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The next CORE program is being offered in Fall 2019. See schedule

Please return your application to Karin Sweinhart, Suite 115, City Hall or

The City of Roswell Enrichment Academy (CORE)

The City of Roswell believes its employees are its most valuable assets. CORE is another way the City shows its commitment to those who strive each day to make Roswell better tomorrow than we are today. Below are some frequently asked questions about the program. We hope after reading them you will want to participate in Roswell’s employee enrichment program.

What is CORE?
CORE is a program offered by the City of Roswell for its employees. CORE participants will attend seven half-day sessions to get an in-depth understanding of the organization in which they work. Everything will be discussed in the sessions from challenges facing the departments to the types of services we deliver to our residents. A tour of City facilities will take place during the seventh and final session. The CORE Academy is a great opportunity for employees to learn more about how their government operates on all levels across the whole organization.

Why participate in CORE?
The CORE Academy will give you the opportunity to learn more about the government you work for by giving you an inside look at each department, its divisions and the challenges they face as they deliver services to our residents. When you participate in the CORE program you will network with other employees across the organization and meet and talk with members of the City’s management team.

Am I eligible for CORE?
Any City of Roswell full-time employee with at least three months of service is eligible to participate in CORE with department head approval.

How will I know I am approved to participate in CORE?
Space is limited to 25 people per class. All full-time employees with at least three months of service that apply to be a part of the CORE Academy will be accepted pending class size and department head approval. All selected participants will be notified, in advance, of the dates, locations and meeting times of each session. If you are not able to attend all of the schedule sessions, please do not apply. Wait for a future class in which you are available to attend all of the sessions. In an emergency situation (like an illness), participants who miss one session shall be able to make up the session they missed in the following class.

What if I am not accepted into the CORE class in which I applied?
If you are not accepted into the CORE class you applied, apply again for the following class. Employees are encouraged to apply as many times as they want, until they are approved to participate.

How many classes will the City have annually?
The CORE program is offered once a year, in the fall. Each year in late summer, staff will be made aware of when the enrollment period for the program begins.

What is the time commitment for CORE?
Classes are divided into seven sessions, and each session starts at 8 a.m. Depending on the class, sessions last anywhere from 3.5 to 5 hours. (See schedule for session times.) There are a limited number of spaces in this program, so it is important that you make sure you can attend ALL the sessions.

Employee Testimonials
  • This is a great program that benefits both new and old employees. Pride, dedication and commitment come to mind. I loved it – thanks for making it available to all!
  • I know which offices to refer people to for many more city functions than I did before. I know where to find those offices and I know more city employees now.
  • I have lived and worked in Roswell more than half of my life and this was really an eye opener to be able to learn so much about the City I love so much.
  • It was great to go to different locations and see how people work and the different environments. Some of the presentations were fantastic! I learned about Rec and Parks – I didn’t know anything about them before. The police and fire departments were great presentations!