• On-Demand Webinar - Overwhelmed by Clutter? Minimize with the Municipal Records Act

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Feeling overwhelmed by boxes of old records? Filing drawers bulging and running out of space? Find out how to use the Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission's Municipal Records Manual to do some spring cleaning! Learn what records to purge and how, while protecting valuable, permanent and long-term records.

    Feeling overwhelmed by boxes of old records? Filing drawers bulging and running out of space? Find out how to use the Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission's Municipal Records Manual to do some spring cleaning! Learn what records to purge and how, while protecting valuable, permanent and long-term records.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point
     

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00
        Non-Member –  $40.00

                *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)

  • On-Demand Webinar - How to Prepare a Great (and Legal) Fee Schedule

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Does your township’s fee schedule recover the costs of the services residents receive? Are your fees too high? Too low? And if your fees are challenged, are you prepared to defend them before a judge? In this webinar, Tommy Ryan, manager of Worcester Township, Montgomery County, will show you how to develop a fee schedule that is not only legal but also appropriate and equitable for your community.

    Does your township’s fee schedule recover the costs of the services residents receive? Are your fees too high? Too low? And if your fees are challenged, are you prepared to defend them before a judge? In this webinar, Tommy Ryan, manager of Worcester Township, Montgomery County, will show you how to develop a fee schedule that is not only legal but also appropriate and equitable for your community.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00

        Non-Member –  $40.00

    *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - PA's One Call: New Law, New Rules

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, join representatives of PA One Call as they discuss changes made to the PA One Call Law through Act 50 of 2017 and how those changes will affect your townships and residents.

    In this webinar, join representatives of PA One Call as they discuss changes made to the PA One Call Law through Act 50 of 2017 and how those changes will affect your townships and residents.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point 

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00

        Non-Member –  $40.00

     

                   *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Municipal Asset Management Through GIS

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Many townships are recognizing the benefits of using GIS to manage their assets, from signs and roads to stormwater and sanitary sewer systems…but how do you start the process? During this webinar, Beth Uhler will describe how townships can build a simple, cost-effective, online asset management system to meet their needs.

    Many townships are recognizing the benefits of using GIS to manage their assets, from signs and roads to stormwater and sanitary sewer systems…but how do you start the process? During this webinar, Beth Uhler will describe how townships can build a simple, cost-effective, online asset management system to meet their needs.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point


    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00
        Non-Member –  $40.00

                   *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Is Your Fire Department Ready for Medical Marijuana?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    On April 6, 2016, legislation was passed legalizing the growing and cultivation of medicinal marijuana. This new industry is something that fire departments across the commonwealth are dealing with for the first time. This webinar will provide an overview of the industry, what fire departments can do to prepare, and what they may encounter on an active incident involving one of these facilities. It will also cover some internal controls and policies that should be considered within your departments, given that a member or employee could be prescribed medicinal marijuana.

    On April 6, 2016, legislation was passed legalizing the growing and cultivation of medicinal marijuana. This new industry is something that fire departments across the commonwealth are dealing with for the first time. This webinar will provide an overview of the industry, what fire departments can do to prepare, and what they may encounter on an active incident involving one of these facilities. It will also cover some internal controls and policies that should be considered within your departments, given that a member or employee could be prescribed medicinal marijuana.  

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00
        Non-Member –  $40.00

                   *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Are Your Prepared for Your 2019 Organization Meeting

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    If you are unsure whether you have everything ready for your township's 2019 Organization Meeting, required to be held the first Monday of January, then make sure to attend this webinar. Holly Fishel of PSATS will review best practices and checklists to help ensure that your township has a smooth organization meeting.

    If you are unsure whether you have everything ready for your township's 2019 Organization Meeting, required to be held the first Monday of January, then make sure to attend this webinar. Holly Fishel of PSATS will review best practices and checklists to help ensure that your township has a smooth organization meeting.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00

        Non-Member –  $40.00

     

                   *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Do You Need Help Attracting the Right Development

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, experienced architects from Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site will discuss strategies for ways in which municipal officials and administrators can identify uses for municipal assets (land and buildings) and strategies for attracting the right kind of development within their communities.

    In this webinar, experienced architects from Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site will discuss strategies for ways in which municipal officials and administrators can identify uses for municipal assets (land and buildings) and strategies for attracting the right kind of development within their communities.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00

        Non-Member –  $40.00

     

                   *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Document Management Tools for Townships

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This on-demand webinar will provide participants with an overview of the benefits of going digital with their records management converting paper records to searchable digital images, including the benefits of going digital, document conversion best practices, document management software options, and current municipal records retention policies in Pennsylvania. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to prepare for a successful digital migration project, including planning, scope, budgeting and timelines. This webinar is FREE to members*.

    This on-demand webinar will provide participants with an overview of the benefits of going digital with their records management converting paper records to searchable digital images, including the benefits of going digital, document conversion best practices, document management software options, and current municipal records retention policies in Pennsylvania. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to prepare for a successful digital migration project, including planning, scope, budgeting and timelines. This webinar is FREE to members*.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  Free

        Non-Member –  $40.00

     

                   *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Effective Discipline and Write-Ups for Public Employees

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Dealing with personnel issues is one of the most challenging aspects of the job for municipal boards, managers, secretaries and others in supervisory roles. This on-demand webinar, which will be presented by Christopher Gabriel of Cafardi, Ferguson, Wyrick, Weis & Stotler, LLC, will explain the rules of the road when it comes to discipline and effective write-ups. It will stress common sense, clear steps to take both in meeting with employees and unions, and producing documents that stand up to later scrutiny. The webinar is geared to municipal officials and employees, not lawyers, and is loaded with practical advice for handling disciplinary matters.

    Dealing with personnel issues is one of the most challenging aspects of the job for municipal boards, managers, secretaries and others in supervisory roles. This on-demand webinar, which will be presented by Christopher Gabriel of Cafardi, Ferguson, Wyrick, Weis & Stotler, LLC, will explain the rules of the road when it comes to discipline and effective write-ups. It will stress common sense, clear steps to take both in meeting with employees and unions, and producing documents that stand up to later scrutiny. The webinar is geared to municipal officials and employees, not lawyers, and is loaded with practical advice for handling disciplinary matters.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00

        Non-Member –  $40.00

     

                   *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Preventing Employment Law Issues: Sexual Harrassment Primer

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Local elected officials are often required to make difficult decisions in their role as employers. Yet, generally speaking, many local elected officials lack the foundational knowledge of employment law necessary to make informed decisions. In this webinar, Tony Sherr of Sherr Law Group will cover on a number of important employment law topics including discrimination, sexual harassment, properly (and promptly) investigating employee claims, the importance of employment law training, and written policies necessary for municipal employees.

    Local elected officials are often required to make difficult decisions in their role as employers. Yet, generally speaking, many local elected officials lack the foundational knowledge of employment law necessary to make informed decisions.  In this webinar, Tony Sherr of Sherr Law Group will cover on a number of important employment law topics including discrimination, sexual harassment, properly (and promptly) investigating employee claims, the importance of employment law training, and written policies necessary for municipal employees.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00

        Non-Member –  $40.00

     

                   *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Solving Wage/Hour Challenges

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Not sure whether your township is correctly handling the payment of wages and overtime for its employees? The primary focus of this webinar, which will be presented by Angela Sanders of Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Luccarelli LLC, will be on addressing issues that frequently lead to problems, including: figuring out whether your employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime; how rounding, rest/meal periods, travel time, and donning/doffing figure into the calculation of hours worked; addressing how bonus payments, blended pay rates, prevailing wage and premium pay affect overtime pay calculations; and ensuring compliance with overtime pay and compensatory time policies.

    Not sure whether your township is correctly handling the payment of wages and overtime for its employees? The primary focus of this webinar, which will be presented by Theresa Mongiovi and Angela Sanders of Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Luccarelli LLC, will be on addressing issues that frequently lead to problems, including: figuring out whether your employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime; how rounding, rest/meal periods, travel time, and donning/doffing figure into the calculation of hours worked; addressing how bonus payments, blended pay rates, prevailing wage and premium pay affect overtime pay calculations; and ensuring compliance with overtime pay and compensatory time policies.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00

        Non-Member –  $40.00

     

                   *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Are You Ready for Short-Term Rentals in Your Community

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will address the growth of short-term rentals in communities nationwide. Claudia Shank of McNees Wallace & Nurick will explain how municipalities can regulate short-term rentals and lessons learned from recent Pennsylvania court cases.

    This webinar will address the growth of short-term rentals in communities nationwide. Claudia Shank of McNees Wallace & Nurick will explain how municipalities can regulate short-term rentals and lessons learned from recent Pennsylvania court cases.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

      

    Registration Fee:

         Member* -  $30.00

        Non-Member –  $40.00

     

                   *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Changing a Culture: How to Get Your Delinquents to Recognize their Obligations

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    There are numerous reasons that a property owner does not pay municipal charges. Sometimes, the reason is because a property owner has made a conscious and unilateral decision to delay payment. This payment behavior is unlikely to change without the creation of incentives for payment. Through the use of both positive and negative incentives, Townships can encourage property owners to not only pay their delinquent real estate tax and municipal fee bills, but to pay their future obligations on time. This webinar will discuss billing and collection strategies that Townships can employ to enhance the collection of delinquent accounts and create incentives to increase their current collection rates going forward.

    There are numerous reasons that a property owner does not pay municipal charges.  Sometimes, the reason is because a property owner has made a conscious and unilateral decision to delay payment.  This payment behavior is unlikely to change without the creation of incentives for payment.  Through the use of both positive and negative incentives, Townships can encourage property owners to not only pay their delinquent real estate tax and municipal fee bills, but to pay their future obligations on time.  This webinar will discuss billing and collection strategies that Townships can employ to enhance the collection of delinquent accounts and create incentives to increase their current collection rates going forward.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

     

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00

        Non-Member –  $40.00

                   *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • Webinar - Negotiating to Win: Getting Everything While Giving Nothing - 7/24/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 07/24/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    During this webinar, Cory Iannacone and Lindsey Snavely of Pillar+Aught will use case studies to help local leaders improve and refine their negotiation techniques. These strategies will be valuable whether you're hammering out a police contract or trying to reach an agreement with a vendor. The presenters will share the key components to truly successful negotiations.

    During this webinar, Cory Iannacone and Lindsey Snavely of Pillar+Aught will use case studies to help local leaders improve and refine their negotiation techniques. These strategies will be valuable whether you're hammering out a police contract or trying to reach an agreement with a vendor. The presenters will share the key components to truly successful negotiations.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Point

     Date:

                   July 24, 2019

    Time:

                    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.

    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee.

  • Strategic Planning for Fire Service Operations in Townships - 7/29/19 - Butler County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course will provide necessary information for effective decision making at the local level. Townships and fire service organizations serve diverse communities across Pennsylvania and have struggled with decreasing volunteers and increased costs. This training seminar will use lecture, small group discussions and facilitated brainstorming to identify solutions to sustain or improve fire service in your community.

    This course will provide necessary information for effective decision making at the local level. Townships and fire service organizations serve diverse communities across Pennsylvania and have struggled with decreasing volunteers and increased costs. This training seminar will use lecture, small group discussions and facilitated brainstorming to identify solutions to sustain or improve fire service in your community.

    The student will be able to:

    ·         List the 10 challenges facing volunteer fire departments in Pennsylvania

    ·         Identify the responsibilities of Township Supervisors in regard to volunteer fire companies

    ·         Identify methods to assess community expectations

    ·         Apply methods to conduct a SWOT analysis of current fire service operations

    ·         Recognize the need to develop a Standard of Response based on public expectations

    ·         Summarizes the steps necessary in a Strategic Planning Process for volunteer fire companies

    ·         Discuss methods to improve and maintain communication with volunteer fire companies

    ·         Identify the relevant legal aspects

    ·         Summarize current best practices for administrative and financial operations

     

    Qualifies for 4 PMGA Administration or 4 PMGA Public Safety points 

     

    DATE:       July 29, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Butler County
                      Penn Township
                      157 E. Airport Road
                      Butler, PA 16002

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   12:30 PM – 4:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 69.00
                    - Non-Member $ 89.00

                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • There is no "I" in Team: Supporting Employee Growth - 8/1/19 - Cumberland County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In Class #4 of PSATS' Leadership Development Series (each class can be taken by itself or in conjunction with other classes in the series), attendees will focus on the growth and development of employees through effective coaching as a growth strategy, empowering employees to be responsible for their performance, and effective delegation. This class will be offered as a 2-hour live, interactive video session. Participants will be able to attend in person at PSATS or remotely from their office/home (possible simulcast options available – contact PSATS). The class is eligible for 2 PMGA credits. This class will be offered as a 2-hour live, interactive video session. Participants will be able to attend in person at PSATS or remotely from their office/home (possible simulcast options available – contact PSATS). The class is eligible for 2 PMGA credits.

