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March 2017


2017 County Officials Academy

03/06/2017
ND Heritage Center

The County Officials Academy is held on election years during the legislative session. It is designed to give both veteran and new officials an overview of county government, duties associated with different offices and more. It also provides new and veteran officials an opportunity to get updated on county legislative priorities and meet with state legislative representatives from their area.

Because many new county officials have legislatively mandated education requirements, workshops during County Officials Academy are specifically designed to provide a great opportunity for new officials to get a jump on meeting those obligations.

Attendees will receive Institute of Local Government credit for FREE for attending the County Officials Academy. All new and veteran officials will receive:

5 FREE ILG Training Hours (Attention Commissioners, Auditors & Recorders: These training hours account for your member association training requirements for "The Legislative Process" and "County Officials Academy.")

Future dates to the County Officials Academy:

March 6-7, 2017 ND Heritage Center


County Officials Academy

03/06/2017
Bismarck Heritage Center

March 6 & 7 ~ Bismarck Heritage Center

Mark your calendars! Tentative agenda & registration is listed on our homepage.

Attendees will earn 5 FREE ILG training hours! (Attention Commissioners, Auditors & Recorders: These training hours account for your member association training requirements for "The Legislative Process" and "County Officials Academy.")

The Academy is designed to give both veteran & new officials an overview of county government, including the duties associated with different offices, important legislative issues, your HR role & more! Tour the capitol and session. You don't want to miss the popular NDACo Legislative Social to network with your legislators, state officials and peers!
 

Got 15?! Office of State Tax Commissioner Monthly Webinar

03/15/2017

Wednesday, March 15   2pm - 2:15pm, CT

Description: Tune into this webinar to hear the “To Do” list for April including meeting minute taking tips, reviewing lists turned in by assessors and State Paid Credit uploads.

Fee: FREE
         **Attendees will earn a .25 ILG training hour.
 
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar training. The webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the webinar, you can email Alisha at alisha.adolf@ndaco.org to request a copy.
**You are able to comment & ask questions during the webinar. Each participant will have a dialogue box during the webinar where you can simply input questions & comments that will go directly to Alisha and/or the presenter.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**A day prior to the webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.
 

To register for the webinar click on this link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3608925197386039042


Formulas and Functions in Excel

03/21/2017

Tuesday, March 21   10am - 11:15am, CT

Description: Excel contains an incredible array of functionality to help you transform your raw data into actionable business intelligence.  Let Excel crunch your numbers for you!

During this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Create worksheet formulas
  • Insert functions
  • Reuse formulas

Presenter: Debbie Mantz, Microsoft Certified Specialist Master, Bismarck State College

Fee: $35
         **Attendees will earn 1.25 ILG training hours
 
Important Notes:
**This webinar will NOT be recorded.
**You are able to comment & ask questions during the webinar. Each participant will have a dialogue box during the webinar where you can simply input questions & comments that will go directly to Alisha and/or the presenter.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**A few days prior to webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.

To register for the webinar click on this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6031072347259420931

 

April 2017


Proactive Strategies for Workplace Harassment

04/05/2017

Wednesday, April 5   10am - 11am, CT

Description: Workplace protection for employees has expanded from traditional sexual harassment protection to include other areas of inappropriate behavior. Real life harassment experiences will be shared and how issues were resolved under difficult circumstances. Discussion will be centered on what proactive measurers can be put in place to minimize the potential for workplace harassment. Building a culture of respect and providing avenues for people to seek recourse for resolution is critical in building a positive work environment.

Presenter: Chuck Horter, HR Coordinator, NDACo

Fee: $30
         **Attendees will earn 1 ILG training hour
 
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar training. The webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the webinar, you can email Alisha at alisha.adolf@ndaco.org to request a copy.
**You are able to comment & ask questions during the webinar. Each participant will have a dialogue box during the webinar where you can simply input questions & comments that will go directly to Alisha and/or the presenter.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**A few days prior to webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.
 

To register for the webinar click on this link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7303928579443556866

 

 


Got 15?! Office of State Tax Commissioner Monthly Webinar

04/12/2017

Wednesday, April 12   2pm - 2:15pm, CT

Description: April’s webinar will contain information on the Ag Land listing to be provided to NDSU as well as a refresher to prepare for county equalization meetings.

Fee: FREE
         **Attendees will earn a .25 ILG training hour.
 
