Training & Staff Development


Group Photo - Day 2

Group Photo - Day 1 2015 Women’s Conference

Recognized for being a “Best Place to Learn” organization in 2010 by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Corpus Christi Chapter, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is a leader in bringing innovative learning and development initiatives to the BPUB workforce through the Organizational Development (OD) Department. As a partner in the effort to retain and develop a diverse and talented workforce, the OD Department offers BPUB employees a unique opportunity to participate in training that is beneficial to both the employee and the utility.

Offering a variety of training programs that include lunch-and-learns, workshops, classes, conferences, online learning and individual counseling/coaching, the OD Department responds to the learning styles of all BPUB employees. When it comes to professional development, BPUB employees can participate in programs such as:

  • Leadership Development
  • Management Certification
  • Administrative Professionals Development
  • Customer Service Training
  • Behavioral Interviewing Skills
  • Project Management


We offer our employees access to a library of books, resources for self-paced learning of Microsoft Office, typing and language skills.

By partnering with other professionals and practitioners in the field, and participating in professional associations such as ATD and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the OD Department works hard to uphold BPUB’s status as a “Best Place to Learn.” The Organizational Development Department has also received recognition as Champions of Learning by ATD National for successful implementation of Employee Learning Week in 2014. Most recently, HR.COM recognized us with a LEAD 500 Excellence Award. This recognition is awarded to mid-size companies for their efforts to inspire individuals, communities, organizations and governments to choose education, collaboration and ethical leadership instead of ignorance, indifference and violence. 


Contact information:

Marisa P. Gaytan
Organizational Development Manager

BPUB Administration Building
1425 Robinhood Drive
Brownsville, TX 78521
Telephone: (956) 983-6241  Fax: (956) 983-6260


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