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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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Effective Performance Management

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Miami Valley Communications Council 
invites you to attend

  Effective Performance
Management
Thursday, OCtober 18, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Centerville Training Facility, 155 W. Spring Valley Rd. Centerville
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Performance Management is more than just a yearly evaluation - it is ongoing process involving both management and employees.  In this workshop you will learn techniques and strategies to incorporate the annual performance review into ongoing performance management.  You will also learn how to:
Set, communicate and apply consistent standards within and among work groups
Provide constructive feedback and set realistic goals to build your best workforce
Identify and overcome obstacles to effective performance management and evaluations
Address difficult performance issues
Review strategies to keep your high performers engaged
Apply newly learned techniques with your colleagues in the region
Instructors:  With over 30 years combined experience in Human Resources, the City of Kettering HR Management team will guide you through the often dreaded task of evaluating your employees and establishing a more holistic approach to performance management.
Sara E. Mills Klein, Esq. is the Human Resource Director for the City of Kettering and has extensive experience in labor and employment law and human resources.  She is a frequent presenter on a variety of human resource and labor relations issues.  Joining Ms. Mills Klein, are 
Patti Houser, HR Manager, City of Kettering  is responsible for all aspects of the recruitment and selection of City Staff, preparation of salary and benefit surveys and revision and preparation of the Personnel Ordinance, City polices and salary tables.  Patti also serves as a member of the management negotiating team for the City’s Collective Bargaining Agreements
Jenny Smith,  HR Manager, City of Kettering is responsible for Civil Service hiring and promotional processes in the Police and Fire Departments, as well as other City recruitments; Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, Random Drug and Alcohol testing oversight, and reviewing background checks for all potential candidates. She is also a member of the management negotiating team for the City’s six labor unions.  She serves on the Executive Committee of the Safety Committee and is a member of Employee Council. 

Who Should Attend:

 

 

When/Where:

This workshop is beneficial not only for the new supervisor, but also for the experienced supervisor who is looking for a fresh approach to performance management.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am to 12:00pm
Centerville Training Facility
155 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, OH 45458

Costs: MVCC Members $15/ Affiliate Members $25/Partner Members $35/Non-Members $50
Registration:

Space is limited!  Register by Friday, October 12.

Register at MVCC Online Registration or visit www.mvcc.training
Cancellations must be made within 1 week prior to the day of training; otherwise your city will be charged the course fee.

Questions?

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

 

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 October  9, 10, 11th, 2018

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: Oct 9, 10, 11th

Time:
8:30 am – 4:00 pm each day


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

Fee: $50 Members/$65 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!
Register at www.mvcc.training!

Questions? Contact Yolanda Stephens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 937-424-1663.

Generational Communication and Emotional Intelligence

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This free class from the Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center combines two popular topics in the field of workforce development: Generational Communication, and Emotional Intelligence Competencies. There are currently up to four different generations of employees in a typical workplace: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y. A helpful skill for career development is being able to communicate effectively, and work productively, with co-workers and customers from other generations.

This session will cover:

  • The trends and events that influence each generation
  • Insights into the different work habits, values and motivational factors of each generation
  • Overview of the 12 competencies of the Emotional and Social Intelligence Model
  • E.I. competencies and how awareness can assist employees in working and communicating more effectively with their co-workers and customers.
Who Should Attend:

Anyone who needs or wants to improve their skills working with generations and understand how emotional intelligence can improve communication.

 When: Tuesday, November 7, 2018
1:00 pm – 4:00pm
Centerville Training Facility
155 W. Spring Valley Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458
    OR   Tuesday, November 27, 2018
1:00 pm-4:00pm
Vandalia Justice Center,
Community Room
245 James Bohanan Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377
Costs:
There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required.
Registration:

Space is limited! Register by Friday November 2 for the Nov. 7th session Register by Tuesday, November 20th for the Nov 27th session.

Register at MVCC Online Registration or visit www.mvcc.training

Cancellations must be made within 1 week prior to the day of training;

Questions?

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

   

 

Communication 360

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Municipal Training Academy

Communications 360

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Communication is happening all around us, all the time.  We get many opportunities to practice, but are we communicating in the best way possible? 

Come to this classroom based training and you will learn how to:

  • 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.
 BrendaK Brenda Kraner, Wright State University, Program Director, Lecturer, and Director of Internships, Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations, is a leadership consultant for government and businesses a lecturer in the Organizational Leadership undergraduate program at Wright State University, and is the Director of the undergraduate Organizational Leadership program at Wright State. She also serves as the Director for Internships within the undergraduate program at WSU and serves as the Chair of Leadership Studies.

Who should attend:

Anyone who needs or wants to improve their communication skills.

*Note: If you have attended a previous Supervisor Development Training program, this is the same training session.

When/Where:

 

 Tuesday, October 23, 2018

8:00 am Registration
8:30 am to 4:00pm (1 hour lunch on your own)
Centerville Training Facility
155 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, OH 45458

   


Cost:

MVCC Members $15/ Affiliate Members $25/Partner Members $35/Non-Members $50

Registration:

Space is limited!  Register by Friday October 12.

Register at MVCC Online Registration or visit www.mvcc.training
Cancellations must be made within 1 week prior to the day of training; otherwise your city will be charged the course fee.

Questions?

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