F.O.C.U.S. (Fostering Organizational Commitment, Understanding and Support)
The F.O.C.U.S. management development model is a multidimensional training base for management skills for classified staff. Selected individuals are currently in leadership and middle management positions. F.O.C.U.S. participants selected have completed the (Classified Leadership Development Training) Classified Leadership Phase I program, or are other selected staff. The participants represent multiple departments and divisions of the District.
The program is focused on the development of groups within the organization, and on individual development as required to improve the functioning of the group. The intent of the program is to provide training and self-development in the areas of management and supervision. District staff and professional consultants are involved in the planning and presentation of identified management skills. Topics include teamwork, communication skills, building collaborative relationships, diversity, customer orientation, facilitation skills, budget/fiscal management, etc. The program will help establish sound management principles and strategies for classified and potential managers and supervisors.