• Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/01/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Join master trainer, Chad Barger, for a workshop covering administrative and managerial staffing in today's challenging environment. The session will provide tips for structuring positions in a way that's most likely to attract top talent in today's challenging job market. Finally, we'll focus on what you can do as a manager to keep your staff happy and serving your municipality for the long term.

    Join master trainer, Chad Barger, for a workshop covering administrative and managerial staffing in today's challenging environment. The session will provide tips for structuring positions in a way that's most likely to attract top talent in today's challenging job market. Finally, we'll focus on what you can do as a manager to keep your staff happy and serving your municipality for the long term.

    Qualifies for 1.5 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   June 1, 2023

    Time:

                    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 35.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 45.00

                    

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

    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, (in-person and virtual), 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:

    If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/17/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar is designed for township officials who are not familiar with the basics of cable franchising. It is a primer on municipal rights and potential benefits available from cable/internet providers. How can franchising help you get broadband service to unserved areas? What are franchise fees and how are they calculated? Can you increase your franchise fee revenue? Can you improve customer service for your residents? What is a PEG channel? We will address these and other related issues in this webinar.

    This webinar is designed for township officials who are not familiar with the basics of cable franchising. It is a primer on municipal rights and potential benefits available from cable/internet providers. How can franchising help you get broadband service to unserved areas? What are franchise fees and how are they calculated? Can you increase your franchise fee revenue? Can you improve customer service for your residents? What is a PEG channel? We will address these and other related issues in this webinar.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                  May 17, 2023

    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).

    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, (in-person and virtual), 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:

    If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/24/2023 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    This seminar will cover a wide variety of emerging and important trends and issues vital to the practice of every municipal solicitor. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts and network with your peers from around the state.

    This seminar will cover a wide variety of emerging and important trends and issues vital to the practice of every municipal solicitor. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts and network with your peers from around the state.

    Qualifies for 5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits

    Date:
                              April 24, 2023

          
    Class Time:      9:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm

    Location:
                              Hotel Hershey
                              Garden Terrace East
                              100 Hotel Road
                              Hershey, PA  17033

    Registration Fee:  
       
         $ 175.00** - Member
         $ 225.00** - Non-member

         ** 5 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, (in-person and virtual), 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:

    If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 04/23/2023 at 1:30 PM (EDT)

    Margaret Thatcher, the former iconic Prime Minister of Great Britain once said, "Whoever thinks he is leading and finds no one following, is only taking a walk." That humorous and poignant statement reminds us of what has always been true: Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less. It has nothing to do with one's title, position, length of service, or last name. Leadership has been and always will be influence. In this class, we will explore five fundamental and timeless principles (you could even call them laws) that hold the key to becoming the kind of leader that people on your team WANT to follow. You will be provided with the principles and the tools that will enable you to become the kind of leader people willingly, voluntarily, and enthusiastically WANT to follow. This class will be done in a fun, engaging, and highly interactive format.

    Margaret Thatcher, the former iconic Prime Minister of Great Britain once said, "Whoever thinks he is leading and finds no one following, is only taking a walk."  That humorous and poignant statement reminds us of what has always been true:  Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less.  It has nothing to do with one's title, position, length of service, or last name.  Leadership has been and always will be influence.  

    In this class, we will explore five fundamental and timeless principles (you could even call them laws) that hold the key to becoming the kind of leader that people on your team WANT to follow.  You will be provided with the principles and the tools that will enable you to become the kind of leader people willingly, voluntarily, and enthusiastically WANT to follow.  This class will be done in a fun, engaging, and highly interactive format. 

    Qualifies for 2 PMGA Administration Points

    Date:

                   April 23, 2023

    Time:

                    1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Location:

                     Hershey Lodge
                     Room:  Cocoa #1
                     325 University Drive
                     Hershey, PA

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 35.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 45.00

                    

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

    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, (in-person and virtual), 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:

    If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/20/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Are you intrigued by the four-day workweek concept but afraid to enter "the Upside Down"? This "Stranger Things-themed" webinar was designed to provide participants with an in-depth examination of a recent case study completed in a mid-size municipality in Montgomery county that implemented this work schedule.

    Are you intrigued by the four-day workweek concept but afraid to enter "the Upside Down"? This "Stranger Things-themed" webinar was designed to provide participants with an in-depth examination of a recent case study completed in a mid-size municipality in Montgomery county that implemented this work schedule.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   April 20, 2023

    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).

    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, (in-person and virtual), 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:

    If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/19/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Municipal officials with a fiduciary responsibility sometimes are intimidated by the nature and volume of financial documents, data, and reports they review. This webinar will give helpful tips on how to read those documents, how to interpret them, and what are potential signs of fraud or corruption issues in your municipality. It will also discuss how to develop a workplace environment that promotes integrity among employees and proper methods for employee reporting of suspected fraud, waste, and abuse.