    In Class #4 of PSATS' Leadership Development Series (each class can be taken by itself or in conjunction with other classes in the series), attendees will focus on the growth and development of employees through effective coaching as a growth strategy, empowering employees to be responsible for their performance, and effective delegation.

    This class will be offered as a 2-hour live, interactive video session. Participants will be able to attend in person at PSATS or remotely from their office/home (possible simulcast options available – contact PSATS). The class is eligible for 2 PMGA credits.

    DATE:       August 1, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Cumberland County
                      PSATS Education Center
                      4855 Woodland Drive
                      Enola, PA 17025

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   12:30 PM – 2:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 60.00 (individual)  (NOT eligible for Webinar PowerPass)
                    - Non-Member $ 90.00 (individual)
                   
     
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Strategic Planning for Fire Service Operations in Townships - 8/5/19 - Cumberland County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course will provide necessary information for effective decision making at the local level. Townships and fire service organizations serve diverse communities across Pennsylvania and have struggled with decreasing volunteers and increased costs. This training seminar will use lecture, small group discussions and facilitated brainstorming to identify solutions to sustain or improve fire service in your community.

    This course will provide necessary information for effective decision making at the local level. Townships and fire service organizations serve diverse communities across Pennsylvania and have struggled with decreasing volunteers and increased costs. This training seminar will use lecture, small group discussions and facilitated brainstorming to identify solutions to sustain or improve fire service in your community.

    The student will be able to:

    ·         List the 10 challenges facing volunteer fire departments in Pennsylvania

    ·         Identify the responsibilities of Township Supervisors in regard to volunteer fire companies

    ·         Identify methods to assess community expectations

    ·         Apply methods to conduct a SWOT analysis of current fire service operations

    ·         Recognize the need to develop a Standard of Response based on public expectations

    ·         Summarizes the steps necessary in a Strategic Planning Process for volunteer fire companies

    ·         Discuss methods to improve and maintain communication with volunteer fire companies

    ·         Identify the relevant legal aspects

    ·         Summarize current best practices for administrative and financial operations

     

    Qualifies for 4 PMGA Administration or 4 PMGA Public Safety points 

     

    DATE:       August 5, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Cumberland County
                      PSATS Training Center
                      4855 Woodland Drive
                      Enola, PA 17025

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   8:30 AM – 12:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 69.00
                    - Non-Member $ 89.00

                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Webinar - Workers Compensation (and More) for Volunteer fire Companies - 8/7/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 08/07/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will review workers’ compensation benefits and how and how they apply to volunteer firefighters who provide fire service to your townships. Other topics to be addressed by the presenter, Andrew DiProspero of H.A. Thomson Co., include the powers of special fire police, junior firefighters, cost sharing for services, and the challenges presented by the Cancer Presumption Act.

    This webinar will review workers’ compensation benefits and how and how they apply to volunteer firefighters who provide fire service to your townships. Other topics to be addressed by the presenter, Andrew DiProspero of H.A. Thomson Co., include the powers of special fire police, junior firefighters, cost sharing for services, and the challenges presented by the Cancer Presumption Act.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Credit

     Date:

                   August 7, 2019

    Time:

                    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.

    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee.

  • Webinar - Creating an Affordable Retirement Plan - 8/8/19 (MEMBERS ONLY)

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 08/08/2019 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    The Trustees Insurance Fund, through PSATS, is offering a webinar to provide an introduction to our 457 Plan and help your township officials determine if this is a valuable benefit to offer to the employees. This benefit can be offered to both full-time and part-time employees for a nominal annual administrative fee.

    The Trustees Insurance Fund, through PSATS, is offering a webinar to provide an introduction to our 457 Plan and help your township officials determine if this is a valuable benefit to offer to the employees.  This benefit can be offered to both full-time and part-time employees for a nominal annual administrative fee.  The Plan can be set-up for “employee-only” contributions and includes a Roth feature that allows for post-tax contributions.  Participants can choose either the Roth or traditional “pre-tax” option – or use a combination of the two.  Also, participants in the plan can choose from a wide variety of investment options and enjoy the flexibility of managing their own retirement account.  Township officials can offer this Plan as an “employee-only” contribution and pass the low annual administrative fee costs on to the employees, making the plan a “no-cost” retirement benefit for your township.

    This will be an interactive Webinar; participants will be able to submit questions to the presenter, who will answer them for the entire group.

    Date:

                    August 8, 2019

    Time:

                   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  FREE
                    
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation email.

    You should receive the webinar login information the day before the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

  • Strategic Planning for Fire Service Operations in Townships - 8/9/19 - Lehigh County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course will provide necessary information for effective decision making at the local level. Townships and fire service organizations serve diverse communities across Pennsylvania and have struggled with decreasing volunteers and increased costs. This training seminar will use lecture, small group discussions and facilitated brainstorming to identify solutions to sustain or improve fire service in your community.

    This course will provide necessary information for effective decision making at the local level. Townships and fire service organizations serve diverse communities across Pennsylvania and have struggled with decreasing volunteers and increased costs. This training seminar will use lecture, small group discussions and facilitated brainstorming to identify solutions to sustain or improve fire service in your community.

