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General Information

Being held virtually for 2021!

July 12-16, 2021

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 being taught via Zoom will NOT be recorded. 
 
Pros of Virtual Learning
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home or office
  • There's no lodging or travel costs
  • Easy digital access to learning materials
  • Less time away from the office

Registration Closed

 

How does the Clerks and Treasurers Institute work?

The Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute consists of a three-year program of classroom instruction that takes place during one-week sessions recurring annually.

The Institute offers one week of classroom sessions during the second week of July. There is a curriculum track for Clerks and a separate curriculum track for Treasurers. The week consists of 33-34 contact hours per attendee. Each year the curriculum increases in difficulty, building on the knowledge gained the previous years. New students must sign up for Year One.

After three years when attendees have completed an accumulated total of 100 hours of programming, Clerks graduate from the Clerks Institute while Treasurers graduate from the Treasurers Institute.

 

Institute Programs: What Should I Do?

There are eight tracks to choose from at the Institute. People who have never attended the Institute should choose Year One.

  • Municipal Clerks Institute - Clerk Year One, Clerk Year Two, Clerk Year Three, (optionally followed by Treasurers Completion)
    This track provides education and training on municipal clerk duties. (New students must sign up for Year One.) 
    After completing three years of the Clerks Institute, the attendee graduates from the Clerks Institute. 
  • Municipal Treasurers Institute - Treasurer Year One, Treasurer Year Two, Treasurer Year Three, (optionally followed by Clerks Completion)
    This track provides education and training on municipal treasurer duties. This program does not provide basic accounting training. You should be able to post journal entries and perform T-account postings. (New students must sign up for Year One.)  
    After completing three years of the Treasurers Institute, the attendee graduates from the Treasurers Institute. 

The Year Four of instruction is known as the Completion Year. It is recommended and highly beneficial that clerk-treasurers come back to receive further instruction in the alternate track, compressed into one year. This track is also a good idea to take for those municipalities that want to cross-train their employees.

  • Treasurers Completion - for people who have completed the Clerks Institute
    The Treasurers Completion program gives the clerk/treasurer the opportunity to learn the treasurer's duties, compressed into one year. Municipalities interested in cross-training their clerks in treasurer responsibilities would also benefit from this track.  
  • Clerks Completion - for people who have completed the Treasurers Institute
  • The Clerks Completion program gives the clerk/treasurer the opportunity to learn the treasurer's duties, compressed into one year. Municipalities interested in cross-training their clerks in treasurer responsibilities would also benefit from this track.

Scholarships:

The Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association (WMCA) and the Municipal Treasurers Association of Wisconsin (MTAW) offer full and partial scholarships. The scholarship applications are available on their respective websites in January. Scholarships range from $100 to all tuition paid. The applications are easy to fill out and well worth the effort. Last year attendees received scholarships totaling over $19,000. Go to WMCA's website at www.wisclerks.org or MTAW's website at www.mtaw.org to get your application. If you have any Scholarship questions, please contact the respective organization.

 

Certificates:

We are the only authorized provider in Wisconsin

Earn all of the educational points for the following certifications upon completion of our Institute:

 

After the Institute: What's Next?

After completing the Institute public officials can continue their education with a subsequent annual program: the Master Academy for Civic and Public Affairs.

Master Academy for Civic and Public Affairs

  • The Master Academy for Civic and Public Affairs is for persons who serve in public office. 
  • Solution focused, our cutting edge courses reflect the latest trends in government. 
  • Courses are taught by experts in the field that give our attendees tools they can apply immediately to their jobs. 
  • Through case studies and hands-on exercises you will have a chance to assess your understanding of the concepts.