Professional Development

Sedgwick County is dedicated to the training and development of employees. We want our employees to have a deep regard for personal and occupational growth. We encourage employees to optimize performance and deliver the highest levels of professional customer service through the intentional development and effective application of skills, knowledge, and experience. 

Human Resources’ (HR) Employee Development Department focuses on providing multiple avenues for employees to plan, develop, and accomplish their professional development goals:

  • New Employee Orientation Onboarding and Training to welcome new employees to the organization, introduce them to Sedgwick County’s Values, and      familiarize them with the expectations for providing exceptional service to our community.
  • In-person and virtual training courses available to all employees, facilitated by internal specialists from Human Resources, Risk Management, and other      departments, and external specialists from Wichita State University, the University of Arkansas, Butler Community College, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C., and      EMPAC.
  • Ad-hoc workshops and classes developed for specific departmental needs.
  • Collaboration with Wichita State University - Public Policy and Management Center and EMPAC to improve supervisory performance through the      Professional Development Supervisor Training Series.
  • Collaboration with The Kansas Leadership Center to emphasize that leadership is an activity that can be done by anyone, anytime, and that every      employee has an opportunity to make a positive impact on the organization, regardless of position or title.
  • Career Development Certificates; reflecting completion of various topics of study.

The Division of Human Resources (HR) is committed to providing employees with quality training opportunities. We strive to provide employees with training and developmental programs needed to support and advance career opportunities.  Our curriculum includes courses in the following categories:

  • Sedgwick County Values & Customer Service Guiding Principles
  • Employee Roles and Responsibilities
  • Supervisory and Leadership Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills and Competencies Development
  • Professional Skills Development