    The student will be able to:

    ·         List the 10 challenges facing volunteer fire departments in Pennsylvania

    ·         Identify the responsibilities of Township Supervisors in regard to volunteer fire companies

    ·         Identify methods to assess community expectations

    ·         Apply methods to conduct a SWOT analysis of current fire service operations

    ·         Recognize the need to develop a Standard of Response based on public expectations

    ·         Summarizes the steps necessary in a Strategic Planning Process for volunteer fire companies

    ·         Discuss methods to improve and maintain communication with volunteer fire companies

    ·         Identify the relevant legal aspects

    ·         Summarize current best practices for administrative and financial operations

     

    Qualifies for 4 PMGA Administration or 4 PMGA Public Safety points 

     

    DATE:       August 9, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Lehigh County
                      Upper Macungie Township
                      8330 Schantz Road
                      Breinigsville, PA 18031

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   12:30 PM – 4:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 69.00
                    - Non-Member $ 89.00

                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Basic Training for Municipal Secretaries and Administrators - 8/13/19 - Washington County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Here is your opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts about all the most important issues township secretaries and managers need to know, with topics ranging from budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management all the way to human resource issues and public engagement. Target audience: Supervisor, Manager, Secretary, Administrator

    Here is your opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts about all the most important issues township secretaries and managers need to know, with topics ranging from budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management all the way to human resource issues and public engagement. 

    This full-day class will cover the wide array of administrative and management topics that townships face daily in an interactive and engaging manner. As such, it is a “must attend” for those new to township administration, or for those who are looking for a comprehensive refresher on how to be more effective for the township. With a solid focus on the basic principles of township administration, this PSATS-exclusive class should be on the schedule of all new (and veteran) township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, auditors, or managers.  

    This course is eligible for 6 PMGA Primary Administration credits (or secondary credits if enrolled in a different track.)
        
    DATE:       August 13, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Washington County
                      Cecil Township
                      3599 Millers Run Road
                      Cecil, PA 15321

    TIME:
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $  75.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials). A portion of this class has been underwriten by the PA Leadership Institute.

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Webinar - Community Recreation-Turn Township Assets into Recreation Offerings - 8/14/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 08/14/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    This presentation details the planning and financing process for turning your township's unused or underused assets into recreational lands and facilities that boost the quality of life for your residents. Speakers include architecture professionals who have completed numerous parks, trails, greenways, active & passive recreation areas, and recreation centers. Many of these projects received grant money that helped to finance these recreational developments.

    This presentation details the planning and financing process for turning your township's unused or underused assets into recreational lands and facilities that boost the quality of life for your residents. Speakers include architecture professionals who have completed numerous parks, trails, greenways, active & passive recreation areas, and recreation centers. Many of these projects received grant money that helped to finance these recreational developments.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Credit

     Date:

                   August 14, 2019

    Time:

                    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.

    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 

  • Developing Your Township Budget - 8/14/19 - Lehigh Co.

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent. This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    The township’s annual budget is a financial plan that shows how much money your township will have, where it comes from, and how it will be used. Section 3202 of the Township Code requires the board of supervisors to prepare and adopt a budget that best reflects the estimated revenues and expenses of the township for the upcoming year by December 31st.

    Budgeting is a basic tool for managing municipal finances, but it can be more than that. Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent.

    The budgeting process should allow the board of supervisors to express its goals for community services for the coming year in a single document that is readily understandable by the citizens. Since the budget allocates revenues among various municipal needs, careful consideration should be given by the board regarding where the limited amount of money available will be spent.

    This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    This course is eligible for 2 PMGA Administration Primary credits (or secondary credits if enrolled in a different track).


        
    DATE:       August 14, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Lehigh County
                      North Whitehall Township
                      3256 Levans Road
                      Coplay, PA 18037

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   1:00 PM – 3:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 35.00
                    - Non-Member $ 45.00

                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Developing Your Township Budget - 8/15/19 - Wayne Co.

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent. This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    The township’s annual budget is a financial plan that shows how much money your township will have, where it comes from, and how it will be used. Section 3202 of the Township Code requires the board of supervisors to prepare and adopt a budget that best reflects the estimated revenues and expenses of the township for the upcoming year by December 31st.

    Budgeting is a basic tool for managing municipal finances, but it can be more than that. Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent.

    The budgeting process should allow the board of supervisors to express its goals for community services for the coming year in a single document that is readily understandable by the citizens. Since the budget allocates revenues among various municipal needs, careful consideration should be given by the board regarding where the limited amount of money available will be spent.

    This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    This course is eligible for 2 PMGA Administration Primary credits (or secondary credits if enrolled in a different track).


        
    DATE:       August 15, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Wayne County
                      Damascus Township
                      60 Conklin Hill Road
                      Damascus, PA 18415

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 35.00
                    - Non-Member $ 45.00

                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Basic Training for Municipal Secretaries and Administrators - 8/16/19 - Erie County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Here is your opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts about all the most important issues township secretaries and managers need to know, with topics ranging from budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management all the way to human resource issues and public engagement. Target audience: Supervisor, Manager, Secretary, Administrator

    Here is your opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts about all the most important issues township secretaries and managers need to know, with topics ranging from budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management all the way to human resource issues and public engagement. 

    This full-day class will cover the wide array of administrative and management topics that townships face daily in an interactive and engaging manner. As such, it is a “must attend” for those new to township administration, or for those who are looking for a comprehensive refresher on how to be more effective for the township. With a solid focus on the basic principles of township administration, this PSATS-exclusive class should be on the schedule of all new (and veteran) township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, auditors, or managers.  

    This course is eligible for 6 PMGA Primary Administration credits (or secondary credits if enrolled in a different track.)
        
    DATE:       August 16, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Erie County
                      GreeneTownship
                      9333 Tate Road
                      Erie, PA 16509

    TIME:
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $  75.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials). A portion of this class has been underwriten by the PA Leadership Institute.

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly

  • Developing Your Township Budget - 8/20/19 - Cumberland Co.

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent. This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    The township’s annual budget is a financial plan that shows how much money your township will have, where it comes from, and how it will be used. Section 3202 of the Township Code requires the board of supervisors to prepare and adopt a budget that best reflects the estimated revenues and expenses of the township for the upcoming year by December 31st.

