The Office of Talent & Organizational Development (OT&OD) offers comprehensive training solutions that significantly impact performance and organizational outcomes.

Our consultancy is comprised of an experienced team of professionals with the knowledge and capabilities to design and implement strategies that help our clients achieve their goals.

Our primary focus is to provide transformational learning programs that enhance the skills, job competencies, and improve performance and overall satisfaction for the City of Houston's workforce.

Training is conducted at its corporate university. Our clients include City of Houston departments and employees, other municipalities, public agencies, non-profit agencies, and private businesses in the greater Houston area.

The OT&OD is a strategic development and employee performance improvement organization. We offer comprehensive training solutions that significantly affect performance and institutional outcomes.

Our consultancy is comprised of an experienced team of professionals with the knowledge and capabilities to design and implement strategies that help our clients achieve their goals.

Catina Swift
Catina Swift
Chief Learning Officer


To learn more about what we are focusing on this year,
click HERE to review our Vision 2023. 

The OT&OD develops and delivers learning programs designed to empower and augment employee skills and competencies for improved performance and job satisfaction:


New Employee Orientation
New Supervisor Orientation
Houston Employee Assessment and Review
 City Accreditation Program for Supervisors
Strengthening Your Core
Administrative Development Program

Our mission is to build a first-class, responsive, and results-oriented workforce by providing:

image

• Learning that meets critical business goals, and

image

• Lifelong learning opportunities that will prepare employees in an evolving technological society.




Our Values

  • Demonstrating a passion for what we do
  • Advocating respect & integrity
  • Striving for excellence
  • Promoting teamwork & collaboration
  • Advancing educational experiences
  • Creating a safe & engaging learning environment

Vision Statement

A learning center recognized for its diverse educational excellence and its commitment to adapting the workforce to a dynamic environment.



Department Information

611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Benefits: 832-393-6000
Main: 832-393-6100
Safety Hotline: 832-393-7233 careers@houstontx.gov