The Learning and Development Strategy is a comprehensive, continuous learning process for all city employees who aspire to learn, grow, and strengthen their skills. It provides a consistent citywide approach that also invites agency customization. It is designed to build knowledge and expertise, leading to the success of employees and ultimately the success of the city. It is based on the capabilities necessary to model leadership and the city’s core values of service, teamwork, accountability, respect and safety.
Citywide Learning & Development Objectives
Benefits of a Citywide Approach
“A World Class City requires strong leaders at every level of an organization to create a culture of continuous learning, individuals who will strengthen their capabilities and management who will coach and develop strong contributors prepared to meet the evolving opportunities of a growing city. Denver’s Leadership Journey focuses on you – the employee and the manager. To develop core competencies we offer multiple learning opportunities to strengthen your skills, expand your knowledge and increase your contribution to our great city. We look forward to your learning and leadership!”
~ Mayor Michael B. Hancock & Karen Niparko, Executive Direcor, Office of Human Resources
The Learning & Development Strategy is a comprehensive, continuous learning process for city employees designed to build knowledge and expertise. It is based on the capabilities necessary to build leadership across the city through learning, coaching and ongoing feedback. The following resources are available to support managers and employees as they craft and pursue their Professional Development Plans.
We have identified assessments that align with the citywide Learning & Development strategy.
Learning opportunities vary from instructor led classes, videos, books, and online courses through CityU. These resources are designed in three levels: leading self, leading teams, and leading the function and organization.
The key to success for the Learning & Development Strategy is ongoing coaching and feedback. Through this process, managers will consistently work with employees to support them and keep the process moving forward in order for employees to seek further insight and understand their potential.
Foster a culture where: