Training Opportunities

Public Health and Environment is happy to offer online registration for various training opportunities.  Please click on what you wish to register for to be directed to the appropriate page. 

Suicide Intervention: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training   


Be More Efficient in the Kitchen Training - Registration is Closed

If you are interested in joining a wait list or attending this class at a later date, please email Chloe Richter at

Learn to be more efficient in the kitchen to save yourself time and money. Class includes knife skills, batch cooking, cook once-serve twice techniques and recipes that can be made ahead of time. There is a hands-on portion of the class for learning and practicing knife skills. 
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Identify which types of knives and cutting boards are best for meal preparation. 
Demonstrate how to correctly and safely hold a knife and the food being cut. 
Demonstrate mastery of three cutting techniques: slice, draw, and chop. 
Discuss the importance of providing nutritious food for children at child care. 
Discuss the role of a child care provider in presenting new foods and supporting healthy eating in children’s development. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm
Cottage Grove Service Center 13000 Ravine Parkway South Cottage Grove, MN 55016, Room 149
Cost: FREE includes materials, and a light meal
Trainer: Chef Marshall O’Brien

Use Marketing Techniques to Enhance Your Child Care Program’s Effectiveness

Learn marketing techniques that will make your child care program more relevant and effective in today’s world. Apply these techniques to better communicate with your families the professional service you provide, enhance satisfaction with your program and expand your customer base. 
Define the six marketing techniques discussed in the class. 
Identify which of the marketing techniques they might use to enhance their child care operations. 
Explain how they can implement these techniques in their daily operations. 
Relate marketing practices to providing a healthy environment. 
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm
Stillwater Government Center 14949 62nd St. N. Stillwater, MN 55082
Cost: FREE includes materials, and a light meal
Trainer: Chef Marshall O’Brien   

Click here to register.