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A focused program for EAP stakeholders.
Join us for the first Leadership Roundtable meeting of 2019. You will have an opportunity to network with your colleagues, share your experiences in promoting EAP, hear about new marketing tools and participate in an in-depth discussion on Messaging Therapy, a new and exciting EAP benefit.
Discuss best practices in promoting EAP through sharing of case examples.
Learn about new marketing tools.
Discover how Messaging Therapy works and best ways to introduce to employees.
EAP coordinators, managers, supervisors, personnel officers, departmental training staff, and other EAP stakeholders.
Security check-in, please arrive early.
Join the web meeting:
Access Code: 891 864 309
Two weeks notice for special accommodations is required.
Questions? Contact Jackie Hensley,Statewide EAP Manager916-324-9353 / Jackie.Hensley@calhr.ca.gov
Discover the advantages of transferring your unused accumulated leave and other cashable leave credits into your Savings Plus account(s). This workshop explains how to maximize the benefits of Lump Sum Separation Pay and 457 Traditional Catch-Up.
By the end of this workshop you will:
Learn how to transfer Lump Sum into your Savings Plus account(s) pre-tax
Find out how to use Lump Sum with Catch-Up
See if you are eligible to double your Catch-Up contribution for up to three years in the 457 plan
Throughout history, inquisitive people have been concerned with the art and science of astute thinking. In the 21st century, the ability to engage in reflective thought has been viewed as a fundamental characteristic of an independent person and as a skill for an increasingly wide range of jobs. As a result, the topic of Critical Thinking is one more way to gain a competitive advantage in career and organization development. This
pragmatic course takes critical thinking skills and techniques and makes them accessible to public agency employees.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Evaluate the reasoning in an argument and determine its validity
Make complex decisions with more efficiency and effectiveness
Take a multi-perspective view of an issue for better decisions
Apply creative thinking techniques to expand the possibilities of viable solutions
This course is designed for all employees who need to actively question assumptions and look for reasonable and logical results.
$155 per participant
This course is part of CalHR’s Analyst Series.
The course is the recommended starting point for analysts wishing to improve their analytical skills. The course is an introduction, or in some cases a re-introduction, to a problem solving method, various critical thinking tools, and the process of sound decision making. Using actual government-based research problems, participants in this class will learn to organize and analyze data and use problem solving techniques and tools.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
This course is an excellent refresher for experienced analysts. Analysts new to their positions will also benefit from the systematic and logical approaches to analytical work presented in this class.
Being an analyst can be intimidating; often you are thrown into analytical work without adequate training. Even worse, you may have to “learn” on the job, without knowing what to do. This two-day course is designed to provide you with an overview of analytical staff work and introduces the
skill of researching. It prepares you for the challenges of analytical work and how you can build an analytical career.
Any aspiring analyst (staff member who wishes to promote to the analytical series), new Staff Services Analyst (SSA), or related analytical series will benefit from this class.
$310 per participant
An analyst’s work product needs to be clear, concise, logical, and correct. The first step in meeting these requirements is to plan effectively before writing – the best planners are the best writers. This two-day class will help you analyze and organize any writing project as well as help you choose the most effective way to present completed staff
work to your audience
This class is intended to benefit analysts and staff looking to promote into the analyst field.
Several adverse actions which departments initiate on their employees require that a hearing be held prior to the effective date of the action. This hearing is referred to as a "Skelly Hearing" and should be presided over by an individual who is familiar with the responsibilities of serving in this role, as well as legal and other requirements and principles applicable to the State's disciplinary, probationary period, medical and "without fault" action processes. This half-day class also addresses the application of progressive discipline, the role of corrective measures, determining the appropriate penalty, the importance of probationary reports and annual evaluations, as well as recognizing and addressing cultural diversity in the role of a Skelly Officer.
Participants will learn about the "Skelly Hearing" process and the responsibilities of those involved, as well as the processes and principles leading to the necessity of initiating actions which result in a "Skelly Hearing".
Staff who serve as "Skelly Officers", HR Managers, Personnel Analysts, and Personnel Attorneys who are new to state service.
$80 per participant
Note: This class was formerly called Supplemental Applications.
This one-day course introduces a variety of methods and techniques used to assess Training and Experience (T&E). Advantages and disadvantages of T&E evaluation methods will be discussed as well as issues related to reliability, validity, development, and scoring.
Participants will gain a foundation in the principles and techniques used to develop legally defensible T&E evaluations. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will be able to:
Personnel analysts, managers, or individuals responsible for the development of employment testing and selection programs.
This two day class focuses on the principles and techniques used to develop a legally defensible and predictive multiple choice examination and how to evaluate test effectiveness. Day one focuses on the methods of writing multiple-choice written tests. The course introduces various item types such as knowledge, reading comprehension, math, and analytical problem solving. Day two covers the use and interpretation of item analysis data for written multiple-choice tests. Topics include item discrimination, item-total correlation, item difficulty, distractor analysis, classical test theory, statistical reliability, and the use of this information to improve individual test items as well as the overall exam.
Participants will gain a foundation in the principles and techniques used to develop legally defensible and predictive multiple-choice examinations. Participants will also learn how to use an item analysis report to ensure that examinations are functioning properly. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will be able to:
Personnel analysts, managers, or individuals responsible for the development of employment testing and selection programs.
