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Continuing Education

Employee Book Club

Book Club Book Cover

The Employee Book Club members propose, read, and discuss books on performance improvement and personal development. The Book Club is now reading Upgrade your Life by Gina Trapani.

Any Miami-Dade County employee can join.  Just grab a copy, enjoy, and join us in September as we discuss this book at lunchtime. Watch for an announcement in the employee newsletter, What’s New, for the meeting date and downtown Miami location.

 Members suggest the books we’ve read

  • "Getting Things Done" by David Allen
  • "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson
  • "Happy for No Reason" by Marci Shimoff
  • "Fish!" by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen
  • "The One Minute Manager" by Kenneth Blanchard
  • "How Successful People Think" by John Maxwell
  • "Positive Energy" by Judith Orloff
  • "The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People" by Stephen R. Covey
  • "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work" by Richard Carlson
  • “The Money Class” by Suze Orman
  • “Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships” by Kenneth Blanchard
  • “Happiness at Work” by Srikumar Rao

Members are saying

“The Club has been very valuable by introducing a variety of fabulous books that improve my personal and professional growth.  The members are wonderful people who want to improve themselves personally and professionally, and I would encourage anyone with like interests to join us.” Kem Mayo

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Vendor Provided Training

Human Resources has made available an extensive offering of vendor provided training through a pool of approved vendors to County departments. Course offerings are available in various learning formats such as instructor led, online, group and mentored.

Training courses are offered in three categories:

  • Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Technical (Oracle, MS.NET, Visual Studio, etc.)
  • Professional (Project Management, Change Management, Business Finance, etc.)

How does the process work?

  1. Department identifies training need.
  2. Department completes enrollment application and submits to Human Resources Department.
  3. Human Resources Department requests a bid for the specific course(s) from the pool of qualified vendors.
  4. Human Resources Department notifies the requesting department of the course information.
  5. County employee attends the course.
  6. Human Resources verifies attendance records and processes payment.

County employees can participate in these courses with departmental approval.

Group classes are available and are part of this bid award, please call us to make those arrangements.

Cancellation and No Show Policy
Many courses build upon skills developed in earlier classes. It is important that the course prerequisite be completed or mastered before moving on to the next level class. Employees are responsible for ensuring that they have met the prerequisites for any course that they want to take.

Course Attendance
On the day of class, employees must arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.

For additional information on specific course offerings, locations, and costs, e-mail Delores Neuman, Human Resources Department or 305-375-3713.

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GED Online

Learn Where You Earn
Miami-Dade County in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools offers employees the opportunity to earn their GED online while working.

Students benefit from:

  • User-friendly software
  • Work at your own pace - anytime of the day
  • Work from home, work - anywhere with internet access
  • Helpful and friendly teachers
  • Lessons customized to your needs 

For more information or to register for a course, please visit The Learning Center (TLC) Online.

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Tuition Refund Program

Miami-Dade County's Tuition Refund Program was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on August 27, 1963 to encourage County employees to improve their effectiveness by obtaining additional training. 

The information outlined in this web site provides the procedures that should be followed to participate in this employee development benefit.

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