Workforce Development

Planning for Success

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Planning for Success supports you in developing the competencies required to succeed at every level of employment within the County: entry level, supervisory, and managerial.

Whether you obtain a certificate to prepare for the next step in your County career or pursue topics of special interest to you, our 30+ classes are here to support your development. 

Visit this website frequently for news and updates to the class offerings. Be on the look-out for all-staff email fliers announcing new classes, additional dates for current courses, and "space available” announcements for upcoming classes with open seats.

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To register for a class: (network access required)

Be sure to follow the process all the way through to the end when you hit the 'submit' button.  On sonoma higher ed you'll find information on class registration, cancellation, and obtaining your transcript.

You are welcome to register for any class that interests you with supervisory approval. Please note that a few courses have prerequisites. There are no fees for attending classes.

We hope our new cancellation policy provides all employees with the equal opportunity to take the classes they want and need.  You will be asked to confirm your understanding of this policy when you register for all Planning for Success classes. 

Contact Information

Ric Giardina


Workforce Development

Human Resources

County of Sonoma

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Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
HR Training Center
575 Administration Drive
Suite 117C
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464714, -122.72561

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