- Departments H-Z
- Human Resources
- Training & Development
- Leadership Certification
Pierce County's three-tiered Leadership Certification Program launched Jan. 1, 2020 and can be achieved in accordance with the info below.
All supervisors hired after January 1, 2020, are required to complete Bronze Level Certification. Bronze Level Certification will replace previous required Supervisor/Manager training. Employees who have previously completed courses listed below will be exempt from retaking them.
Aspiring Supervisors and Leads
Lead employees and those aspiring to be supervisors also have the opportunity for certification through the following courses:
- Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace 2023 (virtual)
- Leadership Basics for Leads and Aspiring Supervisors (virtual)
- The Practical Coach for Leads and Aspiring Supervisors (virtual)
Once the above courses have been completed, a lead or aspiring manager/supervisor may attend the Virtual Supervisor Essentials course upon nomination by their supervisor via an email to [email protected].
- Leading Yourself (LinkedIn Learning)
- Developing a Learning Mindset (LinkedIn Learning)
- Leading the Individual (virtual)
- Having Difficult Conversations (LinkedIn Learning)
- Conflict Resolution Foundations (LinkedIn Learning)
- Building Effective Teams (virtual)
- Managing Team Conflict (LinkedIn Learning)
- Group Decision Making (virtual)
- Becoming an Inspiring Mentor (LinkedIn Learning)
- Being a Good Mentor (LinkedIn Learning)
- Participate in the Pierce County Mentorship Program as a Mentor
- Creating Psychological Safety for Diverse Teams (LinkedIn Learning)
- Assignment: Exercise File Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and submit with certification application
The following courses are required for Gold Level Certification:
- Business Process Improvement (virtual)
- Collaborative Leadership (LinkedIn Learning)
- Collaboration Principles & Process (LinkedIn Learning)
- Effective Presentation Skills Heat (virtual)
- Leadership Development Plan (Independent Learning)
- Assignment: Complete the Leadership Development Plan and submit with certification application
- Organizational Agility (virtual)
- Prioritizing Effectively as a Leader (LinkedIn Learning)
- Assignment: Exercise File Priority Setting Worksheet and submit with certification application
- Situational Leadership (virtual)
How do I certify?
Ensure all the required courses are completed and are on your Workday transcript. Submit the Certification Request Form. Once the certification is completed, the Organizational Development and Training division will contact you.
How do I get my certificate?
The Executive will issue certificates quarterly and the certificate will be uploaded in Workday and will be available in your training history.
May I receive credit for courses I took somewhere else?
Equivalency for County courses may be granted on a case by case basis. The course curriculum will need to be submitted and evaluated by the Organizational Development Manager.
When was this requirement instated?
The Leadership Certification program was launched January 2020 with an Executive Memo from Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier.