Coaching as a management tool

Bill Jacox News

If you’ve read any business articles in the last few years, you’ve probably come across articles that describe the manager as a coach. You may find that idea a little strange. For most of us, business isn’t a sport—it’s a way to make a living. Learn why if you are a manager, then you are a coach.


Welcome to our new site!

Beverly Fuentes News

Welcome to our new web site! We are the regional source for innovative learning and premier meeting and conference space in Alameda County. Please take a look inside.

Self-assessment: The first step to career planning

Beverly Fuentes Career Coach, News

Stop and think about how you got to where you are in your career.  Did you determine your path while still in school?  Did you take a job because it sounded interesting and paid well? Most people have a sense of what they like or are interested in, but don’t take the time to develop an actual career plan. It is important to take the time to assess yourself, or consider your strengths, interests, skills, competencies, personal characteristics, values, preferences and/or motivations.

Team building success

Janice Darche News

California Children’s Services provides case management and direct therapy services to children with complex special health care needs. Care comes from five teams in five different locations. The Training & Education Center helped those five teams to work together for more positive outcomes.


Reduce stress in 2 minutes

Rashida Washington News

Have you ever prepared immensely for an important presentation or a job interview and minutes before the event you find yourself nervous, maybe even scared? An effective trick that can help alleviate stress is to utilize Harvard’s Social Psychologist, Amy Cuddy’s power pose.

What Great Listeners Actually Do

What great listeners actually do

Tom Holub News

Do you think you are a good listener? Most people do. This article provides terrific insights into what listening really means and offers practical tips to take your listening skills to the next level.

Elsie Lum

Elsie Lum on the Alameda County Training & Education Center

Tom Holub News

After 20 years as director of the Alameda County Training & Education Center, Elsie Lum retired in October. She sat down with Tom Holub, strategic consultant on TEC’s new web site, to discuss her time at the Center and its role in supporting Alameda County staff.