Training & Education Opportunities

Current Courses

Speed Seminar Series – June 19, 9:00-12:30. This is a new class that will feature six fantastic thirty minute topics meant to peak your interest and help you identify your professional development areas of interest: The Moment of Truth the Power of a First Impression, When you Become a Manager Your Career is Over, Some Things Never Change, How to Build Synergy and a Strong Team, How to Build Your Personal Charisma, Speak with Confidence and be a Better Communicator. Facilitator: Dave Oakes

How to Build a Strong Team – June 19, 1:00-4:30. Learn the seven traits of a team and the four stages of team development. You will learn how to build trust and cope with change. Learn why setting team goals is critical in overall team success. Learn why it is important to understand the role personality styles and generational differences play in communication and become an active listener. Facilitator: Dave Oakes

Change and Stress Management – June 20, 9:00-4:00. Interested in learning strategies to embrace change and reduce/manage stress? This interactive workshop will help you to understand change, the importance of working effectively while everything is changing, and learn effective interpersonal skills to help you in a changing environment. You'll learn the difference between eustress and distress, the sources of everyday stress, and begin to understand stress and how to manage it. Facilitator: Dave Oakes

Workers’ Compensation for Supervisors of All Levels and Timekeepers – June 26, 10:00-11:30. Overview of the County's procedures and policies regarding workers compensation claims. Topics include: Return to Work Program, FMLA, and responsibilities of supervisors and employees. Facilitator: Risk Management

Mandatory FY 19 3rd Quarter Safety Training Requirement – All full and part-time employees must complete the FY 19 3rd Quarter Safety Training, "Stress Management" by June 28, 2019. 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.

Flagler College Public Administration Program

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. The program is structured to accommodate the working professional. Classes are offered two evenings per week and four Saturdays per semester. Full-time students enroll for 12 hours per semester and complete the program in five semesters.

Several forms of financial aid are available, and Florida residents who have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree should qualify for the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG). The Public Administration Program’s total tuition charges for full-time students who qualify for the FRAG is $600 for the entire academic year. Flagler College Public Administration Program


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.