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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.

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For more information about the Municipal Training Academy contact Yolanda Stephens at (937) 438-8887.

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Access 2013 Level 1



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Municipal Training Academy

Level 1





This course is for those who want to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2013 in order to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

This session will cover:

  • Getting started with Access
  • Working with table data
  • Querying a database
  • Creating advanced queries
  • Generating reports
  • Customizing the Access Environment

Presenter:   Kathleen Wourms
Kathleen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Dayton.  At Andersen Consulting she worked in all phases of the systems development life cycle for custom systems development (define user requirements, system design, detail design, programming, testing, implementation, post implementation support) for both government and industry clients.  She transitioned to the engagement management practice and worked in the area of project financial control (financial analysis/reporting).  She is a longtime volunteer for local schools in the areas of database management & financial control.  She currently is a Microsoft Office trainer for Omnicom Solutions Group.

Who should attend:

Open to all MVCC Members and Affiliates



Tuesday November 14th  
8:30 am to 4:00pm 

Miami Valley Communications Council
1195 E. Alex-Bell Rd.
Centerville, Ohio 45459

$15 MVCC Members/$25 Affiliate Members


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otherwise your city will be charged the training fee.


Yolanda Stephens, MVCC, Municipal Training Academy

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Quarterly Safety Breakfast Briefing

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Something new, and hopefully exciting!

MVCC will begin a new series of training…Quarterly Safety Breakfast Briefings!

The quarterly training will feature quick hit 60 – 75 minute training topics that will help you remain safe on the job.  Something even more exciting…attend FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE!  Our preference is for you to join us face to face for breakfast, but if that’s not possible, now worries!  Join us on our MTA YouTube Live Channel!

2017 Training Topics:  830am – 945am

Q1-February 15: Back Safety

Location: Miami Valley Communications Council, 1195 E. Alex-Bell Rd, Centerville

Q2 - April 12: Accident/Incident Investigation

Location: Huber Heights Police Station, 6121 Taylorsville Rd.

Q3 -  September 13: Slips, Trips, Falls

Location: Kettering Fire Training Center, 4745 Hempstead Station Dr. (Fire Headquarters)

Q4 -  November 15: Cold Stress

Location: Vandalia Justice Center, 245 James E. Bohanan Dr.

Who should attend: Anyone who needs to learn about the core value of safety!

When & Where:

Designated Wednesday of designated months: February, April, September, November

Specified Location


LIVE virtual on the MVCC YouTube Page (register to receive access details)

Cost Per Person: MVCC Members $0, Affiliate Members $10/Partner Members $15/Non-Members $20

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Cancellations must be made within 1 week prior to the day of training; otherwise your city will be charged the course fee.


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