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Learning and Development Opportunities

Online Toolkits Now Available
Online toolkits with resources, recommended classroom and online trainings, self-assessments, short videos and other information are now available to employees. The following toolkits are now available: 

  • Career development
  • Change management
  • Health and wellness
  • Internships
  • Job search
  • Leading ourselves
  • Leading people and organizations
  • Mentoring
  • Onboarding
  • Organizational development
  • Project management
  • Succession planning
  • Train the trainer 

Additional toolkits on Lominger and Administrative Support are expected to be rolled out mid-December, while toolkits for Customer Service, Employee Engagement and others will be available in early 2014. All toolkits will be constantly updated and will soon include “best practices” from departments/divisions. 

You will find these toolkits here.  For more information, contact kctraining@kingcounty.gov.  


King County eLearning is a new online learning platform that gives King County employees free access to more than 2,000 training courses and videos from work or home, 24/7. Click here to log in. Note that King County eLearning is being rolled out to County employees department by department. If you’re department or agency has not launched King County eLearning, you will not be able to log in to the site. For more information please contact kctraining@kingcounty.gov.


Please make sure that you have the approval of your manager before attending any training. If there is a fee associated with the training, make sure that your manager understands that this training is not already pre-paid by King County and that your home department will be responsible for all associated fees. All Community College Classes are $160 - full day, $79 - half day.

There is a 2 (business) day cancellation policy (unless otherwise noted) for all classes that carry a fee to the department.  If an employee cancels their registration within the 2 (business) day window of time, that employee’s department will be charged the full amount. For questions regarding the training and all registration inquiries, please contact kctraining@kingcounty.gov


April Training

A Day of Transforming Trauma with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, April 2nd, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location TBD
Please join us for this not to be  missed workshop offering a practical and holistic approach of sustaining ourselves individually and collectively. Whether you are a nurse, teacher, conservationist, journalist, doctor, police officer, firefighter, community organizer, biologist, or  caring for a loved one in need, this day is for you. CEUs: 5 hours are available for LMFTs, LMHCs and LCSWs. The cost for CEUs is $30 and must be paid for at the time of registration. For individual and group rates as well as registration, go to the Trauma Stewardship Institute website, or download this pdf.

Time Management, April 10, 1-4 p.m. Seattle Central College: 1701 Broadway, room BE1139D
Want to increase your effectiveness and reduce stress? Learn to organize, prioritize, and manage your work load to maximize your time. Learn techniques to develop the skills to enhance the time you have for important projects and reduce the time spent on unnecessary tasks. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/time-management-registration-9698270789

Stress Management, April 16, 12:30 - 4:30 pm, Chinook Bldg. Room 123
Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the ever increasing demands of life. Surveys show that most Americans experience challenges with stress at some point during the year. In looking at the causes of stress, remember that your brain comes hard-wired with an alarm system for your protection. When your brain perceives a threat, it signals your body to release a burst of hormones to fuel your capacity for a response. This has been labeled the "fight-or-flight" response. Once the threat is gone, your body is meant to return to a normal relaxed state. Unfortunately, the nonstop stress of modern life means that your alarm system rarely shuts off. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stress-management-registration-11057885433

Effective Communication & Conflict Management for Supervisors, April 16, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, HRD Training Room, Admin Bldg. 5th Floor
This one day class provides skills and techniques for communicating and problem solving with employees. Topics covered include:The differences between aggressive, assertive and acquiescent behavior, The two components of effective communication, Seven active listening skills, Five assertive verbal skills, Skills used for documentation, The use of "I" Statements, A formula for dealing with defensive behavior, A seven step process for solving problems and conflict resolution, This  class provides opportunities to apply skills to actual situations that supervisors  are dealing with on the job. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/effective-communication-conflict-management-for-supervisors-registration-10608601613

Effective Communication & Conflict Management for Non-Supervisors, April 17, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, HRD Training Room, Admin Bldg. 5th Floor
This training provides skills and techniques for communicating and problem solving with both co-workers and members of the public. . Topics covered include:The differences between aggressive, assertive and acquiescent behavior, The two components of effective communication, Seven active listening skills, Five assertive verbal skills, Skills used for documentation, The use of "I" Statements, A formula for dealing with defensive behavior, A seven step process for solving problems and conflict resolution, This  class provides opportunities to apply skills to actual situations that supervisors  are dealing with on the job. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/effective-communication-conflict-management-for-individual-contributors-registration-10608798201

