• 2020 Fall Solicitors Seminar - 11/10/20 - Butler County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 11/10/2020 at 9:30 AM (EST)

    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 and/or 5 Administrative 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 and/or 5 Administrative PMGA points. 

    Date:

            November 10, 2020

    Location:

            Courtyard Pittsburgh North/Cranberry Woods
            150 Cranberry Woods Drive
            Cranberry Township, PA 16066

    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.

  • 2020 Fall Solicitors Seminar - 10/21/20 - Cumberland County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 10/21/2020 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    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 and/or 5 Administrative 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 and/or 5 Administrative PMGA points. 

    Date:

            October 21, 2020

    Location:

            PSATS EducationCenter
            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.

  • 2020 Fall Solicitors Seminar - 9/8/20 - Lackawanna County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 09/08/2020 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    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 and/or 5 Administrative 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 and/or 5 Administrative PMGA points. 

    Date:

            September 8, 2020

    Location:

            Courtyard by Marriott
            16 Glenmaura National Blvd.
            Moosic, PA 18507

    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.

  • Basic Training for QuickBooks - 5/3/20 - Dauphin County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 05/03/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting.

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting. 

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points
        
    DATE:       May 3, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Dauphin County
                      Hershey Lodge
                      325 University Drive
                      Hershey, PA 17033

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

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 125.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 175.00
                    
                       *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 underwritten 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 - 4/7/20 - Lancaster County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/07/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    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.

    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.  

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       April 7, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Lancaster County
                      Providence Township
                      200 Mount Airy Road
                      Lancaster, PA 17560

    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 underwritten 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 - 4/2/20 - Fayette County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/02/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    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.

    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.  

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       April 2, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Fayette County
                      Upper Tyrone Township
                      170 Municipal Drive
                      Connellsville, PA 15425

    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 underwritten 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 QuickBooks - 4/2/20 - Beaver County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/02/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting.

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting. 

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       April 2, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Beaver County
                      Potter Township
                      206 Mowry Road
                      Monaco, PA 15061

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

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 125.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 175.00
                    
                       *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 underwritten 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 QuickBooks - 4/1/20 - Erie County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/01/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting.

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting. 

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       April 1, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Erie County
                      Millcreek Township
                      3608 West 26th Street
                      Erie, PA 16506

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

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 125.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 175.00
                    
                       *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 underwritten 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.

  • Media Training 101: Tips to Improve Your Township's Approach to Communications -3/31/20- Chester Co

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/31/2020 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

    During this two-hour training session, Gavin's team of PR strategists will teach you ways to better leverage social channels to communicate with your residents. This session will also focus on crisis communications planning and media coaching, including on-camera practice, to help you more effectively communicate with the public and news media.

    During this two-hour training session, Gavin's team of PR strategists will teach you ways to better leverage social channels to communicate with your residents. This session will also focus on crisis communications planning and media coaching, including on-camera practice, to help you more effectively communicate with the public and news media.

    This class is eligible for 2 PMGA Administration points 

    Date:
                   March 31, 2020

    Time:
                    
                    Class: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Location:

                    Chester County
                    West Goshen Township
                    1025 Paoli Pike
                    West Chester, PA 19380   

     

    Registration Fee:
                     Member* -  $35.00
                     Non-Member –  $45.00

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

     

    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 - 3/31/20 - Crawford County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/31/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    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.

    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.  

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       March 31, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Crawford County
                      West Mead Township
                      1150 Morgan Village Road
                      Meadville, PA 16335

    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 underwritten 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 QuickBooks - 3/31/20 - Blair County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/31/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting.

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting. 

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       March 31, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Blair County
                      Freedom Twp. Fire Hall
                      139 Municipal Street
                      East Freedom, PA 16637

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

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 125.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 175.00
                    
                       *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 underwritten 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 - 3/24/20 - Lehigh County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/24/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    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.

    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.  

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       March 24, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Lehigh County
                      Lowhill Township
                      7000 Herber Road
                      New Tripoli, PA 18066

    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 underwritten 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 - Justifying Your Actions - The Case for a Business Case - 3/18/20

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/18/2020 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    The business case is a tool that organizations often overlook or underutilize when deciding where and how to spend resources and which projects to pursue. However, the business case is a critical tool that can be used to hone in on specific problems and help to inform the decision-making process. This webinar, presented by Amy Townson on Momentum Consulting, will highlight the importance and critical components of making a business case to assist when making key decisions for your township.

