Training & Education Opportunities

Current Courses

Improv for Business – January 29, 1:00-4:00. We are excited to offer an Improv for Business workshop for St. Johns County. The definition of Improv is “to make or create something with only what is available.”  The class will provide techniques on how to use Improv in business settings. Join us for this workshop to experience a “raw form of communication” that will help you think outside the box and empower you to share ideas with others. Improv is not scripted and uses minimal direction. This allows us to capture imperfections in communication that create sincere and powerful moments. Improv is useful for creativity, communication, collaboration, and networking. The goal is to further enable others to interact more freely and effectively to build powerful outcomes both professionally and personally. Bring an open mind, positive attitude, and dress comfortably. Facilitator: Kathryn Campbell, Koncept Karma

Excel I: Basics – January 28 is full so we're offering a second class
Excel I: Basics – February 19, 8:30-4:30 at the Clerk of Courts Training Room. Are you looking to become a proficient Excel user? In this introductory Excel 2016 training course, you’ll develop foundational data manipulation knowledge and skills that you can build upon through additional training and use. This is a hands on course with each participant assigned to a computer station. User Guides will be provided. In this course, you will use Excel 2016 to manage, edit, and print data. Space is limited. Facilitator: New Horizons

FY20 2nd Quarter Safety Training Requirement "Back Safety" – All full and part-time employees are required to complete the Training Module, register on the Training and Education calendar, and submit a Safety Training Sign-In Sheet. Deadline for training completion is March 31, 2020. More information on the SafetyNet page on the County Intranet.

For more information or to register, you can visit the Training Calendar from within the County network, or call 209-0635.

Online Workshops and Webinars

Florida Retirement System Workshops – January 21, 10:00 & 1:00. Learn more about FRS and take advantage of their free online financial planning workshops. FRS Online Workshop Registration

2020 EAP LifeWorks Webinar Series – Biweekly webinar series featuring various new work, health, or life topics. Webinars are free and run about 45 minutes. Webinar Details and Registration Links.

Flagler College Public Administration Program

Interested in earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration? The Public Administration (PAD) program at Flagler College was established specifically to assist working public service professionals and open to professionals who are employed full-time in public service and non-profit agencies in our region. Curriculum includes management, finance, human resources, administrative ethics, program evaluation, public policy and grant writing.

Applications are invited from students who have earned one or more of the following: Associate of Arts degree, or *Associate of Science degree, or *60 transferable college credits in which a grade of C or better was earned from a regionally accredited college or university. Flagler College Public Administration Program | www.flagler.edu/PA


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.

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.

Barry University

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.


Flagler College

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