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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:

Agricultural Land Assessment -  Part 1 (.75 Hour) - Part 1 of 2 will deal with soil surveys, the NDSU production formula, and the valuation schedule. CE Approved by the Office of State Tax Commissioner Property Tax Division.
Presenter: Office of State Tax Commissioner 
Cost: FREE

Agricultural Land Assessment -  Part 2 (.75 Hour) - In Part 2, we will conclude with the implementation of the agricultural land valuation schedule and finalizing the process. CE Approved by the Office of State Tax Commissioner Property Tax Division.
Presenter: Office of State Tax Commissioner
Cost: FREE

Basics of Fund Accounting (1 Hour) - Learn about the basics of fund accounting and recommended best practices for tracking county revenue and expenses.
Presenter: Linda Svihovec, NDACo Research Analyst & Retired McKenzie County Auditor/Treasurer
Cost: FREE

Bidding Your Projects! (1.5 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 attend this ILG webinar to find out what legal requirements you must follow. Note for State's Attorneys: This webinar has been approved for 1.5 ND CLE credit / Event# 20200204NDACO
Presenter: Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel & Assistant Executive Director of Policy
Cost: FREE

CEG Monthly Safety Moment (JAN 2020): Hazard Communication-Is Your County Prepared?!  (.5 Hour) - Is your county prepared?! Join us for a fast-paced, interactive webinar! When most people think about chemical safety, they think about it in the context of an industrial setting like a refinery or perhaps a commercial laboratory. From cleaning supplies in the janitorial closet to various fluids and lubricants in the motor pool, chemical hazards exist in almost every work place including YOUR COUNTY. The effects of an accident or potential misuse can have widespread and deadly consequences, even at some place seemingly as safe as a local restaurant.

“An employee of a Buffalo Wild Wings in Massachusetts died and 10 others were hospitalized Thursday night after being exposed to a cleaner inside the restaurant.”  Jason Culver, USA Today 11-8-19

This webinar will cover some of the recommended program requirements and best practices counties can adopt to ensure employees can safely work around chemical hazards. You will get a brief overview of the OSHA Hazcom standard to be used as a framework to designing and auditing your county’s chemical safety policies, procedures, and safe work practices. This webinar is designed to be a starting point and provide a basic overview of hazard communication strategies, and does not require any previous training or experience.
Presenter: Patrick Engelhart, CSP, NDACo County Employer Group (CEG) Safety Manager
Cost: FREE

CEG Monthly Safety Moment (FEB 2020): Death on the Highway-4 Policies to Save a Life  (.5 Hour) - A brief overview of the recommended corrective actions resulting from the roadside fatality of a county highway department worker in March of 2019. We will quickly discuss the proximal and root causes of the fatal incident and focus on four things we can do to make sure an incident like this doesn’t happen to you.
Presenter: Patrick Engelhart, CSP, NDACo County Employer Group (CEG) Safety Manager
Cost: FREE

CEG Monthly Safety Moment (MAR 2020): Bloodborne Pathogens in Law Enforcement & Corrections (.5 Hour) - From needlesticks and sharps disposal mishaps, to assaults and “gassing”, LEO’s and CO’s daily face many different bloodborne pathogen hazards in the course of their duties. This webinar will focus on just 3 tried and tested tips that will help your employees keep themselves safe from these challenging and ever-present hazards.
Presenter: Patrick Engelhart, CSP, NDACo County Employer Group (CEG) Safety Manager
Cost: FREE

Conducting Meetings (1.5 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. Note for Commissioners and Auditors: This webinar completes your "Conducting Meetings" training requirement.
Presenter: Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel & Assistant Executive Director of Policy
Cost: FREE

County Budgeting 101 (1.5 Hours) - Learn about the basics of the county budget process, supporting documents, timeline, and the role of county officials and department heads in the budget process. Note for Commissioners: This webinar completes your "Budgeting" training requirement. **1.5 hours CE Approved by the Office of State Tax Commissioner Property Tax Division.
Presenter: Linda Svihovec, NDACo Research Analyst & Retired McKenzie County Auditor/Treasurer
Cost: FREE