Beginning Excel 2010, April 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Seattle Central College: 1701 Broadway, room BE1139D,
Unleash the power of Excel 2010 by learning to use the basic features including the ribbon, toolbar, formatting, and command tabs. This program is an outstanding way to use and present data in usable ways to enhance reports, presentations, and other documents. Please note that class fees for ALL TECHNOLOGY training classes will be billed to individual departments.  Please make sure that you have the approval of your manager and that she or he understands that this training will be paid by the participant's home department.  Home departments will be charged $160 per student for this class.  After registering, please email the following information to kctraining@kingcounty.gov : Project Number, Task Number, and Expenditure Type (Typically, ‘53814 TRAINING’). Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ms-excel-2010-beginning-registration-9698343005

King County Leadership Academy, April 22, 1 - 4:30 p.m. May 1, 7, 13 & 14, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., WA State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Ballroom 3AB (first 3 dates) & 2AB (last 2 dates) - Total 4.5 days - Attendance at all days is Manadatory for Completion
The Leadership Academy’s intensive four day training is designed for current supervisors, managers, directors, or anyone who aspires to leadership in the future. Participants will understand the Lominger competency framework and the competencies paired with effective supervision and management. Best practices and skills which will be reviewed and applied will include communicating effectively at all levels, engaging employees, managing change, coaching, leading with and without influence, resolving conflict, motivating and building effective teams, setting and managing performance outcomes, and implementing effective corrective action processes. Participants will be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships and lead people of diverse backgrounds (ethnicity, multi-generational, cultural, race, gender, equity and social justice, and spirituality ). Participants will understand the importance of emotional intelligence and how to become more emotionally intelligent. They will be able to identify their leadership style and identify how to flex their style with their employees and others. Other topics such as delegating, onboarding new employees, managing up, problem-solving, importance of recognition, ethics, triangulation and conflict, and managing during an investigation will be covered. Important: This 4.5-day training may not be taken as individual one-day classes. Each day builds on the previous day. All participants must begin with "Day 1" and attend all four 1/2 days to successfully complete and graduate from the academy. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leadership-academy-45-days-county-employees-registration-10576948939

Lunch and Learn: Remarkable Communication Skills: Effective Tools for Managing Difficult People and Situations-Part 2- April 23, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m., Chinook 115
Pamela Jett discusses effective ways to communicate under difficult situations. She provides practical methods for improving communication, and talks about how to effectively with different types of difficult people. Please join is at this lunch and learn to watch the DVD and participate in the follow-up discussion. RSVP Jennifer Caymol to confirm.

Writing Effective Emails, April 23, 9 - noon, South Seattle College, Room OLY 206
Are you buried in email? Reduce your email stress and learn to use email as an effective business communication tool. In this entertaining and informative workshop, you’ll learn to compose clear, powerful email messages; organize your inbox; use email more efficiently; know when (and when not) to send email; and avoid embarrassing email mistakes. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-effective-emails-registration-9772412549

Painless Business Writing, April 23, 1 - 4 p.m., South Seattle College, Room OLY 206
You can write clear, powerful, effective business documents--without the headaches! In this hands-on workshop you'll learn to clarify your message, communicate complex information, avoid common mistakes, edit and proofread your writing, use proper grammar and punctuation, and write business letters that get results. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painless-business-writing-registration-9771951169

Project Objectives, April 29, 8 am - noon, Chinook room 126
The Project Planning Process Series: These  three modules look at the details of the project planning process – objective, milestones and work-packages, and project risk. An objective specifies a desired end result to be achieved by a project.  We know it needs to be S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-limited) however, how can the objective be written so that it is also a management tool.  A well-developed Project Objective can help communicate the desired project result, act as a control tool and help Senior Management more simply determine the value of a project and compare projects.  In this course we will learn the fundamentals of writing an objective, including using the S.M.A.R.T. method as well as including project value and project rationale in the statement.  We will be using examples provided by the instructor along with any real-world examples brought in by students. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-objectives-registration-11058475197

