Web-Based Risk Control Training

Through cooperative pooling and association partnerships, the following webinars are also offered to Enduris members. If applicable, your Enduris membership covers the registration fee for any of the webinars listed on this page. Please register through the following links to ensure accurate billing. Please contact us with any questions.  

Enduris Webinars

 

Building Supervisory Skills 201 - Part I

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: No Charge

Webinar Overview:
This workshop is designed for managers and supervisors who have experience in their positions. The course provides participants with the opportunity to work through more complex problems in managing and supervising  employees.

Managing Employee Performance:
Good leaders provide clear direction and expectations for their employees. Participants will learn how to set expectations for both work tasks and behaviors. They will be provided with tools to assess performance and understand the value of feedback and coaching.

Audience:
Managers/supervisors with experience in their positions

Presenter:
Connie Poulsen, Management Training & Consulting 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.
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LogMeIn, Inc. | 7414 Hollister Avenue | Goleta, CA 93117

 

Building Supervisory Skills 201 - Part II

Tuesday, February 11, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: No Charge

Webinar Overview:
This workshop is designed for managers and supervisors who have experience in their positions. The course provides participants with the opportunity to work through more complex problems in managing and supervising  employees.

Conducting Difficult Conversations:
Many supervisors avoid difficult discussions with their employees. However, improving an individual's ability to conduct difficult conversations can lower the risk of legal action and improve productivity and morale.  This session uses real-world examples to help supervisors to help supervisors have those most serious discussions. Participants will be able to conduct conversations with competence and confidence.

Audience:
Managers/supervisors with experience in their positions

Presenter:
Connie Poulsen, Management Training & Consulting 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.
Brought to you by GoToTraining®
Online Training Made Easy™
LogMeIn, Inc. | 7414 Hollister Avenue | Goleta, CA 93117

 

Building Supervisory Skills 301 - Part I

Tuesday, March 22, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: No Charge

Webinar Overview:
This workshop is designed for managers and supervisors who have experience in their positions. The course provides participants with the opportunity to work through more complex problems in managing and supervising  employees.

This course tackles more difficult challenges for managers and supervisors. The workshop will guide participants through concepts and tools to become more effective in their roles.

Leading Change:
Change is inevitable in today's workplace. Organizations are challenged by the  economy, new technologies, regulatory changes and new leadership. The Leading Change workshop provides supervisors and managers with tools to use as well as leading their employees through change.

Audience:
Managers/supervisors with experience in their positions

Presenter:
Connie Poulsen, Management Training & Consulting 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.
Brought to you by GoToTraining®
Online Training Made Easy™
LogMeIn, Inc. | 7414 Hollister Avenue | Goleta, CA 93117

 

Building Supervisory Skills 301 - Part II

Tuesday, March 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: No Charge

Webinar Overview:

This course tackles more difficult challenges for managers and supervisors. The workshop will guide participants through concepts and tools to become more effective in their roles.

Engaging Your Employees:
Engaged employees are more productive, take accountability for their actions and position an organization to reach its goals.  This session teaches managers and supervisors on what motivates employees and how to use this knowledge to create an engaged, motivated workforce.

Audience:
Managers/supervisors with experience in their positions

Presenter:
Connie Poulsen, Management Training & Consulting 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.
Brought to you by GoToTraining®
Online Training Made Easy™
LogMeIn, Inc. | 7414 Hollister Avenue | Goleta, CA 93117


APIP Webinars

Enduris places members’ property coverage with the Alliant Property Insurance Program (APIP), the largest single property placement in the world.

In an effort to help members address complex risk control issues, Alliant’s Risk Control Consulting is presenting a series of one-hour, web-based safety training programs at no additional charge.  The risk control and property insurance presenters are considered experts in their field of work.

Additional details:

  • The webinars are targeted to the unique hazards associated with property loss.
  • This is an audio-plus-web format that enables participants to receive risk control/safety training without leaving their facility. All that is needed is a windows-based computer, audio (speakers) and high speed internet connection.
  • Since the programs are delivered live, participants are able to send their questions electronically to the presenter.
  • You can choose to participate in selected programs, or the entire series.
  • All programs are recorded for future playback.
  • Registration is allowed 3-4 weeks in advance of each webinar. 
  • All training programs will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.


