Training & Conferences

Highlights of this Section

Running Effective Meetings and Leading with Civility

While different opinions can lead to better decisions, there are times when disagreements can make meetings less productive. Join colleagues from county, school, and township boards to explore how your role as mayor gives you unique opportunities to encourage civility and run effective meetings.
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2016 Clerks' Orientation Conference

If you are new to your job, or have never attended the League of Minnesota Cities Clerks’ Orientation Conference, this 3-day workshop is a must. This conference provides excellent basic training for city employees charged with municipal clerk’s duties—including essential information on election laws, financial management, data practices, human resources, and insurance and loss control issues.
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Developing a Culture of Safety: 16 Live Safety Initiatives

This evening workshop will take you through the 16 life safety initiatives that contribute to the foundation of safety policies in the U.S. fire service. You'll discover how to minimize hazards, identify potential risks, and explore strategies to help ensure safety during tactical training and operations.
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Mental Health First Aid

During this hands-on training you'll learn about the warning signs of mental health problems, understand their impact in emergency situations, and discover how you can offer initial help and provide a connection to appropriate care.
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Recorded Webinar—Handling Unfair Labor Practices: What Cities Need to Know

Join the League’s HR director and an experienced labor and employment attorney to hear about common unfair labor practices (ULPs) and relevant court cases. You will also learn what cities can expect under a new process for reporting ULPs beginning this summer, as well as what steps your city should consider taking to avoid ULPs.
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Recorded Webinar: The Economic Status of Minnesotans

In this webinar, presented live on May 12, State Demographer Susan Brower discuss a new report released in January on the economic status of the 17 largest cultural groups in the state, and what trends, such as age and immigration patterns, are behind the numbers.
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LMC Webinars

The League frequently offers webinars on timely issues affecting cities. Recent webinars have been presented on:
—Expectations for the 2016 Legislative Session
—Developing Long-Term Strategies to Control Employer Health Care Costs
—Gov. Dayton's Buffer Initiative and Minnesota Cities
—Planning State Transportation Systems
—What to Think About When Considering Police Body Cameras
—Keeping Electronic City Data Secure
—MN Medical Cannabis Program
—Introduction & Legislative Update
—Avoiding Public Sector #SocialMediaMissteps
—Road Map to Successful Implementation of PERA GASB 68
—Five Important Controls to Mitigate Employee Fraud
—Performance Evaluation in the Post-Schwanke Era
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City Learning Point—professional online training for Minnesota cities

This online training program provides city officials and staff with professional development opportunities created specifically
for them. Sign up now for the new Respectful Workplace course, and check out the Human Resources Basics for Managers Series and the first course in the Land Use Series.
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