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ILG Webinar Videos Library

If you miss a webinar and would like to view it at a later date you can request an online video recording. A personalized online link, username and password is emailed to the attendee and the individual can view the recording at their fingertips! Each individual that would like to view a recording will need to contact ILG to receive a personalized link, username & password. Email Alisha for your request today at alisha.adolf@ndaco.org.

Courses are listed in alphabetical order:

Bidding Your Projects (1.5 ILG Hours) - So you want to undertake a new project at the Courthouse or buy that new fancy grader, well not so fast! Before you make that next big purchase come to this ILG course to find out what legal requirements you must follow.  Presenter: Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel
• Cost: $50

Budgeting Basics for ND Counties (2 ILG Hours) - This webinar will provide you with the basics of building a county budget and to be prepared. Join us and network live to get your questions answered!  Presenter: Casey Bradley, Stutsman County Auditor/COO
• Cost: $65
Conducting Meetings (1.5 ILG Hours) - Meetings can often get off track and take on a life of their own. This webinar will help you hold professional and efficient meetings by providing you with information about requirements of public meetings, meeting agendas and parliamentary procedure. Aaron will also cover the importance of meeting minutes. Presenter: Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel
• Cost: $50

Creating Accountability that Works (1.5 ILG Hours) - Research shows that there is a link between the results organizations achieve and the level of accountability being carried out throughout the company. In this webinar participants will learn how they can put accountability into daily action and discover how to cultivate accountability in others.  Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional & Inspirational Educator 
• Cost: $50

Crucial Conversations for Employee Performance (1.5 ILG Hours) - It is human nature to avoid tough conversations, but the truth is that crucial conversations are a necessary part of a successful organization. In this webinar, participants will learn some tips for handling those difficult conversations that are needed in order to address employee performance issues with confidence and competence.  Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional & Inspirational Educator 
• Cost: FREE to County Officials courtesy of NDIRF!

Dealing with Difficult Personalities (1.25 ILG Hours) - Difficult people or situations exist in every workplace. Knowing how to deal with them effectively is essential. This webinar will help you learn how to identify personality or behavioral characteristics that can make some people difficult to get along with. In turn, you will gain helpful tips and techniques to deal with these individuals in an effective manner.  Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional & Inspirational Educator 
• Cost: $40

Eliminate Negativity, Encourage Positivity (1.5 ILG Hours) - Have you ever been around a chronic complainer or someone who is constantly negative? Negaholism is a condition that is sweeping the workplace and is sucking the life ouf of those of us who are trying to keep an upbeat attitude. In this webinar, employees will learn how to model and foster positivity in the workplace and explore how to confront energy vampires.  Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional & Inspirational Educator 
• Cost: $50

Ethics in County Government (1.5 ILG Hours) - Ethical decision-making isn't reserved for high-stakes crises. Hundreds of daily decisions affect the moral climate of your professional culture. These decisions impact everyone around you and are key to your development as a leader and team player. Presenter: Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel
• Cost: $50

Extraordinary Productivity & Time Mastery (1.5 ILG Hours) - Are you struggling to keep up with work? Are you being asked to do more with less? Do you have a list of to-dos you will get to "someday?" Albert Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." This webinar will look at addressing how you can achieve extraordinary productivity and master your time in order to work smarter, not harder. Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional & Inspirational Educator 
• Cost: $50

HR Responsibilities for County Officials (1.5 ILG Hours) - Join us in a webinar discussion to help clear away the cobwebs surrounding your role in the HR realm as an elected or appointed official. How does your entity define the role of Human Resources? How much of that role is of your concern? We will discuss what is expected, what is appropriate, and what is absolutely vital in your role as a county official. Your role is to not only ensure that the basic functions of Human Resources are fulfilled, but to truly understand how effective management of your greatest asset - your people - can make or break your county.  Presenter: Tanya Wieler, Dakota Dynamics, Human Resource Consulting for Local Government
• Cost: $50

