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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
“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.
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.
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.
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
Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: This four-hour class walks participants through the unemployment appeal process beginning with the initial appeal for unemployment by the employee through the hearing before the CUIAB.
This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch. State employees who are charged with receiving, processing, and representing departments on employees' claims for unemployment benefits.
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.
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
The CalHR Selection Analyst Training Certification offers a project based comprehensive curriculum for the development of selection professionals. The classes offered provide essential content and selection techniques to ensure competency upon program completion.
The Cohort goals include, but are not limited to providing:
The coursework provides state selection professionals with fundamentally sound, legally defensible, innovative means of performing selection-related work in addition to in-depth instruction on a variety of selection-related topics.
The Cohort consists of 14 comprehensive courses which include 4 training videos, 8 instructor-led core courses, and 2 instructor-led elective courses. Upon successful program completion, participants will receive a Selection Analyst Training Certificate acknowledging completion of certification requirements at a formal graduation program.
These courses are fundamental for all Selection Analysts as they provide participants with a foundation of professional guidance in the area of Selections.
Participants are required to select two elective courses to gain additional competencies applicable to the selection process. There are three elective courses available. Electives may be taken at any time during the duration of the Cohort provided pre-requisites have been satisfied.
Please click here to learn more about the program.
Cost: $1,999 per participant. The completed and signed Selection Analyst Training Certification Cohort must be turned in at Cohort Orientation on 2/6/18. Please check back regularly for seat availability as cancellations do occur.
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 Word Level Two, 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.
You will create complex documents and build personalized efficiency tools using Microsoft Office Word 2010.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
This course is designed for persons who are able to create and modify standard business documents in Microsoft Word 2010, but need to know how to create or modify more complex organizational documents, use customized efficiency tools, and maximize their performance and productivity using Word.
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
You will take the Gallup Strengths Finder assessment and gain an understanding of your strengths, and those of your team. Participants will dive into understanding Gallup’s 34 Signature Themes of Talent, the 4 Leadership Domains, and will complete exercises to grow in use of these concepts in their daily work.
This course is intended for public sector leaders
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.
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.
$1,500 per participant
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.
Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: All employees have a right to a workplace free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment and bullying affect everyone in the workplace, not just those directly involved, and all employees have a role in their prevention. This 2.5 hour class will provide participants with an overview of the basic state and federal laws against sexual harassment, as well as rules and regulations that apply to bullying, and potential consequences for violations. The class will also discuss the rights and responsibilities of all employees related to sexual harassment and bullying. Finally, the class will provide practical examples for recognizing sexual harassment and bullying, and information regarding resources available to employees who witness or are the subject of sexual harassment or bullying.
The upcoming offerings will be the last offering of the 80 Hour Supervisory Series Module I – IV. Please do not start this series unless you are able to fully complete the four offerings.
Originally titled "Supervisory Skills Module 4: Application and Enhancement of Supervisory Skills", is the last module of the 80 Hour Supervisory Series. This series is designed to promote and cement the application of the skills learned and practiced in the previous sessions. In these final two days, supervisors discuss using their time to maximum effect, using meetings to accomplish results rather than generate activities, and leading remotely-located teams. Finally, supervisors will spend time drafting and finalizing an action or application plan for implementing their newly found skills to build high performing teams and departments.
Please note, 80 Hour Supervisory Series Mod I - III may be taken in any order. The 80 Hour Supervisory Series Mod IV must be the final course taken in the series.
This class 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.
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.
This challenging and interactive workshop with help participants develop their ability to understand and apply principles of ethical decision making to real-life public sector situations. Many decision makers can identify the ethical or “correct” decision in a typical classroom setting, but “real-life” decision making is often more complex and problematic. Cognitive bias can often cause us to make decisions that run contrary to our consciously held beliefs or to make flawed decisions that undermine our personal goals and/or the goals of our organization. This course explores the impact of cognitive bias on our ethical decision making process, then identifies de-biasing strategies, tools, and a process to improve decision making.
This course is targeted to a supervisory, managerial, or executive audience, but would be appropriate for anyone who leads teams of employees or aspires to do so.
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.
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.
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
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