Training & Education Opportunities

Current Courses

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.

How to Improve Your Professional Charisma – October 24, 8:30-11:30. Learn how to avoid distracting behaviors at work. Learn proper business writing and e-mail etiquette tips, along with fantastic phone tips, and techniques for becoming an effective meeting facilitator. Facilitator: Dave Oakes

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 or or email Valerie Peischel at 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 Public Service Tuition Discount

Earn your degree through an Educational Partnership! St. Johns County employees and their spouses & children can receive reduced tuition at Barry University in Duval and surrounding counties.

Undergraduate Program ($267 per credit hour)
Experiential Learning Portfolio-Earn college credits for learning acquired through professional work experience (up to 30 credits – the equivalent of one year of college coursework!)

Graduate Program ($485 per credit hour)
Complete the degree in 1 year, with 36 credits. NO GRE or GMAT

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

Barry University Bachelor and Master Degree Programs

Earn a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree through Barry University Onsite, Online or Blended (Jacksonville)  If you are interested in earning your degree through Barry University, please call Rodney Watson (Site Manager/Academic Advisor) at 904-394-0875, to schedule an appointment.

Barry University Location

4401 Salisbury Road, Third Floor, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904-394-0875
For additional program information:

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.

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: or

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

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.