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 feedback!

Another successful workshop bringing our grand total to 203 workshop participants (participation by department) since the pilot in February 2013!  We are excited to continue bringing these award-winning speakers to Washington County.
"Carol and April were fantastic!
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."
~ Workshop Participant
Learn what it's all about and attend one of the 2016 workshops!

Dates: Wednesday, April 20 or October 26, 2016

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  (lunch 12 – 1 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.

Read more comments from workshop participants 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.


Domestic Violence Leave Policy Training

Are you someone that prefers to have as many supervisory tools in your toolbox as you can? The Domestic Violence Leave Training was designed to provide managers and supervisors with an overview of Washington County's Domestic Violence Leave Policy.

Included in the training are guidelines for:

  • When and how to talk to an employee about domestic abuse/violence
  • Taking reasonable safety measures
  • Providing support and assistance to victims of domestic violence
  • Use of accrued leave for absences
  • Record keeping
  • Prohibited discrimination
Supervisors interested in having this training become part of your County training record, log on to WISARD Learner Self-Service to complete the training.
For assistance navigating through WISARD, follow these how-to instructions.
Employees interested in viewing the training, click the link below to begin.
If you have questions regarding the policy, process or guidance in working through any Domestic Violence Leave situation, contact your HR Liaison.