Upcoming Training

2020 Municipal Legislative Advocacy Day

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Municipalities play a vital role in the success of our state by providing communities where citizens want to live, work and play.  The League’s Annual Legislative Advocacy Day CMO is specifically designed to encourage and enhance our members engagement in the state policy making process. It is also an excellent opportunity for state policy makers to hear from our locally elected officials, in unison, on the issues that are essential to the vitality of their communities.  Municipal officials will hear from Alabama House and Senate leadership on pressing state issues; the Alabama Transportation Institute on how we can address future infrastructure needs; a media specialist to advise on best practices when using the media to share your narrative; and have an opportunity to enjoy a reception at the Department of Archives and History following a full day of activities.

Early registration is recommended to guarantee seating in the Farley Auditorium. Overflow seating with presentation simulcast will be in the Howard Auditorium (direct access to Farley Auditorium)

Register HERE for 2020 Municipal Legislative Advocacy Day

Click HERE for Spouse/Guest Reception Registration 

Agenda

When: February 11, 2020, 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Pre-Registration Fee: $160.00 until February 3rd. On-site registration is $185.00.
Spouse/Guest Reception Fee: $75.00. Requires a separate registration. This is for the reception only. Does not include Advocacy Day attendance or luncheon.
Registration Limit: The first 125 registrants are guaranteed seating in Farley Auditorium. Overflow theatre seating is in Howard Auditorium (direct access to Farley Auditorium) with presentation simulcast. Limit of 25.
Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel

CMO Credit: This session has been approved for a total of four (4) Basic, Advanced or Emeritus credit hours and one (1) Emeritus point in the Certified Municipal Official Program. Core Curriculum: This session is approved for two (2) elective core curriculum requirements. Any municipal employee may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.


CMO Program Webinars

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The League has expanded the Certified Municipal Official Training Program to include LIVE webinar training and ANYTIME training. For mayors and councilmembers, webinar training and successful completion of a test on material presented will meet credit hours in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus programs. Need core curriculum hours? Watch for core curriculum training offered by webinars. You can ask questions live during the training or submit questions by email to our legal staff following a live or anytime training. Our in-person League events are valuable and we’ll always offer them, but online and anytime training will have a place too. We think you will find the addition of webinars a helpful resource to provide training for elected officials and municipal personnel. We hope to “see” you online soon!

How it works:

  • Watch for the online training schedule through ALM’s website, E-newsletter, Alabama Municipal Journal and Blast Emails.
  • Find the registration link in the information received or on the ALM website.
  • Register for the training.
  • Receive an email with the training link and a reminder email at the time of the training.
  • On the day of training, click the link in the email to be connected.
  • Following the webinar, receive a link to the recorded training session for future reference. 

Questions?  Contact Cindy Price

2020 Webinar Schedule:

January 28  - What Every Candidate Needs to Know About Municipal Government
February 25  - Before/During/After Election – Candidates FCPA and Ethics
March 31  - Alabama Census 2020
April 28 - Dealing with Difficult People
May 26 - 2020 Legislative Recap
June 30 - Ways to Improve your City or Town
July 28 - Cyber Security Update
September 29 - The Public Purpose Doctrine
October 20  - Starting the Next Term on The Right Foot (or Exit Gracefully)
November 24 - Conflicting Office and Interests


CMO Program ANYTIME Training

Need to access training that fits your schedule? ANYTIME training is here when you need it. Click HERE to hear and see the same training and Q&A session as the live event then take the test to complete for credit hours in the CMO Program.


Webinar: What Every Candidate Needs to Know About Municipal Government

Register HERE for What Every Candidate Needs to Know About Municipal Government

The goal of this webinar is to inform candidates for the upcoming municipal elections about the limitations and restrictions on municipal power. It is not intended as a guide for qualifying and running for municipal office. Candidates must understand the extent of the authority a municipality may exercise before making the decision to run for office. Also, an understanding of these laws and functions can help candidates avoid future embarrassment upon discovering that a campaign promise can’t legally be fulfilled.

When: January 28, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
Registration Fee: $37.00 - Payment required with credit card at time of registration.
Registration Limit: The webinar is limited to 50 registrants. Early registration is recommended!
Refunds: Registration fees for webinars are non-refundable.  
Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel 
CMO Credit: This webinar and successful completion of the accompanying test (70%) is approved for one (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus programs. Any municipal official may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program. 


Webinar: Before/During/After Election - Candidate FCPA and Ethics

Register HERE for Before/During/After Election - Candidate FCPA and Ethics

Alabama’s Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) sets the rules for how and when candidates can raise and spend money. The law also specifies how campaign finance activities are reported. Alabama’s Ethics laws place additional requirement on candidates. This webinar discusses pertinent FCPA and Ethics rules to assist candidates during the elections process.

When: February 25, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
Registration Fee: $37.00 - Payment required with credit card at time of registration.
Registration Limit: The webinar is limited to 50 registrants. Early registration is recommended!
Refunds: Registration fees for webinars are non-refundable.  
Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel 
CMO Credit: This webinar and successful completion of the accompanying test (70%) is approved for one (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus programs. Any municipal official may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program. 


Webinar: Alabama Census 2020  

Register HERE for Alabama Census 2020

The 2020 Census is coming this Spring and the stakes couldn’t be any higher for Alabama and its communities. More than $13 billion in combined federal funding, congressional representation and economic opportunities all hinge on maximum participation in the 2020 Census, and the state needs your help. ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell, who serves as chairman of the Alabama Counts 2020 Census Committee, will give an overview of the state’s Alabama 2020 Census outreach campaign, and review some valuable tips, tools and resources that will help your community – and the state - achieve a maximum count with the 2020 Census..

When: March 31, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
Registration Fee: $37.00 - Payment required with credit card at time of registration.
Registration Limit: The webinar is limited to 50 registrants. Early registration is recommended!
Refunds: Registration fees for webinars are non-refundable.  
Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel 
CMO Credit: This webinar and successful completion of the accompanying test (70%) is approved for one (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus programs. Any municipal official may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.
 


Webinar: Conflicting Office and Interests  

Register HERE for Conflicting Office and Interests 

Problems with the legal incompatibility of offices and conflicts of interest are troublesome subjects which nag municipal officials and public employees throughout their respective terms. This webinar will provide a summary of constitutional and statutory provisions dealing with the compatibility of offices and conflicts of interest together with a collection of related opinions from the Attorney General and the courts.

When: November 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
Registration Fee: $37.00 - Payment required with credit card at time of registration.
Registration Limit: The webinar is limited to 50 registrants. Early registration is recommended!
Refunds: Registration fees for webinars are non-refundable.  
Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel 
CMO Credit: This webinar and successful completion of the accompanying test (70%) qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program. This webinar is approved for one (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. Any municipal official may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.
 


Professional Training Programs Available

Auburn University - Government and Economic Development Institute
University of Alabama - Municipal Training
The League has been informed that the following training opportunities are available for municipal officials and employees. Many of these seminars are sponsored by other organizations and you would need to contact them for information about the meeting and registration.
If the League is a sponsor, our telephone number is noted in the information below. Although these conferences are arranged for positions designated, many of them allow other individuals to attend. If you have a question on this, please contact the sponsoring agency.
If you have a conference you would like to add to this list, contact Carrie Banks with the information and include a contact person, address, telephone number and e-mail address if available.