Education Catalog (Classroom-Based)

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Engineers 2017 Fall Seminar

This full-day seminar is designed to meet your educational interests and your busy schedule 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.

 

10/26/17 - Cumberland County


Flagger Training

This course has been designed to meet the PennDOT Publication 408 flagger training requirements mandated for all flaggers in Pennsylvania. The course covers flagging procedures, work zone set-up requirements, and traffic control devices based on information from PennDOT Publication 213—Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and PennDOT Publication 234—Flagging Handbook.

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).

This class is eligible for 2 PMGA secondary credits.

 

11/16/17 - Washington County


Human Resources and Labor Management Institute

Help your clients breathe new life into their personnel management. This institute will cover pertinent topics in five sessions:

     • What Just Happened? The Year in Review

     • Creating Positive Leadership and Employee Accountability

     • Managing the Employee with a Mental Illness

     • What First-Level Supervisors Absolutely Need to Know

     • The Municipal Workforce of the Future 

This class is eligible for 4 PMGA elective credits.

This class is eligible for 5 CLE credits (additional cost).

 

11/08/17 - Cumberland County


NIMS and the Incident Command System

All elected and appointed township officials and employees must have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities for successful emergency management and response actions. To help everyone address these emergency management planning responsibilities, all municipalities in Pennsylvania are required to be trained on using the National Incident Management System (NIMS), which is intended to improve local emergency response coordination. The Incident Command System (ICS) helps your emergency management team make effective, consistent, and timely decisions during an emergency. Together, NIMS and ICS help your township better address their emergency management responsibilities.

This class is eligible for 2 PMGA secondary credits.

 

10/20/17 - Berks County

11/08/17 - McKean County

11/09/17 - Clearfield County


Primary Public Works Course (PMGA)

This class is part of PMGA-Palooza. 

A broad look at 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 class is eligible for 4 PMGA primary credits.

 

10/23/17 - Chester County

10/27/17 - Cumberland County


PSATS Boot Camp for Township Officials

This three-session event was created just for you: newly elected (or veteran) supervisors, other newly elected officials, and new secretaries/managers. Learn the everyday tasks to running a township, the tools and resources available do you job successfully, and experience the real-life scenarios through discussion with experienced PSATS members.

This class is eligible for 4 PMGA elective credits.

 

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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.

 

11/13-17/17 - Cumberland County


QuickBooks and the Municipal Chart of Accounts

If you are using QuickBooks and have not incorporated the state’s “Chart of Accounts” or still have questions, you will want to take this class! The state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has developed a specific numbering system for tracking the financial transactions of municipalities. Referred to as the municipal “Chart of Accounts,” this numbering system is to be used in the fiscal administration of all Pennsylvania municipalities. It is the heart of the accounting system because it provides a way to record all financial transactions. This class will show you how to use the “Chart of Accounts” with QuickBooks accounting software, and is a follow-up to our “QuickBooks Training for Beginning and Intermediate Users”.

This class is eligible for 2 PMGA secondary credits.

 

11/08/17 - Butler County

11/09/17 - Crawford County


Regional Fall Forum

Introducing the PSATS Regional Fall Forum, a two-day event focusing on what matters most to smaller rural townships. Participate in up to 4 workshop sessions and 4 general sessions focusing on a variety of rural township trends and issues such as improving internet service in your township; complying with Right-to-Know requests and human resource laws; preserving agriculture; recruiting volunteer fire fighters; best practices for maintaining dirt and gravel roads; flood mitigation, stream cleaning, lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey; meeting management tips, and using Act 13 impact fee funds. This event also promises lots of opportunities to discuss common issues and interests with other rural township leaders.

Register NOW. This event is limited to the first 100 participants.

This class is eligible for 4 PMGA elective credits.

 

10/30-31/17 - Tioga County


Resolving Payroll Problems with QuickBooks

If you use QuickBooks accounting software, this class is a must! Have you ever had to edit a paycheck or re-create a lost or damaged paycheck? Everyone has! This class will show you how to do that plus creating electronic fund transfer files and payments, setting up your payroll taxes for electronic fund transfer filing and quarterly reports, adjusting liabilities, trouble-shooting those red exclamations points in QuickBook’s payroll schedules, defining your payroll items, and managing payroll reports and year-end W-2s. This class will show you how to easily fix these (and other) payroll problems, and is therefore a class that all QuickBooks users should take, and is a follow-up to our “QuickBooks Training for Beginning and Intermediate Users”.

This class is eligible for 2 PMGA secondary credits.

 

11/08/17 - Butler County

11/09/17 - Crawford County


Solicitors 2017 Fall 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).

 

10/25/17 - Cumberland County


TEMA 2017 Fall Exercise Forum

 

This full-day seminar is designed to meet the educational needs and busy schedule of local emergency management coordinators by providing an interactive opportunity to engage in several tabletop exercises focused on real-world experiences. We encourage your attendance at this interactive and informative session. 

10/24/17 - Cumberland County


The Township Role in Emergency Management

One of the most fundamental responsibilities of every township is to protect the health, welfare, and safety of its residents. Whatever the natural and man-made hazards your township faces, it must prepare to “handle them all”. And while the leadership of the Board of Supervisors is crucial to the ultimate success of your emergency management responsibilities, so, too, is the active involvement of your township’s appointed Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) and the rest of your emergency management team. This course will provide detailed instructions on how to structure your emergency management team and make an emergency operations plan (EOP) that is responsive to the threats faced by your township.

This class is eligible for 2 PMGA secondary credits.

 

10/20/17 - Berks County

11/08/17 - McKean County

11/09/17 - Clearfield County