Leading from the Heart (1.5 ILG Hours) - Have you ever thought about the kind of leader you are? Are you leading from the heart? Everyone takes their heart to work with them every day, but not everyone is intentional about how thy use this to be the best leader possible. In this webinar participants will explore the key characteristics that successful leaders embrace and employ to become the type of leader people want to follow. Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional & Inspirational Educator 
• Cost: $50

Legislative Process (1.5 ILG Hours) - Like a comet that passes the earth every couple of years, the North Dakota legislature is going to make its return to Bismarck this January. This ILG webinar is designed to cover such topics as: What is the legislative process?; What are some tips for working with legislators?; Where can I get the legislative information I need?; and What legislative issues may lie ahead? Join us for a fun, faced-paced webinar presented by members of "Team County" - the legislative relations specialists of NDACo.  Presenters: Terry Traynor, NDACo Assistand Director & Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel  "TEAM COUNTY!"
• Cost: $50

Mill Levy Basics (1 ILG Hour) - This course is designed for all county officials! Learn how to use gross dollar budgeting and mill levies to support the services provided by your jurisdiction. Review the mill levy limitation schedule and maximum mill levy worksheets to better understand the information required for the calculation process.  Presenter: Linda Leadbetter, Property Tax Division Director and State Supervisor of Assessments, Office of State Tax Commissioner
• Cost: $35

Motivate & Engage Your Employees (1.5 ILG Hours) - Engagement is one of the primary concerns & challenges facing today's supervisors and managers. Other than the decisions individuals make, supervisors are the most powerful factor in employee motivation and morale. In this webinar, we will review techniques you can use to create an environment that encourages engagement & promotes employee motivation.  Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional & Inspirational Educator 
• Cost: $50

ND Compass - A Tool to Improve Your Community (1 ILG Hour) - We all know that it is better to make decisions based on accurate data and information. Yet, we often make decisions based entirely on intuition. Is that because we don’t have the data we need? Or because we don’t have data experts on staff to present the data in a meaningful way? Or maybe we need help in using data to further our organization or community mission and goals? For grant writing, program planning, needs assessment, and community planning and development we need accessible, approachable and actionable data. Data adds credibility; it allows comparisons; and it adds value to what we are already doing. This webinar will present a resource for your data needs, North Dakota Compass (ND Compass). ND Compass will help you use reliable, accurate, and unbiased data to make better informed decisions, to set goals, plan interventions, and evaluate progress. This will help planning to create better communities for present and future generations.   Presenters: Kendra Erickson-Dockter, ND Compass Project Coordinator and Morgan Mairs, ND Compass Development Coordinator
• Cost: FREE to County Officials courtesy of ILG!

Necessary Updates to Your Employee Policy Handbook (1 ILG Hour) - This webinar will focus on key employee policies that need to be in place or updated and new policies that should be considered for implementation.  Among the policies that should be given a thorough review or consideration are: Workplace Harassment, Workplace Solicitation Policy, Revisions to Family Medical Leave, Technology, Internet and Computer Usage Policy, Termination Policy Revisions, Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interests and others. It is important that policy manuals be kept current and in compliance with State and Federal Law. The webinar will overview some of the important updates that should be given consideration and a process of how manuals can be updated on an annual basis.  Presenter: Chuck Horter, Business Development, NRG Technology Services
• Cost: $35

No Bully Zone (1.5 ILG Hours) - Bullying is not just in the schools anymore. It is becoming a topic that we need to address in our organizations. This webinar explores how “bullying” type behavior can upset the work environment and impact working relationships. Participants will identify the types of bullies in the workplace and techniques to deter the bully’s influence on them and the workplace.  Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional & Inspirational Educator 
• Cost: FREE to County Officials courtesy of NDIRF!

Open Meetings & Open Records (1.5 ILG Hours) - All public entities are subject to the Open Meetings and Open Record laws. Sandra will share with you "need to know" information about these laws.  Presenter: Sandra DePountis, Assistant Attorney General
• Cost: FREE to County Officials courtesy of NDIRF!

