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PLEASE NOTE: In order to keep our State employees safe, we are suspending all live classroom training sessions until further notice as we adhere to the current restrictions for social distancing implemented due to COVID-19. ETD is identifying options for virtual classes to support the training and development needs of all State employees. As we carry out this transition, we will update our website with new, virtual training events as they are developed and ready to launch. If you have an interest in a particular class and wish to receive a reminder when the class is available, please e-mail us at  ETD Training Email.

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The Enterprise Talent Development course calendar is filled with courses to help you grow individually or to assist your team in taking the next step to success.

Skills Development

Make sure you check out ETD's lineup of skills development courses that aims to meet the needs of all state employees. Develop current strengths and building new skills through this winter's course calendar. ETD is offering a variety of our most popular courses including, Leading and Managing Project Teams, Time Management - Doing More With Less, Strategic Planning and Decision Making and Introduction to Agile and Scrum.

December

Goal Setting for Work and Life

Top-level athletes, successful businesspeople and achievers in all fields all set goals. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. 

Course Date: December 8, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Cost: $150

Delegating for Efficiency and Empowerment

With increasing workloads and time-sensitive deadlines, we’re all under pressure to deliver on our goals. Are you missing some key advantages of learning how to delegate? In this course, understand the value of delegation for growth and development.

Course Date: December 14, 2022, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Cost: $150

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Why does emotional intelligence (EI) matter? Because at the core of every outstanding leader are the abilities to connect, achieve, inspire and act with resilience. In this course, you will learn what emotional intelligence is, it's importance for today's leaders, how to apply emotional intelligence to specific leadership situations to gain the authority and success you strive for as a leader.

Course Date: December 15, 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Cost: $150

January

Championing Change

In this course you will learn how to lead and manage change to increase adoption and decrease resistance. It also helps you develop critical skills needed to effectively lead and manage change in the workplace. 

Course Date: January 11, 2023, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Cost: $95

Better Communication, Better Teams

This course will help you develop skills in leading and participating in small group interaction so that the best outcomes are achieved. A special emphasis will be placed on small group decision making, managing the conversation, and participation from all members.

Course Date: January 12, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Cost: $175

Recruit and Retain for Equity

This course will discuss the benefits of a diverse workforce and provide strategies for recruiting and retaining a diverse team.  While this course would be helpful for leadership, it has been designed to be relevant for all employees.

Course Date: January 26, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Cost: $175

IDI QA Certification

This online IDI Qualifying Seminars (QS) is for individuals who wish to be trained and licensed as IDI Qualified Administrators to use the Intercultural Development Inventory. The Online IDI QS will be presented by an experienced, licensed IDI Qualified Administrator in three sessions (4.5 hours each) across three days (one session per day). 

Course Date: January 23, 24, and 26, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. all 3 days | Cost: $1,800

February

Communicating Strategically

This course will equip employees with the skills necessary to effectively deliver meaningful messages in a concise and diplomatic manner. Employees will learn a communication model that will ensure the information they share is heard and acted upon. The techniques and strategies presented in this virtual course will help you be more effective when engaging with the public, members of your own agency or department, and members of other agencies and departments.

Course Date: February 1, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Cost: $175

Leading and Supervising Virtual and Hybrid Teams

This workshop teaches specific skills that assist in effectively leading and supervising in virtual and hybrid environments that may come naturally in face to face situations. This session addresses the challenges of working in virtual and hybrid environments and provides specific, tactical skills that increase engagement, improve relationships, and improve performance when working and managing from a distance.

Course Date: February 15, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Cost: $175

Productive Conflict

Learn how to understand, navigate, and create constructive conflicts. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to understand what prevents them from feeling comfortable in conflict, identify their own preferences for conflict, when to use those and when to use other approaches different from your own, and use productive conflict strategies to strengthen relationships and motivate teams.