    Budgeting is a basic tool for managing municipal finances, but it can be more than that. Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent.

    The budgeting process should allow the board of supervisors to express its goals for community services for the coming year in a single document that is readily understandable by the citizens. Since the budget allocates revenues among various municipal needs, careful consideration should be given by the board regarding where the limited amount of money available will be spent.

    This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    This course is eligible for 2 PMGA Administration Primary credits (or secondary credits if enrolled in a different track).

        
    DATE:       August 20, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Cumberland County
                      PSATS
                      4855 Woodland Drive
                      Enola, PA 17025

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   1:00 PM – 3:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 35.00
                    - Non-Member $ 45.00

                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Webinar - Township Websites: Ensuring Accessibility for All Residents - 8/21/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 08/21/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar is designed to provide participants with up-to-date information regarding how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its nondiscrimination requirements apply to municipal websites. In this webinar, Sam Mastovich of GovUnity Websites will review the technologies that people with disabilities use to access the Internet and your municipality’s website, how poorly-designed websites can restrict the use of residents with disabilities, the ADA requirements and best practices that municipalities can implement to ensure appropriate website accessibility.

    This webinar is designed to provide participants with up-to-date information regarding how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its nondiscrimination requirements apply to municipal websites. In this webinar, Sam Mastovich of GovUnity Websites will review the technologies that people with disabilities use to access the Internet and your municipality’s website, how poorly-designed websites can restrict the use of residents with disabilities, the ADA requirements and best practices that municipalities can implement to ensure appropriate website accessibility.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Credit

     Date:

                   August 21, 2019

    Time:

                    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.<

  • Developing Your Township Budget - 8/23/19 - Lycoming Co.

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent. This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    The township’s annual budget is a financial plan that shows how much money your township will have, where it comes from, and how it will be used. Section 3202 of the Township Code requires the board of supervisors to prepare and adopt a budget that best reflects the estimated revenues and expenses of the township for the upcoming year by December 31st.

    Budgeting is a basic tool for managing municipal finances, but it can be more than that. Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent.

    The budgeting process should allow the board of supervisors to express its goals for community services for the coming year in a single document that is readily understandable by the citizens. Since the budget allocates revenues among various municipal needs, careful consideration should be given by the board regarding where the limited amount of money available will be spent.

    This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    This course is eligible for 2 PMGA Administration Primary credits (or secondary credits if enrolled in a different track).


        
    DATE:       August 23, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Lycoming County
                      Loyalsock Township
                      2501 E. 3rd Street
                      Williamsport, PA 17701

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   1:00 PM – 3:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 35.00
                    - Non-Member $ 45.00

                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Developing Your Township Budget - 8/27/19 - Somerset Co.

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent. This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    The township’s annual budget is a financial plan that shows how much money your township will have, where it comes from, and how it will be used. Section 3202 of the Township Code requires the board of supervisors to prepare and adopt a budget that best reflects the estimated revenues and expenses of the township for the upcoming year by December 31st.

    Budgeting is a basic tool for managing municipal finances, but it can be more than that. Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent.

    The budgeting process should allow the board of supervisors to express its goals for community services for the coming year in a single document that is readily understandable by the citizens. Since the budget allocates revenues among various municipal needs, careful consideration should be given by the board regarding where the limited amount of money available will be spent.

    This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    This course is eligible for 2 PMGA Administration Primary credits (or secondary credits if enrolled in a different track).

        
    DATE:       August 27, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Somerset County
                      Somerset Township
                      2209 N. Center Avenue
                      Somerset, PA 15501

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   1:00 PM – 3:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 35.00
                    - Non-Member $ 45.00

                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Developing Your Township Budget - 8/28/19 - Clarion Co.

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent. This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    The township’s annual budget is a financial plan that shows how much money your township will have, where it comes from, and how it will be used. Section 3202 of the Township Code requires the board of supervisors to prepare and adopt a budget that best reflects the estimated revenues and expenses of the township for the upcoming year by December 31st.

    Budgeting is a basic tool for managing municipal finances, but it can be more than that. Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent.

    The budgeting process should allow the board of supervisors to express its goals for community services for the coming year in a single document that is readily understandable by the citizens. Since the budget allocates revenues among various municipal needs, careful consideration should be given by the board regarding where the limited amount of money available will be spent.

    This class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    This course is eligible for 2 PMGA Administration Primary credits (or secondary credits if enrolled in a different track).


        
    DATE:       August 28, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Clarion County
                      Park Inn by Radisson
                      45 Holiday Inn Road
                      Clarion, PA 16214

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 11:30 AM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 35.00
                    - Non-Member $ 45.00

                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Webinar - ABC's of Liquid Fuel Tax Funds - 8/28/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 08/28/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    In this webinar, you will learn the basics of liquid fuels funding, including how the monies are allocated, what can be purchased with the funding, and where townships can turn for support and assistance. PennDOT staffers will also review some of the more common audit findings and explain what your township can do to avoid similar mistakes.

    In this webinar, you will learn the basics of liquid fuels funding, including how the monies are allocated, what can be purchased with the funding, and where townships can turn for support and assistance. PennDOT staffers will also review some of the more common audit findings and explain what your township can do to avoid similar mistakes.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Point

     Date:

                   August 28, 2019

    Time:

                    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.

    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee.

  • Basic Training for Municipal Secretaries and Administrators - 9/10/19 - Cambria County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Here is your opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts about all the most important issues township secretaries and managers need to know, with topics ranging from budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management all the way to human resource issues and public engagement. Target audience: Supervisor, Manager, Secretary, Administrator

    Here is your opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts about all the most important issues township secretaries and managers need to know, with topics ranging from budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management all the way to human resource issues and public engagement. 

    This full-day class will cover the wide array of administrative and management topics that townships face daily in an interactive and engaging manner. As such, it is a “must attend” for those new to township administration, or for those who are looking for a comprehensive refresher on how to be more effective for the township. With a solid focus on the basic principles of township administration, this PSATS-exclusive class should be on the schedule of all new (and veteran) township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, auditors, or managers.  

    This course is eligible for 6 PMGA Primary Administration credits (or secondary credits if enrolled in a different track.)


