Master Academy Classes
Join us for a half day of training!
Choose Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon classes.
12:45 pm to 5:00 pm both days
$69 per day or $110 for both days (Includes materials and instruction. Lunch is not included.)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013:
Choose one course from each time slot on Tuesday.
12:45 to 2:45 pm (Registration from 12:00 to 12:30 pm)
Electronic Records Management:
This course will highlight some of the major challenges that are faced when dealing with electronic records. Topics will include e-mail, social media, cloud computing, and data conversions. You should have a basic understanding of records management principals before taking this course. Instructor: Harold Coltharp retired Section Chief for the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Administration, Records Management Section.
Carol Doran and Rick Stadelman will be conducting an interactive session on important topics that concern towns. If you work for a town you may be very interested in this session. Only towns may attend.
PSC Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures:
This course is designed to learn the laws that govern municipal utilities. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission is the state agency that provides the oversight for utilities. Instructors: Bruce Schmidt, Cost Engineer, PE and Yaidi Cancel, Program & Policy Analyst from the Public Service Commission.
Learn the reasons why and how to create a TIF, the advantages and disadvantages, good financial management techniques and red flags to watch out for. Instructor: Brad Viegut of Robert W. Baird.
3:00 to 5:00 pm
Financial Issues for Local Utilities:
This class will cover several financial aspects of every day local utility operations from rental for cell phone antennas on water towers, instituting a radio reader system, using the tax roll to collect past due accounts, charging utility or road opening permits, and many other topics of interest. Instructor: Bob Anderson, Utility, Finance, I.S. Manager, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, for the Town of Westport.
Citizen Engagement: Right Brain and the Emotional Draw:
Want the right answer? Ask the Right Brain. What local governments provide in services can often be a mystery to the common resident. Here’s the issue: How do you engage the public and encourage them to learn more about and see the value of what local government offers? Engage right brain thinking. Using Bayside as the platform, you will examine real examples of successful citizen engagement. Learn to take control and shape conversations with your residents as opposed to governing in a reactive manner. Discover the “NEW” normal at Bayside. Instructor: Andy Pederson, Village Manager for the Village of Bayside and Past- President of WCMA.
Forms & Procedures and the Age of Electronics in the Clerk’s Office:
Out with the Old and in the New, ideas and concepts on how to update office forms and procedures to save you time and money. We’ll discuss the age of electronics and how it will simplify your office duties. Whether you are large or small there is something for everyone to take back to their office. Instructors: Karen Weinschrott, Town Clerk of Grand Chute and Debbie Galeazzi, City Clerk of Menasha.
Retirement-Ready or Not- Surviving Your Own Financial Decisions:
Ultimately, you are the one responsible for your own financial security and road to retirement. No matter what age you are or your current financial status, you need to be doing something. But what? This Session will guide you through the main principles to understanding how to make the right decisions for you, from basic investing, grasping the concept of active vs. passive investing and ultimately unlocking Social Security. Instructor: Harold Coltharp retired Section Chief for the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Administration, Records Management Section.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013:
1:00 to 5:00 pm (Registration from 12:00 to 12:30 pm)
Improve Office Efficiency by Maximizing Computer Capacity:
To offer an advanced course for students to improve their office efficiency. This will be done through the use of task management, designing and creating documents, maximizing instruction with presentation software, and creating tables to organize information.
DESIRED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- To increase student’s computer capacity so they can be more efficient, save time, and money.
- Provide students with “new” tools and methods of stream lining processes.
- Give students the opportunity to enhance their repertoire of skills, ideas of how certain tasks can be done in their community that could save their community money.
- Students would bring back great ideas that will impress their managers and boards
Must be proficient in computer software.
Instructor: Jennifer Hana, teacher in Wrightstown.
This class is for people who would like to build a new website. The software that will be used is Word Press. You will begin to design a website in this class. Instructor: Dan Moore, Graphic Designer and Webmaster for Outreach and Adult Access.
Creating Engaging Presentations:
Design and create dynamic presentations that will get results. Learn how to use text, images, animations, transitions and diagrams to design professional presentations. Master the tools and skills needed to make compelling and inspiring presentations that people will remember. Instructor: Nicole Virant is an adjunct instructor for computer and business courses at Globe University.
- Gain Time and Efficiency by Maximizing Computer Capacity:
Many of you may use spreadsheets every day, but probably wish you knew more. If you’re a self-taught user, this course is for you! You’ll learn new methods to format faster, print using ‘scenarios’, and work with the top 10 functions. You’ll learn how to use the Function Wizard to create formulas and to check formulas with auditing features. Also covered will be topics such as multi-sheet formulas, pivot tables, subtotaling, and filtering. You’ll learn to create rules to apply a conditional format to your data. You’ll also practice adding spreadsheet protection to lock or hide your formulas. Finally, you’ll learn how to search and use the internet to quickly locate the answer to any question you might have after training concludes. A "Power User" isn’t someone who knows all the answers, but someone who knows how to find the answers! Instructor: Pat Theyerl.
Prerequisite: You must be familiar with setting up spreadsheets. This is an advanced user class.
* Wednesday afternoon classes will be loading buses to the UW-Green Bay campus at 12:30 pm.
Hyatt on Main
333 Main Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
Reserve your room by July 7, 2013 to receive special rate
Reserve your room online: www.uwgb.edu/govt/hyatt