The Training Manager will oversee a range of training events and initiatives that collectively serve to elevate and enhance the delivery of indigent defense in Ohio by building knowledge, skills, and abilities among defense practitioners. In the position, housed in the OPD’s Policy and Outreach Division, you will independently and collaboratively plan, create, and deliver training for public and private indigent defense practitioners across the state. You will build relationships and contacts with indigent defense community members to promote opportunities and gather information about learning needs, and you will use that information to develop training goals in partnership with agency leaders. You will also work with agency divisions and internal and external subject matter experts to plan and implement training events. Your responsibilities for events include logistics as well as developing post-training assessment tools and gathering, analyzing, and reporting results. You will also have fiscal procedure and procurement responsibilities related to training events.
In addition to overseeing training for Ohio’s indigent defense community, you will also provide dedicated learning and professional development support for the employees of the Ohio Public Defender. You will act as a consultant for agency divisions, programs, and people to source and recommend opportunities for individual and group growth. The Training Manager position also has a policy and compliance role, and you will monitor required trainings and manage communications and reporting. You will serve as lead user and administrator of Ohio Learn, the agency’s Learning Management System (an Oracle Taleo-based application) and will be responsible for researching, developing, and implementing new and improved tools and procedures for employee training requests and training purchases. A shared administrative professional serving the Policy and Outreach Division will provide some clerical and program support for your position.
Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
- Source, create, and conduct seminars, workshops, and individual training sessions.
Collaborate with local, state, and national public defense communities to assess training and development needs.
- Handle event logistics (finding and reserving space and A/V equipment, sourcing vendors, creating promotional materials, staffing registrations, preparing Continuing Legal Education (CLE) applications, etc.)
- Create and disseminate communications and promotions for training events and opportunities.
Develop and deliver content in a variety of platforms (in-person, virtually)
- Work closely with the agency’s DEI Director, ADA Coordinator, and others to ensure accessibility and equity in the provision and impact of training.
- Develop and manage policies and procedures for training requests and approvals.
- Design and implement training assessment tools and analyze and report outcomes.
- Collaborate with leaders, trainers, and stakeholders to develop and maintain training calendars internal and external training calendars.
- Assist with establishing the annual agency training budget.
- Monitor training expenditures and communicate budgetary concerns to the Fiscal Office
- Act as agency Learning Management System administrator and lead user.
- Work with departments, supervisors and employees to source or recommend opportunities for individual/group professional growth and development.
- Serve as agency liaison to the State of Ohio’s Learning and Talent Development program.
- Provide work direction to support staff.
- Create and implement registration procedures and manage training records.