Calendar of Classes

Recently the Office of Talent & Organizational Development has overseen the addition of new classes to our Class calendar. View our most up-to-date offerings below for all current and upcoming class information.

2023 Available Courses

New Employee Orientation

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New Employee Orientation is now offered virtually on Microsoft Teams. For more NEO resources click here.

Per Administrative Policy 3-33, all newly hired employees, or those rehired and have not completed an HR-sponsored new employee orientation within the 12 months before the rehire date, are required to attend.

If you are a new employee be sure to REGISTER on the session closest to but after your start or Report-to-Work date. To register, click a session and fill out the requested information. After submitting the form you will receive further instructions.
View the upcoming schedule of sessions below:

Month Date Registration Deadline  
January Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 01/04/2023  
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 01/18/2023  
February Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 01/30/2023  
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 02/13/2023  
March Wednesday, March 1, 2023 02/27/2023  
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 03/13/2023  
April Wednesday, April 5, 2023 04/03/2023  
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 04/17/2023  
May Wednesday, May 3, 2023 05/01/2023  
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 05/15/2023  
June Wednesday, June 7, 2023 06/05/2023  
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 06/19/2023  
July Wednesday, July 5, 2023 07/03/2023  
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 07/17/2023  
August Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023 07/31/2023  
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023 08/14/2023  
September Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2023 09/04/2023  
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023 09/18/2023  
October Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023 10/02/2023  
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 10/16/2023  
November Wednesday,Nov. 1, 2023 10/30/2023  
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 11/13/2023  
December Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 12/04/2023  

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The Orientation will run from 8:30am – 3:45 pm. You will be able to enter the meeting at 8:00 am. This is so you can access the event and receive credit.

Lunch Break
There will be a 30-minute lunch near the middle of the day.

1. To receive credit for your attendance, you must be logged into MS Teams for the duration of the class and complete an evaluation form at the end of class.
2. Log-in instructions will be given to enter the meeting by email to all registered employees the day prior to the meeting.
3. Any entrance to the MS Teams meeting after 8:45 am, may not receive credit for the day.
4. Failure to attend the meeting for the duration of the class and failure to complete the evaluation form will result in an “unsuccessful” completion, and you will be required to attend the next orientation.

MS Teams
1. The city-wide New Employee Orientation will be on the MS Teams.
2. You can access the event from COH- New Employee Orientation course you are registered in TMS, the calendar invite, or email sent the day prior to the class. Please check your spam folder if you did not receive an email.
3. Please join at a minimum of 15 minutes early to sign-in and ensure access to the orientation.

The following resources are available for download at NEO Resources:

1. Municipal Employee Guidebook
2. New Employee Orientation Helpful Information
3. Employee Benefits Handbook

If you have any difficulty gaining access, contact us immediately:
1. New Employee Orientation Inbox –
2. New Employee Orientation Phone – (832)395-4890.
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New Supervisor Onboarding

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New Supervisor Onboarding is a program developed by the Human Resources Department to provide new supervisors with relevant information in accordance with City of Houston Administrative Policy 3-33.

Similar to New Employee Orientation, this program consists of a one day instructor-led virtual training on Microsoft Teams and multiple e-learning courses to be completed through the Talent Management System (TMS).

View the schedule of upcoming New Supervisor Onboarding sessions below:


Program Date: 02/13/2023 Registration Deadline: 02/08/2023
Registration Link: Click here to register


Program Date: 03/20/2023 Registration Deadline: 03/15/2023
Registration Link: Click here to register

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Strengthen Your Core

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Strengthen Your Core (SYC) is a behavioral-based training program designed to enhance your knowledge, skill, and abilities in key areas. These areas are derived from the City of Houston’s HEAR program (Houston Employee and Assessment Review).

For Supervisors:

Course Date Time Location
Diversity Commitment Register May 25, 2023 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM E.B. Cape Center

For any questions you may have about Strenghtening Your Core, please email

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Administrative & Office Professionals Program

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One of the City’s Signature Programs is ADP, Administrative Development Program, a cohort-based, 16-week learning program tailored for the administrative professional. This year, we are partnering with edOppSolutions, to pilot the Administrative & Office Professionals learning program (AOP) which is similar to ADP. Over the course of the program, learners will actively prepare to take the American Society of Administrative Professionals PACE credential exam.

Learning Topics Include:

• Business Skills in the Modern Workplace
• Managing the Office with Efficiency
• Professionalism in the Workplace
• Together Everyone Achieves More – Building Teamwork Skills for Success
• Project Management for Administration Professionals
• Managing Time for Increased Productivity
• Understanding the Role of Technology
• Maximizing Technology Skills in the Workplace
• Building Interpersonal Communications
• Writing the Right Way
• Email Communications for Increased Productivity
• Finding the Right Solution
• It's All in the Details - Event & Meeting Planning
• Handling Conflict
• Creating Influence to Engage and Inspire

Program tuition of $1,700 includes the course, access to the online learning system, class materials and workbook, PACE Study Guide, exam registration and proctoring, and professional membership to the American Society of Administrative Professionals!

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Department Information

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