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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.

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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.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

8:00 am Registration
8:30 am to 4:00pm (1 hour lunch on your own)
Miami Valley Communications Council
1195 East Alex Bell Rd., Centerville, OH 45459



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


Space is limited!  Register by Friday October 12.

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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.


Yolanda Stephens, MVCC, Municipal Training Academy
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Webinar: Small Cell Wireless and the Public Way

Miami Valley Communications Council
Municipal Training Academy
OMAA Webinar


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





Thursday, June 21, 2018
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

This will be a discussion of HB 478, which modifies the law regarding wireless service and the placement of small cell wireless facilities in the public way.

PRESENTERS: Gregory J. Dunn, Ice Miller LLP
Greg Dunn has represented telecommunication clients for more than 33 years, providing legal and strategic assistance to a variety of private and public clients. Greg has a comprehensive knowledge of both public utility and broadband issues and regularly works with clients on Smart City initiatives and public-private partnerships. His clients include municipalities, The Ohio State Supercomputer Center, data centers and wireless providers. He also consults on state of Ohio broadband and Internet of Things (IoT) public policy issues with Ice Miller Whiteboard LLC and has Public Utilities Commission of Ohio experience in electric issues.

Session will be hosted at

Centerville Police Training Facility – Note NEW location

155 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, OH 45458

Limited space available

No Cost for MVCC Members/$10 Affiliates/$15 Partner Members  $20 Non Members

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For questions contact Yolanda Stephens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 937.424.1663