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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.

MTA Training On Demand:

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Computer Basics

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Municipal Training Academy

COMPUTER BASICS

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This course is for those who have little experience with computers.  The training is designed to provide basic knowledge and understanding of computers, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and the Internet.  This course is a foundation for further skill development in these areas.  We will focus on the following:
 
  • Getting Started with Computers Objective: Participants will learn about the computer desktop, the windows environment and how to work with files, folders and programs  
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word Objective: Participants will learn how to use Word 2013 to create and edit simple documents; format documents; 
  • Internet Explorer Objective: Participants will use the different features of internet browsers to browse the web, communicate with other users of the web, and configure security settings to ensure a safety on the Internet.
 Yolanda Yolanda Stephens  Yolanda brings 20 years of experience in human resources, training and organizational development. Yolanda has taught computer application courses at Clark State Community College, Gateway Computer stores, and Sheridan Systems/AM Graphics.  She also teaches soft skills courses in leadership development, generational diversity, strategic planning and more. Yolanda manages and oversees Miami Valley Communications Councils Municipal Training Academy training program supporting over 30 local cities.

Who should attend:

Those who have little experience with computers but want to learn more about the basics of computer use.

When:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
830am to 3:30pm

 

    Location:
Clark State Community College (Beavercreek campus)
Room G212 – Second Floor 3775 Pentagon Blvd., Dayton, OH


Cost:

MVCC Members $15, Affiliate Members $25, CLG/MVRMA $35 and Non-Members $50.

Registration:

You must register to attend. To register click  link below:
MVCC Online Registration  or visit www.mvcc.net
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

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2013 Excel Level 2

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Municipal Training Academy

Excel 2013 Level 2

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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:
• Intermediate editing and formatting techniques
• Creating charts
• Using absolute cell references
• Working with a list
• Using logical functions
• Linking worksheets within a workbook
• Using financial functions
• Controlling the worksheet display
• Using date/time functions
• Adding pictures and diagrams to worksheets

 

Who should attend:

Open to all MVCC Members and Affiliates

When:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
830am to 4:00pm

 


Cost:


$15 Members/$25 Affiliates

Registration:

 Registration limited to 15! Register now! You must register to attend.  
Register at www.mvcc.training

If you must cancel, please notify MVCC one week prior to the day of training,
otherwise your city will be charged the training fee.

Questions?

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

OR

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
Registration:

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?

 
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Spring Luncheon for Public Works Supervisors

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SPRING  LUNCHEON FOR PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISORS

An opportunity for supervisors to have open discussion and sharing about pertinent upcoming Public Works hot topics, issues and concerns.  Meet with other cities and learn how they are handling items that will arise in the spring.

This luncheon is open to MVCC Member Cities and Affiliate Member Cities.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

11:30 to 1:30 pm

City of West Carrollton

Fire Station 56

125 W. Central Ave., West Carrollton, OH

Lunch provided by MVCC

AGENDA

  • Open Discussion

(storm water, pesticides, weed control, asphalt repair, seasonal workers,  sweepers)

  • 2016 Lessons Learned
  • 2017 Planning
  • Tour of West Carrollton Facilities

Please register by April 17th at http://www.mvcc.training/

Questions: Call Yolanda Stephens, 937.424.1663 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks to West Carrollton Public Works for hosting in their city

A Better Way to...Manage Your Workday

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A Better Way to...Manage your Workday

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This course will teach you simple tips and techniques to get the most of your day, every day. You will begin by understanding some of the foundational issues that cause disorganization, including interruptions, behaviors, and how we manage our time. Then we’ll explore methods for handling each of those issues. As a result of implementing the techniques learned in class, you can expect greater focus on projects and tasks, strategies for managing interruptions, reduced stress, and improved work/life balance. 
 
Presenter, Janet Jackson, of Organization Solutions will focus on:

Personal Examination: Examine the choices and commitments you make and how they help or hinder your organization, productivity, and life balance 
Productivity Killers (& Solutions): Identify workplace productivity killers and discover solutions for stopping them, with a special emphasis on multitasking 
Time Management Strategies: Understand simple tips for managing and setting boundaries on the time that you do have 
Time Recovery Strategies: Learn strategies for reclaiming lost time that occurs every day, with a special emphasis on handling interruptions 
Intentional Change: Develop methods to ensure you succeed at the changes you desire to make 
 

Who should attend:

Administrative Professionals

When:

Thursday, April 20, 2017
8:30 am to 12:30pm @MVCC
1195 East Alex Bell Road,
Centerville, OH

OR

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Vandalia Justice Center
245 James E. Bohanan Memorial Drive
Vandalia, OH

Cost:

$15 Members/$25 Affiliates
Space is limited!  Please register within 5 days of training date to attend

 

Registration:

 

Register at MVCC Online Registration or visit 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
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Supervisor Development Program

 

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 May 2-4, 2017
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 2, 3, 4 - 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.