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  • On-demand - Developing Your Township Budget - Virtual

    Includes Credits

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

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

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

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

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

    This course is eligible for 2.5 PMGA Administration Points

                          

    REGISTRATION FEE:

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

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

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

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

  • On-Demand Webinar - Updating Your Zoning Ordinances to Address Emerging Trends & Changing Needs

    Includes Credits

    Are your existing ordinances giving you the flexibility and authority you need to address emerging challenges like the implementation of 5G technology, the growth of short-term rentals, urban agriculture, and accessory dwelling units? If not, funding is available to update your ordinances, and this presentation will help you craft policy with the flexibility you need to address these issues and the evolving needs of your community. We'll discuss the specific challenges these trends present to planning officials and offer practical advice for how to revise the ordinance to solve those challenges. We'll also walk you through the revision process and tell you how to get outside funding to support it.

    Are your existing ordinances  giving you the flexibility and authority you need to address emerging challenges like the implementation of 5G technology, the growth of short-term rentals, urban agriculture, and accessory dwelling units? If not, funding is available to update your ordinances, and this presentation will help you craft policy with the flexibility you need to address these issues and the evolving needs of your community.  We'll discuss the specific challenges these trends present to planning officials and offer practical advice for how to revise the ordinance to solve those challenges.  We'll also walk you through the revision process and tell you how to get outside funding to support it.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Planning/Zoning 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).

    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. 

     

  • On-Demand Webinar - Innovation for Emergency Geohazard Mitigation

    Includes Credits

    In Pennsylvania, Township Managers and Maintenance Professionals are increasingly faced with emergency geohazard (landslides, rockfalls, sinkholes, mine subsidence) events that impact critical infrastructure and local transportation networks. As the number of geohazard impacts continue to go up, funding is often being reduced, so innovative solutions and contracting are needed. This webinar, presented by Chris Ruppen, P.G., Pennsylvania Client Services Manager with GeoStabilization International, will discuss innovative stabilization tools available, the role of preventative maintenance and the importance of a safe and timely response. Several recent case studies will be presented that depict stabilization of local roads that were impacted by geohazards.

    In Pennsylvania, Township Managers and Maintenance Professionals are increasingly faced with emergency geohazard (landslides, rockfalls, sinkholes, mine subsidence) events that impact critical infrastructure and local transportation networks.  As the number of geohazard impacts continue to go up, funding is often being reduced, so innovative solutions and contracting are needed.This webinar, presented by Chris Ruppen, P.G., Pennsylvania Client Services Manager with GeoStabilization International, will discuss innovative stabilization tools available, the role of preventative maintenance and the importance of a safe and timely response.  Several recent case studies will be presented that depict stabilization of local roads that were impacted by geohazards.

    Qualifies for 1  PMGA Public Works Points

     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. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - Best Practices for Municipal Records Retention

    Includes Credits

    Is your township struggling to get a good handle on its records? Do you have staff members who are working remotely and don’t know what to do with their records? In this webinar, Tyler Stump, an archivist with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, will review what records the Commonwealth allows townships to store electronically and make suggestions as to what sorts of records should (and should not) be created and stored electronically. He will also review the Commonwealth’s PDF/A policy, which governs the electronic storage of permanent records, and address the impact of employees working from home on municipal records retention.

    Is your township struggling to get a good handle on its records? Do you have staff members who are working remotely and don’t know what to do with their records? In this webinar, Tyler Stump, an archivist with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, will review what records the Commonwealth allows townships to store electronically and make suggestions as to what sorts of records should (and should not) be created and stored electronically. He will also review the Commonwealth’s PDF/A policy, which governs the electronic storage of permanent records, and address the impact of employees working from home on municipal records retention.

    Qualifies 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).

    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. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - How to Manage Utilities in ROWs in 2020

    Includes Credits

    Numerous companies have facilities or wish to install new facilities in the narrow ribbon of real estate known as the public rights-of-way. Yet, townships are charged with the task of managing these facilities to protect public safety. This webinar will review how to balance those competing interests, including by covering three major legal rulings that have fundamentally altered the ability of townships to perform this task--the 2019 PA Supreme Court decision in City of Lancaster v. PUC, the 2019 FCC Cable Franchise Order, and the 2018 FCC Wireless Order.

