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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:

 

Public Records Training

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Miami Valley Communications Council 
invites you to attend

  *FREE*
Certified Public 
Records Training
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This training program is in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 149.43(E)(1), which requires Public Records Law training for all elected officials and/or their appropriate designees. The program will examine in-depth the responsibilities of elected officials and public offices, along with:

  • Review of the rights of the public records requester
  • Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act
  • Records Retention laws including:

(1)  New changes in the law,
(2)  Key definitions, exemptions, practical compliance with a public records requests, and
(3)  Remedies and penalties that may be imposed upon a public office for failure to comply.

A certificate will be given at the completion of the training program to document compliance with training requirement.  Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be earned.

Click here for more information about compliance with public records training

Who Should Attend:

 

 

When/Where:

Public officers, elected officials, legal counsel, those who have any responsibility for maintaining public records.

Friday, November 9, 2018

9:00 am Registration
9:30 am to 12:45pm
Centerville Training Facility
155 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, OH 45458

Costs:  No Cost for training !
Registration:

Space is limited!  Register by Friday, November 2.

Register at https://ohioauditor.gov/trainings/publicrecords/default.aspx.  Use the drop down menu to select the correct training date.

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.

Time & Task Management Effectiveness

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Miami Valley Communications Council 
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  Time and Task Management Effectiveness: Working Smarter Every Day WorkSmarter

Overview:
The speed of everything has changed. Are your time management skills up to the challenge?

Do you put off more today than you can ever accomplish tomorrow exhaust yourself by 4:00 p.m. with only a fraction of your work done see yourself as a decision maker who never gets around to making decisions dread the next business meeting or worse, going back to your desk to see what voice mails and emails await you? If you're doing more and enjoying it less, it's time to get out of the time trap and back to productive management. This presentation gives you practical techniques for controlling time and making it a manageable resource.

Why you should attend:

  • Achieve better results through more effective planning and clarifying objectives
  • Delegate effectively and free yourself for bigger tasks
  • Set group goals and priorities
  • Eliminate the time wasters
  • Handle interruptions and distractions
  • Say no to unreasonable demands
  • Redirect your efforts to the most important and valid tasks
  • Make sure there is time in the day for you
  • Learn strategies to improve concentration and increase your efficiency
 

Instructor:

Chris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle’s clients include global organizations such as Visa International, Cadence Design Systems, Coca Cola, Sprint, Microsoft, Aviva Insurance, Schlumberger and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries. He also has consulted to government agencies from the United States, the Royal Government of Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who wants to achieve better results through effective planning & time management.

HR Professionals: Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
City of Centerville Training Facility
155 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, OH 45458
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Costs: $10 Members/$15 Affiliate Members/$25 CLG & MVRMA
Registration:

Register by Friday, September 7 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.937-424-1663

   

 

2018 OMAA/OML Webinar

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Municipal Training Academy
OMAA Webinar
 

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

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2018 OMAA/OML WEBINAR:
Interview Ninja: Mastering the Art of
Lawful Interview and Selection

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

Whether you are a seasoned professional or a new manager preparing for your first interview, the interview and selection process is filled with legal pitfalls.  In order to navigate the pitfalls, today’s professional must become an “Interview Ninja”.  In this webinar, attendees will learn the do’s and don’ts of interviewing and selection, review the components of a legally defensible interview process, and obtain an understanding of the various laws impacting the interview and selection process, including the impact of the ADA, reference checking risks, and the use of Social Media during the selection process.  

Attendees will:

  1. Review the various laws that impact the interview and selection process.
  2. Gain knowledge of permissible and impermissible interview inquiries.
  3. Understand the impact of the ADA on the interview and selection processes.
  4. Understand the EEOC’s position on background screening and how to comply.
  5. Learn the use and risk of using, Social Media during selection.
 

PRESENTER: Brad E. Bennett, Zashin & Rich

20 years of experience as an employment and labor lawyer and human resources professional, represents clients in federal and state litigation, collective bargaining, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings before administrative agencies such as the EEOC, OCRC, SERB, and SPBR, assists clients with HR compliance, including day-to-day employee issues, discipline, handbook policies, job descriptions, internal investigations, leave issues, FLSA compliance, salary surveys, and internal HR audits.

Session will be hosted at

Miami Valley Communications Council
1195 E. Alex Bell Rd, Centerville, OH
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 FRIDAY, JULY 13TH!

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

 

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.

 Bjohnson Presenter: Bryan Johnson is the Director of Operator Safety Training for Miami Industrial Trucks. He has over 25 years of experience servicing south and northwestern Ohio areas
Dates & Locations: Tues.September 25, 2018
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Miami Industrial Truck
DAYTON
2830 East River Road
Dayton, Ohio
Register by Sept. 17
 Fri.. October 5, 2018
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Miami Industrial Truck
DAYTON
2830 East River Road
Dayton, Ohio
Register by Sept. 27
 Tues.October 16, 2018
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Miami Industrial Truck
TROY
1101 Horizon West Ct.
Troy, OH 45373
Register by Oct. 8
Cost: Fee: $45 for MVCC Members/$55 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 
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