Training & Education Opportunities

Current Courses

Using Communication to Manage Interpersonal Relationships February 28, 8:30-11:30 or 1:00-4:00. Whether it be customers, co-workers, or colleagues, in order to succeed in business you have to manage relationships harmoniously and communication is key. This engaging and insightful workshop includes music, videos, and interactive activities as you learn practical tools to communicate successfully.

ValueMapping™ Discovery for Managers March 14, 8:30-12:30. The sustained growth in St. Johns County creates added stress on resources. Leaders need to optimize the value of their people, products and services to effectively and innovatively meet challenges. What if you could align your team more effectively to understand and communicate its’ value? ValueMapping™ Discovery is a human communication workshop which unpacks the DNA of your organization's value and impact. Our ME (Individual value) WE (Team value) and US (Organizational value) approach provides meaningful dialogue and insight to bridge strategy, execution and culture.

Managing Employee Leave for Supervisors, Managers and Timekeepers March 14, 1:00-3:00 or March 19, 9:00-11:00. Join us as we discuss the multiple kinds of leave available to employees including FMLA and Compassionate Leave. We will cover the different kinds of leave, eligibility requirements for each, employer and employee responsibilities, payroll, coding, and paperwork requirements.

Microsoft Excel I: Basics – March 27, 9:00-4:00. This is a getting started with Excel workshop. You will learn to navigate the excel user interface, use excel commands, create and save a basic workbook, enter all data and use excel help.

Microsoft Excel II: Intermediate – April 3, 9:00-4:00. In this course, participants will learn to use Excel more efficiently by creating advanced formulas, analyze data by using functions and conditional formatting, organize and analyze datasets and tables, and create PivotTables and PivotCharts.

Performance Appraisal: Partners in Performance for Supervisors of All Levels – May 9, 9:00-10:00 or 12:00-1:00. By taking the right approach, appraisals are an excellent opportunity to reinforce and/or redirect employee behavior, performance and goals/objectives. The performance appraisal can enhance your relationship with your employees, improve performance for your department, and increase employee-supervisor communication significantly thus strengthening working relationships. These sessions will be held in the County Auditorium located in the Administration Building.

Mandatory FY 19 2nd Quarter Safety Training Requirement – All full and part-time employees must complete the FY 19 2nd Quarter Safety Training, "Risk & Safety Overview" by March 29, 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.

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.