|Whether you are missing not making the trip to Hershey for the PSATS 2020 Annual Educational Conference or have not yet had the opportunity to attend a PSATS Annual Educational Conference, PSATS has a great offer for you! Between June and August, PSATS will be hosting almost all of the 2020 conference workshops through its virtual classroom so that you can watch from the comfort of your home or office. Learn from experts from across the Commonwealth on an incredibly wide variety of township administration, public safety, public works and planning and zoning topics and gain valuable knowledge and insight that you can immediately put to work to benefit your townships.
For just $99, you can attend more than 60 PSATS Virtual Conference Workshops, all of which will be available live and on-demand. Members of the PSATS Municipal Government Academy will also be able to receive up to 20 PMGA points and attorneys will be able to receive CLE credits for many of the workshops.
|Each registration for the PSATS Virtual Conference Workshops event must be linked to a unique email address. When you register for the PSATS Virtual Conference Workshops, PSATS will provide you a coupon code that you must input when you register for each individual virtual workshop. Or, if you are interested, you can also purchase individual virtual workshops at a member price of $20 per workshop ($30 for non-members).
Below are the PSATS Virtual Conference Workshops with registration links live as of May 19. Check back as more are added. A complete list of all workshops can be found at the bottom of the page.
Save Time and Money when Purchasing with COSTARS - Virtual - 6/4/20Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/04/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Learn how the COSTARS Program works and how to save valuable time and money on virtually everything you purchase! The workshop will cover a background of the program and will demonstrate how to search COSTARS contracts and negotiate with suppliers to get the best value.
Roadmaster Roundtable - Virtual - 06/05/2020Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/05/2020 at 8:00 AM (EDT)
During this perennial conference favorite, roadmasters, road crew members, and township officials will get a chance to question our panel of experts about everything related to roads.
Bridging Your Infrastructure Challenges - Virtual - 6/8/20Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/08/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
From evaluating the condition of existing storm sewer systems and inspecting and maintaining short-span bridges to addressing aging roads and outdated pump stations, municipal infrastructure strains budgets and staff alike. This session will focus on processes and funding that address common challenges. The presenters will also examine elements of infrastructure management, including inventory and planning programs for bridges, road maintenance, and utility coordination.
Municipal eNewsletters: Communicating with Your Audience - Virtual - 6/8/20Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/08/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Designed to provide townships with up-to-date information on digital newsletters, this workshop will cover a range of topics, including why townships should use "e-newsletters" to communicate with residents, how to create a newsletter that residents will read, topics that interest residents and visitors, and tips and tricks to boost your email subscription list.
Vendor Oversight: Controls All Townships Must Implement - Virtual - 6/11/20Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/11/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Does your procurement process ensure only qualified vendors are hired? Will your vendors safely and securely handle the confidential data and information you provide them? Are you sure you're not giving favorable treatment to vendors who have relationships with township employees? Are you sure you haven't hired a fictitious vendor intent on committing fraud? This session will answer these questions and more to ensure your township has adequate vendor oversight.
Employee Discipline: A Toolkit for Township Supervisors - Virtual - 6/11/20Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/11/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Attend this session to learn the rules of the road for public employee discipline and get practical advice on how to document and handle the disciplinary process.
Making Your Community Safer for Pedestrians - Virtual - 06/12/2020Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/12/2020 at 8:00 AM (EDT)
Attend this virtual workshop to learn about a variety of infrastructure countermeasures that have been effective in keeping pedestrians safer
How to Build - and Rebuild - Public Trust in Government - Virtual - 6/17/20Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/17/2020 at 6:30 PM (EDT)
During this session, the presenter will discuss the continuing decline of public trust in government and provide valuable strategies to help public officials build and rebuild that trust with their citizens.
Funding Municipal Stormwater Management in PA - Virtual - 6/18/20Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/18/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
This session will explore the emergence of stormwater fees and how they are determined. Lessons and successes will be discussed as participants work through exercises that will help them develop fee programs. The presenters will also provide strategies to build constituent support.
Using Checklists to Work Smarter - Virtual - 6/18/20Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/18/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Have you ever wished someone would hand you checklists to make your administrative life easier? This workshop is the answer to your prayers. Attendees will receive several sample checklists for such tasks as taking minutes, developing and implementing budgets, adopting ordinances and resolutions, following the Sunshine Law, reviewing land development applications, and other topics. You can use these checklists to assess and improve your own administrative procedures.