    The business case is a tool that organizations often overlook or under-utilize when deciding where and how to spend resources and which projects to pursue. However, the business case is a critical tool that can be used to hone in on specific problems and help to inform the decision-making process. This webinar, presented by Amy Townson of Momentum Consulting, will highlight the importance and critical components of making a business case to assist when making key decisions for your township.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   March 18, 2020

    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).

  • Basic Training for QuickBooks - 3/18/20 - Centre County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/18/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting.

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting. 

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       March 18, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Centre County
                      Potter Township
                      124 Short Road
                      Spring Mills, PA 16875

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

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 125.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 175.00
                    
                       *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 underwritten 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 - 3/17/20 - Luzerne County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/17/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    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.

    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.  

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       March 17, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Luzerne County
                      Butler Township
                      83 Corporate Drive
                      Drums, PA 18222

    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 underwritten 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 QuickBooks - 3/12/20 - Delaware County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/12/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting.

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting. 

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       March 12, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Delaware County
                      Newtown Township
                      209 Bishop Hollow Road
                      Newtown Square, PA 19073

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

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 125.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 175.00
                    
                       *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 underwritten 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 - 3/10/20 - Union County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/10/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    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

    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.  

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       March 10, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Union County
                      East Buffalo Township
                      589 Fairgrounds Road
                      Lewisburg, PA 17837

    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 underwritten 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 - 3/3/20 - Cumberland County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/03/2020 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    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

    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.  

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       March 3, 2020


    LOCATION:

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

    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 underwritten 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 - The Pitfalls of Limiting Public Forums and Public Comment - 2/19/20

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/19/2020 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar, presented by Samuel Wiser of Salzmann Hughes, will focus on the developing law concerning social media providing a public forum and how that may impact municipalities and elected officials. We will review recent court decisions as well as social media decisions coming out of the Office of Open Records. We will also explore how to deal with unruly members of the public or boards within the confines of the law.

    This webinar, presented by Samuel Wiser of Salzmann Hughes, will focus on the developing law concerning social media providing a public forum and how that may impact municipalities and elected officials. We will review recent court decisions as well as social media decisions coming out of the Office of Open Records. We will also explore how to deal with unruly members of the public or boards within the confines of the law.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Eligible for 1 CLE substantive credit (additional fee)

    Date:

                   February 19, 2020

    Time:

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

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                    CLE Credit  -  $15.00

                 *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).

  • Basic Training for Municipal Secretaries and Administrators - 2/19/20 - Indiana County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 02/19/2020 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    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

    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.  

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       February 19, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Indiana County
                      White Township
                      950 Indian Springs Road
                      Indiana, PA 15701

    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 underwritten 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 QuickBooks - 2/18/20 - Schuylkill County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 02/18/2020 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software, and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting.

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software, and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting. 

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       February 18, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Schuylkill County
                      Wayne Township
                      10 Municipal Road
                      Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

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

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 125.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 175.00
                    
                       *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 underwritten 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.

  • Simulcast - Awkward: Harassment and Other Things That Happen at Work - 2/11/20

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 02/11/2020 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    The purpose of this live video simulcast (can attend at PSATS or remotely) is to provide all townships, from big to small, with real world examples of workplace harassment and hostile work environment claims so that managers, secretaries and elected officials will have the tools to prevent costly and inefficient employment litigation. Michael McAuliffe Miller and Renee Mattei Myers of Eckert Seamans are longtime practitioners in representing municipalities in labor and employment issues and have worked together to defend governments accused of harassment, hostile work environment and other claims relating to discrimination and harassment. They will draw on their experience to provide best practices for addressing and resolving the most common and most difficult employment matters. This is also a great opportunity for you to provide your staffs with this important training.

    The purpose of this live simulcast (can attend at PSATS or remotely) is to provide all townships, from big to small, with real world examples of workplace harassment and hostile work environment claims so that managers, secretaries and elected officials will have the tools to prevent costly and inefficient employment litigation.  Michael McAuliffe Miller and Renee Mattei Myers of Eckert Seamans are longtime practitioners in representing municipalities in labor and employment issues and have worked together to defend governments accused of harassment, hostile work environment and other claims relating to discrimination and harassment.  They will draw on their experience to provide best practices for addressing and resolving the most common and most difficult employment matters. This is also a great opportunity for you to provide your staffs with this important training.  

