Workforce Development

The City of Portsmouth is committed to providing training opportunities and continued professional development of employees. Through our Training and Development Programs, which includes our five series of training track, employees at all levels within the City are provided with opportunities to learn new and/or improve on existing skills and behaviors. Each training series will include 7 to 8 topics.


  • Provide systematic training and development programs which promote and develop effective leadership, management and employee participation, accountability, and performance improvement
  • Create, promote and foster an organizational environment that values development, diversity and growth opportunities for all employees and provide development opportunities that enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities that enrich the City of Portsmouth
  • Provide individuals and the City with the tools to respond effectively to customer needs as well as current and future demands for service
  • Promote, support and leverage technology resources, and tools to improve and enhance workflow efficiency and improve customer service