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Local Government Education

Municipal Clerks Institute Curriculum

Year 1

Required

  • Effective Public Speaking
  • Dealing With Difficult People
  • Civility in the Workplace
  • Public Records & Open Meetings Law
  • Election Process
  • Parliamentary Procedures & Minute Taking, Towns: Developing a Budget or Fundamentals of Budgeting
  • Mock Elections
  • Clerk vs. Clerk:  Battle for the Knowledge, Ordinances, Towns: Tax Roll Preparation
  • Alcohol  & Tobacco Licensing, Towns: Tax Collection and Settlement/After the BOR
  • Forms & Procedures in the Clerk’s Office

 

Year 2

Required

  • Business Communication
  • Public & Media Relations
  • Records Management
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable
  • Tax Roll Preparation
  • Tax Collection and Settlement
  • After the Board of Review
  • Budgeting

Choices

  • Town Topics
  • Advanced TIF
  • Absentee Voting in Assisted Living Facilities
  • Create High Quality Images Using Free Online Picture Tools
  • Retirement , Ready or Not:  Surviving Your Own Financial Decisions  
  • Ballot Security & Election Integrity
  • TIF for Novices
  • Refresher on GASB 67, 68, and Other Regulations
  • Manage Your Community's Social Media
  • You’ve Had a Disaster:  What You Need to Know About Federal & State Assistance
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Practical & Easy Technology That Will Save You Time
  • Contracts
  • Colors

Year 3

Required

  • Basic Employment Law
  • Time Management:  Relieving Your Stress
  • Intergovernmental Collaborations
  • Fraud
  • Ethics & Conflicts of Interest
  • Liability of Local Government & Officials
  • Working with Boards, Commissions & Councils
  • Clerk’s Role in Emergency Management
  • Strategies to Improve Personal Life & Work Productivity

Choices

  • Town Topics
  • Electronic Records Management
  • Advanced TIF
  • Absentee Voting in Assisted Living Facilities
  • Create High Quality Images Using Free Online Picture Tools
  • Retirement , Ready or Not:  Surviving Your Own Financial Decisions  
  • Ballot Security & Election Integrity
  • TIF for Novices
  • Refresher on GASB 67, 68 and Other Regulations
  • Manage Your Community's Social Media
  • Improve Office Efficiency by Maximizing Computer Skills
  • Gain Time & Efficiency Through Spreadsheets (advanced class)
  • Website Design
  • Creating Engaging Presentations
  • You’ve Had a Disaster:  What You Need to Know About Federal & State Assistance
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Practical & Easy Technology That Will Save You Time
  • Contracts
  • Colors

Clerks Completion

Required

  • Adventures in Leadership
  • Dealing With Difficult People
  • Civility in the Workplace
  • Public Records & Open Meetings Law
  • Parliamentary Procedure & Minute Taking
  • Mock Elections
  • Clerk vs. Clerk:  Battle for the Knowledge
  • Ordinances, Resolutions, & Policies: What’s the Difference?
  • Alcohol & Tobacco Licensing
  • Election Process

Choices

  • You’ve Had a Disaster:  What You Need to Know About Federal & State Assistance
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Practical & Easy Technology That Will Save You Time
  • Contracts

 

Municipal Treasurers Institute Curriculum

Year 1

Required

  • Making Presentations More Effective With Less Stress
  • Government Accounting I, II/Government Accounting for Towns I,II
  • How to Prepare for an Audit
  • Duties & Responsibilities of the Treasurer
  • Budgeting
  • Banking in Today’s Municipal Environment
  • Ordinances, Resolutions, & Policies: What’s the Difference?
  • Tax Roll Preparation
  • Tax Collection and Settlement
  • After the Board of Review

Choices

  • You’ve Had a Disaster:  What You Need to Know About Federal & State Assistance
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Practical & Easy Technology that will Save you Time
  • Contracts
  • Colors

Year 2

Required

  • Business Communication
  • Public & Media Relations
  • Records Management
  • State Sales Tax Requirements
  • Cash Management and Investment
  • Bill It, Will They Pay? Strategies for Maximizing Revenues & Collections
  • Cyber Security
  • 5-Year Financial Management Techniques, Planning, & Benchmarking
  • Borrowing & Debt Management
  • Presenting an Effective Budget

Choices

  • Town Topics
  • Advanced TIF
  • Absentee Voting in Assisted Living Facilities
  • Create High Quality Images Using Free Online Picture Tools
  • Retirement , Ready or Not:  Surviving Your Own Financial Decisions 
  • Ballot Security and Election Integrity
  • TIF for Novices
  • Refresher on GASB 67, 68 and Other Regulations
  • Manage Your Community's Social Media
  • You’ve Had a Disaster: What You Need to Know About Federal & State Assistance
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Practical & Easy Technology That Will Save You Time
  • Contracts
  • Colors

Year 3

Required

  • Basic Employment Law
  • Time Management:  Relieving Your Stress
  • Fraud
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Ethics & Conflicts of Interest
  •  Liability of Local Governments & Officials
  • Working with Boards, Commissions & Councils
  • Treasurer’s Role in Emergency Management
  • Strategies to Improve Personal Life & Work Productivity

Choices

  • Town Topics
  • Electronic Records Management
  • Advanced TIF
  • Absentee Voting in Assisted Living Facilities
  • Create High Quality Images Using Free Online Picture Tools
  • Retirement, Ready or Not: Surviving Your Own Financial Decisions 
  • Ballot Security and Election Integrity
  • TIF for Novices
  • Refresher on GASB 67, 68 and Other Regulations
  • Manage Your Community's Social Media
  • Improve Office Efficiency by Maximizing Computer Skills
  • Gain Time & Efficiency Through Spreadsheets (advanced class)
  • Website Design
  • Creating Engaging Presentations
  • You’ve Had a Disaster:  What You Need to Know About Federal & State Assistance
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Practical & Easy Technology That Will Save You Time
  • Contracts

Treasurers Completion

Required

  • Adventures in Leadership
  • Government Accounting I, II/Government Accounting for Towns I, II
  • State Sales Tax Requirements
  • Cash Management & Investment
  • 5-Year Financial Management Techniques, Planning & Benchmarking
  • Borrowing & Debt Management
  • Presenting an Effective Budget

Choices

  • How to Prepare for an Audit
  • Town Topics
  • Electronic Records Management
  • Advanced TIF
  • Absentee Voting in Assisted Living Facilities
  • Create High Quality Images Using Free Online Picture Tools
  • Retirement , Ready or Not:  Surviving Your Own Financial Decisions 
  • Ballot Security and Election Integrity
  • TIF for Novices
  • Refresher on GASB 67, 68 and Other Regulations
  • Manage Your Community's Social Media
  • Payroll / Accounts Payable
  • Bill It, Will They Pay?/Cyber Security
  • Improve Office Efficiency by Maximizing Computer Skills
  • Gain Time & Efficiency Through Spreadsheets (an advanced class)
  • Website Design
  • Creating Engaging Presentations
  • You’ve Had a Disaster:  What You Need to Know About Federal and State Assistance
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Practical & Easy Technology That Will Save you Time
  • Contracts
  • Colors