the National Safety Council by email.

Friday, August 31

Friday, October 26

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Municipal Center, Building Inspections Training Room

PeopleSoft Code: SD3432-001, SD3432-002 and SD3432-003

Harassment Prevention for Employees - State and Local Government Edition (mandatory 2018 training)

City Manager Bruce Glasscock’s required 2018 employee training focuses on prevention of sexual misconduct and harassment. The online course supports City Policy 219 (Harassment-Free Workplace), which has zero tolerance for any form of harassment. Learn how to recognize and prevent harassment. Along with the course, he asks you to review the updated Harassment-Free Workplace Policy. If you have questions, contact your direct supervisor or Human Resources.

Pass the course by Monday, Dec. 31, 2018

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