Training & Education Opportunities

Current Courses

Public Speaking without Fear and Anxiety – December 11, 9:00-4:00. This workshop is focused on presentation basics that all the best speakers know and practice. It will help you overcome nervousness and organize your thoughts into a flawless presentation. You will learn techniques to build and capture your audience’s undivided attention. Learn to develop your own speaking style, handle every challenge professionally, create clear transitions and add excitement to you message through audiovisual aids. As a participant you will face the challenge of public speaking head on, and leave feeling prepared and experienced in the art of public speaking. Facilitator: Dave Oakes

How to Build a Strong Team – December 14, 9:00-1:00. Learn the seven traits of a team and the four stages of team development. Learn how to build trust and cope with change. Improve your communication skills by understanding the role personality styles and generational differences have in communication. Recognize the value of being an active listener and the importance of setting team goals. Facilitator: Dave Oakes

Personality Styles – December 18, 9:00-1:00. Understanding personality types is helpful for appreciating that while people are different, everyone has a value and special strengths and qualities that everyone should respect. In this workshop you will explore personality profiles to assess your preferences and discover how your personal style affects interactions with others. Learn how “different” does not necessarily mean “difficult” and being able to identify personality types can help us exert our influence, improve relationships, communicate more effectively and anticipate how an individual will respond in a variety of situations. Facilitator: Wilney Audain

Mandatory FY 19 1st Quarter Safety Training Requirement – All full and part-time employees must complete the FY 19 1st Quarter Safety Training, "Stop the Bleed" by December 19, 2018. Training is posted on the SafetyNet home page on the Intranet.

San Sebastian Chapter of Toastmasters Meetings – Learn ways to improve your public speaking and/or overcome your fears by attending the San Sebastian Chapter of Toastmasters. Meetings are held back-to-back on the 3rd Wednesday of every month starting at 2 pm and 3 pm. Open to everyone with scholarship opportunities available. Visit www.toastmasters.org or 2494989.toastmastersclubs.org or email Valerie Peischel at vpeischel@sjcfl.us for more information.

For more information or to register, you can visit the Training Calendar from within the County network, or call x0642.

Barry University Accelerated Degree Programs

Barry University is currently accepting applications for the Master’s in Public Administration Program (MPA). Classes will be held in St. Johns County, and start January 2019!

Accelerated Masters Degree Program - Application Fee is waived. This is designed as a professional development program for adult learners with a focus on the administration of public, nonprofit, and other organizations that serve a public purpose. 12 classes, GRE/MAT’s waived, Accelerated 8-week terms, Personalized academic and financial aid counseling.

Bachelors Degree Program - Application Fee is waived. Qualifying full time students can earn (up to) 30 credits through the Portfolio Program. Qualifying full time students can earn up to 30 credits through our Portfolio Program.

For more information, call Barry University Jacksonville at (904) 619-5105, or visit www.barry.edu/pace

Barry University Public Service Tuition Discount

Tuition Discount: Barry University is currently offering a deep tuition discount for all Public Service Employees to include their spouses and dependents. GRE/MAT Testing is Waived. 12 Classes. Application Fee is Waived.

For more information, call Barry University Jacksonville at (904) 619-5105.

Barry University Location

4401 Salisbury Road, Third Floor, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904-394-0875
For additional program information:  www.barry.edu/pace

Bachelor Degree Programs

  • Bachelor Degree in Administration
  • Bachelor Degree in Public Administration
  • Bachelor Degree in Health Services Administration
  • Bachelor Degree in Emergency Management
  • Bachelor Degree in Information Technology

Note: The Application Fee is waived. Qualifying full time students can earn (up to) 30 credits through our Portfolio Program.

Master Degree Programs

  • Master in Administration – Tuesday and Thursday Nights
  • Master in Public Administration – Tuesday and Thursday Nights

Note:  The GRE/MAT testing is waived.  The Application Fee is waived.

Toastmasters
San Sebastian Toastmasters has back-to-back meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month starting at 2 pm and 3 pm. Our club is specifically for St. Johns County employees, retirees and volunteers. In Toastmasters you gain the practice to become the leader and speaker you want to be. Become a better negotiator. Gain trust. Sharpen your management skills. Inspire your team! For more information, visit our website: www.toastmasters.org or 2494989.toastmastersclubs.org


Earn Your Master's Degree in Public Administration
This is designed as a professional development program for adult learners with a focus on the administration of public, nonprofit, and other organizations that serve a public purpose. 12 classes, GRE/MAT’s waived, Accelerated 8-week terms, Personalized academic and financial aid counseling. For information and application, call Rodney Watson at (904) 394-0875 or visit www.barry.edu/pace.


Do you dream of completing your college degree?
If you are a public sector professional who has dreamed of pursuing your bachelor’s degree, now is the time. Flagler College's Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration program is designed just for you. Classes are in the evenings and select Saturdays. Flagler College Public Administration Program.