Overview of Selection Process; Legal Aspects of Personnel Selection; Examination Administration (Selection Analyst Certification Only)
This two-day class provides participants with an understanding of how to properly conduct Qualification Appraisal Panel (QAP) interviews in accordance with best practices and CalHR regulations. The course will focus on the differences between a hiring interview and a QAP interview, the role of the panel members, equal employment opportunity considerations, panel member orientation, candidate rights, and interview procedures. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will receive certification to serve as a Chairperson on QAP interviews.
This class focuses on interviewing techniques and provides participants with the knowledge and expertise necessary to conduct fair and equitable QAP interviews in accordance with CalHR regulations. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will:
Individuals who may be required to serve as a Chair on a QAP interview MUST complete this course and receive certification from an CalHR-certified course instructor. Additionally, this course is designed for examination analysts, managers, and individuals who are responsible for the development and/or administration of employment testing and selection programs.
“Soft skills” are increasingly the currency of choice in the new economy. This course is designed to provide you with insight into the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform as a superior analyst. Additionally, through class exercises, you will become aware of the effect your attitude has on your performance and the performance of your colleagues. The goal of this course is to help you enhance your ability to perform as a superior analyst in your California government agency.
This course is for analysts who want to take their work to the “next level” by increasing their ability to interact with and influence others.
This class is designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the concepts of Completed Staff Work (CSW). Participants have an opportunity to experience working on analytical problems individually and in teams using the seven-step CSW model. Additionally, participants will practice creating evaluation criteria, analyzing and evaluating alternatives, and preparing recommendations for implementation based on generally accepted standards for government agencies.
This course is for analysts just starting in their career (Staff Services Analysts) or experienced analysts who are required to create recommendations for management implementation in the form of CSW but have never attended a CSW class.
This one-day course will provide participants with an understanding of the uses and applications of work samples and performance tests. Topics include the development, scoring, assessor/rater training, and the practical and logistical issues related to the administration of work sample and performance tests. Various testing formats will be covered, including in-basket exercises, written and oral exercises, role-play exercises and physical performances tests.
Participants will gain a foundation in the principles and techniques used to develop legally defensible work samples and performance examinations. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will be able to:
If you have a minimum of 20 participants you may schedule this course at your worksite.
The purpose of this course is to empower participants to deliver better presentations in terms of capturing, keeping, and motivating the audience. The preparation of the presentation including its organization, flow, and the use of visual aids (including slideshows), are discussed. Your confidence and competence in giving presentations will increase from this course.
This course is for anyone who is interested in increasing their level of competence and comfort in delivering effective and engaging presentations.
This one-day course introduces the procedures and practices for developing and using structured interviews. The course will focus on the craft of developing proper interview questions and scoring criteria for a variety of job types and domains, including the use of background, knowledge, behavioral, and situational questions.
Participants will gain a foundation in the principles and techniques used to develop legally defensible and predictive structured interviews. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will be able to:
Personnel analysts, managers, or individuals responsible for the development of employment testing and selection programs.
The most effective way for an analyst to ensure the success of any project, whether simple or complex, is to plan it well at the outset. This step-by-step course introduces a logical, powerful, and integrated project planning methodology to participants who have no project management experience. It is also an excellent opportunity to review and strengthen the basic project planning knowledge of those who have had some experience in this area. In this highly interactive course, you will have an opportunity to work with a team of colleagues on a real-world project plan. Note: Unlike many project management classes, this course does not focus on project management software such as Microsoft Project®. The focus is entirely on helping participants learn and practice sound project planning and management skills.
This course is for anyone who is or might be placed in charge of a project and/or project team.
Job analysis is the foundation for many of the critical personnel decisions within an organization, and is the basis for content valid employee selection procedures. This two day class focuses on job analysis methods involving the identification of critical tasks and associated knowledge, skills abilities and personal characteristics (KSAPCs). Modules include legal implications, job audits and observations, writing effective task and KSAPC statements, survey construction and administration, data analysis, and setting appropriate cutoffs.
Upon successful completion of this class, participants will be able to:
Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: This presentation identifies and describes procedural requirements regarding the
investigation/interrogation of a peace officer; the parameters for placing, maintaining, and reviewing documents, materials in a peace officer’s personnel file; non-interrogation rights provided to peace officers; POBR scenarios designed to give participants practical
To identify and discuss primary “rights” the Public Safety Officers’ Procedural Bill of Rights(POBR) grants peace officers.
Peace Officers, Non-Peace Officers, Supervisors, Managers, Internal Affairs Investigators, Police Command Staff and Department Heads.
A critical element of success for the employee is the ability to initiate and maintain viable workplace relationships that foster a productive exchange of information. This course provides participants with insights and skills that will help them maximize their productivity as they interact with others to effectively accomplish workplace goals and objectives.
This course is for any employee who wishes to increase their effectiveness through improved interpersonal skills.
Participants will increase their ability to write in a professional and convincing way that builds credibility. Specifically covered in this course are the key fundamentals of grammar, the elements of sentence structure and parts of speech, and how to fix common punctuation errors.
This course is for employees whose writing skills need improvement, have been counseled to improve their writing skills, and/or those who wish to gauge their need for more formal writing training or education.
Most everyone suffers from some form of “business writing blues” or writer’s block, while others take too long to make a point. Participants in this practical course will increase their ability to write letters, memos, and e-mails in convincing ways that build credibility. The individual and team activities will stimulate interest and reinforce key concepts that participants can apply right away.
This course is for employees who feel their writing skills need improvement, those who have been counseled to improve their writing skills, and/or those who wish to gauge their need for more formal writing training or education.
Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: This course will provide participants with basic knowledge of the internal investigation process. It will include instruction in practical investigative skills including interviewing complaints, witnesses and subjects, collecting and evaluating evidence, and writing investigative reports
Deliver a six hour training course to teach basic investigative and interviewing skills to be used in conducting internal investigations.
This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch. Attorneys, investigators and human resources professionals who may be assigned to conduct internal investigations.
The class will cover an overview of the best practices for all aspects of the hiring process, including the following areas:
What to include in the duty statement
What should be stated in the advertisement of a position
What the application screening process entails
What are appropriate application screening criteria
What type of, when, and how supplemental screening may be conducted
The interview phase – from exams to hiring interviews, reference checks, official personnel file review, selection/rejection of candidates
The retention of records
The probationary period
Deliver training that provides policy, legal requirements, helpful tips, guidance, and resources so that HR staff may institute best hiring practices in their respective departments to ensure a rigorous and legally
sound selection process designed to retain the most qualified candidates for positions in state government.
This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch. Human Resources and Labor Relations staff who are involved in, consult about or require knowledge of the hiring process. This training is also for hiring managers and supervisors who are responsible for administering the hiring process.
Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: The training focuses on how to prepare and effectively implement an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and draft performance evaluations. The training discusses the value of providing performance reviews and IDPs. The training’s emphasis is to build better employees using performance evaluations and IDPs.
This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch. Managers and supervisors who prepare performance reviews and who assist employees draft IDPs.
In this interactive session, participants will follow a systematic approach to creating training programs. Through a series of practical exercises, participants will identify the need for training in the workplace, design learning methods and materials, practice facilitation skills, and evaluate their training effectiveness.
This course is designed for training staff and those with responsibility for developing and delivering training within an organization.
$775 per participant
This 2 day course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the minimum qualifications (MQ) evaluation process and how to develop a 511B tool. Utilizing best practices, participants will learn the methods used to interpret and apply MQs during the application review process. The State application is the initial document used by applicants to present their qualifications, dates and lengths of employment, and job duties. This information is evaluated and compared to the class specification to determine whether or not an applicant legally meets the MQs to compete in an examination. The second day of the course which includes a lab session focuses on the techniques included to develop a 511B, a tool created to assist with the MQ evaluation process necessary to determine if an applicant meets the MQs required to participate in an examination or transfer to a different classification.
Acquire the knowledge and skills to interpret and apply MQs during the application review process and to develop comprehensive 511B tools. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will be able to:
This class is designed for persons who currently work in Human Resources, Personnel analysts, managers, or individuals responsible for the development or administration of selection programs and processes.
This class is exactly the same as the first day of the 3 day Return to Work Training Class. Staff new to workers’ compensation should read the "Workers' Compensation Preview " (PDF) and have a thorough understanding of the terms used in the workers' compensation system prior to attending this class.
This course will help satisfy part of the initial training requirements for new return-to-work coordinators or the 16 hours of additional training required annually of return-to-work coordinators per the Master Agreement.
Debbie Massello or Ed Cho, WorkComp@calhr.ca.gov
A three day workshop designed to provide return to work coordinators enough knowledge to effectively administer their workers' compensation program.
Return-to-Work Coordinators (preferential registration)
This class meets the training requirements that are outlined in the Master Agreement. New return-to-work coordinators should attend this training course once in their career, preferably within 12 months of appointment.
Attendees must read the Workers' Compensation Preview (PDF) and have a thorough understanding of the terms used in the workers' compensation system prior to attending this class.
This class provides an overview of the fundamental concepts of Lean and the tools and techniques used to identify value-added activities and eliminate waste to improve customer outcomes.
As a result of attending this class, participants will:
Please come to the class with knowledge of your programs mission and some process improvement areas in your work environment that you have identified for opportunities to innovate and improve.
Again, congratulations. The journey of continuous improvement begins today. We look forward to working with you. Please e-mail LeanValue@calhr.ca.gov if you have any questions!
This class is designed for employees at all levels interested in learning how to eliminate waste and streamline processes in their units, program areas and departments.
This is an essential training for EAP coordinators, managers, supervisors, personnel officers, departmental training staff, and EAP stakeholders.
This is an interactive training designed to learn specifics about the EAP program, identify how to promote the program, and educate employees, team leaders and other stakeholders about the program.
The Benefits Administration Training Class is intended s for new staff responsible for administering state employee benefits. The class provides an overview of numerous benefit programs through scenario based classroom training.
If your department has specific training needs, we want to hear from you. Please email your inquiry to BAMTraining@calhr.ca.gov.
Participants will learn and understand the fundamentals of health, dental, vision, retiree vision, CoBen, FlexElect reimbursement accounts, health and dental cash options, common carrier insurance, group term life insurance, long-term disability, retirement processing, and COBRA.
Upon completion of the class, participants will be able to:
The training is intended for new:
There is no cost to attend this class. You must go through your department's training request process to obtain the necessary approvals to attend class on State time. If you do not attend class or send a substitute, you will be charged a “no-show” fee of $310. However, there is no “no show” fee for webcast training. If you are not able to attend the class for which you have registered, please e-mail your cancellation request to firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks prior to the registered class. When sending a substitute, be sure to send someone based on the description as noted under the “Intended Audience”
If you need a special accommodation, you may send your requests to email@example.com three weeks prior to the class.
In this class you'll learn what you need to know about the state employee 401(k) and 457 plans, and be given a chance to enroll on the spot.
By the end of this workshop you will :
Understand how a 401(k) or 457 fits into your retirement plan
Learn the difference between 401(k) and 457 plans
Find out the difference between pre-tax and Roth savings
Enroll in the plan of your choice
In this workshop you will learn the different investment options available to you through Savings Plus.