|Session Date||Start Time||End time||Session name|
|Thursday, June 4, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Save Time and Money when Purchasing with COSTARS|
|Friday, June 5, 2020||8:00:00 AM||10:00:00 AM||Roadmaster Roundtable|
|Monday, June 8, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Bridging Your Infrastructure Challenges|
|Monday, June 8, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Municipal eNewsletters: Communicating with Your Audience|
|Thursday, June 11, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Vendor Oversight: Controls All Townships Must Implement|
|Thursday, June 11, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:30:00 PM||Employee Discipline: A Toolkit for Township Supervisors|
|Friday, June 12, 2020||8:00:00 AM||9:15:00 AM||Making Your Community Safer for Pedestrians|
|Wednesday, June 17, 2020||6:30:00 PM||7:45:00 PM||How to Build - and Rebuild - Public Trust in Government|
|Thursday, June 18, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Funding Municipal Stormwater Management in PA|
|Thursday, June 18, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Using Checklists to Work Smarter|
|Monday, June 22, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Traffic and Parking: A Discussion with Traffic Engineers|
|Monday, June 22, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||20 Ways to Improve Your Public Meetings|
|Wednesday, June 24, 2020||6:30:00 PM||7:45:00 PM||When to Call Your Solicitor: 5 Volunteer Fire Company Issues|
|Thursday, June 25, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Environmental Potpourri - A Regulatory Primer|
|Thursday, June 25, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Flexible Zoning, Subdivision & Land Development Solutions|
|Monday, June 29, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Stormwater Compliance: What Your Municipality Needs to Know|
|Thursday, July 2, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Crisis Management: Communicating in the (New) Real World|
|Thursday, July 2, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Land Use & Zoning Law Update|
|Wednesday, July 8, 2020||6:30:00 PM||7:45:00 PM||Five Cardiac Township Events and the CPR to Address Them|
|Thursday, July 9, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Local Economies and Quality of Life in the Age of E-Tail|
|Thursday, July 9, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Advancing Public Communication Through Website Design|
|Friday, July 10, 2020||8:00:00 AM||9:15:00 AM||E-Scooters, Mopeds, and E-Bikes: Micromobility Rising|
|Monday, July 13, 2020||9:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Defending Against Claims of "Past Practice"|
|Monday, July 13, 2020||11:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Investigating Harassment & Other Claims in the "Me Too" Era|
|Thursday, July 16, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Trust the Process: Land Development and Best Practices|
|Friday, July 17, 2020||8:00:00 AM||9:15:00 AM||PennTIME: How Traffic Incident Management Can Keep Our Emergency Responders Safe|
|Monday, July 20, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Twp Gatherings and Special Events|
|Monday, July 20, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Under Fire: Trends in Zoning and Validity Challenges|
|Thursday, July 23, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||PA 811 - Compliance Execution and New PUC Requirements|
|Thursday, July 23, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Get the Dirt: Zoning, Subdivision & Land Development Basics|
|Friday, July 24, 2020||8:00:00 AM||9:15:00 AM||Posting Local Roads for Infrastructure Preservation & Safety|
|Monday, July 27, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Taking the Politics Out of Paving|
|Monday, July 27, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Technical Assistance Programs|
|Wednesday, July 29, 2020||6:30:00 PM||7:45:00 PM||Understanding Your Community's Stormwater Obligations|
|Thursday, July 30, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Suburban Homestead: Best Practices and Management|
|Thursday, July 30, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Addressing the Unaddressable - How to Resolve Difficult Parcels|
|Friday, July 31, 2020||8:00:00 AM||9:15:00 AM||Temporary Traffic Control Planning and Deployment|
|Monday, August 3, 2020||11:00:00 AM||Procurement Best Practices for Proven Results|
|Thursday, August 6, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||What Has Your Building Code Official Done for You Lately?|
|Thursday, August 6, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Meet Pollutant Reduction Goals with Floodplain Restoration|
|Friday, August 7, 2020||8:00:00 AM||9:15:00 AM||PennDOT's Traffic Safety & Operations Funding Programs|
|Monday, August 10, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Cable Franchising in the Wake of the FCC's 2019 Order|
|Monday, August 10, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Establish "Street Cred" with GPS Database Management|
|Wednesday, August 12, 2020||6:30:00 PM||7:45:00 PM||Transparency & Communication in Local Government|
|Thursday, August 13, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Keeping Your Township Out of Headlines: Tips to Avoid Fraud|
|Thursday, August 13, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||The PUC and Your Municipality|
|Friday, August 14, 2020||8:00:00 AM||Trenchless Pipe Rehabilitation - What Are My Options?|
|Monday, August 17, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||An Employee Shows Up With a Medical Marijuana Card.Now What?|
|Monday, August 17, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Residential Traffic Management in 2020|
|Wednesday, August 19, 2020||6:30:00 PM||7:45:00 PM||Creating Affordable Employee Retirement Plans|
|Thursday, August 20, 2020||9:00:00 AM||Workers' Compensation and Volunteer Fire Companies|
|Thursday, August 20, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Real Estate Tax Collection in Pennsylvania|
|Monday, August 24, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Stormwater BMP Inspection|
|Wednesday, August 26, 2020||6:30:00 PM||7:45:00 PM||So Where Is The Ambulance?|
|Thursday, August 27, 2020||9:00:00 AM||10:15:00 AM||Removing Barriers to Adaptive Reuse of Older Buildings|
|Thursday, August 27, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||Public and Private Partnerships Enhance Parks/Rec Programs|
|Friday, August 28, 2020||8:00:00 AM||The ABCs of Liquid Fuels Tax Funds|
|Monday, August 31, 2020||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||What is a Municipal Claim and Why Does This Matter?|