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SERVICES

The Human Resources Department's S.E.E.K (Supporting - Empowering - Engaging - Keeping) Program, provides personalized career coaching using a variety of tools. Employees using The S.E.E.K. Program will be assigned a personal coach to guide them through the job transition process.

 

 

Computer Lab Services

The ERP Computer Lab (168 West Alisal St. Modular 1, Salinas CA) is available for employees who need access to a computer and internet to build a resume, cover letter, and perform job searches. Drop-in hours are from Monday through Friday:

7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

For further information, please contact the S.E.E.K. Liaison at 1 (831) 755-5383

   

WORKSHOPS

The Learning and Organizational Development facilitators are prepared to assist employees who are directly impacted by downsizing. Based on employee needs and Department requests, the following workshops are available:

Employee Workshops

S.E.E.K. Orientation for Impacted Employees

The S.E.E.K. Orientation is a three-hour workshop for employees and includes:

  • Important information for those who have either received a notice of lay-off or are concerned that they may be "at risk" for lay-off.
  • Information on reemployment services and connections to job resources internal and external to the county.
  • Information from a local business coach who is in touch with the marketplace and who can assist you with the practical “how-to’s” in your job search.
  • Employment Development Department (EDD) information on filing for unemployment insurance.
  • Opportunity to ask questions to the Workforce Transition Administrator about the reduction in force process.
  • County Benefits overview.
  • Highlights of the S.E.E.K. coaching services.
  • Participants will begin to develop their employment action plan and receive relevant information on resume writing.

Workshop 1:

  • Who Can Attend: All impacted or potentially impacted employees (due to layoffs)
  • Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
  • Location: One Stop Career Center; 730 LaGuardia St., Salinas CA, 93901

To enroll, log in to the Learning and Development Network (LDN) or contact the S.E.E.K. Liaison at 1 (831) 755-5383.

Career Resiliency

When we talk about resiliency, we are talking about the ability to transition from change or misfortune that has been imposed upon us. The question we will explore in this workshop is why do some people suffer hardships and not falter. How do they persevere and adapt when things go awry? The good news is that we can learn from those who have shown resilience and learn skills to increase our own resiliency.

If you are interested in this course please contact Learning and Organizational Development at 1 (831) 796-3087 for more information.

Effective Interview Techniques

This workshop teaches job seekers how to prepare yourself for a professional interview. Whether you are being interviewed for a job because your name was on an eligible list or not, being prepared for your job interview will certainly improve your chances of being selected for the job.

  • Learn all about the interview process from the employer’s point-of-view.
  • Find out how research can improve your chances to get hired.
  • Learn the best ways to answer interview questions and what employers are trying to figure out.
  • Understand how preparation can turn the tables in your favor.

Workshop 1:

  • Who Can Attend: All employees, managers and supervisors impacted by layoffs
  • Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
  • Location: Building 1 Training Center; 230 Church St., Salinas CA, 93901

Workshop 2:

  • Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
  • Location: Building 1 Training Center; 230 Church St., Salinas CA, 93901

To enroll, log in to the Learning and Development Network (LDN) or contact the S.E.E.K. Liaison at 1 (831) 755-5383.

Emotional Stages of a Job Loss

Regardless of the reason for job loss, it is difficult to understand and process. However, there are certain emotions you are likely to experience:

  • Denial
  • Disbelief
  • Outward Anger
  • Inward Self Criticism
  • Withdrawal
  • Reflection
  • Acceptance

Workshop:

  • Who Can Attend: All employees, managers and supervisors
  • Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
  • Location: Ag Commissioner Office Training Room; 1428 Abbot St., Salinas CA, 93901

To enroll, log in to the Learning and Development Network (LDN) or contact the S.E.E.K. Liaison at 1 (831) 755-5383.

Financial Wellness Strategy During Transition

This workshop provides tips for managing your financial resources during crises times. Budgeting tools and steps to take for career transition are provided in this seminar. Concepts covered include budgeting 101 for managing household personal finances during challenging times. Practical tools will be provided for development of your personal financial transition plan.

If you are interested in this course, please contact the Learning and Organizational Development at 1 (831) 796-3087 for more information.

Managing Changes in the Workplace

This seminar is designed for supervisors, management, and administrators who are managing various changes in the workplace. It discusses the following:

  • Understanding change – perceptions, definitions, common feelings and reactions
  • Recognizing when your employees are stressed
  • What leaders can do to reduce employee stress
  • Tips for employee motivation in stressful times

Workshop:

  • Who Can Attend: Employees, managers and supervisors
  • Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Time: 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
  • Location: Ag Commissioner Office Training Room, Salinas CA, 93901

To enroll, log in to the Learning and Development Network (LDN) or contact the S.E.E.K. Liaison at 1 (831) 755-5383.

Mock Interviews

If you are impacted by a lay-off and are planning to obtain another position, you may schedule a mock interview through your personal coach as part of your career transition support. The mock interview practice allows you to have a personalized practice session with live subject matter experts who will provide coaching critique of your interview. (This one hour practice session includes the feedback from the mock panel).