Find out how to evaluate your own time horizon and risk tolerance
Understand the difference between stocks, bonds, and short term investments
Learn about the different approaches to investing in Savings Plus
This intensive hands-on class will provide you with advanced tools, techniques and methods of Lean and how to apply and improve business processes in your organization. You will experience value creation in action as they participate in a Gemba Walk and Kaizen event.
As a result of attending this class, you will be able to:
Please come to the class with knowledge of your programs’ ‘why’ and identified opportunities to innovate and improve.
We look forward to joining you on your process improvement journey. Please e-mail LeanValue@calhr.ca.gov if you have any questions!
This class is designed for employees at all levels who want to serve as Lean champions/change agents and would like to lead process improvement projects in their units, program areas and departments.
$1,500 per participant
Now that retirement is right over the horizon, you will want to know all the benefits of Savings Plus that apply to you. We will discuss maximizing your Savings Plus deferrals in your last few years of employment, withdrawing your funds after retirement, and why you should keep your funds with Savings Plus after you retire.
Learn how to maximize deferrals in your final years of employment
Discover the tax consequences of making withdrawals in retirement
Find out why transferring out to an IRA might nullify many of the benefits of the state 401(k) and 457 plans
Understand the different strategies of investing after retirement
In Word Level One, participants will create, edit, and enhance standard organizational documents using Microsoft® Office Word 2010. It provides the fundamental knowledge and techniques needed to advance to using more complex Word features.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
This course is designed for relatively new users of MS Word or those who wish to expand their abilities to learn the basic operations of the MS Word, strengthen their day-to-day document production, and use the application to improve performance and productivity.
$195 per participant
In Excel Level One, participants will create and edit basic Microsoft Office Excel 2010 worksheets and workbooks. It provides the fundamental knowledge and techniques needed to advance to using more complex Excel features.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
This course is designed for relatively new users of Excel or those who wish to expand their abilities to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Office Excel 2010 worksheets, strengthen their day-to-day worksheet production, and use the application to improve performance and productivity.
In Excel Level Two, you will use advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyze data in spreadsheets. You will also organize table data, present data as charts, and enhance the look and appeal of workbooks by adding graphical objects.
This course is meant for those desiring to gain advanced skill sets necessary for calculating data using functions and formulas, sorting and filtering data, using PivotTables and PivotCharts for analyzing data, and customizing workbooks. These tools will allow the participant to maximize their performance and productivity using Excel.
Discover the advantages of transferring your unused accumulated leave and other cashable leave credits into your Savings Plus account(s). This webinar explains how to maximize the benefits of Lump Sum Separation Pay and 457 Traditional Catch-Up.
By the end of this webinar you will:
Technical writing is a type of writing where the author is writing about a particular subject requiring direction, instruction, or explanation. This two-day course provides intensive instruction on effective technical writing. Participants will explore concepts ranging from audience and plain language to types of reports and logical organization.
Technical writing is straightforward, and contains easy-to-understand explanations and/or instructions dealing with a particular subject. It is an efficient and clear way of explaining something and how it works.
Other writing courses from the CALHR offerings or a good grasp of basic writing and grammar
This class is intended to benefit any staff person or analyst who writes policy papers, proposals, analyses, or any number of California State Government technical (but non-scientific documents). This class is not intended for those who must write or submit to scientific journals or related science, legal, or engineering publications.
After putting pen to paper (either literally or figuratively) comes the important task of editing: it’s a skill set related to, but different from, writing. Equipping ourselves to edit our own work, as well as the writing of others, is the foundation of this course. Participants will learn how to approach their own documents with “fresh eyes” and overcome the temptation to change (as opposed to edit) another person’s document. We’ll learn how to avoid the common pitfalls that inhibit a reader’s ability to understand what we’ve written, as well as look at samples of common business documents – both good and bad.
Other writing courses from the CALHR offerings or a good grasp of basic writing and grammar.
This class is designed for supervisors or managers who edit the writing of others and any staff person or analyst who does a substantial amount of writing.
Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: This is a course on the state’s probationary period, and how and why a department can and should reject an employee during probation when appropriate.
This course will provide supervisors and managers an overview of the state’s probationary period, and the steps to consider and take when preparing a rejecting on probation. We will explain the statutory basis for and purpose of the probationary period. We will identify some of the warning signs leading up to rejecting an employee. We will discuss the importance and purpose of providing periodic probationary reports. We will identify the team members with whom to communicate when discussing a prospective rejection. We will also discuss service of the rejection notice, and the appeal process.
This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch:
Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: This class provides an overview of the how to manage performance throughout the three phases of progressive discipline and the discipline process. It addresses the supervisors' responsibilities during the hiring and onboarding process, and the supervisor’s responsibility for setting expectations, training, evaluating, and mentoring staff to ensure performance consistent with job requirements and expectations and it familiarizes the supervisor with the adverse action process. This seminar is designed to complement the online CalHRs’ Supervisors Guide to Addressing Poor Performance and Virtual Help Desk for Supervisors and Managers.
Provide participants information, guidance, and resource tools to assist them in the hiring and onboarding process and with setting expectations, mentoring, encouraging, and training employees, implementing the three phases of progressive discipline, and understanding the formal adverse action process.
This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch. Managers, Supervisors, Human Resources and Labor Relations staff who are involved in or require knowledge of the progressive discipline process. Employees from multiple areas of a department are encouraged to attend as a team so that everyone has the same understanding of performance management.