        
    DATE:       September 10, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Cambria County
                      Richland Township
                      322 Schoolhouse Road
                      Johnstown, PA 15904

    TIME:
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $  75.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials). A portion of this class has been underwriten by the PA Leadership Institute.

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Basic Training for Municipal Secretaries and Administrators - 9/12/19 - Tioga County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Here is your opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts about all the most important issues township secretaries and managers need to know, with topics ranging from budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management all the way to human resource issues and public engagement. Target audience: Supervisor, Manager, Secretary, Administrator

    Here is your opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts about all the most important issues township secretaries and managers need to know, with topics ranging from budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management all the way to human resource issues and public engagement. 

    This full-day class will cover the wide array of administrative and management topics that townships face daily in an interactive and engaging manner. As such, it is a “must attend” for those new to township administration, or for those who are looking for a comprehensive refresher on how to be more effective for the township. With a solid focus on the basic principles of township administration, this PSATS-exclusive class should be on the schedule of all new (and veteran) township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, auditors, or managers.  

    This course is eligible for 6 PMGA Primary Administration credits (or secondary credits if enrolled in a different track.)
        
    DATE:       September 12, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Tioga County
                      Penn Wells Hotel
                      62 Main Street
                      Wellsboro, PA 16901

    TIME:
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $  75.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials). A portion of this class has been underwriten by the PA Leadership Institute.

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Webinar - How to Identify and Stop Workplace Bullying - 9/18/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 09/18/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Not every HR problem encountered by townships is a legal one. There is plenty of advice on how to respond to discrimination or sex harassment at work, but what can a manager do when there are problems that do not rise to that level? Employees can make life difficult for others without sexually harassing or discriminating against one another. What about common bullying, intimidation, or other types of difficult behavior? How can those issues be handled? Workplace bullying can create tension and divisions in the office, hurt morale, make good employees leave and lead to a host of other problems. This webinar will give practical advice for identifying workplace bullying and getting it stopped.

    Not every HR problem encountered by townships is a legal one.  There is plenty of advice on how to respond to discrimination or sex harassment at work, but what can a manager do when there are problems that do not rise to that level?  Employees can make life difficult for others without sexually harassing or discriminating against one another.  What about common bullying, intimidation, or other types of difficult behavior?  How can those issues be handled?  Workplace bullying can create tension and divisions in the office, hurt morale, make good employees leave and lead to a host of other problems. This webinar will give practical advice for identifying workplace bullying and getting it stopped. 

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Point

     Date:

                   September 18, 2019

    Time:

                    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.

    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee.

  • Let's Talk: Effective Communication and Managing Difficult People - 09/18/19 - Monroe Co.

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In Class #5 of PSATS' Leadership Development Series (each class can be taken by itself or in conjunction with other classes in the series), attendees will review effective communication skills, question-based processes for communicating with employees, ways of managing difficult conversations and people, and much more. This class will be offered as a 2-hour live, interactive video session. Participants will be able to attend in person or remotely from their office/home (possible simulcast options available – contact PSATS). The class is eligible for 2 PMGA credits.

    In Class #5 of PSATS' Leadership Development Series (each class can be taken by itself or in conjunction with other classes in the series), attendees will review effective communication skills, question-based processes for communicating with employees, ways of managing difficult conversations and people, and much more.

    This class will be offered as a 2-hour live, interactive video session. Participants will be able to attend in person or remotely from their office/home (possible simulcast options available – contact PSATS). The class is eligible for 2 PMGA credits.

    DATE:       September 18, 2019

    LOCATION:

                      Monroe County
                      Chestnuthill Municipal Bldg.
                      271 Route 715
                      Brodheadsville, PA 18322

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   12:30 PM – 2:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 60.00 (individual)  (NOT eligible for Webinar PowerPass)
                    - Non-Member $ 90.00 (individual)
                   

                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Human Resources and Labor Management Institute - 9/19/19 - Cumberland County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This annual full-day class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. Topics to be covered in the 2019 sessions will be determined, but will include coverage of new and emerging HR/labor management issues applicable to township government.

    This annual full-day class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. Topics to be covered in the 2019 sessions will be determined, but will include coverage of new and emerging HR/labor management issues applicable to township government. 
     

    This class is eligible for 5 PMGA Admin Secondary credits, (or 5 elective credits if in a different track.)

    This class is eligible for 5 CLE credits. (additional cost) 

    DATE:       September 19, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Cumberland County
                      PSATS Education Center
                      4855 Woodland Drive
                      Enola, PA 17025

    TIME:
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 3:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member: $ 99.00
                    - Non-Member $ 125.00

              CLE Credits - $75.00 
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS/NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY &; OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Regional Fall Forum - 9/23-24/19 - Indiana County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      September 23-24, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Indiana County
                      Ramada by Wyndham
                      1395 Wayne Avenue
                      Indiana, PA 15701

                           

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025.

    Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice. Refunds sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Webinar - Managing Truck Traffic on Local Roads - 9/25/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 09/25/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Managing truck traffic on local read is a difficult balancing act for many municipalities in Pennsylvania. While trucks need access to pick and deliver goods, many local roads are not suitable for truck travel. Recent changes in state law, including Act 31 of 2018, add more complications and the potential for more truck traffic. In this webinar, you will learn about: (1) current state laws and regulations on truck access and restrictions, (2) traffic study requirements and options for restricting truck traffic, and (3) local truck traffic issues, problems and solutions.

    Managing truck traffic on local read is a difficult balancing act for many municipalities in Pennsylvania. While trucks need access to pick and deliver goods, many local roads are not suitable for truck travel. Recent changes in state law, including Act 31 of 2018, add more complications and the potential for more truck traffic. In this webinar, you will learn about: (1) current state laws and regulations on truck access and restrictions, (2) traffic study requirements and options for restricting truck traffic, and (3) local truck traffic issues, problems and solutions.

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Secondary Credit

     Date:

                   September  25, 2019

    Time:

                    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.

    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 

  • Human Resources and Labor Management Institute - 9/26/19 - Butler County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This annual full-day class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. Topics to be covered in the 2019 sessions will be determined, but will include coverage of new and emerging HR/labor management issues applicable to township government.

