Staff Education and Training Unit (SETU) Services
The DHHS Staff Education and Training Unit (SETU) is contained within Workforce Development out of the DHHS Commissioner's Office. SETU exists to develop, deliver and support the required training and professional development needs of staff across all Program Offices within DHHS.
The trainings offered below require registration. Click on the class link to view a description of the training and to complete a registration form.
*Class titles listed in brown and prefaced by an asterisk are multi-day classes.
DHHS Weekly Wellness Workshops from StrengthenME
StrengthenME, a program from the Maine Office of Behavioral Health, has ongoing wellness opportunities available exclusively to DHHS staff to help manage stress. The purpose of these half-hour sessions hosted twice every Wednesday from 12:00-12:30 and 12:30-1:00 is to provide regular wellness, stress management, and resiliency-building practice opportunities and resources.
|11/22||BREAK for Thanksgiving week|
|12/13||How to Keep Healthy Boundaries|
|12/20||Stop Being Defined by the Past|
|12/27||Overcoming Imposter Syndrome|
Register here: DHHS Weekly Wellness Workshops (office.com)
SETU facilitates two professional development opportunities through certificate programs. These are comprehensive professional development activities involving a small cohort of participants who receive training, group facilitation services, evaluation of work products and goal planning for further professional development. Audiences for these certificates include supervisors/managers and any DHHS employee.
Required Training for all DHHS Employees
DHHS New Employee Orientation - This is a required session for all new DHHS employees. This one -day program includes information on the Department, defines the expectations and responsibilities of your role, and the major initiatives of DHHS. Enrollment is completed by the DHHS Staff Education and Training Unit.
Managing in State Government - The Managing in State Government Program is designed to introduce new supervisors to policies and procedures of the State, tools and resources available to help you succeed and to guide your employees' performance, and a sharing of best practices with your peers.
DHHS Workforce Development Training Resources
SETU has a repository of topics pertinent to DHHS staff. These topics are short focused videos of processes and topics specifically targeted for new employees and management staff. Free live and recorded webinar resources from various providers can be assessed on the SETU website as well.