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A great challenge for ensuring a competent, statewide workforce is maintaining a consistent and focused training program that is equally available to all SCDHEC Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH) employees. The traditional, localized training programs are no longer able to meet the need for consistency in employee development due to varying regional priorities, methods, and resources. The regulated community is more informed and multi-regional. This has also increased the demand for consistency within the Environmental Health workforce. The BEH in South Carolina must update its approach to training to meet this demand for consistency. Through a systems thinking approach, environmental health professionals analyzed conditions under which the current training efforts were regionalized and grew more inconsistent. These professionals also identified the variables that influenced this process, determined the benefits of changing versus not changing and created a shared vision of how to de-regionalize this training and refocus it to a centralized, consistent program. Current mental models for regionalized training were examined using data from a comprehensive survey of employees at varying levels. The centralizing of training efforts was explored while retaining the effective segments of regional training. With initial approval of the Bureau Chief to move ahead, and discussions with Regional Environmental Health Directors, BEH staff, and other training committees, an effective BEH Training Committee will be established in South Carolina. By establishing a Training Committee in the BEH a solid foundation is laid for the development of a competent workforce. The mission for this committee is to develop, engage, and monitor the training efforts of the BEH by ensuring that all staff has access to a well structured state-wide training program that will lead to a strong Environmental Health Program in the State of South Carolina as we move forward into the 21st century. Note: These documents have not been revised or edited to conform to agency standards. The findings and conclusions in these reports are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.