    This course will be eligible for 1.5 CLE credits (additional fee), 1.5 PMGA Administrative Points, and 1.5 SHRM credits.

    Date:

                  February 11, 2020

    Time:

                   9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00
                    Non-Member -  $ 40.00
                    CLE Fee -  $ 22.50
                    
                       *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).

  • Basic Training for QuickBooks - 2/6/20 - Wyoming County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 02/06/2020 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software, and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting.

    This full-day course is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting Software, and is intended to demonstrate the application of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro to assist in municipal accounting. 

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points

        
    DATE:       February 6, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Wyoming County
                      Wyoming County EMA Bldg.
                      3880 SR 6, Suite 1
                      Tunkhannock, PA 18657

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

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 125.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 175.00
                    
                       *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 underwritten 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 - 2/4/20 - Bucks County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 02/04/2020 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    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

    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.  

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration points
        
    DATE:       February 4, 2020


    LOCATION:

                      Bucks County
                      Warwick Township
                      1733 Township Green
                      Jamison, PA 18929

    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.

  • On-Demand Webinar - Public Service: This Road is Paved with Good Intentions

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits

    For (nearly) every elected and appointed official, doing the right thing for their township and making it a better place to live and work is the driving force behind public service. Sometimes, though, it's easy to identify the "right thing"" but not necessarily the "right way to get it done" - and you know what they say about roads paved with good intentions.

    For (nearly) every elected and appointed official, doing the right thing for their township and making it a better place to live and work is the driving force behind public service. Sometimes, though, it's easy to identify the "right thing"" but not necessarily the "right way to get it done" - and you know what they say about roads paved with good intentions. During this webinar, Crystal Clark of McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC will review the rules governing behavior under the Ethics Act and brainstorm ways they can be broken. Armed with this knowledge, we can better ensure that time as public servants can be judged by good works and not just good intentions.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Eligible for 1 CLE ethics credit (additional fee)

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                    CLE - $15.00

                 *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 Fraud in Local Government

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will explore fraud in local government with real-life examples. Along the way, municipal officials and employees will learn proactive steps they can take to prevent fraud and how to respond when they suspect something is amiss.

    This webinar will explore fraud in local government with real-life examples. Along the way, municipal officials and employees will learn proactive steps they can take to prevent fraud and how to respond when they suspect something is amiss.

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration 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 Prepared for Your 2020 Organization Meeting?

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    If you are unsure whether you have everything ready for your township's 2020 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 2020 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 Administration Point

                    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 - Understanding Municipal Real Estate Tax Collection

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    During this webinar, learn about the duties and responsibilities of taxing districts and tax collectors. Janis Creason, the treasurer of Dauphin County, will cover a range of topics, including setting compensation, filling vacancies, approving deputies, establishing office hours, bonding, performing end-of-year settlements, approving tax collector fees, and following depository requirements. She will also touch on legislation affecting tax collectors.

    During this webinar, learn about the duties and responsibilities of taxing districts and tax collectors. Janis Creason, the treasurer of Dauphin County, will cover a range of topics, including setting compensation, filling vacancies, approving deputies, establishing office hours, bonding, performing end-of-year settlements, approving tax collector fees, and following depository requirements. She will also touch on legislation affecting tax collectors. 

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration 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 - Supervisors Have Rights Too! A Look at Working with Your Elected Auditors

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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 Administration 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).


  • PSATS Boot Camp for Township Officials

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 11/13/2019 at 6:00 PM (EST)

    This three-day event was created just for you — newly elected (or veteran) supervisors, other newly elected officials, and new secretaries/managers. Learn the everyday tasks to running a municipality, explore the tools and resources available to help you do your job successfully, and experience real-life scenarios through discussion with experienced PSATS members.

    This three-day event was created just for you — newly elected (or veteran) supervisors, other newly elected officials, and new secretaries/managers. Learn the everyday tasks to running a municipality, explore the tools and resources available to help you do your job successfully, and experience real-life scenarios through discussion with experienced PSATS members.