Positively & Powerfully Navigating Change (1 ILG Hour) - JFK once said that “change is the law of life,” therefore it’s not if change will happen but rather how do we handle change when it does happen. This webinar is designed to improve your understanding of how you react to change and discover a RADICAL approach to successfully navigating through change.  Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional & Inspirational Educator 
• Cost: $35

Preparing for the 2015 Mill Levy (1.5 ILG Hours) - This webinar will focus on changes required by the consolidation of various levies, the zero-increase calculation and publication requirements, as well as a review of the maximum mill levy worksheet and the numbers that are necessary for the calculations.  Presenter: Linda Leadbetter, State Supervisor of Assessments, Office of ND Tax Commissioner
• Cost: FREE to County Officials courtesy of ILG!

Role of the Commissioner (Part 1 of 2) & Conducting Meetings (1.5 ILG Hours) - The role of county commissioner comes with many expectations, but no job manual. Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel, will discuss extent and limitations of commission responsibility and also cover boardsmanship. Meetings can often get off track and take on a life of their own. This webinar will help you hold professional and efficient meetings by providing you with information about requirements of public meetings, meeting agendas and parliamentary procedure. Aaron will also cover the importance of meeting minutes.  Presenter: Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel 
• Cost: $50

Role of the Recorders' Office (1 ILG Hour) - This course is designed for all county officials! Learn about the important roles & duties of the Recorder's Office. This webinar will also include important deadlines and century code. Get your questions answered & learn just how vital the Recorder's Office is!  Presenter: Ann Johnsrud, McKenzie County Recorder
• Cost: $35

Role of the Treasurers' Office (1 ILG Hour) - This course is designed for all county officials! Learn about the important roles & duties of the Treasurer's Office. This webinar will also include important deadlines and century code. Get your questions answered & learn just how vital the Treasurer's Office is!  Presenter: Noreen Barton, Foster County Treasurer
• Cost: $35

Smile & Move-Serving the People Around Us! (1 ILG Hour) - Smile & Move is a reminder to happily serve the people around us. There are 5 ways to smile (wake up, be thankful, be approachable, complain less, smile more) and 4 ways to move (start early and go long, exceed expectations, have a sense of urgency, be resourceful and resilient). Each point is introduced and discussed in order to create a higher level of awareness that encourages training participants to be more positive and action-oriented in their service to others.  Presenter: Dot Frank, BSC Continuing Education, Training & Innovation
• Cost: $35

Stress Less (1.5 ILG Hours) - If there is one condition that describes our lives today it is "stressed out." In fact many of us are getting stressed out over being stressed out. We are overworked, overextended, overwhelmed and overloaded. This webinar will explore the causes of stress and strategies for reducing the stress experienced by all of us in life and while on the job.  Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional & Inspirational Educator 
• Cost: $50

Tech Tips & Tricks! (1 ILG Hour) - Join us for a fun webinar of tech tips n' tricks from the crew of NRG Technology Services!   Presenters: Lonny Bosch-NRG Service Manager; Alan Ibach-NRG Account Manager; Lloyd Nantt-NRG Systems Engineer
• Cost: $35

Understanding How Budget Cuts Impact Counties (1.5 ILG Hours) - In response to the predicted budget shortfall, state agencies have recently identified $245 million in reductions. These cuts effect our counties in numerous ways. In this webinar, hear from our state leaders who work directly with the budgets, revenues and services. We have lined up a powerful group of well-informed speakers to provide insight to county leaders on how they can expect these cuts to impact their decisions and help prepare them for the next budget. In addition, Director of Mineral Resources, Lynn Helms, will provide a look at production levels and future projections. This will be a webinar you won’t want to miss.   Presenters: Pam Sharp-Director of Office of Management and Budget; Grant Levi-Director of Transportation; Maggie Anderson-Director of Human Services; Lynn Helms-Director of Mineral Resources
• Cost: FREE to County Officials courtesy of ILG!

What's Age Got to Do With It? (1.25 ILG Hours) - Today's workforce is multi-generational and each generation has different ideas about what work means and how to interact with others. This session will provide employees with a deep understanding about the differences of each generation and explore techniques to effectively work with each generation.   Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional & Inspirational Educator 
• Cost: $40