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Professional Development

Applications are now available for the 2021 Professional Development Programs. You will find links to the applications under each program. Program applictions are due on March 23, 2021.

Please contact Mary Van Buren if you have any questions.

Professional Development Program Flyer

Supervisor Credit Program

Program Overview

Audience:  Employees who currently don't have the necessary experience to apply for a supervisor postion in the county.  Individuals who apply for this program must be sponsored by the agency.   For more information on this and other programs please review the flyer.

2021 Professional Development Program Flyer

2021 Supervisor Credit Program Application

Questions or for more information please contact Mary Van Buren (385-468-0578)

Supervisory Certificate Program

Program Overview

The Supervisory Certificate Program is designed for supervisors, managers and those that want to hone their leadership skills in human interaction. Human skills are vital to the success of all leaders.

Curriculum:  The Supervisory Certificate Program consists of the Supervisor Boot Camp, four courses that focus on human skills and two interactive sessions to apply what you have learned for a total of 48 hours of classroom instruction and activity. Participants will also be asked to complete a short open book assessment based on content presented in the Supervisor Boot Camp.

Professional Development Program Flyer

Supervisory Certficate Program Application

Applications are due by March 23, 2021 to Mary Van Buren

 Please contact Mary Van Buren by email or at 385-468-0578 for more information.

 NOTE:  Supervisory Certificate Program participants no longer receive six months of supervisory experience credit for completing the program.  If you are interested in in receiving experience credit please review the Supervisor Credit Program outlined above.  

Management Certificate Program

Program Overview

The Management Certificate Program is designed for existing supervisors and managers who want to hone their conceptual skills and skills to motivate to manage in support a higher level of leadership. It is recommended that you have completed the Supervisory Certificate Program or have been in the role of a supervisor/manager for more than one year to participate in this program.

Curriculum: The Management Certificate Program consists of the Supervisor Boot Camp, four courses that focus on human, conceptual skills and motivation to manage skills and two interactive sessions to apply what you have learned for a total of 48 hours of classroom instruction and activity. Participants will also be asked to complete a short open book assessment based on content presented in the Supervisor Boot Camp..

Professional Development Program Flyer

Management Certficate Program Application

Applications are by March 23, 2021 to Mary Van Buren

 Please contact Mary Van Buren by email or at 385-468-0578 for more information.

Supervisor Boot Camp - The Trusted Leader

Program Overview

Audience: New and Existing Supervisors and Professional Development Program Particpants.

Objective:  This 6 session intensive training is designed to give new supervisor a general understanding of the supervisory role and existing supervisors a refresher.  The curriculum combines policy and procedures overviews with the important leadership skills training necessary to successfully engage employees. 

Application Process:  There is no application process for this program.  Agencies only need to provide a list of participants to Employees’ University and we will work to accommodate them into one of the four sessions offered during the year.

Curriculum: 

Module 1 – Foundational Organizaion Knowledge

Register for April 14, 2021  Session

  • The Trusted Leader / Leadership Bank
  • Organizational Overview
  • County Demographics
  • Core Values / D.E.A.
  • Budget and Finance
  • Internal Services, IT, Data & Innovation (ODI)

Module 2 – Investing in People

Register for April 21, 2021 Session

  • Job Classification
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Compensation Practices
  • Interviewing
  • The Valued Employee
  • Behavior Matrix
  • Onboarding/Offboarding

Module 3 – Building Integrity and Growth

Register for April 28, 2021 Session

  • Personal Values
  • Standards of Conduct
  • Setting Goals / PDP
  • Performance Improvement / Discipline and Grievance
  • Agreements and Accountability
  • Difficult Conversations

Module 4 - Leadership Competency

Register for May 5, 2021 Session

  • Risk Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Communication Best Practices
  • Providing Feedback
  • Decision Making

Module 5 – Creating Psychological Safety

Register for May 12, 2021 Session

  • Psychological Safety
  • Employee Relations
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Reasonable Accommodation - ADA
  • Family Medical Leave – FMLA

Module 6 – Your Leadership S.Y.S.T.E.M

Register for May 19, 2021 Session

  • Change Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Meeting Management
  • Team Building
  • Effective Delegation
  • Your Leadership S.Y.S.T.E.M.

Contact Cynthia Carrington by  email or phone (385-468-0576) to register.

Women's Leadership Forum

Program Overview

Audience:  A mix of management, supervisor and frontline female employees.

Objective:  The Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) is series of five conversations designed to teach women leadership skills and develop a professional network.  The goal is to recognize and support the role of women’s leadership in Salt Lake County and by doing so to create a shared understanding of how we as individuals can take deliberate action to encourage a more supportive environment where women can succeed and where diversity in our workforce is realized.

Next Women's Leadership Forum will run in Winter/Spring of 2018 

Curriculum:

Session 1:  Lead from Strength
The focus of this session is on participant’s strengths and their stories of how they successfully used their strengths to make a difference at work or home or in their community. 

 Session 2: Lead Like a Women
This session will look at the continuum of leadership strengths and how men and women lead differently. There is no ‘perfect’ leadership style. As discussed in the first session, leaders are strongest when they lead from their strengths.

 Session 3: Lead the Decision
This session will focus on the five questions you must answer when dealing with important decisions. Next, we will talk discuss how ego can enhance or hinder good decision making and how best to create group situations where ego can enhance decision making.

 Session 4: Lead with Confidence
This session will focus on how to project an executive presence. We will focus specifically on how to make requests of your supervisor, including asking for raises and promotion opportunities. We will also focus on how to exude confidence during interviews.

 Session 5: Lead Yourself
In this session we will explore what participants really, really want to accomplish in their careers and in their lives. They will dream their futures and share that dream with each other.

Fiscal Management Series

Who
This course is designed for ALL levels of fiscal managers, whether you’ve been with Salt Lake County three (3) months or thirty (30)years! 

What
This certificate course is similar to the Supervisory Certificate and Management Certificate programs. 

Why
This series is for you to learn alongside your peers using a variety of learning techniques and will include both group and individual assignments.

To learn more about this program visit the Fiscal Learning Council website.