    Numerous companies have facilities or wish to install new facilities in the narrow ribbon of real estate known as the public rights-of-way. Yet, townships are charged with the task of managing these facilities to protect public safety. This webinar will review how to balance those competing interests, including by covering three major legal rulings that have fundamentally altered the ability of townships to perform this task--the 2019 PA Supreme Court decision in City of Lancaster v. PUC, the 2019 FCC Cable Franchise Order, and the 2018 FCC Wireless Order.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Planning/Zoning Point

    Eligible for 1 CLE Credit

    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).

    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. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - Don't Wait: How to Prepare Now for the Next Crisis

    Includes Credits

    The best way to handle a crisis is to prevent it. The second best way is to be prepared for it. Having a crisis plan in place before a crisis happens is key to getting your township on the road to recovery. Attend this session led by an accredited public relations counselor to learn: the stages of a crisis; how to go about creating a crisis plan; must-have content for your crisis plan; and best practices for effective communication during a crisis.

    The best way to handle a crisis is to prevent it. The second best way is to be prepared for it. Having a crisis plan in place before a crisis happens is key to getting your township on the road to recovery. Attend this session led by an accredited public relations counselor to learn: the stages of a crisis; how to go about creating a crisis plan; must-have content for your crisis plan; and best practices for effective communication during a crisis.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Public Safety 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).

    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. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - Stormwater Management for Residential Developments

    Includes Credits

    In this webinar, representatives of McMillen Engineering will provide an overview of the significant impact that residential development can have on municipalities’ ability to manage stormwater runoff, explore effective ways to implement stormwater management for residential users, and review commonly used stormwater management best practices for residential development.

    In this webinar, representatives of McMillen Engineering will provide an overview of the significant impact that residential development can have on municipalities’ ability to manage stormwater runoff, explore effective ways to implement stormwater management for residential users, and review commonly used stormwater management best practices for residential development.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Public Works 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).

    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. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - RoadResource.org - Get the Most Out of It for Township Roads

    Includes Credits

    In this webinar, presented by Corinne Chalovich of Russell Standard Corporation, learn how to maximize the value of RoadResource.org, including by building your own road network, using the pavement life cost calculator, planning for future repairs and replacement, and using other tools in the RoadResource.org toolbox. Corinne will also be discussing what road treatments you can still perform this year to save your roads and stretch your budgets.

    In this webinar, presented by Corinne Chalovich of Russell Standard Corporation, learn how to maximize the value of RoadResource.org, including by building your own road network, using the pavement life cost calculator, planning for future repairs and replacement, and using other tools in the RoadResource.org toolbox. Corinne will also be discussing what road treatments you can still perform this year to save your roads and stretch your budgets.

     

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Public Works Point

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - How to Manage Work Relationships More Effectively

    Includes Credits

    The relationships we have with our co-workers determine, in large part, how effective we are at our jobs and even how happy we are outside of work. However, as a busy township professional, you may feel that improving work relationships takes a lot of time and skills that may be outside of your comfort zone. The good news is, with some awareness and practice, everyone can develop better relationships at work.

    The relationships we have with our co-workers determine, in large part, how effective we are at our jobs and even how happy we are outside of work. However, as a busy township professional, you may feel that improving work relationships takes a lot of time and skills that may be outside of your comfort zone.

    The good news is, with some awareness and practice, everyone can develop better relationships at work. 

    Join us on July 15th for an interactive webinar to explore how you can manage work relationships more effectively.

    In this webinar you'll learn:

    • What emotional intelligence is, and why it's important for you to build on your natural skill in this area
    • How your communications style supports your coworkers
    • How knowing that you inspire and influence others helps you to be a better leader
    • What a "team player" is and how to develop better teamwork among your staff members
    • How to work through conflict and make it more productive for your team

    Qualifies 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).

    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. 

     

  • On-Demand Webinar - Blight Busting: A “Low Hanging Fruit” in the Fight Against Blight

    Includes Credits

    In this webinar, you will receive an overview of the benefits and nuances of a commonly used tool – vacant property registries. Implemented correctly, a “VPRO” delivers your township valuable information, efficiencies, savings and revenue, all with no out-of-pocket costs to the township. Join Michael Halpern of MuniReg LLC as he reviews how adding this to your township’s toolbox will help it in the fight against blight.

    In this webinar, you will receive an overview of the benefits and nuances of a commonly used tool – vacant property registries. Implemented correctly, a “VPRO” delivers your township valuable information, efficiencies, savings and revenue, all with no out-of-pocket costs to the township. Join Michael Halpern of MuniReg LLC as he reviews how adding this to your township’s toolbox will help it in the fight against blight.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Planning/Zoning 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).