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.
|1/11/23||Gifts of Imperfection Pt 1|
|1/18/23||Gifts of Imperfection Pt 2|
|1/25/23||Cultivating Emotional Intelligence|
|2/15/23||A Relational Approach to Conflict|
|2/22/23||Making Healthy Habits Stick|
Register here: DHHS Weekly Wellness Workshops (office.com)
|February 14, 2023||1:00 PM||Competitive Procurement Process (RFP, RFQ, RFA)||240202||Augusta|
|February 15, 2023||1:00 PM||Competitive Procurement (RFP, RFQ, RFA) Evaluator Training||240203||Augusta|
|February 17, 2023||8:30 AM||Contract Budgets (Attending Contract Process is mandatory prior to attending Contract Budgets)||240204||Microsoft Teams|
|February 8, 2023||8:15 AM||Contract Process||240205||Augusta|
|February 21, 2023||10:00 AM||Stress Management||240209||Microsoft Teams|
|February 7, 2023||10:00 AM||De-escalation Techniques||240207||Microsoft Teams|
|March 14, 2023||10:00 AM||Recalibrating in the Face of Today's Realities:||240305||Microsoft Teams|
|April 4, 2023||10:00 AM||De-escalation Techniques||240404||Microsoft Teams|
|April 18, 2023||10:00 AM||Stress Management||240406||Microsoft Teams|
|May 16, 2023||10:00 AM||Recalibrating in the Face of Today's Realities:||240504||Microsoft Teams|
|June 6, 2023||10:00 AM||De-escalation Techniques||240603||Microsoft Teams|
|June 20, 2023||10:00 AM||Stress Management||240605||Microsoft Teams|
|July 18, 2023||10:00 AM||Recalibrating in the Face of Today's Realities:||240702||Microsoft Teams|
|August 8, 2023||10:00 AM||De-escalation Techniques||240802||Microsoft Teams|
|August 22, 2023||10:00 AM||Stress Management||240803||Microsoft Teams|
|September 12, 2023||10:00 AM||Recalibrating in the Face of Today's Realities:||240902||Microsoft Teams|
|October 10, 2023||10:00 AM||De-escalation Techniques||241002||Microsoft Teams|
|October 24, 2023||10:00 AM||Stress Management||241003||Microsoft Teams|
|November 14, 2023||10:00 AM||Recalibrating in the Face of Today's Realities:||241102||Microsoft Teams|
|December 5, 2023||10:00 AM||De-escalation Techniques||241202||Microsoft Teams|
|December 12, 2023||10:00 AM||Stress Management||241203||Microsoft Teams|
|February 14, 2023||2:00 PM||Microsoft Teams: Tips and Tricks||240208||Microsoft Teams|
|February 28, 2023||2:00 PM||Excel: Getting Started||240210||Microsoft Teams|
|March 14, 2023||2:00 PM||Excel: Advanced Functions and Charts||240306||Microsoft Teams|
|March 28, 2023||2:00 PM||Excel: Pivot Tables Part 1||240307||Microsoft Teams|
|April 11, 2023||2:00 PM||Excel: Pivot Tables Part 2||240405||Microsoft Teams|
|April 25, 2023||2:00 PM||Microsoft: Creating Accessible Content||240407||Microsoft Teams|
|May 9, 2023||2:00 PM||Outlook||240503||Microsoft Teams|
|May 23, 2023||2:00 PM||Microsoft Teams: Meetings||240505||Microsoft Teams|
|June 20, 2023||2:00 PM||Excel: Getting Started||240606||Microsoft Teams|
|March 16, 2023||9:00 AM||You in a Team||240308||Microsoft Teams|
|May 18, 2023||9:00 AM||You in a Team||240506||Microsoft Teams|
|March 22, 2023||9:00 AM||*Plain Language||240309||Microsoft Teams|
|June 9, 2023||9:00 AM||*Plain Language||240607||Microsoft Teams|
|February 16, 2023||1:00 PM||Your Leadership Style||240211||Microsoft Teams|
|April 7, 2023||9:00 AM||Your Leadership Style||240409||Microsoft Teams|
|April 5, 2023||9:00 AM||*Building and Maintaining Work Relationships||240410||Microsoft Teams|
|February 23, 2023||10:00 AM||*Essential Communication Skills for Supervisors||240213||Microsoft Teams|
|March 30, 2023||1:00 PM||*Essential Communication Skills for Supervisors||240310||Microsoft Teams|
|June 14, 2023||10:00 AM||*Essential Communication Skills for Supervisors||240608||Microsoft Teams|
|February 1, 2023||*Performance Leadership Certificate||240214||Microsoft Teams|
|February 10, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App Refresher||240215||Microsoft Teams|
|March 10, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App Refresher||240311||Microsoft Teams|
|April 7, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App Refresher||240411||Microsoft Teams|
|May 5, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App Refresher||240507||Microsoft Teams|
|June 2, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App Refresher||240609||Microsoft Teams|
|June 30, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App Refresher||240610||Microsoft Teams|
|February 24, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App for New DHHS Employees||240216||Microsoft Teams|
|March 24, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App for New DHHS Employees||240312||Microsoft Teams|
|April 21, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App for New DHHS Employees||240412||Microsoft Teams|
|May 19, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App for New DHHS Employees||240508||Microsoft Teams|
|June 16, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App for New DHHS Employees||240611||Microsoft Teams|
|March 2, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App Troubleshooting for DHHS Employees||240313||Microsoft Teams|
|April 6, 2023||9:00 AM||Travel App Troubleshooting for DHHS Employees||240413||Microsoft Teams|
|February 7, 2023||2:00 PM||Outlook||240218||Microsoft Teams|
|February 24, 2023||2:00 PM||CORE: a Culture of Respect and Empathy||240219||Microsoft Teams|
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.
Performance Leadership Certificate Form
Preparing for Promotion (PDF)
Welcome to DHHS Management!
Welcome to DHHS!
Mandatory 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. Enrollment is restricted to those referred through the Staff Education and Training Unit. Attendance at all 3 days is required, partial credit will not be granted.
By Request Training Programs
In addition to the certificate programs SETU, by management request, can provide training for work teams on:
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.