Upcoming Trainings and Events

Below is a list of training opportunities that may be of interest in the coming months:

Employment Law Update Conference
Sheraton Crescent Hotel
Phoenix, Arizona
June 5, 2013

This Employment Law Update covers the most significant employment law developments of the year by stripping away the legalese and providing you with practical, timely, and critical advice to minimize potential employment law liability.

This year's topics:

  • A Review of Case Law, Legislation and Regulations: Building Your Best Defense for the Coming Year
  • BYOD: Smart Phones and Tablets Go to Work
  • FMLA Update: The 4 Years Since the 2009 Regulatory Revisions
  • The Legal and Psychological Aspects of Mental Illness in the Workplace: From Aberrant Behavior to Workplace Violence
  • How Much Is Enough? Leaves of Absences and Other ADA Accommodation Issues
  • The New Normal? Managing the Rise of Incivility in Today's Workplace
  • Employer Solutions on the Road to Health Care Reform Compliance: Exchanges and Taxes and Mandates, Oh My!
Click here to view topic descriptions and to register!

2013 Newly Elected Officials Training
The Wigwam Resort
Litchfield Park, AZ
June 7 - 8, 2013
For more information and to register, click here.

Arizona City/County Attorney's Association Annual Conference
Prescott Resort
Prescott, AZ
June 13-14, 2013
For more information and to register, click here.

ASU School of Public Affairs
Graduate Information Sessions Available!

Please see below for information from the ASU School of Public Affairs on graduate information sessions that are available.

Evening information sessions are scheduled in time for you to learn about our programs and still have time to apply for summer or fall. Topics covered include admissions, curriculum, and enrollment for our MPA, MPP, and graduate certificate programs. Advisors will be available to answer questions from interested potential students.

Now enrolling! New graduate certificates in Participatory Governance, Policy Informatics, Public Administration, and Public Policy are accepting applications. Certificates consist of only five courses and are a great resume enhancement for current students or previous graduates from any discipline!

When: The following sessions are available (all dates are 5:30-6:30 PM in UCENT 480A)

  • Thursday, May 23
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Tuesday, July 16
  • Tuesday, August 6
Where: University Center Building at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.

To save your seat, RSVP at http://spa.asu.edu/rsvp/gradinfo.
Want more information? Contact us at 602-496-0450 or email spa@asu.edu.

Ramsey Executive Education Program
Management & Leadership Institute

Please see website for dates
ASU Mercado, Phoenix, AZ

Strategic organizational and personal growth opportunities, leadership development, skills enhancement, and a forum to exchange innovative ideas and best practices with other public sector professionals await you. The 2012/2013 Management and Leadership Institute offers six days (one per month) of information-driven and highly interactive sessions designed to identify and develop strategies to resolve problems, address challenges you face every day and make the most of new opportunities.

Click here to visit the Bob Ramsey Executive Education website to learn more about the sessions and to register.

The Arizona Citizen Planner 101
Please see website for information
University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension

The University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce the launching of a new online course related to land use planning. The Arizona Citizen Planner 101™ (AzCP 101) is a 10-hour online course designed for planning commissioners and elected officials throughout the state. Enrollees will learn the importance and role of their county or city's planning commission as well as about their respective planning processes. The course is self-paced and accessible at any time with an Internet connection. Planning jurisdictions around the state will find this course invaluable in bringing new planning commissioners and elected officials up to speed on the state's planning statutes, their jurisdiction's planning authorities, the role of public participation in developing plans and a host of other useful topics. It is also a great refresher course for public officials who may want to hone their decision-making skills.

The enrollment fee is $99. A certificate is available upon completion of all units.

This course was adapted for Arizona municipal and county planning officials by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in partnership with Michigan State University's American Citizen Planner Institute and the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association.

To connect to the course website, go to http://extension.arizona.edu/arizona-citizen-planner-101.

From here, you can access a free preview of the course or enroll.

If you have any questions about the course, contact Mark Apel, UA Cooperative Extension, email: mapel@cals.arizona.edu or telephone: 520-458-8278, ext. 2181.

League of Arizona Cities and Towns
1820 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Phone: 602-258-5786
Fax: 602-253-3874

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