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Summer 2014-Training Schedule for Merit System Employees  




Workplace Development

Refresh your skills or learn a new one. With seasoned trainers at the helm, you can travel through this quarter’s line-up of classes. Along the way, you will find a mixture of topics including management of time, supervisory essentials and quality service. Scan the list below and see what is planned as we travel through summer 2014.

  Time Management/ Organizational Skills(MCPB/Training presentation)

7/18/2014   8:30 am until 12:00 pm

Do you need to gain control of your time? Is a lack of organization stopping you from being productive?  Then, this class is a case of STOP, LOOK and LISTEN!  Here are some points we will teach you how to:

* Organize yourself, your work, and your time efficiently 

* Identify and eliminate your time wasters

* Plan and prioritize effectively

* Avoid procrastination


New Employee Orientation

Are you familiar with the laws and rules governing the Mobile County Merit System?  If you are new to the system or need a little refresher, you might consider attending either of two New Employee Orientation sessions scheduled for this quarter.  New employees need not worry about signing up; MCPB will coordinate with your department about your enrollment. 

The orientation dates are:

July 16, 2014 8:30 am until 10:45 am

September 10, 2014 8:30 am until 10:45 am


Delegating/Decision Making (MCPB/Training presentation)

7/25/2014   8:30 am until 11:30 am

Whether you are a supervisor or not, we all need in our skill set, the knowledge of how to make wise decisions.  Part of that process sometimes includes the need to delegate. You will learn that delegation is a key factor in effective time management and an effective motivational tool for supervisors.



July is time to learn to:

Manage Your Time

Organize Your Tasks

Improve Your Decision Making Skills

Become Knowledgeable About the Merit System



Team Building – Blending Personalities

8/13/2014   8:30 am until 11:30 am

A class designed to improve the working relationships among employees and sometimes their supervisors.  You will see how different personalities play out in the workplace and how understanding these differences can improve teamwork and productivity.


Promoting Trust in the Work Place through Prevention of Harassment  
8/20/2014   8:30 am until 12:30 pm

Workplace harassment is a serious concern. This program will focus on your awareness, accountability and action as it relates to issues of harassment.  Both managers and employees expect to work in a harassment free environment that promotes a positive atmosphere for everyone.  Discussion will include what is considered to be harassing behavior and the steps needed to deal with such situations.


Workplace Violence: Recognizing and Avoiding the Risks
8/27/2014   8:30 am until 11:30 am

Improve your knowledge regarding the potential of violence in the workplace.  Whether it takes the form of threats or something more serious, it is a concern for all employers and employees.   The program focuses on sources of workplace violence, key risk factors and indicators, and best practices for handling situations that may arise.   While this session will present useful facts on the topic, your first and best source of information will always be your jurisdiction’s policies and procedures.


First Aid/CPR

9/19/2014   8:30 am until 3:30 pm

This quarter’s safety topic offers training that might save a life.  Procedures for administering first aid and lifesaving CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) will be covered.





The Meaning of Quality Service in the Public Sector

9/24/2014   8:30 am until 12:30 pm

Yes, we do have customers. When we provide services to the public, we must be skilled in our ability to communicate, manage difficult situations and take ownership for the service that we provide. This class is not your basic customer service program.  A skilled instructor will guide you through the process that links skills to quality service.