Education Catalog (Classroom-Based)

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2018 Fall Engineers Seminar

This full-day seminar is designed to meet the educational interests and busy schedules of consulting engineers by providing a focused overview of important issues of interest to municipal engineers and their local government clients. We encourage your attendance at this interactive and informative session, which is eligible for 6 PDHs.

 

10/23/18 - Cumberland County


2018 Fall Solicitor Seminar

This full-day seminar is an excellent opportunity for municipal solicitors to get caught up on recent developments in municipal law and become better prepared to address matters of significance affecting their clients. Whether you are an experienced solicitor or just starting out in the practice of municipal law, this interactive seminar is a must-attend event. In addition to the opportunity to learn from and engage in dialogue with other attendees and highly regarded faculty members, attendees will receive quality written materials, lunch and refreshments, and five CLE credits (one ethics credit).

 

10/24/18 - Cumberland County


CDL - Probable Cause Training for CDL Supervisory Personnel

State and federal regulations require every employer who has CDL employees driving vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating or operating weight of more than 26,001 pounds used on public roads to participate in a drug and alcohol testing program. These same regulations also require that such employers train all personnel who supervisor employees with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) in handling suspected on-the-job drug or alcohol use. This workshop addresses these federal requirements by providing supervisory personnel with a working understanding of the federal CDL regulations, including on-the-job probable cause procedures.

 

7/26/18 - Centre County

7/27/18 - Tioga County

8/21/18 - Butler County

8/22/18 - Somerset County

9/11/18 - Erie County

9/12/18 - Indiana County

10/25/18 - Montgomery County

10/26/18 - Lancaster County


CMV/CDL Records Management

This workshop will review CMV/CDL employee and vehicle paperwork, including pre-employment inquiries regarding a CDL applicant's past drug and alcohol test results and driving safety reports; requests for CMV driver's license information; annually reviewing each CMV driver's qualification to continue driving; CMV daily vehicle inspection, maintenance, and repair reports; the employer's required policy on CDL drug and alcohol testing; and a general overview of all the CDL regulations.

This class is eligible for 2 PMGA secondary credits.

 

7/26/18 - Centre County

7/27/18 - Tioga County

8/21/18 - Butler County

8/22/18 - Somerset County

9/11/18 - Erie County

9/12/18 - Indiana County

10/25/18 - Montgomery County

10/26/18 - Lancaster County


Developing Your Township Budget

The township’s annual budget is a financial plan that shows how much money your township will have, where it comes from, and how it will be used. Section 3202 of the Township Code requires the board of supervisors to prepare and adopt a budget that best reflects the estimated revenues and expenses of the township for the upcoming year by December 31st.

This class is eligible for 2 PMGA secondary credits.

 

8/14/18 - Franklin County

8/15/18 - Chester County

8/21/18 - Centre County

8/22/18 - Luzerne County

8/28/18 - Washington County

8/29/18 - Mercer County


Essentials of Township Administration

Experts in the field will discuss such topics as the township code, human resource issues, Right-to-Know law responsibilites, budgeting and municipal acounting, audits, investments and pension management. Attendees will develop a base of knowledge to prepare them for a more concentrated look at administration topices contained in secondary courses. This course is required for those enrolled in the PMGA Graduate Program or the PMGA Administration Certificate Program..

This class is eligible for 4 PMGA primary credits.

NOTE: Completion of this course satisfies the PMGA Administration Primary requirement.

 

7/11/18 - Berks County

10/11/18 - Butler County


Essentials of Planning

Municipal planning responsibilities covered by expert presenters include the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Code, subdivisions and land development, zoning, duties of the planning commission and zoning hearing board, and administration and enforcement of the uniform construction code. This course is required for those enrolled in either the PMGA Graduate Program or the PMGA Planning Certificate Program..

This class is eligible for 4 PMGA primary credits.

NOTE: Completion of this course satisfies the PMGA Planning Primary requirement.

 

7/19/18 - Berks County

10/12/18 - Butler County


Essentials of Public Safety

Our expert presenters discuss the full range of emergency management and public safety topics such as fire service, emergency management, police, ambulance service, mutual aid, homeland security, and municipal liability for volunteers, along with developing an effective township emergency management program, encompassing an all-hazards approach for preparing to respond to any natural or man-made disasters which your township could face. This course is required for those enrolled in either the PMGA Graduate Program or the PMGA Public Safety Certificate Program.

This class is eligible for 4 PMGA primary credits.

NOTE: Completion of this course satisfies the PMGA Public Safety Primary requirement.

 

7/12/18 - Butler County

10/18/18 - Berks County


Essentials of Public Works

This class presents an in-depth review of the many municipal public works responsibilities. Topics covered by our experts include road and bridge maintenance, road safety, stormwater management, traffic signs and signals, and posting and bonding. This course is required for those enrolled in either the PMGA Graduate program or the PMGA Public Works Certificate Program.

This class is eligible for 4 PMGA primary credits.

NOTE: Completion of this course satisfies the PMGA Public Works Primary requirement.

 

7/18/18 - Butler County

10/19/18 - Berks County


Flagger Training

This instructor-led Flagger Training will be conducted for individuals who have flagging responsibilities on ANY ROAD OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Others who would benefit from this course include: utility companies working on low volume roads, law enforcement personnel, municipal managers and elected officials (to understand the importance, and for budgeting purposes).

 

7/17/18 - Mifflin County

7/19/18 - Northampton County


PSATS SEO Precertification Academy

The PSATS SEO Precertification Academy is designed to teach the basic skills a future sewage enforcement officer (SEO) needs to know to work for a local agency. Whether you work for a municipality in need of a good SEO or are someone who is considering the SEO field as a career, you will want to check out the benefits of sending someone to or attending the academy yourself. Not only is the academy a prerequisite to taking the commonwealth's certification examination for SEOs, but you will leave the course better prepared to enter the multi-faceted world of a local agency SEO.

 

10/15-19/18 - Cumberland County


Regional Fall Forum

Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

 

9/25-26/18 - Cumberland County

10/2-3/18 - Centre County

10/9-10/18 - Luzerne County

10/29-30/18 - Somerset County

11/1-2/18 - Montgomery County

11/8-9/18 - Clarion County


Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Emergency Responders Training

The National TIM Responder Training Program was developed by responders for responders, and was designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal (NUG):

     • Responder Safety
     • Safe, Quick Clearance
     • Prompt, Reliable, Interoperable Communications  


** This training is an MPOETC approved CLEE course. (CLE00169)

 

6/25/18 - Westmoreland County

6/27/18 - Luzerne County

6/28/18 - Northumberland County


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