The training and development team at the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) are a team of facilitators and trainers committed to fostering an environment that encourages employees to seek out opportunities for learning, whether for career development or for personal fulfillment. We are dedicated to bringing innovative and timely workshops to WVDE staff.

WVDE’s Learning & Development (L&D) Team supports the West Virginia Board of Education and West Virginia Department of Education’s mission by growing the capability of supervisors and employees to build a motivated, engaged and high-performing workforce. Learning solutions focus on developing or enhancing the competencies and behaviors needed by individuals and teams in order to accomplish meaningful goals and create a positive work climate that encourages and values clarity, interaction, openness, diversity, community and results.

Our Training and Development program provides WVDE employees with training and professional development opportunities that expand the potential of our robust and dynamic workforce. In addition to providing a wide range of courses and workshops, we offer professional skills counseling and develop employee training programs.

Foundations of Excellence Core Courses

Who should participate All WVDE employees
What to expect:
  • Valuing Diversity and Differences for Positive Results
  • Essential Communication Skills
  • Navigating WVDE Business (online)
  • Safe and Healthy WVDE (online)
  • Setting Effective Goals (online)
  • WVDE Financial Fundamentals (online)
  • Data Security Training (online)

Management Essentials

Who should participate                 Employees who are in a management or supervisory role or who lead teams
What to expect:
  • Introduction to Supervising & Managing
  • Supervisors & the Law
  • Supervising Financials
  • Valuing Diversity and Differences for Positive Results
  • Coaching and Managing Workplace Conflict
  • Setting Goals and Evaluating Performance
  • Leave Policies Overview for Managers (online)
  • Hiring for Success (online)
  • Safety and Wellbeing (online)
  • FLSA Overview (online)
  • Leave Policy Overview
  • Managing Workplace Conflict

Coursemill is a learning management system utilized by West Virginia State government to deliver exceptional eLearning. The Coursemill LMS houses elearning modules focused on the skills required to effectively manage, retain, and build an engaged workforce.

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WVDE LEADS is our leadership development program for high-potential/high-performance individuals who demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth. Applicants must be nominated by their supervisor or a divisional leader in consultation with the nominee’s supervisor to apply. Information for the 2018-2019 cohort will be available in late 2018.