Upcoming Local Government Programs

November-December, 2018

The UW-Extension Local Government Center (LGC) publishes this announcement of statewide programs monthly. It includes UW-Extension programming and other programs of interest relating to local government that are offered in Wisconsin. Asterisked (*) programs are Cooperative Extension programs. Information about the UWEX Local Government Center and its programming may be found at lgc.uwex.edu.

November 6, 2018“Ethics, Values, and the Public Manager” – Certified Public Manager® Program. 8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175. Don’t get your name in the headlines! Learn what is required for ethical decision making and ethical action. Find out how individual actions and the actions of groups are influenced by codes of ethics and by sanctions imposed for unethical conduct. Identify and discuss ethical dilemmas you face at work and elsewhere. Also discover your own ethical compass and how to use it effectively and consistently. Instructor: Al Guyant. Questions: Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354. To register, call 608-262-0810 or 800-725-9692 or register online at https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/ethics-values-public-manager/.

November 7, 2018“Encouraging a Culture of Civility and Respect” – Certified Public Manager® Program. 8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175. Disrespectful and uncivil behavior is on the rise in the workplace, costing organizations millions in lost productivity, lower quality, and employee turnover. To address this growing problem, we’ll examine the concept of civil and respectful behavior and some of the possible reasons behind the trend. We’ll share strategies organizational leaders and teams can employ to build and maintain a culture of civil and respectful behavior, and to address disrespectful or inappropriate behavior when they see it. Instructor: Allison Cooley. Questions: Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354. To register, call 608-262-0810 or 800-725-9692 or register online at
https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/encourage-culture-civility-respect/.

November 7 and 14, 2018 – “Fundamentals of Public Works Operations” – UW-Madison Transportation Information Center. Madison Water Utility, Madison. 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. Cost: $335. Learn how to efficiently manage the range of services provided by a comprehensive public works department and how those services can be organized to complement each other and meet “big picture” local government goals. This course counts toward the requirements for the Public Works Management Institute (PWMI) Certificate, and focuses on functional service areas and functions not included in the other PWMI courses. Instructor: Steve Pudloski. For more information visit https://epd.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/.

November 9, 2018“Police and Fire Commission Workshop” – League of Wisconsin Municipalities. 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Holiday Inn & Convention Center, Stevens Point. Cost $125 members, $150 non-members. Registration deadline November 2. Topics include: The Role of the Police and Fire Commission: Duties, Powers and Responsibilities; and Selecting Police and Fire Personnel. Presenters: Atty. Scott Herrick, Atty. Claire Silverman, Neil Strobel. Questions: Carrie Jensen 608-267-2386. Register by mail, fax at 608-267-0645, or visit online at http://www.lwm-info.org.

November 14, 2018 “Zoning Board of Adjustment and Appeals Workshop” – UWSP/UW-Extension Center for Land Use Education. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Franklin City Hall, Franklin. Cost: $20. This workshop will provide information about zoning and the legal standards that apply to zoning board decisions. Presenter: Lynn Markham, Land Use Specialist Center for Land Use Education. Questions: Lynn Markham 715-346-3879 or lynn.markham@uwsp.edu. Find brochure and register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdZ2CzJwG4bwuSTNfUy0aiDy_HEWet1elIwRwGzL49khu5WQ/viewform.

November 28, 2018 “All the Queen’s Horses: A Cautionary Tale” – League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association, and Wisconsin City/County Management Association. 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Best Western Waterfront, Oshkosh. Cost $45 members, $20 student, $65 non-member. Registration deadline November 2. Topics include: showing of documentary All the Queen’s Horses: The Rita Crundwell Story; Building Back Trust After Embezzlement; Hidden in Plain Sight: Building a Strong System of Internal Controls to Prevent Fraud. Presenters: Paula Meyer, Former City of Dixon Finance Director; Mary O’Connor, ASA, CFE Partner, Forensic and Valuation Services, Sikich LLP. Questions: Carrie Jensen 608-267-2386. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-the-queens-horses-the-rita-crundwell-story-a-classic-case-of-fraud-november-28-2018-tickets-50450390476.

