2010 Training Program Overview
DPB's training program for 2010 will provide classes that meet a variety of staff needs. The program is based on the interest survey conducted by the training committee as well as further research into resources and costs. Additional classes may be added to the training calendar as information is gathered from assessing employee developmental plans, which are written cooperatively by managers and staff. DPB's core training curriculum also served as an important tool for developing the program. In 1993, at the request of DPB management, the training committee developed a core-training curriculum for the agency. This curriculum generally focuses on computer skills, personal development, and other work-related topics needed by DPB staff. Not all classes described in the core curriculum will be offered every year, and some training needs cannot be met through an internal professional development program. The core curriculum is intended to be a guide for managers and staff to use when developing individual developmental plans.
Training has been organized into three areas: (1) skills building (technical and personal development); (2) informative and lecture series (designed to cover current issues of staff interest); and (3) budget process training conducted by the Budget Operations division. Classes are scheduled at convenient times throughout the year to address these needs. The Training Committee develops calendars for the first two types of training, generally limiting classes to May through August. The Budget Operations training is generally ad hoc and responsive to the particulars of the budget development and budget execution process as identified through interaction with the Secretary of Finance and the Governor's Office.
Training will be provided, as needed, based on individual employee needs as well as funding availability. Employees may attend specialized training offered by Community College Workforce Alliance, Personnel Development Services within the Department of Human Resource Management, Commonwealth of Virginia Knowledge Center, and other cost-effective vendors.