Developing Milestones and Work-Packages with a Team, April 30, 8 am - noon, Chinook room 126
The Project Planning Process Series: These  three modules look at the details of the project planning process – objective, milestones and work-packages, and project risk. In this course we will review the definitions of both Milestone and Work Package and see how they are the building blocks of the project network diagram.  We will then practice building the network diagram to demonstrate how this exercise can build the basic framework for any project.   Once built it helps manage the project throughout the duration of the project, including identifying work-package owners and work-package durations- giving us the project timeline and critical path.  This is a workshop-type class, which will give participants a tool that can be implemented immediately in any project. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-milestones-and-work-packages-with-a-team-registration-11058557443

Project Risk Management, April 30, 12:30 - 4:30 pm, Chinook room 126
The Project Planning Process Series: These  three modules look at the details of the project planning process – objective, milestones and work-packages, and project risk.  In all projects there is some risk that the Project Objective is not met as desired.  The reasons can vary, including unforeseen schedule delays, increased costs, or quality changes - affecting the budget, schedule or both.  Project risks cannot be completely eliminated, however by completing a Risk Assessment during the planning process many of the potential project risks can be eliminated or at least mitigated.  This course will give step-by-step information on how to perform a Risk Analysis with your team and develop contingency plans and fitting work packages to lower the chances of issues surfacing which could negatively impact your project.  This course will be very hands-on.  Students can bring real-life projects to the class as examples to work on. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-risk-management-registration-11058643701

Micro-Aggressions in the Workplace, April 30, 1:30 - 4 pm, Admin bldg., HRD Training Room, 5th Floor
We now have a new County Strategic Plan with a guiding principle of “fair and just”. Our new Equity and Social Justice Ordinance notes King County is participating in “an integrated effort that applies the countywide strategic plan’s principle of ‘fair and just’ intentionally in all the county does in order to achieve equitable opportunities for all people and communities.” One of the county’s new determinants of equity deals with promoting fairness and opportunities in County government practices.  One way we can incorporate equity and social justice into our daily practices is to be aware of micro-inequities and micro-aggressions in the workplace and take action to mitigate or eliminate them. This session will provide participants with the tools to identify micro-inequities and/or micro-aggressions, and develop practices to end them in their workplace. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/micro-aggressions-in-the-workplace-registration-11073423909


May Training

King County Leadership Academy continuation - May 1, 7, 13 & 14, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. WA State Convention Center
The Leadership Academy’s intensive four day training is designed for the seasoned supervisor, manager, director, or project manager, as well as for other aspiring leaders. Participants will understand the Lominger competency framework and the competencies paired with effective supervision and management. Best practices and skills which will be reviewed and applied will include communicating effectively at all levels, engaging employees, managing change, coaching, leading with and without influence, resolving conflict, motivating and building effective teams, setting and managing performance outcomes, and implementing effective corrective action processes. Participants will be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships and lead people of diverse backgrounds (ethnicity, multi-generational, cultural, race, gender, equity and social justice, and spirituality ). Participants will understand the importance of emotional intelligence and how to become more emotionally intelligent. They will be able to identify their leadership style and identify how to flex their style with their employees and others. Other topics such as delegating, onboarding new employees, managing up, problem-solving, importance of recognition, ethics, triangulation and conflict, and managing during an investigation will be covered.

Effective Presentations, May 6, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Admin bldg, HR Training Room, 5th floor
This class will provide skills and techniques for writing and delivering an effective presentation. Topics include: The four types of presentations, Doing an audience analysis, Preparing both traditional and training objectives, How objectives are used in preparing a presentation, How to use a Preliminary Plan when developing a Persuasive Presentation, Questioning techniques used during a presentation, How to interact with an audience, How to use visual aids, How to script a final plan, For homework, participants must prepare a 10-15 minute presentation they will deliver on Day 2, so please allow yourself enough time to prepare. (Time will be provided for preparation in the afternoon portion of the class). Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/effective-presentations-registration-10609211437

Team Building, May 7, 9 - noon, South Seattle College, room OLY 206
Powerful outcomes come from cohesive teams! Discover ways to strengthen your group, oversome challenges, and deliver results. Learn to work with difficult people, enhance communications and seamless coordination skills. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/team-building-tickets-9772627191

Writing Reports, May 7, 1 - 4 p.m., South Seattle College, room OLY 206
Want to see immediate improvement in your writing projects? Learn to identify your audience, include visual elements (graphs or charts) to your documents as well as develop your skills to complete your reports efficiently. No more writer's block! With these basic skills, you can learn to produce reports faster and with more clarity. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-reports-tickets-9796701197

