City University is Here!


To view/enroll in online and instructor led courses now available through Denver City Employee University, please visit Self enrollment is now available for instructor led classes on the City University portal.

  • Visit and click on the “Start Now” button to login to the City University Portal (using your network login credentials - userID and password)
  • Click on the Instructor Led Training Sessions link located on the left side of the home page
  • Scroll down to locate the class you would like to attend (You can sort by clicking on the appropriate column header)
  • Click the Actions link located on the right side of the class info
  • Click on Enroll in this Session


Assorted training and development programs are offered to help employees better perform their jobs and achieve career goals. We offer classroom, customized and on-site training options. For schedule and course descriptions, please see the Training Calendar

Career Planning Courses
Evaluate your skills and interests, polish your resume, develop a plan for your career, and more.

Employee Training
Review courses for new employees, communication workshops, safety training, and more.

Supervisor Training
Review required supervisor training and other courses to help you effectively manage your team.
Develop key skills to advance your career as an administration professional, a supervisor, or an executive leader.

Learn more about the Office of Human Resources Training team.

Online Training

Find specially selected organizations that offer online training on a variety of topics. All online training is free unless otherwise noted.

Customized Training and Additional Services

Customized Training
Any course offering listed above can be customized for specific work groups by arrangement.  We will conduct an intake meeting to determine how the requested training can best help achieve desired outcomes.  
Team Development:  Special sessions can be arranged for in-tact groups desiring a facilitator to launch, develop, or revamp work teams. 
Event Facilitation
Clients can engage staff to facilitate team retreats, special meetings, planning sessions or any other event where an outside facilitator is desirable. 
Temporary and volunteer trainers and facilitators can receive special instruction on course design, delivery, facilitation skills, and adult learning principles from staff training professionals. 
Presentation Skills
Classes for groups and coaching for individuals can be arranged to develop the formal presentation skills needed for impromptu situations and to inform, persuade, or teach groups of people. 
Learning Objectives:
  • Types of presentations
  • Designing the right message for the target audience
  • Delivering your message with confidence
  • Practice
Consultation and Coaching
Members of the OHR/TOD team are available to help evaluate work-place issues and develop appropriate interventions, including individual coaching as appropriate.

Important Update: APEX is Back!


 The APEX Program is now accepting applications for 2015-2016! Apply Today!

APEX is designed exclusively for City & County of Denver’s (CCD) employees working in the various levels of office management, clerical support, secretarial, administrative, and executive assistant positions. The program is founded on adult learning principles and delivered through several training methodologies such as instructor-led and online training classes, team-building exercises, self-study, action-learning projects, and peer coaching. 

APEX applicants and their Sponsoring Supervisor/Manager can anticipate that approximately 18-22 hours per month will be committed to the APEX program components: 12 hours a month for instruction (one instructor- led and one online course), and 6-10 hours a month devoted to project team work and assignments. APEX applicants should realize that commitment and successful completion of the program may require some personal time. The program schedule, requirements, commitment, and standards should be presented, discussed and agreed to between each applicant and their Sponsor prior to submission of this application.

APEX is designed to be completed as a cohort of 25-30 employees (intra-departmental) who progress through the program together; forming a learning and networking community. APEXers develop a common understanding, skill set, and a sense of mutual support and accountability. Participants will cultivate an aligned vision for expertise and leadership, and learn to develop the trust necessary for effective collaboration and innovative problem solving. 

In addition to the formal instruction delivered over the 12-month period, each APEX cohort will be divided into “action project teams” of four to five participants. Working collaboratively, each team will work on an issue or subject that is relevant and meaningful to their work and the CCD, as well. Conducting appropriate research, each project team will prepare a white paper, and develop/deliver a formal presentation to CCD leadership at the end of the program year. Through this real-world process, time management, leadership, team work, organization, accountability, communication, conflict management, and interpersonal skills are challenged, learned and practiced. The team members support and learn from each another and work to achieve mutual purpose and mutual respect.

APEX participants will be supported by APEX program alumni who have agreed to coach, mentor and support individuals and project teams throughout the program. This also provides an additional learning opportunity for the graduates.

Sponsoring supervisor and/or manager of APEX participants will be engaged in the promotion of workplace application. Following each class, a communication with the session’s description and learning objectives will be distributed. It is our expectation as the supervisor, you will create and provide opportunities for your APEX participant to apply and practice their learned skills back on the job.  Click here for an application.



Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 - 2016 APEX class.  Completed applications must be submitted to Marcia Cunningham by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015 for consideration.  Please contact Marcia Cunningham at or 720-913-5613 with any questions.





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