Professional Development Opportunities Are Available!

Through a pilot partnership between HR's Learning & Organizational Effectiveness & LearniT!, new training options are available on a limited basis to SMC employees who register for a Learn iT! workshop with written approval from their managers. See details below.


LearniT! is a full service training organization that has served organizations and individuals since 1995. LearniT! has classrooms in San Francisco, Santa Clara, and New York. In this 2016-17 program, SMC employees will have access to a select number of in-person workshops or live online webinars during FY 17 year.

There is no charge to enroll!  Because we have subsidized a fixed number of courses for this pilot, we ask that a person register for no more than a single workshop this year. This will ensure that people in various roles and departments are able to take advantage of this opportunity. We also plan to get feedback from those who complete a program, which will help determine whether to renew our partnership with LearniT! in the future.

Training Formats:

  • Full-day in-person workshops at the Learn iT! training site in downtown San Francisco
  • 2-hour online webinars facilitated by “live” instructors

Types of Available Training:

  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Productivity Skills
  • Project Management
  • Desktop Training (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint)

What To Do if You're Interested or Your Supervisor Recommends A Workshop

  1. Browse through the SMC approved classes.
  2. Before you register for a Learn iT! workshop you must have your manager’s approval for the class you want to take and time away from your job.
  3. Complete and return the Approval Form (scan & email) to BOTH and Sunny Bradford at
  4. Then register for your approved course through the SMC portal on the Learn iT! site.

Learning & Organization Effectiveness in HR will be charged for each class an employee takes. If the person who registered must cancel, please make sure this is done as soon as possible by contacting Courtney Durso at LearniT! via email at or phone 415-693-0250. This ensures that these funded classes are not wasted, which would reduce opportunities for other SMC employees.


List of Approved SMC Courses Available Through LearniT! 

Follow this link to the SMC Portal on the LearniT! site to find a course you're intersted in. Then fill out the Course Request and Approval form and secure you manager's signature. Email the completed form to BOTH and Maura Wolf,

Approval Form Required before Course Registration

Here's where to find the Course Request and Approval Form for LearniT! Programs. The form is a fillable savable PDF with instructions included.