Learning and Organization Development

The City sponsors many employee-focused learning and development programs throughout the year in a variety of settings. These activities and events are designed to encourage and recognize employees’ performance, improve workplace communications, and to enhance employees’ understanding of the community, which the City serves.

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Professional Development

The City of Alexandria believes every employee should have access to training and opportunities to obtain the skills, qualifications and experience that allows them to enhance their professional growth and to perform their jobs more effectively.  The City's Professional Development Program (PDP) provides a comprehensive means for employees to pursue and achieve their professional goals.  The PDP comprises: 

  • Educational Assistance
  • Citywide Classroom Training
  • My eLearning (on-line training)
  • Leadership Development 

City Educational Partnerships

The following academic institutions have partnered with the City of Alexandria to offer employee tuition discounts and/or academic guidance and job alignment support:

American Military University
5% tuition grant. Book grant: textbooks and/or ebooks are provided at no charge to students earning undergraduate academic credit. Flexible payment options with automatic debit plan

American Public University  
5% employee discount + books + no fees

Career Technical Institute
20% employee discount +books+tablet+certification

Capitol Technology University

25% Employee discount

Catholic University
10% employee discount 

Charter Oak State College
10% employee discount

Excelsior College
10% discount for employees, spouses and domestic partners 

Northern Virginia Community College (Workforce) 
Same tuition for in-state and out-of-state employees

Penn State University World Campus
5% discount for employee, spouse & dependents 

Saylor Academy
Saylor Academy is a nonprofit college course provider, who can potentially help you maximize your tuition benefit program by allowing you to complete college credit courses with no upfront cost.

Strayer University
10% discount for employee and dependents

Stratford University
10% discount for employee and dependents

Walden University
10% employee discount

Waldorf University
10% employee discount + books

Troy University
10% employee discount off Alabama in-state tuition+ no fees

25% discount for out of state employees

Professional Study Programs with Virginia Tech (Local Government Management and Leadership Certificates), George Mason University (MPA Cohort), George Washington University (COG/IRE), Washington School of Psychiatry