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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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MAY 2019 MVCC BOARD PRESENTATION

MTA NEWSLETTER Q1 2019

 

 

Webinar: Food Trucks

 

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!

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2019 OMAA/OML WEBINAR:

FOOD TRUCKS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
This webinar will give a brief overview of how mobile food establishments have evolved over the years into modern day "food trucks" and challenges food trucks pose for municipalities. We will review the most popular approaches municipalities have taken to regulating food trucks through zoning. The pros and cons of each approach will be discussed and illustrated through recent cases arising out of food truck zoning regulations.

PRESENTER: Carly Sherman - Frost Brown Todd LLC
Carly is an associate in Frost Brown Todd's Government Services practice group. She specializes in land use and zoning matters litigation and assists government clients with a wide variety of zoning­related matters. Carly regularly advises clients on zoning text amendments and serves as government counsel during local meetings and administrative appeals of zoning decisions. 

 

Session will be hosted at

Miami Valley Communications Council
1195 East Alex Bell Rd.  Centerville, OH 45459

Limited space available

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

 

Click here to Register Now or visit http://mvcc.training

REGISTER BY MONDAY, July 26th

 Note: Cancellations within 5 business days or no-shows will incur the registration fee
For questions contact Yolanda Stephens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 937.424.1663

Webinar: Workplace Conduct: Civility, Bullying, and Harassment

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!

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2019 OMAA/OML WEBINAR:

WORKPLACE CONDUCT: CIVILITY, BULLYING, AND HARASSMENT

Thursday, August 15, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
This training session emphasizes "civility" as a standard of conduct that is vital to maintaining an effective and thriving workplace. The presentation provides a working understanding of civility with examples of "civil" behaviors that every employer should expect of its employees.

PRESENTER: Scott H. DeHart, Zashin & Rich
Scott has more than a decade of experience with navigating complex human resources issues and other workplace problems. Scott began his career as an HR Manager for a private not for profit vision rehabilitation agency in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then served as HR Director for the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Columbia University. Scott holds HR certifications from both the HR Certification Institute (PHR) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP).

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Session will be hosted at
Miami Valley Communications Council
1195 East Alex Bell Rd.  Centerville, OH 45459

Limited space available

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

 

Click here to Register Now or visit http://mvcc.training

REGISTER BY MONDAY, August 12th

 Note: Cancellations within 5 business days or no-shows will incur the registration fee
For questions contact Yolanda Stephens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 937.424.1663

Webinar: Effective Presentation Skills

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!

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2019 OMAA/OML WEBINAR:

EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION SKILLS

Thursday, September 19, 2019 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
Effective Presentation Skills: If you don't like presentations then this is for you. You will learn basic essentials of effective presentations including preparation, poise, posture and presence. You will learn how to effectively engage your audience and get them involved in your presentation. There is a technique to conducting an effective presentation. It doesn't come easy. We will also discuss the impact of non-verbal and verbal communication, listening and other important items that lead to a successful presentation.

PRESENTER: Yolanda N. Stephens, M.S. Ed., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Yolanda brings 20 years of experience in human resources, training and organizational development and strategic planning. She is currently the Training and Development Manager at the Miami Valley Communications Council, where she oversees the training program for thirty local cities. She is also the Founder and Principal Consultant of Innovative Performance Consulting, LLC. She has employed her expertise in the public, private, government and educational sectors; including Miami Valley Communications Council, Woolpert, NCR, Aon Consulting, Dayton Public Schools, University of Dayton, Franklin University, Clark State, and Wright State University. She has developed and deployed talent development programs internationally for senior level executives, managers and individual contributors. She has also created and managed global career and leadership development, coaching and mentoring programs and currently works as an Adjunct Instructor at Franklin University in the Ross School of Business. Yolanda specializes in improving individual and team effectiveness while engaging creativity and energy. Her expertise lies in the areas of training and employee development, leadership and management skills, coaching, performance management, teambuilding, communication skills, generational diversity, customer service and more. Her audiences have varied from two to over eight hundred participants. She believes in "maximizing performance for maximum results" by creating performance solutions that cater to individual and organizational needs.