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar training. The webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the webinar, you can email Alisha at alisha.adolf@ndaco.org to request a copy.
**You are able to comment & ask questions during the webinar. Each participant will have a dialogue box during the webinar where you can simply input questions & comments that will go directly to Alisha and/or the presenter.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**A day prior to the webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.
 

To register for the webinar click on this link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3318309980513702402


Modifying a Worksheet in Excel

04/27/2017

Thursday, April 27   1:30pm - 2:45pm, CT

Description: Changes occur rapidly and you will need to be able to respond quickly to keep your workbooks and worksheet data up-to-date and accurate. Excel provides you with a wide variety of options that allow you to make significant changes to your worksheets without disturbing the work you have already done.

During this webinar you will learn how to:
• Insert, delete, and adjust cells, columns, and rows
• Search for and replace data
• Check the spelling in a worksheet

Presenter: Debbie Mantz, Microsoft Certified Specialist Master, Bismarck State College

Fee: $35
         **Attendees will earn 1.25 ILG training hours
 
Important Notes:
**This webinar will NOT be recorded.
**You are able to comment & ask questions during the webinar. Each participant will have a dialogue box during the webinar where you can simply input questions & comments that will go directly to Alisha and/or the presenter.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**A few days prior to webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.

To register for the webinar click on this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2432822688827666947

 

May 2017


ND Clerks of Court Association Conference

05/04/2017
Sleep Inn, Minot

Contact:  Bev Stremick, Walsh County Clerk of Courts for information.

600 Cooper Ave
Grafton ND 58237-1509
701-352-0350
bstremick@ndcourts.gov


NDACo Legislative Wrap-Up

05/08/2017

Monday, May 8 ~ Bismarck Heritage Center

Mark your calendars! Registration to open closer to April. Attendees will earn 2 FREE ILG training hours! (Attention Commissioners, Auditors & Recorders: These training hours account for your member association training requirement for "The Legislative Process.")

You don't want to miss this one-day session to bring you up-to-speed on the legislation that will impact your county!

2017 Legislative Wrap-up

05/08/2017
ND Heritage Center

Mark your calendars! Registration to open closer to April. Attendees will earn 2 FREE ILG training hours! (Attention Commissioners, Auditors & Recorders: These training hours account for your member association training requirement for "The Legislative Process.")

The Legislative Wrap-up is a one-day workshop held after each legislative session which reviews recently passed legislation that will affect county budgets and operations. The Legislative Wrap-up home page is www.ndaco.org/wrap-up.

Next Wrap-up: May 8, 2017, ND Heritage Center


ND Social Service Director Conference

05/09/2017
TBD

Contact:  Kristin Hasbargen, Richland County Social Service Director for information.

413 3rd Ave N
Wahpeton, ND 58075-4427
701-642-7751

Formatting a Worksheet in Excel

05/11/2017

Thursday, May 11   1:30pm - 2:45pm, CT

Description: Excel provides you with a staggering variety of formatting options that can help you present your data in precisely the right way to suit your needs. Understanding how to use and, perhaps more importantly, when and why to use these formatting options will help you make your worksheets easy to read, professional in their appearance, and more useful.
During this webinar you will learn how to:
• Modify fonts
• Add borders and colors to worksheets
• Apply number formats
• Align cell contents
• Add styles and themes
• Apply basic conditional formatting
• Create and use templates

Presenter: Debbie Mantz, Microsoft Certified Specialist Master, Bismarck State College

Fee: $35
         **Attendees will earn 1.25 ILG training hours
 
Important Notes:
**This webinar will NOT be recorded.
**You are able to comment & ask questions during the webinar. Each participant will have a dialogue box during the webinar where you can simply input questions & comments that will go directly to Alisha and/or the presenter.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**A few days prior to webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.

To register for the webinar click on this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2536586899675836419

 

Focused Job Interviewing for Best Results

05/17/2017

Wednesday, May 17   10am - 11am, CT

Description: What can you ask and what kinds of questions do you need to avoid when conducting a job interview. How do you structure an interview and how do you organize interview questions to obtain critical information from job candidates. This webinar will explore the concept of “behavioral based” interview techniques which operates on the premise that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. It will help organizations establish an interview process that will focus on the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and at the same time maintain legal integrity.

