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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:

More Training Opportunities:

 

Meth Training for First Response

   

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First Response, Safe Response:

What to Do When Encountering Opiates or Meth in the Field

The drug epidemic is everywhere, in every community. Your staff may discover a discarded mobile meth lab while mowing the roadside, or encounter someone on the street in a nonresponsive state from an opioid overdose. This session will cover the indicators of a methamphetamine lab, as well as synthetic opioids and Heroin overdose response. Make sure you are safe and learn from an expert. WARNING: This presentation includes some disturbing material.

Presented By: Dwight Aspacher

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Clandestine Lab / Cannabis Suppression Unit

Who  should attend:

Open to anyone, especially those may encounter drug paraphernalia, a nonresponsive person, etc.  This is particularly beneficial for employees who work in the field and may encounter situations in which this information will be beneficial.

 

Dates & Times:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

9:30 AM – Noon

 

Location:

Centerville Police Training Center, 155 W. Spring Valley Rd

Centerville, OH

 

Cost:

NO COST

 

Registration:

You must register to attend.

Register HERE or at http://www.mvcc.training

If you must cancel, please notify MVCC five days prior to the day of training.

 

Questions?

Yolanda Stephens, MVCC, Municipal Training Academy

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Access 2013 Level 1

 

 

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ACCESS 2013
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

 When:

 

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

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


$15 MVCC Members/$25 Affiliate Members

Registration:

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

Registration limited!  Register now! You must register to attend.  
Register at 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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Register at MVCC Online Registration or visit www.mvcc.training

 
 

Trenching & Excavation Classroom and Field Training

 

 

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Trenching & Excavation Classroom and Field
Training

 

 

 

                  

Excavation and trenching are extremely hazardous operations that expose workers to the possibility of serious injury or death. The greatest hazard associated with trenching is a cave-in of the surrounding soil when workers are in the trench, the result often being fatal.

This program instructs on trenching operations, including:

  • Soil Basics
  • Trench Protection (Sloping & Benching, Shoring & Shielding, Avoiding Hazards),
  • Recognizing the signs of trench danger and handling trench emergencies. 
Training will include a 2-hour hands-on field demonstration.

Presenter:  Mike Hayslip, Esq. PE, CSP.   Mike is a frequent and highly rated presenter for MTA/MVRMA in the areas of health and safety training.  He is president and owner of NESTI, a safety and health-training firm.  Mike is an attorney and a professional engineer with more than 15 years of hands-on safety experience.  Mike is a well-known public speaker and adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and Clark State University. 


Who should attend:


Anyone who has to manage administrative tasks

 When:

 

Thursday, September 21  OR   Friday, September 22, 2017
8:30 am to 3:30pm both days

NEW SESSION ADDED
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
8:30 am to 3:30pm

City of Kettering Public Service Facility
2800 Acorn Dr., Kettering OH

Cost:


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

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?


Yolanda Stephens, MVCC, Municipal Training Academy

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A Better Way to…Organize Your Workspace

 

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A Better Way to…Organize Your Workspace

 

 

 



This course contains a collection of ideas and processes to help you manage incoming items, process work efficiently, and even tackle those bigger priorities: the “Should be Done’s”. You will learn an easy-to-implement approach to set up your desk and filing systems as well as a step-by-step process to help you be more organized, focused and productive every day. During the workshop, you will learn how to “get things out of your head” and into your system so you eliminate missed deadlines, reduce stress and free your space – and mind – of clutter.

Presenter, Janet Jackson, of Organization Solutions will focus on:

  • Principles of Organization: Understand the basic guidelines of getting and staying organized. Learn how to categorize and quickly process incoming items (mail, email, phone calls, etc.)
  • Managing Incoming Items: Identify the critical decisions to be made on incoming items and be able to make them quickly.
  • Setting up your To Do System: Know how to set up and use a “To Do” system, preparing your personal workspace for maximum organization, productivity, and follow through
  • Setting up your Filing System: Understand filing systems, set up a system for reference files, and discover a system that nearly manages itself
  • Prioritizing & Following Through: Be able to prioritize work, follow through, and make progress on the important tasks, not just the urgent ones

Who should attend:



Anyone who has to manage administrative tasks

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 When:

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8:30 am to 12:30pm
Miami Valley Communications Council 
1195 East Alex Bell Road, Centerville, OH

OR

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Vandalia Justice Center
245 James E. Bohanan Memorial Drive, Vandalia, OH

 

Cost:


$15 Members/$25 Affiliate Members/$30 CLG & MVRMA/$45 non-member cities & municipalities 

Space is limited!  Register fast!

Registration:

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

Cancellations must be made within 5 days 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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Effective Performance Evaluations

 

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Conducting effective performance Evaluations & Constructive Feedback

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Performance Evaluations are an opportunity for a manager and an employee to meet and discuss priorities, talk about current performance on the job, and set performance goals for the employee. Ideally, it will be an ongoing process—one in which both the manager and employee will participate.Performance Evaluations are an opportunity for a manager and an employee to meet and discuss priorities, talk about current performance on the job, and set performance goals for the employee. Ideally, it will be an ongoing process—one in which both the manager and employee will participate.

Why Are Performance Evaluations Important?

  • Employees are often more engaged in their jobs—and, therefore, perform better.
  • Clear expectations and performance standards, along with achievable goals, will help increase retention and improve morale.
  • They provide a framework in which employers can apply uniform performance standards.
  • They serve as a medium for employees to receive and give honest constructive feedback 


Douglas E. Duckett 
Douglas E. Duckett is a labor and employment attorney and trainer who serves the needs of public and private employers in Ohio and throughout the United States. He is a nationally recognized expert and frequent speaker on a wide array of human resources and labor relations issues affecting employers, particularly in the public sector.


Who should attend:


Anyone who conducts performance evaluations and/or is responsible for giving feedback to another employee.

 When:

 

Thursday, August 31, 2017
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
 OR
1:00 to 4:30pm

City of Kettering, Virginia Room, North Building
3600 Shroyer Rd., Kettering, OH 45429

Cost:


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

Registration:

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

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

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Supervisor Development Program

 

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 September 12th - 14th, 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: September 12th, 13th, 14th- 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.

Ohio Ethics: Can I do That ?

 

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Ohio Ethics:  Can I Do That?

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Susan Willeke

Susan Willeke is an accomplished government-relations professional with more than 25 years’ experience in public affairs, communication and public speaking. Susan joined the Ohio Ethics Commission in 2005 as the Education and Communications Manager where she oversees and conducts educational and communication outreach. In that position, Susan presents approximately 200 speeches annually, develops information strategies regarding agency programs and represents the Ethics Commission to Ohio citizens, the media and the Ohio legislature.
Prior to joining the Commission, Susan served in the communications office at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Ursuline College in Pepper Pike,OH.


Who should attend:


Everyone.

 When:

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 OR
 1:30 to 3:30pm

 City of Centerville Training Facility
155 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, OH 45458

Cost:


No Cost.

Registration:

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

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

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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?

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