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HR Leadership Academy
All HRLA classes are offered in a Cohort series. Please select your Cohort and note all dates required to complete the series. See individual courses for course descriptions.

HR0070 - This course is designed to help supervisors and managers understand their legal responsibilities in preventing and addressing discrimination and workplace harassment complaints.

New or first-time managers and supervisors are required to take this class within 6 months of appointment into a supervisory position to meet the legal requirements of AB1825.

Participants will:

  • Become familiar with the  concept of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
  • Understand the federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination
  • Be aware of the County’s policies and procedures on discrimination and harassmen
There is a 5-step process to complete these self-guided course(s):
  1. Staff will need to complete the Department of Fair & Equal Housing (DFEH) online Sexual Harassment Training and save and/or print their certificate of completion by going to: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/shpt/
  2. Staff will need to go to www.sjcengage.com and click on the Learning/Online Learning/Mandatory Courses tab
  3. Staff will need to select Sexual Harassment Prevention and choose whether they are supervisory or non-supervisory
  4. Staff will need to watch all of the supplemental videos for their designated classification. There are 4 videos for general staff and 5 videos for managers and supervisors:
    1. Bullying
    2. Civil Service Rule 20
    3. Discrimination
    4. Harassment, Discrimination & Retaliation Reporting
    5. Manager/Supervisor Process
  1. Staff will need to click on the Training Acknowledgment Form and print/fill out/sign and return the form to sjcengage@sjgov.org to receive credit for the course
Mandatory Courses
HR0721- This course covers processes that maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of business data in various forms. Complete Training Acknowledgement Form once you have watched the video and submit to SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org.     https://sjcengage.com/mandatory-courses/
HR0729- This course discusses what COVID-19 is, how it is transmitted and signs and symptoms to watch for. It will explain the sources of exposure, hazards associated with exposure, and appropriate workplace protocols in place to prevent or reduce likelihood of exposure. It will also cover Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); what PPE is necessary; how to properly don (put on), use, and doff (take off) PPE; how to properly dispose of or disinfect, inspect for damage, and maintain PPE; and the limitations of PPE.   Complete Training Acknowledgement Form and submit to SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org       https://sjcengage.com/mandatory-courses/

HR0117 - All San Joaquin County employees are required to attend this class. Participants will learn effective methods and techniques to diffuse potentially hostile situations, how to recognize inappropriate and potentially violent behavior, and the steps to take to ensure the physical safety of staff and clients in potentially hostile situations.

Employees are required to take this class within 6 months from date of hire and repeat it every 5 years.

Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  

HR0119 - Designed for managers and supervisors, this class reviews the effective methods and techniques to diffuse potentially hostile situations. Attendees will also learn  the steps to take to ensure the physical safety of staff and clients in potentially hostile situations. Proper reporting and documentation will also be reviewed.

Managers and Supervisors are required to take this class within 6 months from date of hire and repeat it every 3 years.

Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  

HR0001 - As a new employee of San Joaquin County, you have a wide variety of benefits available to you and your eligible dependents. The Benefits staff will be available to answer your questions and assist you in choosing the plans that best suit your needs at this workshop. The comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible spending account options for dependent care and un-reimbursable health care expenses
  • Deferred compensation program
  • Retirement, Pension Plan
  • Labor organization presentations
  Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  

HR0130 - San Joaquin County is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, equality, and  understanding that values diversity and respects the individual differences that enrich the workplace. This training provides all San Joaquin County employees the tools necessary to gain a deeper understanding and awareness of diversity.

Employees are required to take this class within 6 months from date of hire and repeat it every 5 years.

  Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  

HR0151 - Attendees will learn how to recognize and prevent discrimination and  harassment in the workplace. The training will also review Federal and State laws as well as County policies regarding discrimination and harassment. San Joaquin County’s Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures and Civil Service Rule 20 will also be reviewed and discussed during the training.

Employees are required to take this class within 6 months from date of hire and repeat it every 2 years.

