Event Calendar

 Upcoming Events

We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and will follow recommended protocols. At this time, no events have been canceled.

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April 2020


Managing the Message: How to Plan & Execute Successful Strategies when Dealing with a Crisis: POSTPONED

04/08/2020

Wednesday, April 8th   10am - 11:30am, CT
POSTPONED! We will notify everyone as soon as a revised date is confirmed. Appreciate your patience!

Description: This webinar will focus on the importance of counties having a communications plan. If you don’t have a plan, it’s time to get one. We’re all just one incident away from having all the major news networks at our doorstep. Learn the best ways to work with media and handle the social media chaos that ensues in a crisis so the reputation you’ve taken years to build remains intact. Several North Dakota counties have recently added or are adding PIO positions. Presenter Maxine Herr will provide insight into the development of a County PIO position and how this role has helped Morton County improve communications with residents. 

Presenters: Maxine Herr, Morton County Public Information Officer (PIO); Donnell Preskey, NDACo Government & Public Affairs Specialist

Fee: FREE
         **Attendees will earn a 1.5 ILG training hours.
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar. 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.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**Prior to the webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.

Occupational Injury/Illness Incident Investigations

04/08/2020

Wednesday, April 8th   10am - 11am, CT

Description: Investigating a worksite incident— a fatality, injury, illness, or close call— provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, it enables employers and workers to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents. This webinar is appropriate for employees that may be asked to participate in an incident investigation team, but have little or no experience in the investigation of occupational injury/illness.

The County Employer Group (CEG) is committed to providing answers and assistance to our members through webinars, on-site consultations and presentations.

Presenter: Patrick Engelhart, CSP, NDACo County Employer Group (CEG) Safety Manager

Fee: FREE
         **Attendees will earn 1 ILG training hour.
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar. 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.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**Prior to the webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.
 

REGISTER HERE:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/895937455720735502


Got 15?! Office of State Tax Commissioner Monthly Webinar: CANCELLED

04/14/2020

Tuesday, April 14   3pm - 3:15pm, CT  
CANCELLED! We will proceed with the May 13th monthly webinar.
Appreciate your patience!
 

Description: What to do in April to be prepared in May. Assessor course, Supplementary Abstract, County Equalization meeting.
Fee: FREE
         **Attendees will earn a .25 ILG training hour.
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar. 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.
**Prior to the webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.

From Courthouse to Your House – Work Well at Home

04/15/2020

Wednesday, April 15th   11am - 12:15pm, CT

Description: Greetings, County officials, wherever you may be!
Whether you are working in your usual, but locked in location or working from home, you’ll find our upcoming webinar helpful. Even if you’re not working from home yet, you may soon be, and your NDACo staff (who are working from home) are here to help you.
•    SACCHO Executive Director Mary Korsmo will help you keep your family safe when you come and go from your out-of-house work.
•    NRG President Lonny Bosch will offer tips on how to protect your data from the OTHER kind of virus, and make the most of technology in your home.
•    NDACo Assistant Executive Director of Operations Genny Dienstmann will help you adapt to working remotely “with” your office-mates.
•    CEG Underwriting & Loss Control Manager Mike Wolf will help those working from home learn how to set up a home work station and give you other tips to keep you healthy and productive.
•    And more!

Fee: FREE
         **Attendees will earn 1.25 ILG training hours.
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar. 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.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**Prior to the webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.
 

REGISTER HERE:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7972365705025179915


CEG Safety Moment: Stop Work Authority

04/16/2020

Thursday, April 16th   10am - 10:30am, CT

Description: You are at work, and you see a situation where a co-worker may get hurt: what do you do? Most of us would say that we would help them to correct the problem. But the reality is that oftentimes workers observe conditions or behaviors that are unsafe and do or say nothing. There are many reasons employees fail to step up for safety: fear of reprisal, peer pressure/negative peer relations, and the bystander effect, among others. But, if you can incorporate Stop Work Authority into your county's safety culture, you can harness the observations and knowledge of all of your employees, empowering your entire county to take personal responsibility not only for their own safety, but the safety of their co-workers and your county in general. This quick webinar will explain the basic philosophy behind Stop Work Authority and the nuts and bolts of how it will work in your county. We will also discuss obstacles to implementation and dispel myths concerning abuse of SWA.

The County Employer Group (CEG) is committed to providing answers and assistance to our members through webinars, on-site consultations and presentations.

Presenter: Patrick Engelhart, CSP, NDACo County Employer Group (CEG) Safety Manager

Fee: FREE
         **Attendees will earn a .5 ILG training hour.
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar. 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.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**Prior to the webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.
 

REGISTER HERE:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9198472901556441357


Postponed: ND HR Collaborative for Local Gov't Conference

04/21/2020
Bismarck Ramkota Hotel

POSTPONED - looking for dates in August. Stay tuned!