    LOCATIONS:

    This course is being held at 15 locations across the state. The dates listed under each location represent Session 1(evening) / Session 2 / Session 3. 

    Bedford County - Breezewood
    Dec. 10 / Jan. 25 / Feb. 1 

    Butler County - Cranberry Township
     Dec. 11 / Feb. 22 / Feb. 29 

    Chester County - Exton
    Dec. 17 / March 14 / March 21

    Chester County – Malvern
    Dec. 3 / Jan. 11 / Jan. 18

    Clarion County- Clarion
    Dec. 10 / March 7 / March 14

    Clearfield County – Clearfield
    Dec. 4 / Feb. 22 / Feb. 29

    Crawford County - Meadville
    Dec. 4 / March 21 / March 28 

    Cumberland County – Enola
    Nov. 13 / Jan. 11 / Jan 18  

    Lancaster County – Lancaster
    Nov. 21 / Feb. 8 / Feb. 15

     Lackawanna County – Scranton
     Dec. 18 / Feb. 29 / March 7 

    Lehigh County – Breinigsville
     Dec. 12 / Jan. 25 / Feb. 1  

     Montgomery County - Kulpsville
    Nov. 25 / March 14 / March 21

    Tioga County - Wellsboro 
    Dec. 5 / March 7 / March 14 

    Union County – Lewisburg
     Dec. 12 / Feb. 8 / Feb. 15

    Washington County – Canonsburg
    Dec. 18 / Jan. 18 / Jan. 25

    Westmoreland County – Greensburg
    Dec. 5 / Feb. 1 / Feb. 8


    TIME:  

     Session 1 -Evening Class:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  

     Session 2 & 3 - Day Class:8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

       

    REGISTRATION FEE:  

     Member* -  $ 169.00 

     Non-Member –  $ 219.00 

    The registration fee for this comprehensive three-part introduction to township government is $169 for PSATS members and $219 for non-members. Those who register online will get a $20 discount off these rates. 

    *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. Please use the "accessibility needs" line to indicate alternate format, sign language requirements, or any other accessbility needs you might have.

     

    Please select the location you would like to attend for all three sessions.

    We would be happy to work with your schedule. If you would like to attend sessions at different locations, please call PSATS and we will get you registered.

  • On-Demand Webinar - Excel Tips and Tricks

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Participate in this webinar for a primer on Microsoft Excel. The presenters will demonstrate the software's traditional and non-traditional functions, such as PivotTables, formulas, and graphs. Along the way, township officials and staff will learn valuable Excel tips and tricks and how to transform raw data into useful graphs and tables.

    Participate in this webinar for a primer on Microsoft Excel. The presenters will demonstrate the software's traditional and non-traditional functions, such as PivotTables, formulas, and graphs. Along the way, township officials and staff will learn valuable Excel tips and tricks and how to transform raw data into useful graphs and tables.

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration 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 - Weed Better Talk...Understanding the Impact of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, John Martin and Cory Iannacone from Pillar+Aught will discuss what municipal employees and employers can and cannot do when it comes to medical marijuana in the workplace. They will provide answers to questions like “Are we permitted to ask employees if they use medical marijuana?” and “One of our CDL drivers just failed a drug test, but has a medical marijuana card…what now?,” best practices for what should be in your employee policies about medical marijuana, and much more.

    In this webinar, John Martin and Cory Iannacone from Pillar+Aught will discuss what municipal employees and employers can and cannot do when it comes to medical marijuana in the workplace. They will provide answers to questions like “Are we permitted to ask employees if they use medical marijuana?” and “One of our CDL drivers just failed a drug test, but has a medical marijuana card…what now?,” best practices for what should be in your employee policies about medical marijuana, and much more. 

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration 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 - Getting Your Community Ready for the 2020 Census

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The 2020 Census will determine such critical things as federal funding allocation for communities and states and political boundaries and representation. In this session, you will learn how to use the census data tools and educate residents about the importance of participating. This webinar is FREE to members.

    The 2020 Census will determine such critical things as federal funding allocation for communities and states and political boundaries and representation. In this session, you will learn how to use the census data tools and educate residents about the importance of participating.