County Records Management (1 Hour) - This webinar will describe the processes involved with the retention and disposal of records as part of the county records management program. Specific topics include maintaining an accurate retention schedule, completing yearly records disposals (both paper and electronic records), and transferring records with historical value to the State Archives. Note for Recorders: This webinar completes your "Records Management" training requirement.
Presenter: Sharon Freeman, ND ITD Information Management Analyst
Cost: FREE

Creating Accountability that Works (1.5 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/Speaker/Author
Cost: $50

Crucial Conversations for Employee Performance (1.5 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/Speaker/Author
Cost: $50

Dealing with Difficult Personalities (1.25 Hours) - Difficult people or situations exist in every workplace. Knowing how to deal with them effectively is essential. This training 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/Speaker/Author
Cost: $40

Demystifying Phishing Attacks (.25 Hour) - Learn HOW to identify sneaky phishing scams of 2019 and find out WHY these bad emails are still happening within our secure networks. Phishing attacks are one of the most common security challenges that individuals and companies face in keeping their information secure. What you thought you knew last year about Phishing scams has changed. Take 15 minutes, test your knowledge, and learn what you need to look for to avoid these potentially damaging emails.
Presenter: Lloyd Nantt, Service Manager, NRG Technology Services
Cost: FREE

Eliminate Negativity, Encourage Positivity (1.25 Hours) - Have you ever been around a chronic complainer or someone who is constantly nega-tive? Negaholism is a condition that is sweeping the workplace and is sucking the life out 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 on their teams.
Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional/Speaker/Author
Cost: $40

Ethics in County Government (1.5 Hours) - Don't let ethical dilemmas grind you down. Tune into this fun and interactive webinar to put your brain and heart to the test to help guide your decision making into the future to ensure you are ready for the next challenge. Note for Commissioners: This webinar completes your "Ethics in Government" training requirement.
Presenter: Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel & Assistant Executive Director of Policy
Cost: FREE

Extraordinary Productivity & Time Mastery  (1.5 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.**1.5 hours CE Approved by the Office of State Tax Commissioner Property Tax Division.
Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional/Speaker/Author
Cost: $50

Focused Job Interviewing for Best Results (1 Hour) - 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, NDACo HR Coordinator
Cost: $35

Got 15?! Office of State Tax Commissioner Monthly Webinar JAN 2020 (.5 Hour) - What to do in January to be prepared in February. Assessment Books, Change in True & Full, Finalize Sales Ratio, Omitted Property, Winter Workshop, Homestead & Disabled Vet Credit, Scheduling Equalization Meetings.
Cost: FREE

Got 15?! Office of State Tax Commissioner Monthly Webinar FEB 2020 (.25 Hour) - What to do in February to be prepared in March. Equalization Meeting Prep, Meeting Minutes, Notice of Increase, Sales Ratio Upload Process.
Cost: FREE

Got 15?! Office of State Tax Commissioner Monthly Webinar MARCH 2020 (.25 Hour) - What to do in March to be prepared in April. Township/City Equalization Meetings, Meeting Minutes, Notice of Increase, Mobile Homes, Sales Ratio BX & Adjustment Worksheet.
Cost: FREE

Hiring the Right People (1.25 Hours) - The right person on your team will add value and the wrong person can easily destroy it. Interviewing should never be left to pure intuition alone or to an unprepared individual. This training discusses the importance of how to effectively prepare for and conduct an interview and select the right candidate to join your team.
Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional/Speaker/Author
Cost: $40

Incident Command System (ICS) Overview for Elected and Appointed Officials
In partnership with the ND Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), ILG is excited to offer a FREE 3-part webinar series to familiarize elected and appointed officials of their role and the role of the Emergency Manager in supporting incident management within the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Upon completion of this 3-part course, officials will be able to explain National Incident Management System (NIMS) tenets and the role of the four command and coordination entities (Incident Command System, Emergency Operations Center, Multi-Agency Coordination Group and Joint Information System) within NIMS. In addition, you will find the following benefits:

  • Better understanding of the roles of responders and emergency managers.
  • Comprehend the role of an Emergency Operations Center in support of the Incident Command System.
  • Know the relationships of support from NDDES and Federal partners as incidents/disasters escalate.
  • Improve communications and stronger working relationships.