Session will be hosted at
Miami Valley Communications Council
1195 East Alex Bell Rd.  Centerville, OH 45459

Limited space available

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

 

Click here to Register Now or visit http://mvcc.training

REGISTER BY MONDAY, Sept. 16th

 Note: Cancellations within 5 business days or no-shows will incur the registration fee
For questions contact Yolanda Stephens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 937.424.1663

Webinar: Financial Tools Available to Municipalities, to Fund Infrastructure

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!

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2019 OMAA/OML WEBINAR:

FINANCIAL TOOLS AVAILABLE TO MUNICIPALITIES FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

Thursday, October 17, 2019
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

This webinar will describe the financial tools available to cities to fund infrastructure improvements-including bonds, PACE financing, opportunity zones, and public private partnerships (P3)-, when and how to use and assemble them, identify the 
potential problems that cities need to be aware of when working with a private partner, and describe how to protect the cities' interests. 

PRESENTER: Stephen P. Samuels, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Stephen has been practicing environmental law in Ohio, and regionally, for forty years. He has served as trial counsel in hundreds of cases before the federal and Ohio state courts, the Environmental Review Appeals Commission, and the Reclamation and Oil and Gas Boards of Review; and has provided counsel and representation in myriad matters before USEPA, Ohio EPA, Michigan DEQ, West Virginia DEP, and the Ohio legislature. He assists private and public clients in defending administrative and judicial enforcement proceedings; obtaining and negotiating the terms of permits required by state and federal environmental and natural resource laws; defending and prosecuting private environmental claims; coordinating environmental assessments and environmental audits of property and businesses; preparing real estate purchase contracts, leases and other documents to ensure sound management of environmental risks in purchasing, selling and leasing property, and conducting business. He also assists business owners, cities, developers, inventors, and contractors with the broad spectrum of issues associated with "green" development and business practices.

Session will be hosted at

Miami Valley Communications Council
1195 East Alex Bell Rd.  Centerville, OH 45459

Limited space available

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

 

Click here to Register Now or visit http://mvcc.training

REGISTER BY MONDAY, OCT 14th

 Note: Cancellations within 5 business days or no-shows will incur the registration fee
For questions contact Yolanda Stephens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 937.424.1663

Effective Performance Management

 

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Municipal Training Academy

Effective Performance Management

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Performance Management is more than just a yearly evaluation - it is an 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 workgroups
• 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:

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.

 When:


Wednesday, October 30, 2019
8:30 am Registration (coffee and pastries provided)
9:00 am to 12:30 pm 

Miami Valley Communications Council
1195 East Alex Bell Rd, Centerville, OH

Cost:


MVCC Members $35/ Affiliate & Partner Members $45/Non-Members $55 (invoices sent AFTER training)

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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2013 Excel Level 1

 

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Municipal Training Academy

Excel 2013 Level I

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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.

At the end of the session, you will be able to
• Understand the basics and get started with Microsoft Office Excel 2013.
• Perform calculations
• Modify and format a worksheet
• Use basic Excel functions
• Print and manage workbook

 

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
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Who should attend:

Open to all MVCC Members and Affiliates

When & Where:

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
8:30am to 4:00pm

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


Cost:


$55 MVCC Members/$65 Affiliate Members & Partner Members

Registration:

Registration limited to 15! Register now! You must register by September 25th  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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Access 2013 Level 1

 

 

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Municipal Training Academy
Access 2013: Level 1

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This course is for those who want to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Access 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:

 
September 25, 2019
830am to 4:00pm

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


$50 MVCC Members/$65 Affiliate Members

Registration:

 

Registration limited, so register now! You must register to attend.  

Register at www.mvcc.training

If you must cancel, please notify MVCC five business days 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

 
 

Supervisor Development Program

 

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 SEPT  10th, 11th, 12th,  2019

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:  Sept  10, 11, 12th  2019

Time:
8:30 am – 4:00 pm each day


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

Fee: $75 Members/$95 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.

Forklift Safety

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FORKLIFT  OPERATOR SAFETY TRAINING

OSHA Standards state that only "trained and authorized persons" may operate aerial equipment. (OSHA 1910.66)

This training will focus on electric and IC aerial trucks and address pre-trip inspection, understanding ANSI, OSHA, and job site safety; and fall protection. Certification and permit will include completing a driving and written exam.