This five-day program combined with Part 2 (#409B), meets requirements of Government Code Section 19995.4(b) for new supervisor training. Please note, these course can be taken in any order to meet the requirement.
This course is intended for newly appointed supervisors and for those supervisors who desire to take refresher training. This course satisfies part of the requirements California Government Code Section 19995.4(b) for new supervisor training.
Basic Supervision for State Supervisors Part 1
This program combined with Part A (#409A), meets requirements of Government Code Section 19995.4(b) for new supervisor training. Additionally, the Sexual Harassment Prevention module meets the requirements of AB 1825 and AB 2053 for training on these topics. Please note, these course can be taken in any order to meet the requirement.
Basic Supervision for State Supervisors Part 2
Guide and teach staff through brief encounters rather than formal lengthy training sessions. Identify the fundamentals of information, knowledge and skill transfer, variations in learning styles, and specific methods of effectively coaching individuals to use new skills.
This course is intended for supervisors, managers and lead persons who need to guide and teach staff in the workplace.
Cost: $155 per participant
This one-day class will help you improve your oral communication skills, increase your ability to understand and be understood, and help you have more influence. Improve your listening skills, assertive skills, and nonverbal communications in this class.
This courses is intended for all staff.
This course will help you present numerical data to managers, decision makers, or the general public so they can readily understand the data. You will learn concepts, conventions, and mechanics behind the effective use of tables, charts, and graphs.
This course is intended for anyone who presents data to managers, decision makers, or the general public.
This one-day class will provide you with tools, techniques, and practice in resolving work conflicts involving employees, coworkers, supervisors, or customers.
This course intended for all staff.
Participants learn ways to build trust and relationship and to ensure positive experiences for their customers. The nature of quality is revealed along with 7 key elements to manage excellent customer experiences, whether by phone, email, or in person.
Data analysis is the process of describing and interpreting quantitative information. This introductory seminar will guide students through the three basic steps involved in conducting research: collecting data, analyzing data, and reporting the results.
This course is intended for Analysts.
You will refresh and deepen your skills around the most challenging management topics including dealing with a challenging employee and raising emotional intelligence. At the end of this course you will be more confident and better equipped to deal with management issues.
This course is intended for any manager and supervisor who want to refresh their skills, and learn new ideas to improve their management.
Cost: $310 per participant
This course is designed for people who are currently deciding whether a Supervisor job is right for them or not. You will better understand what it takes to become a supervisor in State government and be able to determine if you are ready for the increased responsibilities associated with this position.
This course is intended for any staff person thinking of taking a supervisory or management position.
Leading Effectively helps managers and supervisors strengthen their abilities to challenge, inspire, enable, model, and encourage. These abilities will enable them to lead others in getting extraordinary things done in their organizations.
Managers and Supervisors
This course focuses on two aspects of the change process: 1) planning and implementation and 2) management of the change process through effective interaction.
This course is intended for Managers and Supervisors.
A fast-paced workshop that includes an in class LPI self-assessment. Participants will receive feedback on leadership behaviors and gain new insights into their strengths as well as opportunities to grow their leadership capabilities.
This course is intended for managers and supervisors.
This course will provide participants with an overview of the latest developments in labor and employment Law impacting State of California personnel and those who work on state employee personnel matters. This overview will generally include an explanation and discussion of the latest court cases, administrative decisions, and state and federal legislation and regulations.
The subject matter and presentation will vary from class to class but may include the latest legal developments involving state employee discipline (including the Peace Officers Bill of Rights Act and Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act), various leaves of absence laws (including FMLA and CFRA), labor relations and collective bargaining issues, reasonable accommodation, workplace investigations, employee wage and hour matters, and workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Provide state human resources professionals with an overview of the newest cases, regulations, statutes, and other developments affecting their work on personnel matters.
This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch. Attorneys, supervisors, and managers who are responsible for or provide advice on state employee personnel matters.
This course is intended for managers and supervisors who must complete the mandatory sexual harassment prevention training program. This course satisfies the requirements of Government Code section 12950.1 for managers and supervisors.
This course is also suitable for EEO officers and investigators, human resources personnel, and other staff involved in receiving, investigating, and resolving claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Union stewards and rank and file employees interested in knowing their rights will also benefit from this program.
To get credit for this training, and receive a certificate of completion, you must attend the webinar for two hours and actively participate by answering 90% of the questions posed by the instructor.
Before the webinar begins, please go to the “Test a WebEx meeting” link below to determine if you can successfully enter the test meeting. If your test is successful, you will see a screen that says “Congratulations, your test was successful!” If you are unsuccessful, contact your IT help desk. They may need to install the appropriate WebEx software.
If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Statewide Training at 916-445-1547 at least one week before the webinar.
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This interactive class offers practical techniques for utilizing time as a limited resource and establishing productive work plans.
This course is designed for all employees who need time management tips.
Building High Performance Teams will demonstrate the power of teams and show team leaders how to use accountability and responsibility to improve their team's measurable performance.
This course is designed for supervisors, managers and team leads.
You will automate some common Excel tasks, apply advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets, troubleshoot errors, collaborate on worksheets, and share Excel data with other applications.
This course was designed for students desiring to gain the skills necessary to create macros, collaborate with others, audit and analyze worksheet data, incorporate multiple data sources, and import and export data.