*Individuals who complete the G 402 Incident Command System Overview for Executives and Senior Officials will receive a certificate of completion from the ND Department of Emergency Services.

PART 1 (.75 Hours) - In session one, we will provide an overview of the course objectives and explain the National Incident Management System and the Command and Coordination System.
Presenter: Bill Brown, ND Department of Emergency Services, SE Region Coordinator
Cost: FREE

PART 2 (1.5 Hours) - In session two, we will explain the organizational structure of the Incident Command System and the role of the Command and General Staff and will address the 14 NIMS Management characteristics. Also, we will go over the function and structure of the Emergency Operations Center, the role of the Emergency Manager, and the direction provided by the Senior Official and multi-agency coordination group. 
Presenter: Neil Johnson, ND Department of Emergency Services, SW Region Coordinator
Cost: FREE

PART 3 (1.25 Hours) - In session three, we will explain the functions and purpose of a Multi-agency coordination group, joint information center, and describe the interconnectivity of the Command and Coordination systems. Also, we will address Senior Officials’ role in preparing for an incident and identify additional resources. Finally, we will summarize key points from the course and wrap up the class.
Presenter: Al Hanson, ND Department of Emergency Services, NW Region Coordinator
Cost: FREE

Law Enforcement Open Records (1.25 Hours) - This training will provide an in-depth look at open records laws in the State of North Dakota as outlined in the North Dakota Century Code. The focus will be on law enforcement responsibilities under the law along with popular exemptions relating specifically to law enforcement.
Presenter: Sandra DePountis, Assistant Attorney General
Cost: FREE

Mill Levy Essentials (1.75 Hours) - What is a mill levy and how is it calculated? The value of a mill is different for almost every entity in the state. Understand how values and budgets are separate functions, yet work together to determine the information on the property tax statement. We will walk you through the maximum mill levy worksheets and provide guidance on gathering the information needed to create an accurate levy. **1.75 hours CE Approved by the Office of State Tax Commissioner Property Tax Division.
Presenters: Linda Lies, State Supervisor of Assessments-Office of State Tax Commissioner & Linda Svihovec, NDACo Research Analyst & Retired McKenzie County Auditor/Treasurer
Cost: FREE

No Bully Zone  (1.5 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/Speaker/Author
Cost: $50

Open Meetings & Open Records (1.5 Hours) - 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! Note for Commissioners, Auditors, Treasurers and Recorders: This webinar completes your "Open Meetings/Open Records" training requirement. **1.5 hours CE Approved by the Office of State Tax Commissioner Property Tax Division.
Presenter: Sandra DePountis, Assistant Attorney General
Cost: FREE

Positively & Powerfully Navigating Change (1 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/Speaker/Author
Cost: $35

Professionalism & Etiquette in the Workplace (1.25 Hours) - Have you ever put your foot in your mouth while talking to a coworker? Have you sent an email and then gotten a response you did not expect? This webinar will focus on increasing employees awareness of workplace expectations and office manners. We will explore such topics as email and social media etiquette, effective communication and professional behavior in the workplace. By paying attention to these areas we can build stronger working relationships by getting along with better manners.
Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional/Speaker/Author
Cost: $40

Role of the Commissioner (1.25 Hours) - The role of county commissioner comes with many expectations, but no job manual. Join us for an interactive webinar to learn about the roles of a county commissioner, including specifications of the office required by the ND Century Code. Note for Commissioners: This webinar completes your "Role of the Commissioner" training requirement.
Presenter: Scott Ouradnik, Slope County Commissioner
Cost: $40