MRSC Webinars 

 

Making Your Job Easier with MRSC's Services

Thursday, February 11, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: No Charge

Webinar Overview:
Work smarter. Save money. Get answers. MRSC's suite of local government services — from our personalized inquiries to our vast online tools and resources — can help you, no matter what department you work in. Even if you've used our services for years, we promise you'll learn something you didn't know about MRSC!

Educational Objectives:
In this free webinar, we will provide a comprehensive overview of MRSC's tools, resources, and information — all designed to help you do your job better. This includes a live demonstration of our website showing new tools and resources, as well as tips to help you quickly find what you're looking for. Have a question about MRSC's services or website? You'll have the chance to ask us at the end.

Who Should Attend?
Local government employees at all levels, elected and appointed officials, and private consultants or attorneys that advise local governments.

Presenters:

  • Tracy Burrows, MRSC Executive Director. Tracy joined MRSC as the Executive Director in September 2011. She has over 20 years of local government and non-profit experience, specializing in growth management, transportation, and general city management issues.
  • Steve Hawley, MRSC Senior Communications Coordinator. Steve joined MRSC in July 2014 and works extensively on updating and improving MRSC’s website content, with a particular focus on local government finance, budgeting, ballot measures, and procurement. He brings a broad communications and public policy background, with over a decade of local government and nonprofit experience.

An Introduction to Public Works Contracting

Thursday, February 17, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: $35

Webinar Overview:
This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements for public works contracting and the related processes that require agency attention. It is recommended for any agency employee who wants to get familiar with public works contracting.

Educational Objectives:
During this webinar, information will be presented on:

  • Contracting requirements regarding public works and prevailing wages,
  • Bidding thresholds for various contracting methods,
  • Processes for these contracting methods, including use of the small works roster,
  • Exemptions from competitive bidding, special conditions and emergencies, and
  • Other considerations that guide contracting decisions.

Who Should Attend?
Contracting and purchasing staff and anyone new to public works who need to be aware of contracting-related processes. Also for those staff who oversee or initiate projects but may not have a direct hand in the procedures.

Presenter:

  • Judy Isaac, CPSM, Procurement and Public Works Contracting Consultant, MRSC. Judy joined MRSC in 2017, and prior to that, she worked as the Purchasing Manager for KCDA Purchasing Cooperative. Judy has also held purchasing positions with the cities of Redmond and Shoreline. Working in areas of procurement and project management has provided Judy significant experience in both the public and private sectors. 

Facilitating Great Online Meetings

Thursday, February 24, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $35

Webinar Overview:
COVID-19 required a quick transition to online meetings, with sometimes rocky results. But working in a virtual space has also unearthed the potential for local governments to connect with the public in new ways that offer increased convenience and accessibility. This webinar will show local governments how to conduct more successful and efficient online meetings to promote engagement — for the public as well as staff and elected officials.

Educational Objectives:
Online meetings are here to stay, and this webinar will help bring your meetings to the next level. You’ll learn practical tools and techniques to support community engagement, host staff brainstorming sessions, and hold council and commission meetings that acknowledge and include remote audience members. Whether you are considering making online engagement a regular part of your public outreach toolbox or you are interested in making improvements to the online meetings of your governing body, this webinar is for you.

Who Should Attend?
Communications staff, clerks, elected officials, board/commission members, public agency department heads/managers, and other staff involved in coordinating or participating in online meetings.

Presenter:

  • Megan Gregor, City Clerk, City of Burien. Megan is a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) with eight years of experience working for the Cities of Issaquah, Renton, and Burien. She holds a Green Belt in Lean Six-Sigma from the University of Washington and prides herself on the application of innovation and efficiency. Megan has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, making her uniquely qualified in records management, electronic content management, and visualizing the needs of customers from their varied perspectives.
  • Rhadika Nair, Senior Associate, Berk Consulting. At Berk, Rhadika focuses on neighborhood planning and design, policy development, and the integration of technical analysis and community planning. She has worked with local governments, nonprofits, foundations, educational institutions and libraries to develop recommendations on complex issues. Radhika has a depth of experience in hosting successful online public engagement meetings.
  • Tracy Burrows, Executive Director, MRSC. Tracy will serve as the moderator for this webinar.

