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2021

Average hours of training per employee

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Proceeding as Planned
 Monitoring Progress
Reviewing for Improvement
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Status Indicators: Proceeding as Planned |  Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Information Unavailable

Professional development significantly enhances an employee’s ability to contribute to an organization beyond finite tasks that may be identified upon hire.  Continued exploration of new methods, best practices, or conceptual designs stimulate a workforce to evolve so that whatever product or service they provide remains relevant.  Professional development partnered with processes to identify needs, carves a path for innovation and valuable ideas being shared by the workforce.

Engaging in discussion that challenges traditional process and performance norms can lead to improvement opportunities in areas across functions throughout the organization.  Ensuring that every employee has access to professional development opportunities creates a sense of equity; promotes a culture of expectation that employees will engage in process improvement; and encourages employees to pursue promotional opportunities, especially within the organization.   Hiring and retaining highly skilled employees who continuously engage in career-long learning is essential to providing high quality, effective, and efficient services to our Neighbors.

This measure is calculated by dividing all training reported by City employees (including offsite training, onsite training, and conference leave), by the number of full-time employees for each year. The annual averages include training hours reported by the Police and Fire Departments, both of which historically have significantly higher training requirements imposed by state and professional guidelines.

To determine the target number of training hours per employee, Human Resources management considered trends in training as reported by select, reputable professional organizations and publications.  With a starting point of a very conservative target thru 2020, consideration was also given to projected operational needs, available funds, appropriate resources, and informal feedback from employees.  The identified five year target reflects a scaled and manageable increase.       

Many training programs and educational opportunities were still suspended or limited in 2021 as a result of the pandemic in 2020. The Human Resources Department initiated online employee development and training opportunities in the latter part of 2020 to supplement the in person educational opportunities. 

All City employees log the time spent on training or professional development in the City’s timekeeping system.

City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.fortlauderdale.gov

Office of Management and Budget
Division of Structural Innovation
Contact: [email protected]

City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.fortlauderdale.gov

Office of Management and Budget
Division of Structural Innovation
Contact: [email protected]