State Forms -  Part 1 (1 Hour) - The Office of State Tax Commissioner will be hosting a special webinar focused on State Forms. This webinar will take a deeper look into each report and address common questions and issues. CE Approved by the Office of State Tax Commissioner Property Tax Division.
Presenter: Office of State Tax Commissioner
Cost: FREE

State Forms -  Part 2 (1 Hour) - The Office of State Tax Commissioner will discuss the Notice of Increased Assessments and the Assessment Adjustment Worksheet. CE Approved by the Office of State Tax Commissioner Property Tax Division.
Presenter: Office of State Tax Commissioner
Cost: FREE

State Forms -  Part 3 (.75 Hour) - In this webinar, Property Tax Division staff will touch on the Exempt and Payment in Lieu of Tax Abstracts, Abstract of Assessments, Supplementary Abstract, the Vacant Lot Worksheet and the Application for Abatement or Refund of Taxes. CE Approved by the Office of State Tax Commissioner Property Tax Division.
Presenter: Office of State Tax Commissioner
Cost: FREE

Stress Less (1.5 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/Speaker/Author
Cost: $50

Team Grow: Inspire Your Team to Get Along & Get Stuff Done (1.25 Hours) - Does your team bicker endlessly or smile and nod while avoiding the tough issues? Does your team make decisions so slowly that nothing ever gets done or too fast and misses the critical issues that come back to bite you later? Too often, team miscommunication and dysfunction leads to low productivity as well as misery and wasted time. This webinar focuses on how you can transform your team for the better and begin to grow, get along and get stuff done!
Presenter: Dawn Kaiser, Certified HR Professional/Speaker/Author
Cost: $40

The Donation Dilemma (1 Hour) - Donations! Join us to discuss restrictions on budget authority and what it means to your county.
Presenter: Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel & Assistant Executive Director of Policy
Cost: FREE

The Legislative Process (1.5 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, fast-paced webinar presented by members of "Team County" - the legislative relations specialists of NDACo.
NOTE for Commissioners, Recorders and Treasurers: This webinar completes your "Legislative Process" training requirement.
Presenters: Terry Traynor, NDACo Executive Director; Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel & Assistant Executive Director of Policy ; Donnell Preskey Hushka, NDACo Government/Public Relations Specialist
Cost: FREE

What's Age Got to Do With It? (1.25 Hours) - Today's workforce is multi-generational and each generation has different ideas about what work means and how to interact with others. This webinar 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/Speaker/Author
Cost: $40

Why Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Is Important to Counties (1 Hour) - Everyone cares about geography. From parcels to 911 to road departments; and taxation to soil modifiers, each county uses geography to get the daily work accomplished. Are you using GIS in order to make this job easier? This webinar will talk about how counties in ND can utilize the technology and work more efficiently.
Presenters: Angie Milakovic and Solli Frank; Founders-Kajaer GeoConsulting
Cost: FREE

Worksite Wellness - Part 1 (1.25 Hours) - Boost your worksite productivity while reducing healthcare costs! This two-part webinar series will review the impact of worksite wellness programs on business performance and healthcare costs, explore various techniques and strategies, and share lessons learned.
Presenters: Dr. Terry Dwelle, Former ND State Health Officer; Javayne Oyloe, Upper Missouri District Health Unit; Daphne Clark, Upper Missouri District Health Unit; Ruth Roman, Fargo Cass Public Health; Jeanna Kujava, Pembina County Public Health Dept; Rachel Ramsay, Pembina County Health Dept
Cost: FREE

Worksite Wellness - Part 2 (1 Hour) - Boost your worksite productivity while reducing healthcare costs! This two-part webinar series will review the impact of worksite wellness programs on business performance and healthcare costs, explore various techniques and strategies, and share lessons learned.
Presenters: Chris McInnes, Traill District Health Unit; Katie Johnke, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health; Allen Anderson, Grand Forks Public Health Dept
Cost: FREE