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Local Government Education

Municipal Clerks Institute Curriculum

Year 1

Required

  • Election Process I, II or Fundamentals of Elections
  • Mock Elections
  • Parliamentary Procedures & Minute Taking
  • Public Records & Open Meetings Law
  • Alcohol  & Tobacco Licensing
  • Clerk vs. Clerk:  Battle for the Knowledge
  • Effective Public Speaking
  • Dealing With Difficult People
  • Civility in the Workplace
  • Ordinances, Resolutions & Policies:  What are the differences?
  • Forms & Procedures in the Clerk’s Office

 

Year 2

Required

  • Records Management
  • Developing a Budget/Fundamentals of Budgeting
  • Payroll and Federal Tax Responsibilities
  • Tax Roll Preparation
  • Business Writing
  • Public & Media Relations

Choices

  • Retirement , Ready or Not:  Surviving Your Own Financial Decisions  
  • TIF
  • Town Topics
  • PSC
  • What You Really Need to Know About Municipal Insurance
  • SVRS Election Data (only for clerk/treasurers that perform elections)
  • You’ve Had a Disaster:  What You Need to Know About Federal & State Assistance
  • Practical & Easy Technology That Will Save You Time
  • Financial Issues for Local Utilities
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Capital Budgeting (an advanced course)
  • Contracts

Year 3

Required

  • Required

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

    Choices

    • Creating Engaging Presentations
    • Website Design
    • Gain Time & Efficiency Through Spreadsheets (advanced course)
    • Improve Office Efficiency by Maximizing Computer Capacity
    • TIF
    • Town Topics
    • Electronic Records Management
    • PSC (every other year class)
    • What You Really Need to Know About Municipal Insurance
    • SVRS Election Data (only for clerk/treasurers that perform elections)
    • You’ve Had a Disaster:  What You Need to Know About Federal & State Assistance
    • Practical & Easy Technology That Will Save You Time
    • Citizen Engagement
    • Financial Issues for Local Utilities (every other year class)
    • Capital Budgeting (an advanced course)
    • Contracts

Clerks Completion

Required

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

Choices

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

 

Municipal Treasurers Institute Curriculum

Year 1

Required

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

Choices

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

Year 2

Required

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

Choices

  • You’ve Had a Disaster:  What You Need to Know About Federal & State Assistance
  • Practical & Easy Technology That Will Save You Time
  • PSC (every other year class)
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Cyber Security
  • Capital Budgeting (an advanced course)
  • Retirement , Ready or Not:  Surviving Your Own Financial Decisions 
  • TIF
  • Town Topics
  • What you really Need to Know About Municipal Insurance
  • Financial Issues for Local Utilities (every other year class)
  • SVRS Election Data (for only clerk/treasurers who perform elections)
  • Contracts

Year 3

Required

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

Choices

  • You’ve Had a Disaster:  What You Need to Know About Federal & State Assistance
  • Practical & Easy Technology That Will Save You Time
  • What You Really Need to Know About Municipal Insurance
  • SVRS Election Data (for only clerk/treasurers who perform elections)
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Cyber Security
  • Capital Budgeting (an advanced course)
  • Retirement , Ready or Not: Surviving Your Own Financial Decisions 
  • TIF
  • Town Topics
  • Electronic Records Management
  • Financial Issues for Local Utilities (every other year class)
  • PSC (every other year class)
  • Improve Office Efficiency by Maximizing Computer Capacity
  • Creating Engaging Presentations
  • Website Design
  • Gain Time & Efficiency Through Spreadsheets (advanced class)
  • Contracts

Treasurers Completion

Required

  • Government Accounting I, II
  • Government Accounting for Towns I, II
  • Cash Management & Investment
  • Bill It, Will They Pay? Strategies for Maximizing Revenues & Collection
  • State Sales Tax Requirements
  • Borrowing & Debt Management
  • 5-Year Financial Management Techniques, Planning & Benchmarking
  • Adventures in Leadership
  • Colors

Choices

  • PSC (every other year class)
  • What You Really Need to Know About Municipal Insurance
  • Bill It, Will They Pay? Strategies for Maximizing Revenues & Collection
  • How to Prepare for an Audit
  • You’ve Had a Disaster:  What You Need to Know About Federal and State Assistance
  • Practical & Easy Technology That Will Save you Time
  • Payroll and Federal Tax Responsibilities
  • SVRS Election Data (only for  clerk/treasurers who perform elections)
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Cyber Security
  • Capital Budgeting (an advanced course)
  • Retirement , Ready or Not:  Surviving Your Own Financial Decisions 
  • TIF
  • Town Topics
  • Electronic Records Management
  • Financial Issues for Local Utilities (every other year class)
  • Improve Office Efficiency by Maximizing Computer Capacity
  • Creating Engaging Presentations
  • Website Design
  • Gain Time & Efficiency Through Spreadsheets (an advanced class)
  • Contracts