November 29, 2018 “Live, Work & Play is Dead: Innovative Ways to Attract, Retain & Engage Talent” – UW-Extension Local Government Center Local Government Issues, Challenges and Strategies teleconference series. 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Cost: $20. Local governments need to be savvy and intentional about how they connect with the next generation. This presenter will cover ten ways to engage Millennials and Gen Z including successful talent attraction case studies and strategies to create connection in communities. Presenter: Jeremy Fojut, NEWaukee. Questions: Local Government Center 608-262-9960 or visit http://lgc.uwex.edu.

December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2018“Highway Safety” UW-Madison Transportation Information Center, 7:45 am – 2:30 pm. Six dates and locations listed below. Cost: $85. By state law, all local road agencies must maintain their roads in a safe condition. Learn how to reduce your road agency’s liability and identify necessary safety improvements. Instructor: Jack Gerlach, retired County Highway Commissioner of Marinette County. Questions Maren Munoz 608-262-8707. To register call 1-800-462-0876, or visit https://epd.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/.
Dates and Locations for Highway Safety Workshops
Tuesday, December 4 Hayward, Flat Creek Eatery
Wednesday, December 5 Wausau, Westwood Conference Center
Thursday, December 6 Eau Claire, Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center
Tuesday, December 11 Green Bay, Comfort Suites-Rock Garden
Wednesday, December 12 Waukesha, The Ingleside Hotel Thursday, December 13 Barneveld, American Legion Hall

December 5, 2018“Leadership” – Certified Public Manager® Program. 8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175. Explore leadership characteristics and ways to strengthen your organization and support others’ work. Learn about different leadership styles, public perceptions of leadership by sector, servant-leadership basics, and how to apply effective practices of leadership. Develop a personal leadership philosophy that contributes to your organization’s mission. Instructor: Robert Toomey. Questions: Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354. To register, call 608-262-0810 or 800-725-9692 or register online at https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/cpm-leadership/.

December 6, 2018“Leading and Managing from the Middle” – Certified Public Manager® Program. 8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175. As a middle manager, your job is increasingly important. You translate the expectations of supervisors into standards for your employees, and you represent your unit to others. Learn how you can contribute even more effectively to your organization’s high performance. Discover how to use your position to achieve organizational goals through others, use your seven bases of power more effectively, and find strategies for expanding your influence. Instructor: Guy VanRensselaer. Questions: Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354. To register, call 608-262-0810 or 800-725-9692 or register online at https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/leading-managing-from-middle/.

December 11, 2018 “Local Government Regulation of Nonferrous Mining – Unearthing Your Options” – UW-Extension Local Government Center Local Government Issues, Challenges and Strategies teleconference series. 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Cost: $20. Mining presents unique land use issues and it is important for local government policy makers and administrators to understand what regulatory tools are at their disposal and how those tools may be used when it comes to considering, approving, and monitoring a nonferrous metallic mine. The presenters in this session will provide an overview of the regulatory tools and provide perspective on how various towns and counties have chosen to proceed. Presenters: Atty. Carol Nawrocki, Wisconsin Towns Association and Atty. Andy Philips, von Briesen & Roper, S.C. Questions: Local Government Center 608-262-9960 or visit http://lgc.uwex.edu.

December 13, 2018“All the Queen’s Horses: A Cautionary Tale” – League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association, and Wisconsin City/County Management Association. 10:00 am – 2:45 pm. James R. Connor University Center, Whitewater. Cost $45 LWM, WCFOA, WCMA members, $20 student, $65 non-member, registration deadline December 7. Topics include: showing of documentary All the Queen’s Horses: The Rita Crundwell Story; Building Back Trust After Embezzlement; Hidden in Plain Sight: Building a Strong System of Internal Controls to Prevent Fraud. Presenters: Kathryn Schauf, Eau Claire County Administrator; Mary O’Connor, ASA, CFE Partner, Forensic and Valuation Services, Sikich LLP. Questions: Carrie Jensen 608-267-2386. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-the-queens-horses-the-rita-crundwell-story-a-classic-case-of-fraud-december-13-2018-tickets-50450518860.