Workforce Development

Course Catalog

The Key Competencies and Skills identified by employees as critical for success at each of the County employment levels:  Foundational (Individual Contributor), Supervisory, Managerial, and Executive continue to serve as the foundation for our courses.  

Certifications at the Foundational, Supervisory, and Managerial levels are still available for any employee to pursue.  Look for the orange, blue and green ovals on  the Professional Development Spiral illustrating the required classes for each certification level.  The grey ovals are the Skills Development Electives that are also available to all staff.

    Download the printable version of the 2016-17 Course Catalog

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    • Harassment has no place in our work environment for our employees.  State law AB 1825 mandates that all supervisory and managerial employees be trained in the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

    • Recognizing that the optimal way of building community in the workplace is to provide this training to groups of County of Sonoma employees who work together, Workforce Development is offering this course to intact departmental teams on an on-demand basis.

    • The challenge in writing is to balance a reader's preference with the need to provide sufficient information.  This workshop for County of Sonoma employees is designed to meet that challenge and provide participants with the skills and confidence to write documents that are clear, concise, complete, and persuasive. 

    • This the first of a two-part class that provides valuable information on how to navigate through County employment opportunities specifically for County of Sonoma employees.

    • This workshop is the second segment of the County Career Training class and builds on the first part for County of Sonoma employees.

    • Demographics in Sonoma County have changed in the last twenty-five years; it has become and will continue to be more culturally diverse.  The fact is that serving and meeting the needs of a diverse community and a diverse workforce can be challenging for County of Sonoma employees.

    • When people with different beliefs, ideas, and ways of doing things come together in the workplace, the result can be synergy or it can be conflict for the employees of the County of Sonoma.

    • This course for County of Sonoma employees examines superior quality service and then demonstrate tools and resources you can use to provide it.

    • Any staff are welcome to attend DiSCovering Yourself. DiSC Personality Inventory is a self-administered assessment that will identify your personal behavioral styles.  Insights you gain from DiSC will help you communicate and work more effectively with others, resolve conflict, improve your performance at work, and identify potential career pathways.

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    Ric Giardina


    Workforce Development

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    575 Administration Drive
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    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    38.464714, -122.72561

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