Training & Education Opportunities

Current Courses

NEW! Caring for Aging Parents or Loved Ones – April 26, 9:00-10:00. This session, hosted by New Directions Behavioral Health (EAP) covers a number of key areas critical to elder care – from aging in general to legal, medical and financial issues. Participants learn helpful resources and proven strategies to help them be effective caregivers, while also learning to set realistic expectations. Facilitator: Jontie Hays

NEW! E-mail in the Workplace – May 9, 9:00-4:30. E-mail is not exempt from the rules of professional communication. In this workshop, learn how to write, edit and proofread e-mails that project credibility and professionalism. Gain helpful tips on the new rules of e-mail etiquette and legal issues to watch out for. Facilitator: Skill Path

NEW! Microsoft OneNote – May 16, 9:00-4:00. Looking to gain knowledge and understanding of Microsoft OneNote? In this workshop, participants learn how to use the key components of the program. A program for free-form information gathering; it gathers users’ notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Facilitator: New Horizons

ENCORE! EAP Supervisory Training – May 29, 9:00-10:00. This session, hosted by New Directions Behavioral Health (EAP), covers the added value of the Employee Assistance Program. As a supervisor, manager or director you can learn new strategies for intervention and how to use the EAP with employees to help them address obstacles to effective performance. Facilitator: Jontie Hays

Mandatory FY 18 3rd Quarter Safety Training Requirement – All full and part-time employees must complete the FY 18 3rd Quarter Safety Training, Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness, by June 29, 2018. Training is posted on SafetyNet home page.

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 x6886.

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.