Professional Development

New Employee Orientation - all employees are welcome!

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Our title may sound familiar to some, but this new program is designed for all employees to participate. You may understand our culture, but do you know how this has evolved and where we are headed in the future?

Human Resources has worked collaboratively with the County Administrative Office, Risk Management, Sustainability, Recycle at Work and Emergency Preparedness staff to design a comprehensive program filled with valuable information all County employees should know.

A few highlights include:

  • Our County Administrative Office shares the County's history and vision for the future.
  • Our resident Emergency Preparedness expert presents an informative session on how to prepare you and your home so that you as an employee can be effective in an emergency.
  • Our Sustainability program educator increases our awareness of what sustainability and recycling at work means and how it is a lot of little things that we can do each day that make a difference.
  • Participate in a fun interactive networking opportunity with other employees.

Review the Program Agenda for details and topics covered in this program. Come to all or just a part. It is up to you and your supervisor. Visit the Training Calendar, for dates, times and location. Interested in attending? Enroll directly through WISARD Learner Self-Service.


Workplace Inclusion Workshop

Presented by Figure 8 Consulting
Participant review
"Not only did they make a subject that has the complete potential of being a very dry topic and
made it interesting and upbeat. I took several valuable and key pieces of information from
their presentation that I didn't know about myself thanks to the time spent with them.
Kudos! Being able to deliver a message while keeping the audience alert and engaged is an art.
Very worthwhile use of a day in my opinion."
Come attend one of the two workshops this year!

Dates: Wednesdays, April 20 and October 26, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Location: Auditorium, Public Services Building

Register: Login to WISARD Learner Self-Service > Learner Home > Human Resources Offerings >Workplace Inclusion, select the workshop date and click enroll.

To learn more about Figure 8 Consulting, visit their website, or visit to learn more about the Workplace Inclusion workshop.

Employee Lending Library

Lending Library-stack of books

We have books and DVD's to lend you for your reading enjoyment or viewing at workgroup meetings. We have several other leadership, communication and supervisory related books. Here are some of the latest additions to our library:

  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team ~ Patrick Lencioni
  • The First-Time Manager ~ Loren B. Belker and Gary S. Topchi
  • Leadership Secrets ~ Local Government Human Resources Officials - IPMA-HR
  • Documenting Discipline ~ Mike Deblieux

Review the complete list of what is in our library. To check out an item, send an email to: with your request.

Do you have employment related books and videos collecting dust at home? If you think others could benefit from your unused resources, consider donating them to our library.