October 27, 2017
November 9, 2017
1520 Avenue K
November 14, 2017
1520 Avenue K
December 6, 2017
December 12, 2017
1520 Avenue K
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October 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Training Room A
This class will provide an overview of the City of Plano purchasing process, including the legislation and City policies that govern us. There will also be some detail regarding the procedures that are used, areas of responsibility, and the various methods of procurement. This class is intended for any City staff members that are, or may be, involved in purchasing items and/or services for their department.
This class will not cover the details of the J.D. Edwards purchasing processes. J.D Edwards purchasing training is offered in class PD3208.
October 19, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Training Room A
High Performance Teams for City of Plano (You must apply to enroll for the 2017 cohort.)
High performance teams are more than a group of people working together to accomplish a common task. They share a common vision and purpose that inspires their performance. They feel accountable for their work, solve problems, make decisions and fully invest themselves in the organization. In order for a team to achieve high performance, they must be allowed the time to set their purpose, operating norms, characteristics and desired performance results. They need to have a…
A shared mission - Autonomy & authority Interdependence - Shared leadership - Broadly defined jobs
Meaningful participation in decisions - Effective communication skills - and More!
The processes that goes into building a high performance team includes understanding how teams work, learning good meeting management skills, and clarifying team members’ roles and responsibilities.
Measuring performance, setting goals, and tr
October 23, 2017, All Day @ Training Room A
Please arrive at HR office by 8:00 AM. When participants complete this session, they should feel comfortable with their understanding of the culture of the City of Plano and how they fit within that culture. The class will explore the expectations that the City has of its employees and in turn what the employees should expect of their employment experience.
October 27, 2017, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Emergency Operations Center
This course is taught by a Smith System certified instructor. It is designed to make the student aware of his/her personal driving habits and help them to see the need to correct bad habits. Each driver receives about an hour of individual attention while they are behind the wheel. Students are involved in every phase of the training as they learn why accidents happen and how Smith System’s "5 keys" can be used to avoid them.
This training is recommended for individuals who wish to develop the best and safest driving habits possible.
A valid driver’s license
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
• Reduce accident potential.
• Change fixed habits of viewing and reacting to the traffic picture.
• Reduce anxiety and frustration associated with driving.
• Ultimately reduce the cost of their automobile insurance.
• Lower vehicle maintenance expenses.
• Minimize fuel consumption.
October 30, 2017, All Day @ Training Room A
October 31, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Training Room A
This is a 40-hour course delivered in five 8-hour sessions. Completion of the 40-hour course results in a certificate for Mediation Dispute Resolution Training in compliance with section 154.052 of Texas Senate Bill No. 1436 and the Published Texas Mediator Trainers Roundtable Criteria. Mediation is a cooperative, interactive, problem-solving, decision-making process involving contending parties and a neutral, impartial, third-party who serves as the mediator. The process goals include isolating disputed issues, developing options, considering alternatives, and reaching a consensual settlement, hence reducing conflict. Contending parties must be willing to work together to find fair solutions. The mediator guides the process, facilitating clear communication, and promoting reconciliation and understanding so the parties can make practical, informed decisions to resolve the issues before them.