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People Development

We Focus on You

People, Excellence, Leadership, Team, Innovation

"Career opportunities at the City are endless. I would not have envisioned 20 years ago that I would one day be in a management position. I've had the opportunity to attend a variety of training at the City. The best would have to be the leadership program that is offered as part of the Corporate Program Management Group (CPMG). I am fortunate to have had, and continue to receive, mentoring and coaching from numerous supervisors and managers, including the CAO, at the City."      

Manager, Corporate Compliance
At the City of Richmond, our people are so important to the organization’s success that it continues to be a Corporate Strategic Focus Area:
Our People
“By investing in and developing our people, Richmond will have an engaged, highly effective and well-trained workforce to serve Council and the community. For success, developing our team is paramount.”
The City of Richmond is committed to being a learning organization. Part of that demonstrated commitment has been the creation of Richmond's Corporate University, our internal corporate training system that maintains a focus on the learning and development needs of our people.  
The People Development team, within Human Resources, works extremely close with all other departments and many specific employee groups in identifying training needs throughout the entire organization. Throughout your career, you may have access to a broad array of training courses – internally and externally – from general business, management, leadership, computer desktop skills, specialized IT training, healthy, safety and wellness through to job-specific technical training such as turf management, instructional skills, driver training, accident investigation, and so much more. The organization also encourages and provides non-traditional forms of learning such as coaching, mentoring, special projects and secondments.
The City of Richmond also offers financial support for other academic endeavours including individual development training taken on an employee’s own time for the purpose of career advancement. City staff members are encouraged to attend outside seminars and conferences to broaden their experience, enhance their network, and contribute to the City of Richmond’s overall development as a progressive and innovative municipality.
Tresse Hoff - Careers  "The City of Richmond has an excellent career development program which has enabled me to earn several certificates including: Certificate of Trades Qualification in Landscape, International Society of Arboriculture Certification and Tree Risk Assessment Certification."          

Supervisor, Urban Forestry Management
"In addition to leadership training, I have taken several City specific courses including report writing and business writing. Each of the internal training courses are very well constructed and informative, using a mix of classroom and practical learning. Being part of the Corporate Program Management Group (CPMG), coaching sessions take place on a monthly basis providing me with the ability to discuss opportunities and challenges of specific projects."

Program Manager

Mike Romas -Careers


Tracey - Careers

"The training I have received at the City has been exceptional. There are many different types of training/courses offered throughout the year. Class sizes are small and the level of the instructors is high. I feel I have received excellent training at the City, which has enhanced my career goals."

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