The Chicago Transit Authority runs a monthly calendar of courses in order to create a program of learner engagement for the entire year. These courses consist of two hour-long workshops over the course of a month. Four categories of course program are offered each month. These categories are: Professional Development, Learn and Lead, Health and Safety, and Technical. Professional Development courses are open to all staff and include change management and other similar skills. The Learn and Lead courses are a workshop for leaders (not necessarily in a management role) within the organization, and have been offered in collaboration with other local institutions such as the Shedd Aquarium. The Health and Safety courses include both required and supplemental offerings. Technical courses include Microsoft Office programs and other professional skills.
Ms. Geisha Ester, Director, Training and Professional Development