Agile Project Management, May 8, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, Chinook Room 126
Are you using Agile? Do you want to know more about Agile? The Agile Guide Team will be giving a practical half-day class on Agile project management. The goal of this class is to clarify what constitutes an ‘Agile’ practice, and, to show you how you can adapt Agile practices to meet your project’s needs. The class will be a combination of teaching and exercises including participation with attendees.  The core elements of the class will include: Building high performing teams, Improved communication, Risk management, and Continuous improvement. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agile-project-management-registration-11060808175

Equity and Social Justice Series: Community Activism and the International District, May 15, noon - 1pm, Chinook room 123
Robert “Bob” Santos, is the most publicly recognized spokesperson and leader of the movement that began in the 1970s to preserve Seattle’s Chinatown/ International District. He served as president of the Catholic Interracial Conference, HUD Regional Director, and was Executive Director of Inter*Im from 1972 to 1989, and 2002 to 2006. He will describe the local civil rights movement related to the Asian American Community in Seattle and will talk about the International District- the history, current demographics, and culture. He will address the previous threats of large public projects, i.e. stadiums and freeways. Bring your lunch and learn more. No registration required.

MS Excel 2010 Intermediate, May 15, 9 am - 4 pm, Seattle Central College Room BE1139
Expand your skills in Excel. Covers the following topics: Reordering and summarizing data including filtering, sorting, the V-Lookup function and conditional formatting. Creating charts and graphs with customization, adding sparklines, overlaying charts, and SmartArt. Formulas including construction of formulas, introduction of functions, and finding errors in calculations. Collaborating with colleagues using cell comments, tracking and managing changes, protecting workbooks and worksheets, and creating hyperlinks Please note that class fees for ALL TECHNOLOGY training classes will be billed to individual departments.  Please make sure that you have the approval of your manager and that she or he understands that this training will be paid by the participant's home department.  Home departments will be charged $160 per student for this class. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ms-excel-2010-intermediate-registration-9772845845

Stories That Lead, May 19, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Admin bldg, HRD Training Room, 5th floor
“There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela’s words remind us that each of us has the capacity to lead in our lives. Are you leading in yours? Or have you noticed cynicism and exhaustion creeping over the passion you once felt for your work? This one-day class explores creative strategies that help you renew and engage that passion so you can create a workplace—and a life—that inspires profound results.  After completing this course, you will be able to:  Describe the attributes of a leader’s voice; Explore the range of your own voice and gain insight into stories that lead you; Use a process of listening that deepens your ability to hear others’ stories; Transform conflict stories into opportunities for support and caring; and Co-create narratives that explore, shape and access leadership potential. Register Here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-that-lead-registration-11122540819

Introduction to Strategic Planning, May 20, 9 am - noon, Admin bldg, HRD Training Room, 5th floor
What is the difference between mission and vision? Do goals or objectives come first? Who should be involved in developing my plan and how long should it take?  This training provides an overview of what strategic planning is, when and why to develop a strategic plan, and how it fits with other management systems and functions.  The basic elements and processes used to develop a strategic plan and key issues that need to be addressed with implementing strategic plans will be described.  Participants will be provided with several planning tools to help with a planning effort. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-strategic-planning-registration-11159848407

Coaching/Feedback, May 21, 8:30 a.m. - noon, Chinook Room 123
This half-day training covers what is involved in getting work done through others. Course content includes giving clear behavioral expectations, effective outcome-based task assignments, motivational coaching and feedback, delegation, decision-making models, removing barriers to effective communication and conflict resolution. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coaching-and-giving-feedback-registration-9803345069

So, You Want to be a Supervisor? May 21, 8:30 am - noon, City University, 521 Wall St, Seattle
Maybe you would like to be promoted, but a step up means taking on supervision responsibilities. Being a supervisor in the public sector requires looking at your familiar surroundings in a new light. This class will help you to bridge that gap and begin to gather leadership and management tools for your (soon to be) expanding tool box. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/so-you-want-to-be-a-supervisor-registration-11077788965

Difficult Conversations, May 22, 8:30 am - noon, Chinook room 123
This workshop prepares you for having difficult conversations by providing a framework for collaborative problem solving.  The mindset we create around conflict is based on the circumstances of the conflict and our past experiences.  This training introduces concepts, tools and skills to facilitate creating a positive mindset to guide our actions. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/difficult-conversations-registration-11073600437

