Articles in Category: MTA TRAINING


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Yolanda at Desk
Yolanda Stephens

The Municipal Training Academy (MTA), introduced in the Fall of 1992, is an educational division of the Miami Valley Communications Council. The goal is to provide municipal employees and elected officials an opportunity to strengthen their skills through customized training and development courses at minimal cost.

The concept for the academy was initiated by the Council's Gov-Tech Committee. The committee, comprised of city managers of the Council's member cities, agreed the academy would be designed to accommodate all levels of employees as well as elected and appointed officials, by offering many diverse educational programs.

The Municipal Training Academy Committee was appointed to research, develop and recommend a broad range of educational opportunities using local resources. An employee needs assessment was conducted to further define training needs. The results play an important role in the on-going development of the Academy's customized training.

Recent training programs have focused on customer service, improving supervisory and leadership skills, comprehensive OSHA and safety compliance programs, seminars for newly elected officials, ethics in government, computer training as well as seminars dealing with the most recent state and federal requirements effecting local government operations.

Click HERE to register for upcoming training
For more information about the Municipal Training Academy contact Yolanda Stephens at (937) 438-8887.


More Training Opportunities:


2019 OMAA/OML Webinars

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Municipal Training Academy
OMAA Webinar

MVCC will host the following on-site webinars at the MVCC office.  Space is limited.  Save your seat and register now!

ohiomuni  OML

11:00 12:00 p.m.

January 16, 2019

How To Avoid An Aca Reporting Penalty,
And What To Do If You Get One

Jessica Frier, Esq., American Fidelity

April 11, 2019

Collective Bargaining

Marc Fishel, Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP

February 20, 2019

Private Financing Of Public Projects

Mike Gabrail, Crossroads Group

May 15, 2019

Update On Jedds

Chris Schmenk, Rob McCarthy, Bricker & Eckler LLP

March 14, 2019

Nuisance Abatement

Steve Dunbar, Section Chief, Zone Initiative,
Office of Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein

June 20, 2019

Public Records/Sunshine Law

Steve Smith, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Sessions will be hosted at
Miami Valley Communications Council
1195 E. Alex Bell Rd, Centerville, OH
Limited space available
No Cost for MVCC Members/$10 Affiliates/$15 Partner Members
$20 Non Members
For questions contact Yolanda Stephens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 937.424.1663

Peer To Supervisor: Making the Transition

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Miami Valley Communications Council 
invites you to attend


Peer To Supervisor: Making the Transition
Wednesday, March 6th 2019  8:30AM - 12:30PM
Thursday March 14th  8:30AM to 12:30PM

MVCC 1195 E. Alex Bell Rd.  Centerville, OH 45459

If you have recently transitioned into a management position or are hoping for that opportunity, it can mark a major accomplishment in your career. You will have new responsibilities, accountabilities and opportunities to build your professional skills and experience.

With this opportunity comes the need for a new perspective and to approach your job differently. It is no longer business as usual.  If you are transitioning from a peer to the leader the dynamic can be challenging.

In this session will we discuss some of the challenges you may face as well as provide steps for a successful peer to supervisor transition. In this session you will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of a supervisor
  • Learn steps for a successfully navigating the transition from a peer to supervisor
  • Discover ways to effectively managing your former peers
  • Discuss how new managers overcome the challenges facing their new role while in leading and effectively build a team with former peers
  • Learn from a Peer Panel of those who have made the transition successfully!  You will have the opportunity to ask the experts!

Who Should Attend:


Those who are new to a supervisory role or who will be moving into one.

Wednesday March 6th, 2019

8:30 am to 12:00pm
MVCC 1195 E. Alex Bell Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459

 Thursday, March 14th, 2019

8:30 am to 12:00pm
MVCC 1195 E. Alex Bell Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459

Costs:  MVCC Members $25/Affiliates $35

Space is limited!  Please register within 5 days of the training date to attend

Click HERE to Register
or visit
Cancellations must be made within 5 business days prior to the day of training; otherwise your city will be charged the course fee.


Yolanda Stephens, MVCC, Municipal Training Academy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.937-424-1663

Supervisor Development Program



 MAY  7th, 8th, 9th,  2019

The Supervisor Development Program focuses on critical skills needed for effective supervision and addresses many of the day to day demands and challenges of being a supervisor. This three day workshop is designed to be practical, engaging and provide ample opportunities to try out ideas and approaches. The workshop is delivered by a group of distinguished leaders who have real world experience.

Day 1: Leadership

  • Understand the difference in leading versus managing.
  • Recognize how personality affects the way you manage others.
  • Assess your leadership style strengths and needed areas of improvement.

Day 2: Communications 360

  • Identify how to approach others in the workplace, considering individual communication styles
  • Understand four core communication styles and realize how each person's style contributes to the dynamics of a department or team.
  • Recognize how conflicts escalate and practice strategies for turning conflict into constructive, productive conversations.
  • Identify the five types of responses to conflict and your preferred style.
  • Apply communication practices such as: active listening, empathy reflective response, and I-Messages to workplace situations.

Day 3: Employment Best Practices

  • Apply the best ways to treat employees throughout the employment life cycle including selection, performance management, constructive discipline and termination
  • Understand key employment laws and reasons for them
  • Recognize employment situations that can get you and your city in trouble

Who should attend (open to MVCC Members and Affiliate Members):
New and existing supervisors, team or crew leads, or anyone with people responsibilities seeking to improve their supervisory effectiveness.

When:  May 7, 8, 9th

8:30 am – 4:00 pm each day

Where: MVCC, 1195 E. Alex Bell Road, Centerville, OH 

Fee: $60 Members/$75 Affiliate Members
(please note, if you register and do not attend or cancel within three days prior
to training, your city will be charged the training fee)

Training is limited to 25 member cities, so register NOW!
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Questions? Contact Yolanda Stephens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 937-424-1663.