Education Catalog (Webinars)

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How to Get Your Newly Elected Supervisors Up to Speed
This webinar will help all townships with newly-elected or appointed supervisors learn how these new supervisors can prepare for their upcoming term. Given the wide range of laws and regulations with which townships must comply, it is increasingly important that new supervisors start their first term with a firm understanding of all these responsibilities. This webinar will present an overview of these responsibilities and discuss how the “PSATS Boot Camp for Township Officials” class can help all new supervisors get in shape as they embark on their new journey in township governance.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

11/29/2017  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Evacuation Planning - Moving People Out of Harm's Way
A wide variety of natural disasters and human-caused emergencies may require the evacuation of residents. In some instances, you may have a few days prepare, while other situations might call for an immediate evacuation. Planning ahead is vital to ensuring that your residents can evacuate any potentially affected parts of your township both quickly and safely. Emergency management coordinators (EMCs) from all townships should participate in this webinar to learn how to pre-plan evacuation routes, and educate residents on what to do during and after any evacuation.

12/06/2017  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Land Use Planning to Reduce Impacts of Disasters
This webinar will discuss how role effective land-use planning can reduce both the risk from and impact of potential hazards. Proactive natural hazards planning by the township, whether by its planning commission or through its comprehensive plan, enables communities to more fully understand their local disaster risks and make decisions that increase their own safety, resilience and sustainability. Join this webinar to learn more about the nature of disaster risk, the role that land-use planning can play in building more hazard-resilient communities, and the actions every township can take to reduce their risks from disasters.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

12/13/2017  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Processing New Hires
Getting ready for the new municipal year often includes hiring new employees, such as new roadmasters, secretaries, or other township positions. This webinar will address all the actions that secretaries or managers will need to do when hiring new employees, from developing effective job descriptions, the application process, adding them to your unemployment compensation and insurance coverage, reporting new hires to the Pa. Department of Labor and Industry, preparing for their immediate and future training needs, and how to get them up and running and onboard with your policies and procedures.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

12/20/2017  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Emergency Road Closures and Declaring Snow Emergencies
In preparation for the upcoming snow season, this webinar will review the proper procedures needed to close roads and identify detours and discuss the process needed to declare snow emergencies. Following these procedures will help ensure that the traveling public will be safe on your township roads. Township roadmasters and road crew employees will want to join this webinar to ensure they are up-to-date on these important road safety responsibilities.

Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

12/27/2017  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.