Microsoft Excel 2010, May 22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., North Seattle College, room LB 3129D
Expand your skills in Excel. Covers the following topics: Reordering and summarizing data including filtering, sorting, the V-Lookup function and conditional formatting. Creating charts and graphs with customization, adding sparklines, overlaying charts, and SmartArt. Formulas including construction of formulas, introduction of functions, and finding errors in calculations. Collaborating with colleagues using cell comments, tracking and managing changes, protecting workbooks and worksheets, and creating hyperlinks. Please note that class fees for ALL TECHNOLOGY training classes will be billed to individual departments.  Please make sure that you have the approval of your manager and that she or he understands that this training will be paid by the participant's home department.  Home departments will be charged $160 per student for this class.  Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ms-excel-2010-intermediate-registration-9772912043

Basic Equity and Social Justice Training, May 29, 8:30 am - noon, Chinook room 123
King County’s work on Equity and Social Justice is an integrated approach that applies the King County Strategic Plan’s “fair and just” principle intentionally in all that the county does. Participants will be asked to share their ideas on how King County, their department and division/work group can move forward on reducing inequities in all aspects of its decision-making, organizational practices, and community engagement. This 3.5 hour training will cover topics such as the importance of Equity and Social Justice in King County, Equity and Social Justice guiding principles & practices and how they apply to county policies, the Determinants of Equity, organizational practices, delivery of services and community engagement. It will include a facilitated discussion of part of the film series "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick." Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-equity-and-social-justice-training-registration-11073660617

MS Outlook 2010, May 29, 1 - 4 pm, North Seattle College, room LB 3129D
Outlook has so much to offer beyond email! Navigate the tools for email, calendar, contacts and tasks. Learn how to sort your inbox and organize it with folders. Create rules to help you better manage your email and Quick Steps to make those common tasks go “quicker.” Learn the different types of appointments in the Calendar including the meeting planner tool. Set-up Contacts, including Groups, and work with Tasks as a project management tool and get beyond send and receive. Please note that class fees for ALL TECHNOLOGY training classes will be billed to individual departments.  Please make sure that you have the approval of your manager and that she or he understands that this training will be paid by the participant's home department.  Home departments will be charged $79.00 per student for this class. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ms-outlook-2010-registration-9772795695


June Training

Facilitating Effective Meetings, June 3, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., HRD Training Room, 5th Floor Administration Bldg.
Facilitating Effective Meetings is a one day class on how to design and facilitate effective meetings. Learn about the role of a facilitator and a recorder. Learn communication skills a facilitator uses and how to use an agenda. Group decision making techniques are also covered along with an opportunity to use all these skills in several fun group exercises. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facilitating-effective-meetings-registration-10609309731

Financial Wellness Checkup, June 4, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, City University, 521 Wall St. Downtown Seattle
Your financial health can have a significant impact on your family, your job, your emotions, and so much more. ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions presents the “Financial Wellness Checkup” as a resource to help you find solutions to your personal financial challenges. This 8 hour workshop covers a variety of topics that will help change the way you set financial goals, conquer debt, understand your credit score, grow your savings, prepare for emergencies, adjust to changes in household income, and stretch your dollar. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/financial-wellness-checkup-king-county-employees-tickets-11318228125

Working with the Four Generations, June 4, 8:30 am - noon, Chinook room 123
Every generation has its own perspective and unique values. In today’s workforce, there are four generations actively working together in the workplace struggling to understand one another’s point of view. This workshop will help you to understand the factors that have shaped each generation’s perspective, what drives each generation, and how each generation arrives at the conclusions they draw. Through this understanding, we will discover greater mutual respect, how to better communicate with and motivate those of a different generation, how to style flex, and generally learn to work together more productively and efficiently. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-with-the-four-generations-registration-11058328759

MS Excel 2010 Beginning, June 10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., South Seattle College, Bldg A, 120
Unleash the power of Exel 2010 by learning to use the basic features including ribbon, toolbar, formatting, and the command tabs. Thi program is an outstanding way to use and present data in usable ways to enhance reports, presentations, and other documents. Please note that class fees for ALL TECHNOLOGY training classes will be billed to individual departments.  Please make sure that you have the approval of your manager and that she or he understands that this training will be paid by the participant's home department.  Home departments will be charged $160 per student for this class.  Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ms-excel-2010-beginning-registration-9773249051

