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The Career Development Symposium is an annual open-house training event for City employees, held in collaboration with our strategic partners. Every year, this event is organized to assist you on the road to career success by providing career tools, academic resources and professional development opportunities that will support the achievement of future career goals. Please view some highlights from our 3rd Annual Career Development Symposium. View here


In the 8th month (“Project Week”), the participants are divided into teams of 10 to address and recommend a course of action for resolving a “real world/real time” issue/concern at the City of Houston; and to present their resolution(s) to a panel of department directors (or their designees), for their consideration and potential implementation in the organization. The program culminates with the Graduation Ceremony and Reception. View here

The Learning and Development Center's Leadership Institute Program (LIP) is a one-of-a-kind leadership development and succession planning program that develops strong, confident leaders in management and supervision at all levels in the City of Houston.

City Careers: Learn, Work and Grow is a City of Houston series that spotlights learning and development initiatives within the City of Houston, showcasing our employees' passion to learn, work and grow in their careers.

In this episode of City Careers: Learn, Work and Grow, we’re taking a look at the unique divisions that comprise the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) and the services they provide to our community. We learn how DON resolves neighborhood issues and promotes community-based civic engagement, and of the learning initiatives that are taking place within their department.

In this episode of City Careers: Learn, Work and Grow, we’re exploring the complex world of Human Resources and the learning and development opportunities that are available at the City of Houston.

Class Speaker: Guliex, Itanya ADP Guest Speaker: Carolyn Wright, Deputy Director of Solid Waste Management Department

Ask the Expert Panel Series is an organizational development (OD) intervention that was designed to provide managers and supervisors with an in-depth learning experience regarding critical topics within the City of Houston. The series was predicated on documented feedback received from the middle-level and executive-level managers of the 2014-2015 Leadership Institute Program (LIP). The series enabled managers and supervisors to explore issues through question-and-answer dialogue with a unique blend of panelists, consisting of department directors, deputy directors, assistant directors and subject matter experts.

CITY ACCREDITATION PROGRAM FOR SUPERVISORS (CAPS) is our middle management multi-track program consisting of eighteen sessions designed to assist supervisor competencies in managing various circumstances regarding employee workday considerations and performances.


Newsletter Archives: February 2015 - May 2018

2018 Newsletter
January - May 2018 Features the City of Houston graduation ceremony information and pictures of the 1st Emerging Leaders Training Program (E.L.T.P.)

News Releases

2017 News Releases
April 19, 2017 The LDC Hosted a Delegation from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality of South Africa
April 17, 2017 The COH Announces 10th Annual Graduation Ceremony for the LDC’s LIP
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