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration 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 - Getting to Know the Pennsylvania Ag Ombudsman Program

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join us for a webinar to explore the PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program. The Ag Ombudsman Program is a statewide program that assist with public relations, education and conflict management related to agriculture. Let Beth Futrick, (Western PA), and Shelly Dehoff, (eastern PA), explain the program to you, what services we provide and the ways we can work with your municipality and residents when contentious situations arise, such as fly complaints or ordinance and land use issues.

    Join us for a webinar to explore the PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program. The Ag Ombudsman Program is a statewide program that assist with public relations, education and conflict management related to agriculture. Let Beth Futrick, (Western PA), and Shelly Dehoff,  (eastern PA), explain the program to you, what services we provide and the ways we can work with your municipality and residents when contentious situations arise, such as fly complaints or ordinance and land use issues.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration 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 - How to Identify and Stop Workplace Bullying

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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. 

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration 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 - Township Websites: Ensuring Accessibility for All Residents

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

    ** 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 - Bringing Digital Transformation to Local Government with GIS Web Maps

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will show examples of web-based maps and applications that align with local government planning needs, data resources freely available to local governments and introduce tools for mobile field data collection.

    When was the last time you pulled out your comprehensive plan and looked at the mapped data?  Is it only available to you as a 2D paper map? Do you need to flip through pages in your comprehensive plan to read about the information illustrated on the map?  Why not consider adopting GIS technology – software designed to capture, manage, analyze and display geographically referenced information in-house?   If it appears to be a daunting and expensive task, join us in this webinar as we demystify GIS Web-based maps and discuss digital mobile field data collection applications that support the business of local governments and replace clipboards, paper and spreadsheets. 

    This webinar will show examples of web-based maps and applications that align with local government planning needs, data resources freely available to local governments and introduce tools for mobile field data collection.      

    In this webinar you will learn about:

    ·         Digital Web Maps and Applications 

    ·         How to access free Web-based GIS software (ArcGIS Online) 

    ·         Mobile field data collection solutions

    ·         Free GIS technical assistance available from PennDOT Connects

    ** 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 - MS4 Pollutant Control Measurers

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The next step for many MS4 communities is to implement Pollutant Control Measures for their discharges to surface waters impaired by acid mine drainage, pathogens, and priority organic compounds (i.e. PCBs). This first phase of these requirements is to map storm sewer sheds associated with these discharges, due with Annual MS4 Status Reports on September 30, 2019. This webinar will help prepare you for this new requirement and plan for what is to come.

    The next step for many MS4 communities is to implement Pollutant Control Measures for their discharges to surface waters impaired by acid mine drainage, pathogens, and priority organic compounds (i.e. PCBs). This first phase of these requirements is to map storm sewer sheds associated with these discharges, due with Annual MS4 Status Reports on September 30, 2019. This webinar will help prepare you for this new requirement and plan for what is to come.

    ** 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 - Planning for Private Water Supplies

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Private water wells and springs are vital to Pennsylvania’s rural water infrastructure, which provides drinking water to approximately 3 million residents and farms. Because Pennsylvania lacks state regulations covering private water supplies, their proper management becomes the voluntary responsibility of homeowners who often lack a proper understanding of how they should be managed. In this webinar, Peter Wulfhorst with Penn State Extension will review results obtained from over 30 years of research and outreach, help municipal officials understand how they can help ensure the viability of private drinking water supplies, and provide available resources for municipalities and homeowners.

    Private water wells and springs are vital to Pennsylvania’s rural water infrastructure, which provides drinking water to approximately 3 million residents and farms. Because Pennsylvania lacks state regulations covering private water supplies, their proper management becomes the voluntary responsibility of homeowners who often lack a proper understanding of how they should be managed. In this webinar, Peter Wulfhorst with Penn State Extension will review results obtained from over 30 years of research and outreach, help municipal officials understand how they can help ensure the viability of private drinking water supplies, and provide available resources for municipalities and homeowners.

    ** 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 - Electronic Records Management and the Municipal PDF/A Policy

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Pennsylvania State Archives announced earlier this year that municipalities are now able to keep permanent records exclusively in electronic form (no paper or microfilm copy required!). But this policy change does have several requirements, most notably that permanent electronic records must be kept in PDF/A format. What does this mean for your municipality and its record keeping responsibilities? Join archivist Tyler Stump and learn about the new policy and how electronic recordkeeping requirements are changing. Stump will also be discussing electronic records best practices that can help your township effectively and efficiently store its electronic records.