There is a 5-step process to complete these self-guided course(s):
  1. Staff will need to complete the Department of Fair & Equal Housing (DFEH) online Sexual Harassment Training and save and/or print their certificate of completion by going to: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/shpt/
  2. Staff will need to go to www.sjcengage.com and click on the Learning/Online Learning/Mandatory Courses tab
  3. Staff will need to select Sexual Harassment Prevention and choose whether they are supervisory or non-supervisory
  4. Staff will need to watch all of the supplemental videos for their designated classification. There are 4 videos for general staff and 5 videos for managers and supervisors:
    1. Bullying
    2. Civil Service Rule 20
    3. Discrimination
    4. Harassment, Discrimination & Retaliation Reporting
    5. Manager/Supervisor Process
  1. Staff will need to click on the Training Acknowledgment Form and print/fill out/sign and return the form to sjcengage@sjgov.org to receive credit for the course
HR0047 - This course will familiarize new employees with the County’s vision, mission, organizational structure and services, general workplace rules, diversity program, and other critical policies and procedures. The full two day version of this course includes representatives from the following organizations:
  •  Human Resources Department
  •  Equal Employment Opportunity Office
  •  Risk Management
  •  SJCERA Retirement
  •  Union Representative Presentation
Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  
MHN Workshops
HR0748- In today’s fast-paced world with its many competing demands, taking care of oneself often takes a back burner. Many Americans believe that they don’t have time for self-care activities; meanwhile, their physical, mental, and emotional health may suffer. Learning ways to incorporate simple self-care activities into our daily lives doesn’t have to be complicated, and it can go a long way in promoting our health and happiness!     Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.    
HR0746- With the current turbulent national and global events, more uncertainty and change are introduced into American’s everyday lives. Daily news about job loss, environmental challenges, and the pandemic crisis all contribute an increase in perceived stress and strain. These levels of uncertainty can exacerbate individual stress levels due to the multiple life adjustments that may be required. This program explores healthy strategies for focusing on areas in which we have control, managing stress, and increasing resilience during uncertain times.   Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  
HR0727- Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the nature of stress and identify sources of personal stress
  • Present strategies to cope with personal stress
  • Discuss different workplace stressors
  • Identify how managers can contribute to or create stress
  • Discuss how to deal with workplace stress
Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  
HR0710 - MHN\'s program provides information about nutrition and exercise basics to help participants reach - and maintain - a healthy weight.
HR0712 - Over time, all of us have developed certain patterns of behavior - distinct ways of thinking, feeling and acting. Within the work environment, these behavioral patterns tend to fall into certain work style categories. Using the Work Style Inventory, you will develop an awareness of your own behavior tendencies and work style as well as those of others. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies to communicate and interact with others for maximum productivity and harmony in the work environment.   Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  
HR0662 - Compassion fatigue is the emotional residue of working with individuals who have experienced trauma or other forms of emotional suffering. You can help yourself, a co-worker or a family member by recognizing the signs of compassion fatigue and taking action. This workshop discusses the causes and symptoms of compassion fatigue and offers guidelines on prevention and treatment.
HR0661 - A resume can be thought of as a marketing tool for a specific product: the job seeker. A well-written resume can grab an employer's attention, effectively market the applicant's skills and experience for the position, and lead to an interview. This workshop teaches job seekers how to build a powerful, targeted resume that stands apart from the crowd - a critical first step in landing the job of their choice.