 Register for ONE of the following sessions:
Dates & Locations: Wed. October 9, 2019
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Miami Industrial Truck
DAYTON
2830 East River Road
Dayton, Ohio
Register by October 1
Thur. October 10, 2019
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Miami Industrial Truck
DAYTON
2830 East River Road
Dayton, Ohio
Register by October 1 
Tue. October 15, 2019
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Miami Industrial Truck
TROY
1101 Horizon West Ct.
Troy, OH 45373
Register by October  7
Cost: Fee: $55 for MVCC Members/$65 Affiliates 
Register:

Space is limited to 15 per session!  Register early!
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: Contact Yolanda Stephens, MVCC, Municipal Training Academy 
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Snow and Ice Luncheon

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 MIAMI VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL 
INVITES YOU TO ATTEND

SNOW AND ICE LUNCHEON FOR PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISORS
for MVCC Member and Affiliate Member Cities

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Wednesday, October 15, 2019
11:30am to 1:30pm

 Location:   TBD

Lunch provided by MVCC

  This is an opportunity for Public Works Managers and Supervisors to share, learn about, and discuss items such as salt supply, weather outlooks, lessons learned from 2017 and more!

This luncheon is open to MVCC Members and Affiliate Members

 

Register at mvcc.net by October 11th, to register.

 

 

Aerial Equipment Safety

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AERIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SAFETY TRAINING

OSHA Standards state that only "trained and authorized persons" may operate aerial equipment. (OSHA 1910.66)

This training will focus on electric and IC aerial trucks and address pre-trip inspection, understanding ANSI, OSHA, and job site safety; and fall protection. Certification and permit will include completing a driving and written exam.

 Register for ONE of the following sessions:
Dates & Locations: Tues. November 12, 2019
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Miami Industrial Truck
DAYTON
2830 East River Road
Dayton, Ohio
Register by November 1
  Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Miami Industrial Truck
TROY
1101 Horizon West Ct.
Troy, OH 45373
Register by November 6
Cost: Fee: $55 for MVCC Members/$65 Affiliates 
Register:

Space is limited to 15 per session!  Register early!
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: Contact Yolanda Stephens, MVCC, Municipal Training Academy 
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Dealing with Personality Differences

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Dealing with Personality

Differences

Do you understand what makes you ‘tick?’ Chances are, you might not. All too often, we do not understand why we do what we do. Nor do we understand why others do what they do.

Do you want to know more about your personality? Do you work with someone whose personality just doesn’t mesh with yours?  Do you have a difficult co-worker or customer that rubs you the wrong way?  Personalities can make or break a team and the work environment.  Each personality brings its’ own strengths and challenges.  In this workshop you will learn your personality type, pitfalls to avoid and strengths to leverage.  You will also learn why others “act the way that they do” and how you can leverage one another’s tendencies in order to be successful.
In this session you will:
• Identify your personality type and how it impacts your team
• Learn to maximize your style and understand the styles of others to increase your effectiveness 
• Discover better ways of working together in a collaborative environment
• Recognize how preferences can impact conflicts and their resolution
• Make organizational decisions that take into account possibilities, consequences, and the impact on people
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Instructor: Yolanda N. Stephens, Municipal Training Academy
Yolanda brings over 20 years of experience in human resources, training and organizational development. She manages the training program for Miami Valley Communications Council and oversees the Municipal Training Academy, supporting over 30 local cities.  Yolanda also teaches soft skills courses in leadership development, human resources, generational diversity, strategic planning and more. 
Dates & Locations:
(choose one date)
November 5, 2019
8:30AM to 12:30PM
Vandalia Justice Center
245 James Bohanan
Vandalia, OH
Register by Nov. 1st
November 13, 2019
8:30AM to 12:30PM
Miami Valley Comm. Council
1195 East Alex Bell Rd.
Centerville, OH 
Register by Nov. 8th
 
Cost: $35 MVCC Members/$45 Affiliate & Partner Members/$55 Non-Members
Register:

Space is limited !  Register early!
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: Contact Yolanda Stephens, MVCC, Municipal Training Academy 
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