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Advancing Careers in Local Government

Please note that all courses being held by UW-Green Bay Government Affairs will be taught virtually until further notice.


2021 Course Offerings

Held Live! Master Academy | What you need to know to successfully hire and manage your municipal

Master Academy:

What you need to know to successfully hire and manage your municipal employees

Held LIVE August 24, 2021 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM
New Brookfield Conference Center, Brookfield, WI
Cost: $49
Topics Covered:

· Hiring –What you need to know: Employment applications, interviews and conducting background checks.
· After the hiring
        ◦ Managing Performance & Conflict
              ∙ Performance evaluations, discipline & discharge
                     *How to document
              ∙ Harassment and Discrimination -- employee harassment, discrimination and retaliation
                     *Conducting an Investigation in the Workplace
​              ∙ What to keep in the personnel file             
              ∙ Maintain appropriate records and documentation
              ∙ Being a reference for a current or former employee
              ∙ Cobra
              ∙ Health & Safety Issues -- Worker's compensation, OSHA standards, workplace violence, FMLA
· Employee Handbooks - Non-union employee handbooks or policy manuals, the pro's and con's; what to watch out for; correct language use,             policies, legal issues

Daniel G. Vliet, Attorney at Buelow Vetter—Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC. Dan represents employers on a wide variety of employers on several labor and employment issues.
Saveon D. Grenell, Attorney at Buelow Vetter—Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC.  Saveon often assists clients in drafting policies and procedures, severance and settlement agreements, and advises them on issues such as harassment, discrimination, employee discipline and termination, and other human resources matters. 
This workshop has been designed for all public officials.  You do not have to be a member of WMCA to come.  I encourage you to invite your staff and colleagues to gain this valuable information.  This training qualifies for IIMC, MTAW, WMCA, WCCA, WCTA, WCCCA education hours towards certification.
Questions? Contact Kassie VanRemortel at 920-465-2468 or

2021 Virtual Clerks and Treasurers Institute

Held virtually July 12-16, 2021
Cost: $489  | $550 after June 11, 2021 - Registration Closed
Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 virus, we have made the tough decision to continue with a virtual Institute for 2021. The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. Courses will be delivered in two formats: Most courses will be held live via Zoom with a couple courses being held online through self-guided learning. 
**Note: Courses taught via Zoom will NOT be recorded.**

Pros of Virtual Learning
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home or office
  • No lodging or travel costs
  • Some courses allow you to learn at your own pace and convenience
  • Easy digital access to learning materials 
Contact Kassie VanRemortal at 920-465-2468 or at 


Online Bachelor's Degrees for Public Officials 

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Leadership in the Public Sector

Earn your Bachelor's Degree online with an Emphasis in Leadership in the Public Sector.

Emergency Management

Earn your Bachelor's Degree online with an Emphasis in Emergency Management or Undergraduate/Graduate Certificate.

Upcoming Programs

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Online Education Ed2Go

Choose from hundreds of online courses to improve your skills in accounting, computer applications, arts and more.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate Program

A new certificate program which aims to give everyone a voice and to create informed communities.

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If you have questions about how to register for a class or an event or would like to learn more about upcoming curriculum, please reach out to us. We're here to help!
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For registration or technical questions

Ericka Bloch
University Services Program Associate
(920) 465-2662

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For all other questions

Kassie Van Remortel
Director of Government Affairs & Economic Development
(920) 465-2468

Mailing Address
2420 Nicolet Drive - CL 109
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001