Expand your skills and explore your potential.

Multnomah County provides a wide array of development opportunities for employees at all levels of the organization. We value every member of our workforce and strive to support your professional and personal growth throughout your career.  

In addition to on-the-job training opportunities, employees have access to a wide selection of online and in-person classes. 

These are just a few of the ways you can focus on your professional development as a Multnomah County employee:

Career Management Classes

Career Management in the 21st Century is offered both as a daylong training and as classes on Multco Learns. This course will help you make informed future career decisions.

Employee Development Classes                

Talent Development offers employee development classes in the areas of communication, equity and diversity, career management, resilience, technology training, lead worker and supervisory training, and more. The group’s mission is to help employees achieve professional growth, continuous learning and greater productivity.

Countywide Training Opportunities                

The county provides an array of training opportunities for employees. In addition to a vast selection of countywide courses – many of which are available online – many county departments offer trainings specific to staff in focused program areas. Talk to your supervisor about classes that can further your career.                

Multnomah County Leadership Academy
Multnomah County Leadership Academy participants

Multnomah Leadership Academy                

The award-winning Multnomah Leadership Academy is an annual program that offers selected employees the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to advance into management, executive and other mission-critical positions within the county. Participants experience an interactive and practical curriculum that expands their understanding of themselves, local government and leadership while promoting pride in public service. This six-month program includes customized support resources, such as a 360-degree leadership assessment, training, mentoring, and the chance to network with participants and leaders to gain a broader perspective.

Toastmasters at Multnomah County

Do you want to become a better communicator, leader, listener, thinker, and speaker? We have an active Toastmasters group that's open to Multnomah County employees. The biggest misconception about Toastmasters is that it is only for people who regularly speak publicly. This is simply untrue. Toastmasters is for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills and leadership ability.

We invite current employees to learn more by visiting the Commons and by viewing the latest offerings on the Countywide Training Calendar.