    This annual full-day class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. Topics to be covered in the 2019 sessions will be determined, but will include coverage of new and emerging HR/labor management issues applicable to township government. 

    This class is eligible for 5 PMGA Admin Secondary credits, (or 5 elective credits if in a different track.)

    This class is eligible for 5 CLE credits. (additional cost) 

    DATE:       September 26, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Butler County
                      Cranberry Highlands Club House
                      5601 Freshcorn Road
                      Cranberry Township, PA 16066

    TIME:
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 3:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member: $ 99.00
                    - Non-Member $ 125.00

              CLE Credits - $75.00 
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS/NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Human Resources and Labor Management Institute - 10/3/19 - Montgomery County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This annual full-day class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. Topics to be covered in the 2019 sessions will be determined, but will include coverage of new and emerging HR/labor management issues applicable to township government.

    This annual full-day class is a must-attend for anyone who has responsibility for HR and personnel management in their township. Topics to be covered in the 2019 sessions will be determined, but will include coverage of new and emerging HR/labor management issues applicable to township government. 

    This class is eligible for 5 PMGA Admin Secondary credits, (or 5 elective credits if in a different track.)

    This class is eligible for 5 CLE credits. (additional cost) 

    DATE:       October 3, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Montgomery County
                      Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington
                      530 Pennsylvania Avenue
                      Ft. Washington, PA 19034

    TIME:
                     Class:   9:00 AM – 3:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member: $ 99.00
                    - Non-Member $ 125.00

              CLE Credits - $75.00 
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS/NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Regional Fall Forum - 10/7-8/19 - Union County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      October 7-8, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Union County
                      Best Western Plus Country Cupboard Inn
                      7701 Westbranch Highway
                      Lewisburg, PA 17837


    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing,and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025.

    Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice. Refunds sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly

  • Webinar - Tapping into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Technical Assistance Programs - 10/9/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/09/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Is your township looking for funding or other assistance to address issues like flooding, stormwater and comprehensive planning? If so, then make sure to attend this webinar, where you will learn about the many cost-sharing technical assistance programs that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to offer municipalities to address these issues and more, including GIS mapping and community outreach. Amy Guise, Chief, Planning Division, Baltimore District, US Army Corps of Engineers will review case studies of recent projects in Pennsylvania and surrounding states and highlight available resources.

    Is your township looking for funding or other assistance to address issues like flooding, stormwater and comprehensive planning? If so, then make sure to attend this webinar, where you will learn about the many cost-sharing technical assistance programs that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to offer municipalities to address these issues and more, including GIS mapping and community outreach. Amy Guise, Chief, Planning Division, Baltimore District, US Army Corps of Engineers will review case studies of recent projects in Pennsylvania and surrounding states and highlight available resources. 

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

    Date:

                   October 9, 2019

    Time:

                    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.

    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 

  • Regional Fall Forum - 10/10-11/19 - Washington County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      October 10-11, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Washington County
                      Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe
                      1000 Corporate Drive
                      Canonsburg, PA 15317

                           

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing,and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025.

    Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice. Refunds sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Webinar - Creating an Affordable Retirement Plan - 10/15/19 (MEMBERS ONLY)

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 10/15/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The Trustees Insurance Fund, through PSATS, is offering a webinar to provide an introduction to our 457 Plan and help your township officials determine if this is a valuable benefit to offer to the employees. This benefit can be offered to both full-time and part-time employees for a nominal annual administrative fee.

    The Trustees Insurance Fund, through PSATS, is offering a webinar to provide an introduction to our 457 Plan and help your township officials determine if this is a valuable benefit to offer to the employees.  This benefit can be offered to both full-time and part-time employees for a nominal annual administrative fee.  The Plan can be set-up for “employee-only” contributions and includes a Roth feature that allows for post-tax contributions.  Participants can choose either the Roth or traditional “pre-tax” option – or use a combination of the two.  Also, participants in the plan can choose from a wide variety of investment options and enjoy the flexibility of managing their own retirement account.  Township officials can offer this Plan as an “employee-only” contribution and pass the low annual administrative fee costs on to the employees, making the plan a “no-cost” retirement benefit for your township.

    This will be an interactive Webinar; participants will be able to submit questions to the presenter, who will answer them for the entire group.

    Date:

                    October 15, 2019

    Time:

                   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  FREE
                    
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation email.

    You should receive the webinar login information the day before the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

  • 2019 Fall Solicitors Seminar - 10/23/19 - Cumberland County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This full-day seminar is an excellent opportunity for municipal solicitors to get caught up on recent developments in municipal law and become better prepared to address matters of significance affecting their clients. Whether you are an experienced solicitor or just starting out in the practice of municipal law, this interactive seminar is a must-attend event. In addition to the opportunity to learn from and engage in dialogue with other attendees and highly regarded faculty members, attendees will receive quality written materials, lunch and refreshments. Eligible for 5 CLE credits (one ethics credit) and/or 5 Admin PMGA points.

    This full-day seminar is an excellent opportunity for municipal solicitors to get caught up on recent developments in municipal law and become better prepared to address matters of significance affecting their clients. Whether you are an experienced solicitor or just starting out in the practice of municipal law, this interactive seminar is a must-attend event. In addition to the opportunity to learn from and engage in dialogue with other attendees and highly regarded faculty members, attendees will receive quality written materials, lunch and refreshments. Eligible for 5 CLE credits (one ethics credit) and/or 5 Admin PMGA points.

    Date:

            Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Location:


            PSATS Education Center
            4855 Woodland Drive
            Enola, PA 17025

    Class Time:

             9:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm

    REGISTRATION FEE:      

                    - Member*: $ 175.00
                    - Non-Member $ 225.00

        ** CLE credits are included

         * PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Regional Fall Forum - 10/24-25/19 - Crawford County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      October 24-25, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Crawford County
                      Crawford County Country Club
                      15955 State Highway 86
                      Meadville, PA 16335
                        

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing,and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025.

    Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice. Refunds sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Regional Fall Forum - 10/30-31/19 - Adams County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      October 30-31, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Adams County
                      Liberty Mountain Resort
                      78 Country Club Trail
                      Carroll Valley, PA 17320                             

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing,and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025.

    Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice. Refunds sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Webinar - Economic Ecology™ Community Based Compliance for Floodplain Restoration - 11/13/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/13/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    Economic Ecology™ is a comprehensive approach to meeting regulatory compliance by effectively utilizing resources. Case studies will reveal how a strategic floodplain restoration project can maximize pollutant reductions, create numerous environmental benefits and provide financial incentives for communities. Included is an overview of a proven approach to achieving PRP compliance, actual measurable results and a how-to on leveraging partnerships to create opportunities and fund projects.

    Economic Ecology™ is a comprehensive approach to meeting regulatory compliance by effectively utilizing resources. Case studies will reveal how a strategic floodplain restoration project can maximize pollutant reductions, create numerous environmental benefits and provide financial incentives for communities. Included is an overview of a proven approach to achieving PRP compliance, actual measurable results and a how-to on leveraging partnerships to create opportunities and fund projects. 

    A PowerPoint presentation will be utilized to provide a visual overview of the floodplain restoration approach and a review of case studies using photos and drone footage. The measurable results will be presented in the form of data and visuals. An overview and website link to a free Economic Ecology™ interactive training course that was developed for the Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center will be provided to participants to complete in their free time.  

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     

    Date:

                   November 13, 2019

    Time:

                    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.

    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee.

  • Regional Fall Forum - 11/15-16/19 - Monroe County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      November 15-16, 2019 


    LOCATION:

                      Monroe County
                      Kalahari Resort
                      250 Kalahari Blvd.
                      Pocono Manor, PA 18439

                                    

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing,and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025.

    Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice. Refunds sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Regional Fall Forum - 11/18-19/19 - Chester County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Come join peers from throughout your region to learn about and discuss a variety of township-related topics in numerous workshops and general sessions. This educational event will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts on the local issues that matter to you and your municipality.

    Why is it important to attend:

       * Learn more about pertinent local issues through general sessions and workshops.

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      November 18-19, 2019

    LOCATION:

                      Chester County
                      Hilton Garden Inn Exton
                      720 East Eagleview Blvd.
                      Exton, PA 19341

                                      

    Day One, Afternoon

    Noon-12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking

    12:30-12:45 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

    12:45-1:30 p.m.   – Opening Session

      1:45-2:45 p.m.   – Breakout Session #1

      2:45-3:00 p.m.   – Networking and Refreshment Break

      3:00-4:00 p.m.   – Breakout Session #2

      4:15-5:30 p.m.   – General Session

    Day Two, Morning

    7:30-8:15 a.m. – Networking & Continental Breakfast

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

    9:15-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Session #3

    10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session #4

    11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Closing Session

    12:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Adjourn

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

                   CLEs - $15/credit hour 
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing,and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025.

    Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice. Refunds sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • Webinar - Supervisors Have Rights Too! A Look at Working with Your Elected Auditors - 11/20/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/20/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    In this webinar, Gery Nietupski, an attorney who has navigated through numerous disputes between supervisors and elected auditors, will review all relevant provisions of the Second Class Township Code pertaining to elected auditors, discuss court decisions setting forth the legal authority (or lack thereof) that elected auditors have regarding numerous important issues, including setting wages and benefits of working supervisors and imposing surcharges against supervisors, and offer best practices for how to address other common interactions between supervisors and auditors, including requests for information and copies of township financial records.

    In this webinar, Gery Nietupski, an attorney who has navigated through numerous disputes between supervisors and elected auditors, will review all relevant provisions of the Second Class Township Code pertaining to elected auditors, discuss court decisions setting forth the legal authority (or lack thereof) that elected auditors have regarding numerous important issues, including setting wages and benefits of working supervisors and imposing surcharges against supervisors, and offer best practices for how to address other common interactions between supervisors and auditors, including requests for information and copies of township financial records.  

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

    Date:

                   November 20, 2019

    Time:

                    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.

    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee.

  • Webinar - Creating "Green" Public Works Facilities- 11/26/19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/26/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    This presentation focuses on case studies of newly designed and renovated public works facilities that incorporate "green" technologies that conserve energy and costs, even as they help the buildings harmonize with their surrounding communities. Gone are the days of "unsightly" garages!

    This presentation focuses on case studies of newly designed and renovated public works facilities that incorporate "green" technologies that conserve energy and costs, even as they help the buildings harmonize with their surrounding communities. Gone are the days of "unsightly" garages!

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Point

     Date:

                   November 26, 2019

    Time:

                    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the webinar login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.

    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee.

  • High Hopes: Establishing Expectations and Accountability - 12/10/19 - Cumberland County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In Class #6 of PSATS' Leadership Development Series (each class can be taken by itself or in conjunction with other classes in the series), attendees will review six criteria for establishing effective expectations and setting goals. Attendees will learn ways to hold employees (and themselves) accountable, understand the importance of consistency and fairness, and appropriately address discipline and negative behaviors. This class will be offered as a 2-hour live, interactive video session. Participants will be able to attend in person at PSATS or remotely from their office/home (possible simulcast options available – contact PSATS). The class is eligible for 2 PMGA credits.

    In Class #6 of PSATS' Leadership Development Series (each class can be taken by itself or in conjunction with other classes in the series), attendees will review six criteria for establishing effective expectations and setting goals. Attendees will learn ways to hold employees (and themselves) accountable, understand the importance of consistency and fairness, and appropriately address discipline and negative behaviors.

    This class will be offered as a 2-hour live, interactive video session. Participants will be able to attend in person at PSATS or remotely from their office/home (possible simulcast options available – contact PSATS). The class is eligible for 2 PMGA credits.

    DATE:       December 10, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Cumberland County
                      PSATS Education Center
                      4855 Woodland Drive
                      Enola, PA 17025

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   12:30 PM – 2:30 PM  
                                         

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                      - Member*: $ 60.00 (individual)  (NOT eligible for Webinar PowerPass)
                      - Non-Member $ 90.00 (individual)
                   
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.