If you are interested in this course please contact Learning and Organizational Development (LOD) at 1 (831) 796-3087 for more information.

Resume Writing

This workshop teaches job seekers how to prepare a professional resume that reflects their skills, knowledge and education that are relevant to the job they are seeking. Some of topics covered in this workshop are:

  • What information to include in your resume
  • How to clearly and concisely present your skills and abilities
  • Styles of resumes
  • Common rules and common mistakes made in a resume

Workshop 1:

  • Who Can Attend: All employees, managers and supervisors impacted by layoffs
  • Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
  • Location: Building 1 Training Center; 230 Church St., Salinas CA, 93901

Workshop 2:

  • Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
  • Location: Building 1 Training Center; 230 Church St., Salinas CA, 93901

To enroll, log in to the Learning and Development Network (LDN) or contact the S.E.E.K. Liaison at 1 (831) 755-5383.

Surviving Changes in the Workplace

This seminar is designed for all employees who are dealing with current changes in the workplace. It discusses the following:

  • Understanding change – perceptions, definitions, common feelings and reactions to change
  • How to manage and cope with those changes – identifying the change, acknowledging loss of past, and recognizing resistance, and tips for managing change
  • Tips for employee motivation in stressful times

Workshop 1:

  • Who Can Attend: All employees, managers and supervisors impacted by layoffs
  • Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
  • Location: Ag Commissioner Office Training Room, 1428 Abbott St., Salinas CA, 93901

Workshop 2:

  • Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
  • Location: Ag Commissioner Office Training Room, 1428 Abbott St., Salinas CA, 93901

To enroll, log in to the Learning and Development Network (LDN) or contact the S.E.E.K. Liaison at 1 (831) 755-5383.




CONTACT INFORMATION

 

S.E.E.K. LIAISON

S.E.E.K. Liaison Contact Information

Michelle E. Gomez

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-5383
Email: GomezME@co.monterey.ca.us

 

LEARNING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Learning and Organizational Development team will provide the following services:

  • S.E.E.K. orientation for impacted employees
  • Workshop coordination and facilitation
  • Training for S.E.E.K. coaches
  • Resources and support for the overall logistics of the S.E.E.K. program
  • Coordination with internal and external resources for career transition

Learning and Organizational Development Facilitators and Training Support Contact Information

Dr. Yvonne Walker

Phone Number: 1 (831) 796-3087
Email: WalkerY@co.monterey.ca.us

Vanessa Kor

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-5298
Email: KorV@co.monterey.ca.us

Michael Rosales

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-6241
Email: RosalesM2@co.monterey.ca.us

Wendell Sells

Phone Number: 1 (831) 796-6066
Email: SellsW@co.monterey.ca.us

Leeset Torres

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-5130
Email: TorresL1@co.monterey.ca.us

  

HR PROFESSIONAL COACHES

The HR Professional Coaches will provide private one-on-one career coaching to assist you with your employment needs. Our coaches provide the following services:

  • In-placement
  • Personal Consultation
  • Career transition planning
  • Liaison with Office for Employment Training
  • Job search resources

To schedule a coaching appointment, please contact the S.E.E.K. Liaison at 1 (831) 755-5383

HR Professional Coaches Contact Information

Lynn Rose Alig

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-3744
Email: AligLR@co.monterey.ca.us

Margarita Arista

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-5372
Email: AristaM@co.monterey.ca.us

Cheryl D. Collins

Phone Number: 1 (831) 796-1514
Email: CollinsCD@co.monterey.ca.us

Nairi Davis

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-5040
Email: DavisN@co.monterey.ca.us

Sonje Dayries

Phone Number: 1 (831) 759-7378
Email: DayriesSM@co.monterey.ca.us

Irene Espinoza

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-5129
Email: EspinozaI@co.monterey.ca.us

Cynthia Girard-Berry

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-4547
Email: BerryC@co.monterey.ca.us

Channelle Hubbard

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-5373
Email: HubbardC@co.monterey.ca.us

Julie James

Phone Number: 1 (831) 759-6602
Email: JamesJP@co.monterey.ca.us

Suzanne Paluck

Phone Number: 1 (831) 759-6984
Email: PaluckSM@co.monterey.ca.us

Lorena Paniagua-Castro

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-4946
Email: Paniagua-CastroL@co.monterey.ca.us

Cheryl Pirozzoli

Phone Number: 1 (831) 796-1555
Email: PirozzoliC@co.monterey.ca.us

Ginger Ramirez

Phone Number: 1 (831) 759-6723
Email: RamirezGB@co.monterey.ca.us

Kelly B. Roberts

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-4541
Email: RobertsKB@co.monterey.ca.us

Amy Rodriguez

Phone Number: 1 (831) 796-6095
Email: RodriguezE3@co.monterey.ca.us

Rene Ruvalcaba

Phone Number: 1 (831) 755-4524
Email: RuvalcabaR@co.monterey.ca.us

 

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