HR0649 - In both our business and personal lives, most of us have come across people we would label "difficult." This workshop examines what makes people "difficult," how difficult people activate our emotional triggers, and how to mitigate conflict in response to difficult behaviors.
HR0635 Creating a Positive Work Environment Presented by MHN In an ideal workplace, people are committed to working together harmoniously. They treat one another with respect, work efficiently, and solve problems fairly. This workshop examines strategies for creating an effective, respectful and positive workplace. Participants work together to define their "ideal" workplace and discuss how to enhance their work environment. Learning Objectives After the workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Define the ideal workplace.
  • Reach agreements on work behavior.
  • Know what to do when words fail.
  • Provide support and encouragement.
HR0633 Budgeting for the Holidays: Managing Personal Finances Presented by MHN Whether you\'re planning a New Year\'s Eve bash, a family trip to see the grandparents, or an exciting winter vacation, now is the time to get your finances in order. Too often, the spirit of gift-fiving extends beyond what we can afford. this Workshop discusses the basics of proactive financial planning for the holidays so participants can enter the new year free of guild and debt. Learning Objectives After the workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Create a budget for holiday spending.
  • Create ideas for non-monetary or low cost ways to enjoy the holidays.
  • Communicate more effectively with family about holiday expectations.
Professional Skills
HR0725- Participants will increase their ability to write in a way that saves time, promotes readership, and builds credibility.
Objectives
  • Write better memos by:
      • Organizing for impact
      • Choosing an appropriate format and appearance
      • Using a consistent, professional style
  • Write better emails by:
      • Understanding email etiquette and acceptable tone and word usage
      • Knowing the benefits and risks of using email
      • Understanding appropriate and inappropriate use of punctuation, grammar, slang, emoticons, and acronyms
  Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  
HR0723- An analyst’s work product needs to be clear, concise, logical, and correct. The first step in meeting these requirements is to plan effectively before writing—the best planners are the best writers. This class will help you analyze and organize your writing project, as well as help you choose the most effective way to present completed staff work to your audience. Writing Skills for Analysts helps participants learn how to become more competent and confident writers, to overcome writer’s block, to employ critical thinking, and to communicate using clear, concise, and correct language. Objectives
  • Organize thoughts and write with purpose and conviction
  • Effectively plan for audience, purpose, message, and tone
  • Incorporate logic / critical thinking in your writing
Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  
HR0724- Increased ability to write in a way that’s accurate, saves time, and builds your credibility
Objectives:
  • Understand the basics of grammar
  • Avoid the most common word use errors
  • Write more concisely by eliminating unnecessary words
  • Encourage others to read your writing
  • Provide readers what they expect in a professional business document
  Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  
Safety Courses
Course Description: Introduction to accident investigation provides an introduction to basic accident investigation procedures and describes accident analysis techniques. The goal of the course is to help participants gain the basic skills necessary to conduct an effective accident investigation.   Who should attend: Managers and Supervisors (Foremen and Lead Workers) who may be responsible for conducting accident and/or near-miss investigations.   What they\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll learn:   Guidance for identifying root causes of incidents and/or near misses in order to prevent their recurrence Techniques to approach, identify and control the underlying or root causes of all incidents/accidents in order to prevent their recurrence Provides guidance on conducting an incident/accident investigation Accident investigation concepts Characteristics of an effective accident investigation program   Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  

