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Upcoming Courses

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.


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.


Strategic Effectiveness for Aspiring Leaders (SEAL)

This four-day course is ideal for individuals aspiring to become leaders in state government. Build skills such as strategic problem solving, presenting to senior-level staff, effective communication, and personal strengths.

Course Dates: April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Cost: $935

Communicating Strategically

This course will equip participants with the skills necessary to effectively deliver meaningful messages in a concise and diplomatic manner. Participants will learn a communication model that will ensure the information they share is heard and acted upon. 

Course Date: April 13, 1 to 4 p.m. | Cost: $150

Time Management - Doing  More with Less

Most of us begin our days with a list of things to accomplish but can't find time to complete it all. Learn how to plan and prioritize so you can be more effective with your time and get more done.

Course Date: April 15, 1 to 4:30 p.m. | Cost: $150

Fostering an Inclusive Climate

How can you foster greater inclusion within your workgroup? Learn how to reflect upon your own experiences and examine the quality and openness of social interactions on your team. Practice and apply the specific behaviors and skills you need to demonstrate an inclusive climate.

Course Date: April 29, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Cost: $150


Business Writing for Busy People

Get your audience to take action by crafting messages in plain language. Learn to identify your key messages and explore new editing techniques to help you communicate clearly and effectively across platforms.

Course Dates: May 11 and May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days | Cost: $275

Creating Equity Leaders

Build characteristics of an equity-minded leader by creating short and long term goals with a diversity and inclusion focus.  Learn how to identify and minimize bias in leadership by bringing together diverse perspectives and building a sense of belonging on teams.

Course Date: May 13, 1 to 4 p.m. | Cost: $150

Strengthen Collaboration and Trust: Create a Drama-Free Workplace

Learn how to replace “drama-venting” with positive solutions that build a trusting workplace. Understand and practice behaviors to open dialogue and create positive outcomes.

Course Dates: May 19 and May 20, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. both days | Cost: $325

Building a High Performance Team

Learn the importance of establishing team norms and helping your team define your shared purpose. Get tips to improve your team's performance by reducing the ambiguity in roles and responsibilities.

Course Date: May 19, 1 to 4:30 p.m. | Cost: $150

The Communication Edge

Collaboration is built on the foundation of effective communication. Understand and learn how to use an assertive communication style and active listening to build better connections with the people you need to influence.

Course Date: May 20, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Cost: $150

Resilience and Emotional Intelligence in Challenging Times

How we work and live is constantly changing. Learn to address these challenges by engaging in discussions and learning practical ways to build resilience in these challenging times.

Course Date: May 25, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. | Cost: $95

Project Management Fundamentals

Get hands-on experience in learning, applying, practicing, and developing fundamental project management skills. You'll have the chance to practice and develop your skills by planning and managing a realistic business project through a computer simulation.

Course Dates: May 26 and May 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days | Cost: $550

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 2021

The State Retirement Seminar is back after being on hold due to our new remote work environments. Enterprise Talent Development hosts the retirement information seminar for state employees who are five years or less from retirement. 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.

Dates: Mar. 16, 17, 18, and 19 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. | Cost: $50

Pre-Planning for Retirement Seminar 2020 to 2021

All sessions are suspended until further notice as we adhere to the current restrictions for social distancing implemented due to COVID-19.
 In the meantime, please see a list of websites and contact information for Retirement information that may be helpful to you as you consider your retirement options.
Pre-Planning for Retirement seminar is geared towards employees who are MORE THAN 5 YEARS away from retiring. State Retirement Seminar is geared towards employees who are LESS THAN 5 YEARS away from retiring. DOC employees should check with their fiscal department before enrolling.

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: Jan. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22 and Feb. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2021 and Mar. 30, 31 and Apr. 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2021 | Cost: $845 (13 Half days) Virtual delivery format is set up as half day sessions delivered from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Manager Core  
Course Dates: May 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and June 8, 9, 10, 2021 | Cost: $845 (10 Half days)  Virtual delivery format is set up as half day sessions delivered from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Human Resource Core
Course Dates: Mar. 17,18,19, 23, 24, and 25 | Cost: $100 (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 Leah Vomela at 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.

Currently In Session

Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI)
2020 Emerging Leaders Insititute is in session and is delivered virtually.

Senior Leaders Institute (SLI)
2020 Senior Leadership Institute is in session and is delivered virtually.

Visit our under Customized Leadership Development to learn more about the Zenger Folkman 360 Leadership Assessment. Contact ETD by phone (651-259-3646) or email to schedule your 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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