The Commonwealth of Virginia requires that all full-time and part-time employees complete certain training. The required courses are:
On-Site Training Opportunities
Training topics are developed and prioritized based on interviews with supervisors, a training survey administered to all employees and focus groups of employees with similar job responsibilities. The focus is currently policy and procedure. The program will expand as needs and interests change. Some topics will be 'piloted' before being open to all of post. If you would like to participate in a pilot group, please let us know.
Contact us at 540-464-7322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
with suggestions for training topics, inclusion in a focus or pilot
group, department specific training, or if you'd like to present a topic
Department of Human Resource Management
Links to the current schedule of classroom offerings from DHRM.
Commonwealth of Virginia Knowledge Center (Covkc)
Links to current online course offerings from DHRM. You will need to register with this site (detailed registration instructions). Once you are registered, you have access to online courses as well as the schedule for courses offered around the state.
Online courses of interest to all state employees are:
- Understanding & Using the Grievance Procedure
- Preventing Workplace Violence
- Communication Topics
- 22 'Management Virginia' Topics
- OSHA and Other Safety Topics
- Leadership Topics
Virginia Retirement System Education
VRS provides Retirement Education Seminars (RES) & Group Counseling Services (GCS) at local community colleges (schedule). Please note that employees may attend these seminars without using leave time, so long as the absence is pre-approved.
VRS also provides additional information about retirement planning here.
Local businesses offer programs, many of them free, in their area of expertise. Here are some links to listings of these events.