Employee Development FAQs
Where are the Learning sessions held?
The sessions are held in various locations; Ernie Lee Magaha Building, Central Office Complex, Public Safety, Road Prison multi-purpose room. If you are enrolled in a Learning session, the HR department will verify your participation via email confirming Learning session title, location, date, start and end times.
Will HR remind me that I have an upcoming class to attend?
Yes. Once you are enrolled in a session, you will receive an email reminder documenting the Learning session title, location, date, start and end times.
Does a record of my county development sessions go in my personnel file?
Effective February 2015, all Learning sessions you attend will be recorded in the HR employee database eFin+ HR.
I have taken external training classes or obtained a degree. Does this training go in my personnel file?
Yes, you can add external learning, certifications or degrees. Contact HR Records, 850-595-3000.
How do I take classes not offered by Employee Development?
The Employee Development policy may be used for classes taken on your own time for job enhancement or career development. See Employee Development Policy on this page.
How do I see a list of Employee Development courses?
See the Course Catalog here.
How do I register for a course?
Send an email detailing the course(s) you are interested in attending to. If a particular class is not offered, please contact Human Resources.
Is there an Employee Development course calendar?
Yes, click here to view the Employee Development Training calendar.
Do I have to be a supervisor to attend the sessions?
Most sessions are designed for employees who are presently in supervisory positions and will be most beneficial to those who can immediately apply the learning. These sessions also prove to be beneficial to those who are about to become supervisors, and their attendance would be encouraged. Others should wait until their careers include (or are soon to include) supervisory responsibility.
Will you conduct customized sessions for departments?
Yes. Much of our time is spent working with directors, managers, and/or supervisors about specific departmental needs and customizing and conducting sessions for individual departments. The advantage of this is the entire department can receive the training at the same time and implement needed changes together.
Will the county pay for me to go to school to improve my knowledge and skills?
Yes. The county has a program called the Tuition Reimbursement Program which will assist employees with funding for certain portions of continuing education and certain professional certificates.