HR0176 - This course is mandatory for all employees who operate a County vehicle or use their own vehicle for work  purposes. Through examples and skills exercises, participants will have an opportunity to review and sharpen their defensive driving skills.

Participants will:

  • Learn defensive driving tips
  • Learn how to perform a pre-trip check
  • Recognize potentially unsafe driving conditions
  • Recognize and avoid unsafe driving behaviors

Employees are required to take this class only once.

  Once registered, you will receive the webinar link from SJCENGAGE@sjgov.org no later than a day before the course.  
Wellness Classes
HR0317 - Learn the principles of good nutrition as they apply to basic good health and helping to lower the risk of developing certain chronic conditions.  This class is also helpful for those wishing to further improve control of chronic conditions or focus on preventative eating.
HR0241 - This workshop looks at all areas of fitness and provides practical techniques to improve fitness and increase energy at work and at home.

HR0607 - A gentle walk or warm-up precedes stretching to effectively increase range of motion and one's ability to move freely and easily, taking time to relax and breathe releasing tension and stress.

HR Leadership Academy
All HRLA classes are offered in a Cohort series. Please select your Cohort and note all dates required to complete the series. See individual courses for course descriptions.
HR0070 - This course is designed to help supervisors and managers understand their legal responsibilities in preventing and addressing discrimination and workplace harassment complaints. New or first Read More
Mandatory Courses
HR0721- This course covers processes that maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of business data in various forms. Complete Training Acknowledgement Form once you have watched the v Read More
HR0729- This course discusses what COVID-19 is, how it is transmitted and signs and symptoms to watch for. It will explain the sources of exposure, hazards associated with exposure, and appropriate wo Read More
HR0117 - All San Joaquin County employees are required to attend this class. Participants will learn effective methods and techniques to diffuse potentially hostile situations, how to recognize inappr Read More
HR0119 - Designed for managers and supervisors, this class reviews the effective methods and techniques to diffuse potentially hostile situations. Attendees will also learn  the steps to take to ensu Read More
HR0001 - As a new employee of San Joaquin County, you have a wide variety of benefits available to you and your eligible dependents. The Benefits staff will be available to answer your questions and a Read More
HR0130 - San Joaquin County is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, equality, and  understanding that values diversity and respects the individual differences that enrich the workplace Read More
HR0151 - Attendees will learn how to recognize and prevent discrimination and  harassment in the workplace. The training will also review Federal and State laws as well as County policies regarding Read More
HR0047 - This course will familiarize new employees with the County’s vision, mission, organizational structure and services, general workplace rules, diversity program, and other critical policies Read More
MHN Workshops
HR0748- In today’s fast-paced world with its many competing demands, taking care of oneself often takes a back burner. Many Americans believe that they don’t have time for self-care activities; me Read More
HR0746- With the current turbulent national and global events, more uncertainty and change are introduced into American’s everyday lives. Daily news about job loss, environmental challenges, and the Read More
HR0727- Learning Objectives: Understand the nature of stress and identify sources of personal stress Present strategies to cope with personal stress Discuss different workplace stressors Read More
HR0710 - MHN\'s program provides information about nutrition and exercise basics to help participants reach - and maintain - a healthy weight.
HR0712 - Over time, all of us have developed certain patterns of behavior - distinct ways of thinking, feeling and acting. Within the work environment, these behavioral patterns tend to fall into cert Read More
HR0662 - Compassion fatigue is the emotional residue of working with individuals who have experienced trauma or other forms of emotional suffering. You can help yourself, a co-worker or a family membe Read More
HR0661 - A resume can be thought of as a marketing tool for a specific product: the job seeker. A well-written resume can grab an employer's attention, effectively market the applicant's ski Read More
HR0649 - In both our business and personal lives, most of us have come across people we would label "difficult." This workshop examines what makes people "difficult," how difficult Read More
HR0635 Creating a Positive Work Environment Presented by MHN In an ideal workplace, people are committed to working together harmoniously. They treat one another with respect, work efficiently, Read More
HR0633 Budgeting for the Holidays: Managing Personal Finances Presented by MHN Whether you\'re planning a New Year\'s Eve bash, a family trip to see the grandparents, or an exciting wi Read More
Professional Skills
HR0725- Participants will increase their ability to write in a way that saves time, promotes readership, and builds credibility. Objectives Write better memos by: Organizing for i Read More
HR0723- An analyst’s work product needs to be clear, concise, logical, and correct. The first step in meeting these requirements is to plan effectively before writing—the best planners are the bes Read More
HR0724- Increased ability to write in a way that’s accurate, saves time, and builds your credibility Objectives: Understand the basics of grammar Avoid the most common word use errors Read More
Safety Courses
Course Description: Introduction to accident investigation provides an introduction to basic accident investigation procedures and describes accident analysis techniques. The goal of the course is Read More
HR0176 - This course is mandatory for all employees who operate a County vehicle or use their own vehicle for work  purposes. Through examples and skills exercises, participants will have an opportun Read More
Wellness Classes
HR0317 - Learn the principles of good nutrition as they apply to basic good health and helping to lower the risk of developing certain chronic conditions.  This class is also helpful for those wishin Read More
HR0241 - This workshop looks at all areas of fitness and provides practical techniques to improve fitness and increase energy at work and at home.
HR0607 - A gentle walk or warm-up precedes stretching to effectively increase range of motion and one's ability to move freely and easily, taking time to relax and breathe releasing tension and s Read More

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