Equity and Social Justice Series: LGBTQ Intergtenerational Panel Discussion, June 11, noon - 1:30, KC Superior Court, #E-942
PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbian and Gays) is a national nonprofit dedicated to the health and well-being of LGBTQ people and their families. There are more than 350 chapters and 200,000 supporters across the country. The local Seattle area chapters provide support, education and advocacy on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer persons. The speaker’s bureau has been active for about 20 years and presents to schools, employers, civic groups, colleges, medical groups and other public, non-profit and private organizations. Speakers will share their personal stories and perspectives, accompanied by an overview of the gender spectrum, a key to understanding LGBTQ issues. Time will be reserved for questions since this discussion presents a wonderful opportunity for rich dialogue. This event is sponsored by the King County Human Resources Equity and Social Justice Training Committee. For more information, email Jacqueline H. Blackwell at jacqueline.blackwell@kingcounty.gov.

Proofreading, June 12, 1 - 4 p.m., Seattle Central College, Room BE1139D
Be confident in proofing and editing documents once you know the secrets to effective business English. Let us help take the mystery out of the English grammar, punctuation, and commmonly misused terms. Strengthen your documents or presentations after learning the art of editing and proofing. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proofreading-tickets-9773301207

Proofreading, June 18, 1 - 4 p.m., North Seattle College, Room TBA
Be confident in proofing and editing documents once you know the secrets to effective business English. Let us help take the mystery out of the English grammar, punctuation, and commonly misused terms. Strengthen your documents or presentations after learning the art of editing and proofing. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proofreading-tickets-9773371417

Micro-Aggressions in the Workplace, June 19, 1:30 - 4 pm, Chinook Room 121
We now have a new County Strategic Plan with a guiding principle of “fair and just”. Our new Equity and Social Justice Ordinance notes King County is participating in “an integrated effort that applies the countywide strategic plan’s principle of ‘fair and just’ intentionally in all the county does in order to achieve equitable opportunities for all people and communities.” One of the county’s new determinants of equity deals with promoting fairness and opportunities in County government practices.  One way we can incorporate equity and social justice into our daily practices is to be aware of micro-inequities and micro-aggressions in the workplace and take action to mitigate or eliminate them. This session will provide participants with the tools to identify micro-inequities and/or micro-aggressions, and develop practices to end them in their workplace. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/micro-aggressions-in-the-workplace-registration-11073704749

MS Excel 2010 Beginning, June 19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., North Seattle College, Room LB 3129D
Unleash the power of Exel 2010 by learning to use the basic features including ribbon, toolbar, formatting, and the command tabs. Thi program is an outstanding way to use and present data in usable ways to enhance reports, presentations, and other documents. Please note that class fees for ALL TECHNOLOGY training classes will be billed to individual departments.  Please make sure that you have the approval of your manager and that she or he understands that this training will be paid by the participant's home department.  Home departments will be charged $160 per student for this class.  Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ms-excel-2010-beginning-registration-9773570011

MS Excel 2010 Intermediate, June 24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., South Seattle College, Bldg A, 120
Expand your skills in Excel. Covers the following topics: Reordering and summarizing data including filtering, sorting, the V-Lookup function and conditional formatting. Creating charts and graphs with customization, adding sparklines, overlaying charts, and SmartArt. Formulas including construction of formulas, introduction of functions, and finding errors in calculations. Collaborating with colleagues using cell comments, tracking and managing changes, protecting workbooks and worksheets, and creating hyperlinks. Please note that class fees for ALL TECHNOLOGY training classes will be billed to individual departments.  Please make sure that you have the approval of your manager and that she or he understands that this training will be paid by the participant's home department.  Home departments will be charged $160 per student for this class.  Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ms-excel-2010-intermediate-registration-9773682347


About the South Seattle, North Seattle, and Seattle Central College Classes

Full-day classes run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with an hour for lunch

Please note that class fees for all Technology training classes will be billed to individual departments. Please make sure that you have the approval of your manager and that she or he understands that this training will be paid by the participant's home department.  Home departments will be charged $160 per student for this class.  There is a 2 (business) day cancellation policy for all classes that carry a fee to the department.  If an employee cancels their registration within the 2 (business) day window of time, that employee’s department will be charged the full amount.

College Class Locations

  • South Seattle College: Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108
  • Seattle Central College: 1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
  • North Seattle College: 9600 College Way North, Seattle, Washington 98103