The Workforce Planning Program consists of four workshops and four one-on-one consulting sessions designed to guide the participants through the development of a workforce plan for their organization. Under the direction of the Executive Sponsor and Human Resource (HR) Champion, the participant will lead a project team within their respective organizations to develop their workforce plan over a four month period. Upon workshop completion participating organizations will have a completed workforce plan. The program includes a full day Kickoff and graduation events for HR Champions and participants and a half day kickoff for Executive Sponsors.
To ensure success in the Workforce Planning Program, the Participant must possess the following:
In order for your registration to be deemed complete, your organization must:
CalHR is located at 1515 S Street Sacramento, CA 95811
Advanced Learning Institute (ALI) is located at 10000 Goethe Rd. Building A-Suite A1 Rancho Cordova 95827
Your choice on when to file for Social Security could increase your annual benefit by as much as 76%. That is why it is the choice of a lifetime. Learn key filing rules and strategies so you can make the choice that fits with your overall retirement income plan.
In this course participants will learn how to effectively complete a Duty Statement that is compliant with the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Participants will develop strategies for writing or revising duty statements using a "who does what" language model, as well as be able to identify an employee's essential job functions and the expected job performance.
As a result of attending this class, participants will:
Please complete the online eLearning tool (no cost) and bring a copy of your certificate to the class: Overview of Compliant Duty Statements eLearning Tool
Personnel Analysts, Managers, and Supervisors.
This new cohort has been specifically designed to meet the required 40 hour training needs of newly appointed managers (Staff Services Manager II/III or equivalent). Please read the course description below, prior to registering.
Leading teams to deliver great results for California is fundamental for state leaders. As a manager, you are a steward of taxpayer resources and administer vital programs for Californians. By the end of this class, you will be able to apply critical skills to lead teams, leverage resources, and use best practices to effectively and efficiently operate your program.
Each five-day cohort selects one colleague who best exemplifies the philosophy, values, and competencies of the California Leadership Academy's Manager Development Program to receive the Emerging Leader award. The award entitles the recipient to three days of complementary training from the Statewide Training Center.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Managers (SSMII/III or equivalent) appointed after June 27, 2016. SSM1 managers may also attend with the understanding that the intended audience is for senior managers who typically supervise teams and serve as program managers.
Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: This course will provide best practices to drafting common departmental policies, such as workplace violence, Equal Employment Opportunity, and sexual harassment policies.
This course will also discuss the purpose behind drafting policies and how policies can impact departments.
This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch. Classes are intended for State legal professionals, such as attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and analysts.
Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: This one-day class will provide participants with the employer’s perspective on the reasonable accommodation process and how and when to take medical actions. The class explores the employer’s obligations under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to reasonably accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, and how to engage in the interactive process. The class covers the requirements for reasonable accommodation related to disability, pregnancy, and religion. This class also explores the conditions and requirements for medical actions (including medical demotions, transfers, and terminations) as well as the process for employer applications for disability retirement on an employee’s behalf under Government Code section 19253.5.
This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch. Supervisors, Managers, Reasonable Accommodation Coordinators, EEO Officers, and Human Resources Staff.
Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: A practical overview and update that will provide tips and resources to help you comply with the law, while still managing your workforce. Participants will review the key leave laws including the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and Pregnancy Disability Leave. During these training sessions we will discuss ways to curb FMLA/CFRA abuse and provide participants tools to help manage employees using FMLA/CFRA leave on an intermittent basis. Additionally, this class will also provide participants with an opportunity to practice their skills and knowledge in handling complex situations involving FMLA and CFRA through in-depth group discussions. Participants will explore complex fact patterns involving management concerns, compliance issues, and the overlap between FMLA/CFRA and other laws and regulations governing medical leave, including the American with Disability Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) by discussing and working through complicated hypothetical factual scenarios.
This training will provide information and guidance in understanding the federal and California leave laws. Learn how to identify a serious health condition, how the military leave laws have changed, and understand the changes in the Pregnancy Disability Leave laws. Understand what intermittent leave is and how to best manage it. Gain practical tips on complying with and administering the FMLA/CFRA.
This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch. Supervisors, Managers, and Human Resources Staff.
In this class you'll learn what you need to know about the state employee's 401(k) and 457 plans.
No matter where you work, you report to someone, and that is arguably the most important relationship in the organization because of its impact on you and those around you. To have a working relationship in which your ideas are heard and respected, it is necessary to consciously invest in it, and this course will help you with the necessary strategies and tools.
This course is designed for anyone with a boss: analysts, supervisors, and managers.
Being a contributing team member, supervisor, or leader in today’s fast-paced world is challenging. If we listen to the feedback from the vast majority of private and public organizations, many individuals are struggling to cope with the increasing demands of the workplace. This course offers an understanding of the elements of resilience and provides practical tools to enable the participant to be personally and professionally resilient in the face of organizational challenges and to serve as a model for peers or those supervised or led in the workplace.
This course is appropriate for anyone in the workplace that leads organizational efforts, supervises others, or contributes as a team member facing the challenges of a demanding workplace.
The interactive workshop offers a new way to motivate and engage employees and even clients to do what is best for them. Organizations (public and private) employ nudging techniques to increase the application of training, boost participation in change efforts, reduce negative behaviors, and influence actions that directly affect enterprise-level metrics. Nudging is inexpensive, scalable, and based upon proven science and field-tested workplace trials.
The “Nudge” approach uses an understanding of people’s cognitive biases (such as procrastination, avoidance, loss aversion, and many others) to change behavior and improve organizational outcomes. The technique can be used by employees at any level in the organization to achieve positive and long lasting results.
This workshop is ideal for forward employees, supervisors, or managers who are searching for ways to improve organizational results by influencing decision making at any level in the organization.