    Municipal officials with a fiduciary responsibility sometimes are intimidated by the nature and volume of financial documents, data, and reports they review. This webinar will give helpful tips on how to read those documents, how to interpret them, and what are potential signs of fraud or corruption issues in your municipality. It will also discuss how to develop a workplace environment that promotes integrity among employees and proper methods for employee reporting of suspected fraud, waste, and abuse.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                   April 19, 2023

    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).

    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, (in-person and virtual), 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:

    If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/28/2023 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    This webinar will focus on the UC quarterly report filing process for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the PSATS UC Trust. Course content is geared toward the secretary and the UC Processor who is new to the filing process or for those who simply need a refresher course. Agenda items include: who files the reports, filing on the commonwealth of PA site, computing the taxable wage, and filing on the PSATS Connect site.

    This webinar will focus on the UC quarterly report filing process for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the PSATS UC Trust. Course content is geared toward the secretary and the UC Processor who is new to the filing process or for those who simply need a refresher course. Agenda items include:  who files the reports, filing on the commonwealth of PA site, computing the taxable wage, and filing on the PSATS Connect site.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Date:

                    March 28, 2023

    Time:

                     10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 0.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 0.00

                    

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

    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, (in-person and virtual), 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:

    If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.

     

  • Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/23/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    In this virtual class, we will cover a series of common, but challenging, issues that township administrators face when working with and responding to members of the public and media and highlight ways to effectively address them.

    In this virtual class, we will cover a series of common, but challenging, issues that township administrators face when working with and responding to members of the public and media and highlight ways to effectively address them.

    For example, we will review how much detail you are required (and should not) include in your agendas and minutes, how to best reflect public comment, and tips to make the entire process easier for you and your board members. We will also address challenging residents during the public comment period and how your township boards can respond to them to ensure the continuation of a productive meeting. As for the Right-to-Know Law, we will cover hot topics, ways to streamline your response process to limit headaches, and more. The class also explore other public engagement issues and challenges. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to share their own tips and tricks.

    Qualifies for 1.5 PMGA Administration Points

    Eligible for 1.5 CLE Credits

    Date:

                   March 23, 2023

    Time:

                    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 35.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 45.00

                    CLE Credits - $ 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).

    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, (in-person and virtual), 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:

    If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/21/2023 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

    You may have taken PSATS’ Basic Training for Secretaries and Administrators class and are wondering “now what?” If so, then this course is for you. Some of you believe that there is no free lunch, which is true, but you can share a day, including lunch, with three experienced municipal administrators where you can enhance your knowledge base and become more confident in your administrative role. In addition to providing best practices for financial security procedures, agenda and meeting practices, land development procedures, liquid fuels reports, and the administrative role in coordinating with fire and EMS services, there will be two roundtable discussions for you to bring your concerns and questions.

    You may have taken PSATS’ Basic Training for Secretaries and Administrators class and are wondering “now what?” If so, then this course is for you. Some of you believe that there is no free lunch, which is true, but you can share a day, including lunch, with three experienced municipal administrators where you can enhance your knowledge base and become more confident in your administrative role. In addition to providing best practices for financial security procedures, agenda and meeting practices, land development procedures, liquid fuels reports, and the administrative role in coordinating with fire and EMS services, there will be two roundtable discussions for you to bring your concerns and questions.

    Qualifies for 6 PMGA Administration Points

    Date:

                  March 21, 2023

    Location:

                  Chester County
                  West Whiteland Township
                  101 Commerce Drive
                  Exton, PA 19341

    Time:

                    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 99.00

                    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).

    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, (in-person and virtual), 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:

    If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.

     

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/18/2023 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

    In this abbreviated version of PSATS' popular biennial Boot Camp, newly elected/appointed township supervisors and staff will get a primer on township government that will leave them better prepared to tackle the many challenges they will face in their positions. Topics to be covered in the Mini Boot Camp include the authority and powers of township boards, personnel management, the Right-to-Know Law, Sunshine Act and Ethics Act, public safety/emergency management, basic budgeting/finance, internal and external communications and more.

    In this abbreviated version of PSATS' popular biennial Boot Camp, newly elected/appointed township supervisors and staff will get a primer on township government that will leave them better prepared to tackle the many challenges they will face in their positions.

    Topics to be covered in the Mini Boot Camp include the authority and powers of township boards, personnel management, the Right-to-Know Law, Sunshine Act and Ethics Act, public safety/emergency management, basic budgeting/finance, internal and external communications and more.  

    This course qualifies as a PMGA Major Event
     

    DATE:       March 18, 2023
     

    LOCATION:

                      Lehigh County
                      Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
                      Allentown West
                      208 PA Route 100 
                      Breinigsville, PA 18031

    TIME:
                     
                     Class:   8:30 AM – 4:30 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).

    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, (in-person and virtual), 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:

    If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.