Course Date: February, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Cost: $95

Retirement Seminars

Prepare yourself for retirement, whether that time is rapidly approaching or more than five years down the road, with two of our most popular courses. ETD offers two seminars that cover important topics like estate planning, MSRS pension, and long-term care to name just a few.

State Retirement Seminar 


The State Retirement Seminar is for state employees who are planning to retire within five years or less. The online seminar is four half-day sessions with speakers and expertise on pension and social security benefits, health care savings plan, state insurance benefits, estate planning, long-term care, and more. Based on demand, seminars will be added as needed.

PLEASE NOTE: DOC employees should check with their fiscal department before enrolling in either of these retirement seminars. 

Dates: December 6, 7, 8, and 9, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon all 4 days. | Cost: $50

Go to Learning Management to enroll in this next session.


PrePlanning for Retirement Seminar

The PrePlanning for Retirement Seminar is for state employees who have MORE THAN 5 YEARS until retirement. This virtual seminar is now 2 full day sessions with presenters that have expertise on pension and social security benefits, health care savings plan, estate planning, life and disability insurance, and more. Based on demand, seminars will be added as needed.
 
PLEASE NOTE: DOC employees should check with their fiscal department before enrolling in either of these retirement seminars. 
 

Dates: January 18, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and January 19, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  | Cost: $95

Go to Learning Management to enroll in this next session.

Core Development

Increase your effectiveness as a supervisor or manager by learning more about your role and the state specific policies and practices that impact it. Develop related leadership skill sets through exploring topics such as increasing employee engagement, performance management, onboarding, and leading change. Expand awareness of your own personal communication and leadership styles.

Supervisor and Manager Core

The upcoming sessions for Supervisor and Manager Core will be offered virtually. Please contact the Training Coordinator for detailed information. ( ETD Training Email )

Supervisor Core  
Course Dates: April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, May 16, 17, and 18, 2023 | Cost: $845 (13 Half days) Virtual delivery format is set up as half day sessions delivered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Manager Core  
Course Dates: February 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, March 7, 8, and 9, 2023 | Cost: $845 (10 Half days)  Virtual delivery format is set up as half day sessions delivered from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Human Resource Core
Course Dates: Upcoming dates are yet to be determined (6 Half days) Virtual delivery format is set up as half day sessions delivered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To receive registration notification and instructions, contact Lovie Kidd at lovie.kidd@state.mn.us. We are available to support your training and development needs and look forward to working with you.

Leadership Development

Cultivate your leadership to provide improved communication throughout your team. Increase team efficiency through action planning, self-assessment, redirecting and reinforcing feedback. You can also develop your leadership skills by enrolling or applying for our leadership development programs.

Applications have closed for this year's ELI and SLI Programs


Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI)
The ELI Program for 2022-2023 is underway with Cohorts 28, 29, and 30.  Good luck and great development opportunities for this year's participants.  If you are interested in future participation in the ELI Program, be on the lookout for the start of the Application process in April.  Ask your HR and Training Directors to keep you posted on next steps. Thank you for your interest in the ELI Program.

Senior Leaders Institute (SLI)
The SLI Program for 2022-2023 is underway with Cohort 12.  Good luck and great development opportunities for this year's participants.  If you are interested in future participation in the SLI Program, be on the lookout for the start of the Application process in April.  Ask your HR and Training Directors to keep you posted on next steps. Thank you for your interest in the SLI Program.

Visit our site under Customized Leadership Development to learn more about other services ETD provides.  Here you will find Customized Courses, the Zenger Folkman 360 Leadership Assessment and information about other assessment tools we can deliver. Email the ETD Training team or contact ETD by phone (651-259-3646) to see how we can help or to schedule an assessment today.

View our Upcoming Courses for current ETD courses taking place and keep an eye out for upcoming courses. 

Browse all upcoming ETD courses, programs, announcements and events available to government employees on our Calendar & Announcements page. Courses can also be found using the online Course Finder . Search for ETD courses by competency, skill topic, keyword, audience, delivery method and date.
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