Training & Development

The City of South Padre Island Human Resources Division realizes easy access to information is critical in today's busy world. We also understand the importance of employee training and development. The City is committed to providing all employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth.  SPI Connect is an internal training program developed for the employees of the City of South Padre Island.

The mission of the SPI Connect training program is to promote and support organizational effectiveness and employee development by providing high-quality educational training programs. We strive to enhance individual and team development as a means of creating a better work environment and a better South Padre Island. 

For more information on the SPI Connect program please contact Wendy Saldana, HR Associate/Training Coordinator at 956-761-8101. 

Below you can find links to information to assist you in becoming a better employee and/or supervisor.  

  • Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool - FREE TRAINING

City employees can access the TML IRP website to participate in FREE work-related trainings.  Please see below:

To get to the site:

  • Go to
  • Once you are on the TML Online Learning page. Login with the following:
    • Account Username: employment email
    • Account Password: (the first and last initial of the employee name then the last four digits of the social) example, wd1234

There are currently courses available in the following categories:

  • Corrections Training
  • Customer Service
  • Health and Wellness
  • Human Resources
  • Law Enforcement
  • Management
  • Productivity
  • Safety and Environmental

Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Programs offers a wide variety of training, newsletters, chats etc. regarding development.  Please visit their website at  Please contact the HR division for your username and password.