Developmental Activities

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In your career development, you might want to consider some of the following activities:


  • Countywide training programs
  • Departmental training programs
  • External training seminars
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Other degree and certificate programs
  • Computer-based training/internet-based training

Work Experience

  • Work out-of-classification
  • "Acting" assignments
  • Temporary/provisional appointments
  • Job rotation
  • Cross-training
  • Internships
  • Volunteering
  • Management Talent Exchange Program (MTEP)

Special Assignments

  • Participation in strategic initiatives
  • Short term projects
  • Presentations to boards, commissions, the public and other groups
  • Task force/committee assignments
  • Teaching a class in a technical knowledge area
  • Team leader assignment
  • Special studies/reports


  • Mentoring
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Cal-ICMA (California International City/County Management Association)


  • Books and periodicals
  • Internet


  • Professional Associations
  • Debriefing actual experiences with others
  • Observing experts at board, commission or community meetings and other venues
  • Job Shadowing
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