Presenter: Chuck Horter, HR Coordinator, NDACo

Fee: $30
         **Attendees will earn 1 ILG training hour
 
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar training. The webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the webinar, you can email Alisha at alisha.adolf@ndaco.org to request a copy.
**You are able to comment & ask questions during the webinar. Each participant will have a dialogue box during the webinar where you can simply input questions & comments that will go directly to Alisha and/or the presenter.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**A few days prior to webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.
 

To register for the webinar click on this link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1713399035853751554

 

 


Open Meetings & Open Records

05/24/2017

Wednesday, May 24   9:30am - 11am, CT

Description: All public entities are subject to the Open Meeting and Open Record laws. Sandra will share with you "need to know" information about these laws. Get your questions answered and join us for this important webinar!

Presenter: Sandra DePountis, Assistant Attorney General

Fee: FREE courtesy of the ND Insurance Reserve Fund (NDIRF)
         **Attendees will earn 1.5 ILG training hours
 
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar training. The webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the webinar, you can email Alisha at alisha.adolf@ndaco.org to request a copy.
**You are able to comment & ask questions during the webinar. Each participant will have a dialogue box during the webinar where you can simply input questions & comments that will go directly to Alisha and/or the presenter.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**A few days prior to webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.
 

To register for the webinar click on this link:


Printing and Managing Workbooks in Excel

05/31/2017

Wednesday, May 31   10am - 11:15am, CT

Description: Excel provides you with a wide array of options when it comes to printing hard copies of your workbooks. Understanding how to set your worksheets up for printing and how to print only what you need will enable you to deliver only the necessary critical information to your audience. Managing the overall structure of your workbooks, manipulating how you view your workbooks, and knowing how to find the workbook you need when you need it are all critical tasks you’ll need to perform from time to time. Understanding what functionality is available and knowing how to use it when you need it will ensure you’re able to get the most out of the workbooks, worksheets, and data that you’ve already worked so hard to create.
During this webinar you will learn how to:
• Preview and print a workbook
• Define the page layout
• Manage worksheets
• Manage workbook and worksheet views
• Manage workbook properties

Presenter: Debbie Mantz, Microsoft Certified Specialist Master, Bismarck State College

Fee: $35
         **Attendees will earn 1.25 ILG training hours
 
Important Notes:
**This webinar will NOT be recorded.
**You are able to comment & ask questions during the webinar. Each participant will have a dialogue box during the webinar where you can simply input questions & comments that will go directly to Alisha and/or the presenter.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**A few days prior to webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.

To register for the webinar click on this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/797940157789993987

 

June 2017


ND County Recorders Association Conference

06/06/2017
Grand Forks

Contact:  Melissa Vachal, Mountrail County Recorder for information.

PO Box 69
Stanley ND 58784-0069
701-628-2945
melissav@co.mountrail.nd.us


ND Auditors & Treasurers Association Conference

06/13/2017
Watford City

For more information contact: 

Donnell Preskey Hushka, Executive Director County Auditors and Treasurers Associations

donnell.hushka@ndaco.org

701-328-7337

More information found here: www.ndaco.org/auditors-treasurers-convention

July 2017


ND County Superintendent of Schools Conference

07/16/2017
Lake Metigoshe

Contact Maxine Rognlien, McHenry County Superintendent of Schools for information.

407 Main St S Rm 201
Towner ND 58788-4048
701-537-5642

August 2017


ND Tax Directors Association Conference

08/07/2017
TBD

Contact:   Paul Houdek, City of Grand Forks Tax Director for information.

619 1st Ave E #4
Grafton, ND 58078
701-352-2821
phoudek@graftongov.com
 

October 2017


NDACo Annual Conference

10/08/2017
To Be Determined

The NDACo Annual Conference is NDACo’s premier educational and networking event. Held every October, the conference is a two-day gathering of over 500 officials, guests and vendors from across the state. Conference activities include:
• Educational workshops, including ILG-credit qualifying classes
• Vendor displays in two indoor venues and an outdoor large-equipment display
• NDACo Board of Directors elections
• Discussion and voting on important legislative resolutions and initiatives
• Topical keynote speakers and special guests
• ILG awards and graduation
• Excellence in County Government Awards
• Presentation of scholarship winners
• Scheduled and informal opportunities to network with other county folks, partners, state officials and others.

All county officials are strongly urged to attend the NDACo Annual Conference & Expo. Many consider it essential to their ability to provide the best service to their constituents.

A special conference page and online registration will be made available approximately July 1.