 

Information and registration at the ND HR Collaborative website:

www.hrndgov.org/conference-registration


Root Cause Analysis

04/22/2020

Wednesday, April 22nd   10am - 10:45am, CT

Description: Incident investigations that focus on identifying and correcting root causes, not on finding fault or blame, also improve workplace morale and increase productivity, by demonstrating an employer’s commitment to a safe and healthful workplace. This webinar builds off of the techniques and guidelines learned in the April 8th “Occupational Injury/Illness Incident Investigations” webinar and focuses on two key elements: determining the true root causes of the incident and implementing effective corrective actions. This webinar is appropriate for employees that may be asked to participate in an incident investigation team and/or develop root causes and/or corrective actions, but have little or no experience in those tasks.

The County Employer Group (CEG) is committed to providing answers and assistance to our members through webinars, on-site consultations and presentations.

Presenter: Patrick Engelhart, CSP, NDACo County Employer Group (CEG) Safety Manager

Fee: FREE
         **Attendees will earn a .75 ILG training hour.
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar. 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.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**Prior to the webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.
 

REGISTER HERE:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1757835824641356302

May 2020


ND Sheriffs & Deputies Conference

05/12/2020
Most likely online

May 12-13

Information will be sent directly to participants. No sponsorships or exhibits at this one.


ND Social Service Director Conference

05/13/2020
Comfort Inn, Bismarck

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

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

ND Clerks of Court Association Conference

05/13/2020
Coteau Room at the Capitol with banquet at the Radisson

Contact:  Susan Hoffer, Ward County Clerk of Court for information.

PO Box 5005
Minot ND 58702-5005
701-857-6600
shoffer@ndcourts.gov


Got 15?! Office of State Tax Commissioner Monthly Webinar

05/13/2020

Wednesday, May 13   3pm - 3:15pm, CT   

Description: What to do in May to be prepared in June. Supplementary & Other Abstracts, County Equalization meeting, Exempt Property Abstract.
Fee: FREE
         **Attendees will earn a .25 ILG training hour.
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar. 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.
**Prior to the webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.
 

REGISTER HERE:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1989866862159234573


CEG Safety Moment: Office Ergonomics

05/14/2020

Thursday, May 14th   10am - 10:30am, CT

Description: Repetitive motion injuries for office workers are one of the fastest growing workplace injuries in the country. We are challenged daily to maintain a healthy ergonomic work environment for county employees. The County Employer Group has developed an excellent reputation for providing outstanding ergonomic assessments and training to help solve actual ergonomic challenges counties. This training session will provide a hands-on approach to help you provide easy-to-apply changes to help make you more comfortable in your office workstation. Attendees will also learn the importance of ergonomics in the workplace and how to avoid ergonomic injuries. The benefits of sound ergonomics include a decrease in risk of injury, increased comfort, and increased efficiency and productivity. Not only will attendees be able to help themselves at work, but these principles can be applied to home, hobbies, or to help friends and coworkers who may have similar issues. Remember, ergonomic knowledge is contagious.

The County Employer Group (CEG) is committed to providing answers and assistance to our members through webinars, on-site consultations and presentations.

Presenter: Mike Wolf, NDACo County Employer Group (CEG) Underwriting & Loss Control Manager

Fee: FREE
         **Attendees will earn a .5 ILG training hour.
Important Notes:
**This is a webinar. 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.
**Attendees will receive an email confirmation after registration. This confirmation will also include a link to join the webinar at the specific time & date.
**Prior to the webinar, attendees will receive an email with any handouts or copies of PowerPoints to follow along.
 

June 2020


ND County Recorders Association Conference

06/16/2020
Fargo

Contact:  Katie Nadeau, Ramsey County Recorder for information.

524 4th Ave NE Unit 30
Devils Lake ND 58301-2400
701-662-7018
knadeau@nd.gov

 

 

July 2020


ND Auditors & Treasurers Association Conference

07/28/2020
Canad Inn/Alerus Center, Grand Forks

Click here for Agenda and information on the event.

 

Group rate under ND Auditors & Treasurers Association Annual Conference or online using promo: NDATAC

For more information contact: 

Donnell Preskey Hushka, Executive Director County Auditors and Treasurers Associations

donnell.hushka@ndaco.org

701-328-7337

August 2020


ND Tax Directors Association Conference

08/09/2020
Bismarck

Contact:   Amber Gudajtes, Grand Forks Tax Director for information.

PO Box 5294
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5294
701-780-8259
amber.gudajtes@gfcounty.org
 

October 2020


NDACo Annual Conference

10/11/2020
Bismarck Event Center

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.


Law Enforcement Administrative Support Conference

10/14/2020
Bowman Lodge & Convention Center

Come to the First Annual Conference geared specifically for:
Administrative Assistants, Office Mgrs., Clerks
who work in Law Enforcement.

• Conflict Mgmt.
• Boundaries
• Non- Verbal Communication and Body Language
• Personal Mental Health
How to love your community when you deal with the worst.

December 2020


ND Sheriffs & Deputies Association Conference

12/15/2020
Mandan - Baymont Inn

Agenda and registration for both law enforcement and vendors/sponsors can be found at the main conference page, HERE.

Contact Donnell with questions.