    The Pennsylvania State Archives announced earlier this year that municipalities are now able to keep permanent records exclusively in electronic form (no paper or microfilm copy required!). But this policy change does have several requirements, most notably that permanent electronic records must be kept in PDF/A format. What does this mean for your municipality and its record keeping responsibilities? Join archivist Tyler Stump and learn about the new policy and how electronic recordkeeping requirements are changing. Stump will also be discussing electronic records best practices that can help your township effectively and efficiently store its electronic records.

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Credit

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Guidelines for Flood Preparedness and Stream Intervention

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Municipalities across Pennsylvania have been inundated with record-setting rainfall and flooding. To help townships prepare and respond, the presenters in this webinar will discuss affordable options, such as localized warning systems, and the challenges that can arise when stream work is not properly designed and permitted. Participants will also learn more about the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s booklet, Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community.

    Municipalities across Pennsylvania have been inundated with record-setting rainfall and flooding. To help townships prepare and respond, the presenters in this webinar will discuss affordable options, such as localized warning systems, and the challenges that can arise when stream work is not properly designed and permitted. Participants will also learn more about the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s booklet, Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in 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 - Rethinking Parking Requirements Using Drone Imagery

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Does your township have shopping areas and office parks with underutilized parking areas? In Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, drone flights over parking lots show many shopping areas and office parks are underparked, even during peak hours. While parking minimums have been standard practice in the planning world for decades, little research has been used to calculate the number of spaces actually needed per land use. This webinar will provide a review of parking requirements in general, the drone imagery collection process used by Susquehanna Township, examples of trends and changes in parking requirements, and suggestions for potential updates to your parking ordinances.

    Does your township have shopping areas and office parks with underutilized parking areas? In Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, drone flights over parking lots show many shopping areas and office parks are underparked, even during peak hours. While parking minimums have been standard practice in the planning world for decades, little research has been used to calculate the number of spaces actually needed per land use. This webinar will provide a review of parking requirements in general, the drone imagery collection process used by Susquehanna Township, examples of trends and changes in parking requirements, and suggestions for potential updates to your parking ordinances.

    ** 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 - ABC's of Municipal Bidding

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Not sure whether your municipality is complying with its’ purchasing obligations or just looking for ways to be more efficient when purchasing? In this webinar, Jason Snyder will discuss the requirements that municipalities must satisfy when bidding public contracts to procure materials, equipment, and services. Mr. Snyder will also review limitations on purchases, quotes, and bids, as well as current exemptions from municipal bidding, (including DGS/COSTARS piggyback contracts). He will also discuss prevailing wage advertising and bonding requirements. The webinar will include an electronic download of the Pennsylvania Purchasing Handbook.

    Not sure whether your municipality is complying with its’ purchasing obligations or just looking for ways to be more efficient when purchasing? In this webinar, Jason Snyder will discuss the requirements that municipalities must satisfy when bidding public contracts to procure materials, equipment, and services. Mr. Snyder will also review limitations on purchases, quotes, and bids, as well as current exemptions from municipal bidding, (including DGS/COSTARS piggyback contracts). He will also discuss prevailing wage advertising and bonding requirements. The webinar will include an electronic download of the Pennsylvania Purchasing Handbook.

    ** 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 - Using Conservatorship to Fight Blight

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Conservatorship (Act 135) is a powerful blight remediation tool that gives municipalities and other interested parties the right to seek temporary possession of blighted, abandoned properties for the purpose of making repairs, and bringing them up to code or demolishing them. Using case studies from rural and urban areas, in this webinar, Winnie Branton will provide step-by-step guidance on how to build you case from property identification and due diligence to final plan cost recovery.

    Conservatorship (Act 135) is a powerful blight remediation tool that gives municipalities and other interested parties the right to seek temporary possession of blighted, abandoned properties for the purpose of making repairs, and bringing them up to code or demolishing them. Using case studies from rural and urban areas, in this webinar, Winnie Branton will provide step-by-step guidance on how to build you case from property identification and due diligence to final plan cost recovery.

    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).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the 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.


  • 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).