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

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

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

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

    DATE:       December 10, 2019


    LOCATION:

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

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

    REGISTRATION FEE:

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

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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


    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

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

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

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

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

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

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Point

     Date:

                   November 26, 2019

    Time:

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

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

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

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

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

    Date:

                   November 20, 2019

    Time:

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

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

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

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

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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

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

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

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

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

    Why is it important to attend:

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

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      November 18-19, 2019

    LOCATION:

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

                                      

    Day One, Afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Day Two, Morning

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

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

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

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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

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

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

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

  • PSATS SEO Precertification Academy - November 2019

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The PSATS SEO Precertification Academy is divided into two parts, the Orientation course and the Academy course. The Orientation course is completed through self-study before attending the Academy course. The four and a half-day Academy course is a specially created, interactive program that teaches the duties and responsibilities of a local agency SEO.

    The PSATS SEO Precertification Academy is designed to teach the basic skills a future sewage enforcement officer (SEO) needs to know to work for a local agency. Whether you work for a municipality in need of a good SEO or are someone who is considering the SEO field as a career, you will want to check out the benefits of sending someone to or attending the academy yourself. Not only is the academy a prerequisite to taking the commonwealth's certification examination for SEOs, but you will leave the course better prepared to enter the multi-faceted world of a local agency SEO.

    The PSATS SEO Precertification Academy is divided into two parts, the Orientation course and the Academy course. The Orientation course is completed through self-study before attending the Academy course. The four and a half-day Academy course is a specially created, interactive program that teaches the duties and responsibilities of a local agency SEO. Two topics in the Academy course have self-study content that must be completed prior to attending the course. In the classroom, participants go beyond lecture to actively participate in the lessons through practice problems and discussion scenarios.

    DEP has approved the successful completion of the PSATS SEO Precertification Academy as the required prerequisite to sit for the SEO Certification Exam. Successful completion of the academy means that the SEO candidate attends the entire academy. Complete attendance includes prompt arrival each day and adherence to breaks and departure times. Exceptions must be discussed in advance with the instructor and will only be allowed for emergencies. Each exception will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Upon registration completion, you will receive an email with links to the self-study information.

     

    Date:    November 18, 2019  through November 22, 2019

    Registration:     7:30 a.m.
    Class Time:      8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Location:
                           PSATS Education Center
                           4855 Woodland Drive
                           Enola, PA 17025

    Registration Fee:  

                           $949 Non-Member Rate

                           $799 PSATS Member Rate*

    *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).

    This fee covers tuition, lunches, and course materials in electronic format, and copy of Act 537 and the PA Code Title 25, Environmental Protection Chapters 71, 72, and 73 regulations, which will be provided to you in the class .

    NOTE: The registration fee does not include a hardcopy of the Academy classroom course materials. Candidates must print these materials prior to coming to class or bring the electronic files on a computer.

    CANCELLATION / NO SHOW POLICY

    Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to (717) 763-9732 or sending an email to cancellations@psats.org. Refunds will be determined by the date of receipt of the fax or email. A cancellation received more than 30 days prior to the session you are registered for is subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Those who cancel within 30 days of the session forfeit the full registration fee, unless there is a substitution identified by the registrant.

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

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

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

    Why is it important to attend:

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

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      November 15-16, 2019 


    LOCATION:

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

                                    

    Day One, Afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Day Two, Morning

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

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

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

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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

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

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     

    Date:

                   November 13, 2019

    Time:

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

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

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

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

     

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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

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

  • 2019 PAAZO Fall Seminar - 11/8/19 - Allegheny County

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This full-day seminar is an excellent opportunity for zoning officers, planners, and other officials to get caught up on recent zoning and land use developments, as well as obtain a refresher on other commonly addressed issues and concerns. Whether you are experienced or just starting out, you will leave this seminar better prepared to address your township’s zoning and planning issues.

    This full-day seminar is an excellent opportunity for zoning officers, planners, and other officials to get caught up on recent zoning and land use developments, as well as obtain a refresher on other commonly addressed issues and concerns. Whether you are experienced or just starting out, you will leave this seminar better prepared to address your township’s zoning and planning issues

    Eligible for 5 PMGA Planning points

    Eligible for 5 CZO continuing education points

     Date:

                   November 8, 2019

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

    Location:

                    Allegheny County
                    Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Monroeville
                    101 Mall Blvd.
                    Monroeville, PA 15146  

    Registration Fee:

                     Member* -  $99.00
                     Non-Member –  $125.00

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

     

    Cancellations/No show Policy:

    Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to 717-763-9732 or sending an email to cancellations@psats.org. Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email. A cancellation received less than 10 business days before the session you are registered for is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds.Those who cancel within two business days of the session date 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 accessibility needs you have.

  • 2019 TEMA Fall Exercise Forum - 11/7/19 - Westmoreland County

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This full-day class is designed to meet the educational needs and busy schedules of all those responsible for your municipality’s emergency management program, including elected officials, municipal managers, road crew/public works personnel, and emergency management coordinators (EMCs). This class provides an interactive opportunity to engage in tabletop exercises taught by knowledgeable professionals that reflect real-world experiences and situations you are likely to face. We encourage your emergency management team to attend this interactive and informative session so they can learn new ways of improving your local emergency management program.

    This full-day class is designed to meet the educational needs and busy schedules of all those responsible for your municipality’s emergency management program, including elected officials, municipal managers, road crew/public works personnel, and emergency management coordinators (EMCs).

    This class provides an interactive opportunity to engage in tabletop exercises taught by knowledgeable professionals that reflect real-world experiences and situations you are likely to face. We encourage your emergency management team to attend this interactive and informative session so they can learn new ways of improving your local emergency management program.

    Eligible for 6 PMGA Public Safety points.

    Agenda:

    0830                      Welcome / Introductions / Game Plan

    0900                      TTX Basics for Local Government Officials

    1130                      Lunch 

    1230                      TTX Exercise

    1445                      TTX Exercise After-Action Review

    1515                      Discussion / Wrap-up

    1530                           Adjourn

     

    DATE:       November 7, 2019


    LOCATION:

                      Westmoreland County
                      Ramada Greensburg
                      100 Ramada Inn Drive
                      Greensburg, PA 15601

    TIME:               
                     Class:   8:30 AM – 3:30 PM  

    REGISTRATION:      

                    - 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).

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

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

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

    Why is it important to attend:

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

       * Discuss common issues with your peers.

       * Earn 4 PMGA elective credits and other professional credits.

     

    DATE:      October 30-31, 2019 


    LOCATION:

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

    Day One, Afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Day Two, Morning

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

    8:15-9:00 a.m. – General Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

                                                              

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 125.00

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

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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

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

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

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