 

Roles and Responsibilities in Local Government

Thursday, March 4, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $35

Webinar Overview:
This webinar provides the legal essentials of roles and responsibilities in local government as a tool for improving effective communication and ongoing relationships. The legislative and executive branches have different and related responsibilities. Understanding the laws and practices related to these roles as well as suggestions for working together in the gray areas can help strengthen local governments.

Educational Objectives:
Learn about the laws related to government policy making, policy implementation, and operations. This program also provides tools to strengthen relationships within local governments through better communication.

Who Should Attend?
Elected officials, councilmembers, commissioners, mayors, administrators, managers, executive and legislative staff members.

 Presenter:

  • Scott Snyder, Attorney, Ogden Murphy Wallace. Scott likes to make things work. For over 40 years he has worked with local governments of all sizes to improve their processes and assist them through difficult situations. He has represented governmental entities at every level of the court system from municipal court through the United States Supreme Court.
  • Linda Gallagher, Legal Consultant, MRSC. Linda will serve as the moderator for this webinar.

 Annual Financial Reporting Webinar Series - Reporting Year 2020

Monday, March 8 - Thursday, March 11, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $140

Series Overview:
The Annual Financial Reporting Webinar Series is designed for ‘cash basis’ cities/towns, counties, and special purpose districts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training is being held in lieu of the in-person workshops that would normally occur. This series will look at how to file the annual financial report for report year 2020, due no later than May 30, 2021.

Educational Objectives:
The series has been developed to meet the need of those individuals responsible for the preparation and filing of the 2020 annual financial report. The series consists of four 2.0-hour webinars, held on consecutive days, with each webinar addressing a specific component of the ‘cash basis’ annual financial report and allowing for Q&A at the end of each session. The series agenda will be as follows:

  • Monday March 8: Preparation Steps for 2020 Annual Financial Report – This session will address the preparation steps needed for reconciliation of financial data, review and analysis of fund classifications (including new GASB 84 requirements for fiduciary funds), and the new fund balance designations for cash basis entities.  
  • Tuesday March 9: Reporting requirements, Schedule 01 and Financial Statements C4/C5 – This session will offer an in-depth discussion on Schedule 01 data, including review and analysis of edit reports received from SAO online system, and includes 2020 reporting requirements and variables for cities, counties, and special purpose districts.
  • Wednesday March 10 Supplemental Schedules 06 to 22 – This session will cover all supplemental schedules, including a detailed discussion of Schedule 06 (bank reconciliation) for cities/towns and counties and expanded reporting requirements for Schedule 09 including OPEB liabilities.
  • Thursday March 11: Notes to Financial Statements, Review and Submit – This session will offer an in-depth discussion of the individual Notes to Financials, including a discussion of how to tie the notes back to financial statements and supplemental schedules. Closing discussions about the internal/external reviews of the annual report and final submission of your report to the SAO.

Registrants should commit to attending the full series, which has been designed to provide a complete understanding of the various steps needed to prepare the financial statements, notes, and supplemental schedules required for the 2020 financial reporting period.

Who Should Attend?
Clerks, treasurers, clerk-treasurers, finance directors, and any administrative or finance staff responsible for preparing the cash basis annual financial report.

Presenter:

  • Eric Lowell, Finance Consultant, MRSC. Eric has 14 years of experience working for local government in Washington state. He began his governmental finance career at the City of Lakewood and then moved to Timberland Regional Library, where he was the Director of Finance and IT. 
  • Toni Nelson, Retired Finance Consultant, MRSC. Toni has 30 years of local government experience, including her time with MRSC. Previously, she worked for the State Auditor’s Office where she established a focus for cash basis accounting and reporting and as the Clerk/Treasurer for a small town that added to her understanding of the challenges faced by small cash basis entities.