Training & Education Opportunities

Training Opportunities

August 10 NEW – Clear and Confident Communication Skills 8:30 – 3:30. Enhancing credibility through mannerisms, speech, body language and vocabulary will strengthen your success and relationships. This workshop will provide you with techniques, tools and strategies to make a significant impact on communication effectiveness. Learn how to develop a powerful presence of a true professional – one that communicates confidence and earns respect. Facilitator: Vicky Kothari with Skill Path.

FY 17 4th Quarter Safety Training Requirement – All full and part-time employees must complete the FY 17 4th Quarter Safety Training requirement, Hurricane Awareness. Training is posted on new intranet SafetyNet home page. Employees must register on the Training and Education calendar on 8/18/17. The safety training sign-in sheet must be signed and submitted to Lois Thomas, Risk Management, by August 18, 2017.

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 the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Open to everyone with scholarship opportunities available. Contact Valerie Peischel (vpeischel @ for more information.

For more information or to register, you can visit the Training Calendar from within the County network, or call x6886.

Barry University Bachelor and Master Degree Programs

Earn a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree through Barry University Onsite, Online or Blended (Jacksonville) Summer Program Begins May 30th. If you are interested in earning your degree through Barry University, we are currently accepting applications for Summer 2017. 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 Club

The San Sebastian Toastmasters meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Our club is specifically for St. Johns County employees. 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 at Barry University
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. Accepting applications for Summer 2017 (Jacksonville). 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.