By Megan Miller, Editor
BIRMINGHAM – The Training and Development Department of the Personnel Board of Jefferson County has announced that 145 individual Merit System employees have successfully completed programs.
Public Works Supervisor Frank Jones and Fire Captain James H. Moore have brought their program completions back to Trussville.
The professional development program focused on helping employees be the best they can be, with sessions covering topics like personal branding, networking, professionalism and public speaking. The technical development program provided two options, a skills track or the office professional track. This allowed employees to customize a program that met them where they were. Basic Microsoft programs were offered, and elective components allowed participants to customize the program that worked best for them.
Moore completed the leading people certification, which is designed for current and aspiring supervisors to develop leadership skills. The program covered topics like communication skills, the art of delegation and conflict resolution.
“These programs are great tools that enable our supervisors and future supervisors from across the Merit System to enhance their leadership and computer skills,” Lauren Oliver, Director of the Personnel Board of Jefferson County, said. “We are very proud of the time and effort that this class has applied towards their goals, and we are hopeful that their accomplishments will have a positive effect on their jurisdictions.”
Ten other jurisdictions in Central Alabama also received certifications. Everyone who completed a certification was recognized in a ceremony on July 29.