The mission of Denver City Employee University is to establish the City and County of Denver as a progressive learning organization focused on employee and leadership development. The vision for this program is to create growth and development opportunities for all city employees, support city agencies and departments focused on organizational effectiveness and efficiency, benchmark training excellence and continue development of practitioner excellence, and nurture a culture that values competence, inclusion and continuous improvement.
Our goal is to increase overall employee engagement and participation in training and professional development offerings through City University. We are strategically integrating four key elements into our existing processes, as well as creating new opportunities for increased engagement through:
- Performance Management - Linking content to competencies and job roles, making it easy for managers as well as employees to identify relevant resources to close skill gaps. Tie-in with annual PEPs to develop annual training plans and leverage activity in PEPR’s.
- Career Development - Enhance career development paths by identifying relevant content that is directly linked to job roles to help foster proactive career development.
- Certification and Continuing Education - Develop internal certification tracks to encourage consistent standards of development for various roles. Link courses to opportunities for them to be leveraged for professional industry certification and degree programs through academic partners.
- Blended Learning Programs - Offer a variety of delivery options for learning, blending formal and informal methods (e.g., e-learning with facilitated seminars. Blended learning captures the best of both worlds by varying the method, providing greater flexibility and more convenience for City employees.