Modern organizations understand that good decision making is vital to achieving superior results, promoting continuous improvement, and dealing with a host of other significant workplace issues. This course illustrates how mental shortcuts (some with positive and others with negative results) can influence decisions and provide a path to overcoming their negative effects. The course provides a model and the tools for the modern decision maker. Participants learn to recognize cognitive bias, learn its role in poor decision making, and practice numerous ways to overcome it. The combination of bias recognition, a clear problem solving model, and a set of practical tools and techniques arms the employee with the keys to becoming a more effective and efficient problem solver and decision maker.
This course is designed for any employee (from analyst to manager) who wants to make better decisions by adding some of the newest knowledge from the behavioral sciences regarding cognitive bias and its impact on sound decision making.
This course is designed for experienced return to work coordinators and other workers' compensation claim management staff and will help satisfy the 16 hours of additional training required annually of return-to-work coordinators per the Master Agreement.
Health and Safety Officers
any other workers' compensation case management staff
No cost. However, you must go through your department's training request process to obtain the necessary approvals to attend class on State time.
Excel is a powerful data analysis application used for manipulating large amounts of numerical data. Knowing Excel functions beyond Sum and Average will aid you in processing complex data. In this course, you will use formulas to streamline and analyze spreadsheet data.
Excel is a powerful data analysis application used for manipulating large amounts of numerical data. Knowing advanced features of this software will aid you in processing complex data and enhancing spreadsheet reports and charts.
This course is meant for those desiring to gain advanced skill sets necessary for using PivotTables and PivotCharts for analyzing data. These tools will allow the participant to maximize their performance and productivity using Excel.
Please note, that this is a move in depth version of our Excel Level 2 offerings.
This full-day course is designed to provide participants with instruction on the process of initiating, drafting and service of personnel action, including Notices of Adverse Action, Rejections During Probation, and Non-Punitive Terminations. The course will begin with determining when a personnel action may be appropriate and walks participants through the personnel action process until the filing and service of the action. The course will primarily focus on drafting and style techniques for writing the action itself.
Human Resources (HR) Professionals in the area of Classification and Compensation
This training session provides an opportunity to acquire an understanding of HR principles and the applications of HR Fundamentals for the beginner HR Analysts that reviews and approves Request for Personnel Action (RPA) packages.
After your active participation in this training, you will be able to:
This course is excellent for analysts new in their HR positions benefiting from a systematic and rational approach to HR principles presented in the class.
As government leaders, we all know that we need to do more to take advantage of the power of data to improve the communities we serve. One of the biggest challenges to realizing this goal is to understand how government leaders value data in advancing strategic priorities, optimizing operations, and building trust with their customers.
This course is aimed at public sector managers and senior executives who want to better take advantage of data and manage a new wave of analytic talent coming into government. We will review concepts in data analytics and how leaders can build, develop and take advantage of their data analytics capacity to create more strategic, effective, and responsive governments. This course will approach data from a leadership perspective rather than quantitative methods staff will use.
This course will review the following concepts:
This course is offered by leading data practitioners from Socrata. Socrata is the market leader in making existing government data discoverable, usable, and actionable for government workers and the people they serve.
This course is intended for those whom need to better able to leverage data in their departments and organizations to improve decision-making and delivery.
Now that retirement is right over the horizon, you'll want to know all the benefits of Savings Plus that apply to you. We'll discuss maximizing your Savings Plus deferrals in your last few years of employment, withdrawing your funds after retirement, and why you should keep your funds with Savings Plus after you retire.
Policy and procedure writing is a skill that requires clarity and precision, so an agency’s principles and best practices can be understood, followed, and enforced. In this one-day workshop, participants will learn what distinguishes a policy from a procedure, best planning and writing practices for both, and how visual design can impact readability. Exercises will introduce and practice common procedure formats such as flowcharts, and workflows. Participants will actively discuss and revise policy and procedure sample documents for developing greater clarity in decision points, conciseness of standard operating procedures (SOPs), and overall meaning in policy statements and guidelines.
This course is intended for anyone who writes policies or procedures.
Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: This is course provides an overview of what state human resources personnel should know about the legal rights, responsibilities and benefits afforded to state employees who are veterans or current members of the military.
This course will address, as it relates to state employees who are veterans or current members of the military:
This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch:
Power BI Desktop expands the capabilities of Excel PivotTables and Charts. Power BI allows you to combine different spreadsheets and other sources of data in order to analyze and assess trends, performance and other key measurements. It enhances standard PivotTables with new features that allow for custom calculations, new PivotTable-specific functions and easier reporting.
$390 per participant
This exciting new executive education program is designed to meet the 20 hour training needs of newly appointed Career Executive Assignment (CEA or equivalent). Please read our updated course description below.
Serving the diverse and ever changing needs of California citizens requires innovative thinking, team building, and incredible leadership. The California Executive Development Program develops innovative executives to deliver exceptional results to California. By the end of this program you will be apply to apply critical skills to lead divisions, build a resilient culture, lead change effectively, and develop the states most important resource: our people.
Throughout the Executive Development Program, CEAs will be partnered with both an accountability partner and a CEA mentor. California Leadership Academy’s Executive Development Program cohorts are designed for the busy executive in mind. Our immersive approach ensures that executives not only learn from a lesson plan but from the experience of others. Together, we ensure that our executives are able to meet 21st century challenges and succeed in our rapidly evolving leadership environment.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Executives (CEA or equivalent) appointed after June 27, 2016.
The human brain is made up of networks of brain cells called neurons. Just like in any organization that depends upon the whole system to produce, all output of the brain requires the activation of smaller groups of cells we call networks. For example, our rational brain areas and our emotional brain areas work together to allow us to function daily. Additionally, our creative brain areas and our analytical brain areas work in concert to help us problem-solve. In order to stay present and be able to produce at work all of our brain areas need to work together, and any effort to suppress one aspect of our brain function is quite counter-productive. This suggests that supervisors make room for emotions in the workplace, build time for reflection into the day and support creative projects, social interaction and attention-enhancing activities such as meditation and yoga as part of the commitment to enhanced productivity and innovation. In this session Dr. Kent will help you understand the various networks of the brain and how they interact to enhance or detract from our work experience.
This course is designed for any employees as they apply to both individual work habits and structural/cultural compents of work.
Cost: $80 per participant
Because the brain is so incredibly adaptable, you are always practicing something whether intentionally or not. If you are constantly overwhelmed by strong negative emotions at work, putting out "fires" and feeling like you can't get out from under the busy-work, then you are practicing being focused only at a shallow level and likely also getting better at being frenzied. Thankfully understanding your brain will help you take the right steps to feeling calm, focused and productive at work. In this session Dr. Kent will review the fundamentals of plasticity (how the brain can change), how we pay attention to things and how our survival instincts (lizard brain) and unconscious biases can contribute to errors in our judgement. After this session you will better understand how to practice deep focus, have a growth-oriented mindset and take steps to confront your biases and unhelpful negative emotions.
This workshop will unlock the science based evidence of how to learn and provide systems and the means to improve your ability to learn. In today’s competitive and fast-paced environment, it is no longer optional for successful employees to remain stagnant and rely on ineffective methods of learning. Lifelong learning is the new and essential workforce skill. The good news is two-fold. Lifelong learning opportunities are more available, effective, and easier to access than ever before and there is ample solid science based evidence about what works as one seeks to learn and acquire new skills.
Anyone who needs to learn more effectively and efficiently (and increasingly that will be all of us), especially those who may have difficulty retaining new information.
This workshop provides methods and tools for asking powerful questions. Questions can be used to diagnose problems, build better workplace relationships, diffuse difficult situations, and bring out the best in others by allowing them to maintain their autonomy. Questions are an underutilized superpower of the modern workplace. Over 85% of corporate executives, employees and educators say that ineffective communication is the main reason for failures in the workplace, much of which could be avoided with a few clarifying questions.
Whether you are an executive or manager who wishes to maximize your influence, a supervisor who wants to motivate others, or a team member or leader who needs to influence without formal authority, participants will benefit from learning the ability to ask powerful questions that can contribute to significant performance impact.
Yes, you can be happier at work! This course will expose you to a new model for well-being: a model based on years of research in the field of positive psychology and built upon five proven pillars to help you create a happier and more fulfilling work life. The tools and techniques are useful and they have been proven and reinforced through hundreds of successful and practical applications in public and private organizations nationwide. You will come to understand the role of positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment, and practice some simple tools and techniques to change the way you relate to your work and daily life.
Anyone who wants to develop a more positive relationship with work and their working life, decrease feelings of stress and anxiety about working, and build a reservoir of resilience and optimism.
This course will introduce you to a three-step model for both reversing bad habits and sticking to good ones. Winners and losers start with the same goal in mind. Of course goals are important, but there is increasing evidence that what differentiates winners is their systematic building of good habits and their elimination of bad ones. There is good science, built on years of behavioral findings, that lays out a clear path for making and breaking habits. Imagine the impact this course could have on your efficiency, your productivity, your belief in yourself, and your ultimate success in the workplace.
Anybody who wants to improve their habits and in turn, the outcomes in their personal and professional lives.
This course leverages the science of rapt attention to provide methods and tools for overcoming cognitive overload. It provides a means to recover the many abilities we need to flourish in the workplace. We are distracted, overloaded, and it is having an adverse effect on our productivity and happiness. We are bombarded by information and the effect is dramatic; it lessens our ability to concentrate, learn, be creative, solve problems, and make good decisions. This course is what you need to survive and thrive in the modern information overloaded workplace.
This course is designed for any employee (from analyst to manager) who wants to learn how to deflect excess information and focus on building rapt attention.
Please join us at the EAP and Wellness Forum for an informative discussion on the process and benefits of integrating EAP and Wellness. We will share best practices through real case examples, review the Healthier U Connections platform features, and participate in wellness exercises. Master trainer, David Burden, will present two workshops: Mind-Body Connection and Mindfulness. You will leave with an action plan, which will enable you to tailor your approach in spreading the word about EAP and Wellness solutions and demonstrate the value of integrating these two programs.
EAP and Wellness coordinators, managers, supervisors, and other stakeholders.
The California Leadership Academy provides foundational training for supervisors, managers, and executives in state service.
The Supervisor Development Program ensures there is a progressive and integrated process to develop leaders in state service. This program is intended to assist departments in preparing all newly appointed supervisors with their transition into a new leadership role, as well as to develop their leadership skills.
The Supervisor Development Program has been specifically designed to meet the required 80 hour training needs of newly appointed supervisors. Please read the course description below, prior to registering.
Note takers are core labor relations team members as it is their job to capture the verbal exchange between the union and management at bargaining sessions, meet and confers, and other meetings between the union and management. This class is highly recommended for those who are new to labor relations, want to refresh their skills, and individuals excluded from collective bargaining who will participate in negotiations.
LR Analysts, Specialists and Confidential Employees assigned to Labor.
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