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LGC Distance Education

WisLine Teleconferences

A WisLine is a live teleconference offered by the University of Wisconsin-Extension that you attend from your home or office telephone. If you have never attended a Local Government Center WisLine program, first visit our All About WisLines page.

From January through July 2014, the following topics are available via WisLine.

2014 Board of Review

2014 Board of Review- Continuing Available by Video The 2014 Board of Review-Continuing video follows a Board of Review hearing from start to finish. At each stage, a panel of local government experts comment on correct procedure and the reasons for each step. It is designed for members who have had Board of Review Training before, but new members can also be certified using this video. This video will be shown one day only at selected county sites on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 am. $35

To see the 2014 Board of Review flyer, click here.

For a list of the county sites, click here.

To register for 2014 Board of Review, click here. You can also register by phone at 608-262-0810.

2014 Board of Review - Continuing Audio Only presents the audio only of the "Continuing" BOR training direct to your phone. Dial in Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:30 am - 12:50 pm. $22

2014 Board of Review Training - Basic 2014 Board of Review-Basic provides training that meets the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue mandatory certified training requirement direct to your phone by WisLine audio teleconference. $22
Dial in:

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014-10:30 am to 12:50 pm
  • Monday, May 5, 2014-10:30 am to 12:50 pm
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014-2:00 pm to 4:20 pm
For more information about WisLine audio teleconferences, click here.

Recorded Programs – Learn When It’s Convenient

  • Conducting the Annual Board of Review – Continuing - DVD plus one hard copy of materials, $50
  • Conducting the Annual Board of Review – Basic - CD plus one hard copy of materials, $28

To register for 2014 Board of Review or order a DVD or CD with materials, click here.

Local Government Essentials Series

How to Run the Annual Town Meeting with Attorney Carol Nawrocki, Wisconsin Towns Association (Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing with Attorney Rick Stadelman, Wisconsin Towns Association; Attorney Claire Silverman, League of Wisconsin Municipalities; and Roger Johnson, Wisconsin Department of Revenue (Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Developing the Annual Budget with Karl Green, LaCrosse County UWEX County Resource Development Educator and Interim Local Government Specialist (Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Series

State Program Update including Farmland Preservation and Wind Energy with Keith Foye and Alison Volk, Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection; Deborah Erwin, Public Service Commission and others (Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Annexation Basics with Philip Freeburg, J.D., UW-Extension’s Local Government Center; Erich Schmidtke, Wisconsin Dept. of Administration, Municipal Boundary Review (Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Local Land Use Regulation and Mining with Paul Kent, J.D., Attorney, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP and others (Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Public Trust Doctrine with with Melissa Scanlan, J.D., Vermont Law School and formerly University of Wisconsin Law School (Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Law and Legislative Update with Brian W. Ohm, J.D., Land Use Law Specialist, UW-Madison Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning; Richard Stadelman, J.D., Executive Director, Wisconsin Towns Association (Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

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Local Land Use Planning and Zoning
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Registration

Online registration is now available for each of these Local Land Use Planning and Zoning WisLines

You can also register for these programs by calling the Pyle Center at 608-262-0810.

If you have other questions about the programs, please call the Local Government Center at 608-262-9960.

Can't Attend?

Order a materials bundle via the brochures above or online audiostream. These options are outlined at .

Looking for Board of Review?

Each year's new version of Board of Review training comes out approximately in April. If you need to train before that, please purchase the prior year's materials. If you can train during the April-May time frame, register using the current year's brochure. Please visit LGC's Board of Review page for more information, including links to materials and streaming "Mock Board of Review" videos.

Webinars

On September 19th the Local Government Center made a technology change to how we present the Current Issues series of Wisline training. Local Government Specialist Al Probst presented "Developing the Annual Budget" as aWebinar using Blackboard Collaborate. This technology enabled the presenter to be both visually and verbally interactive with the participants while a change in direction in the presentation from strictly discussion budget requirements to an approach more focused on the actual mechanics of producing a functional annual budget gave participants a much more "hands on" feel for the subject matter. An additional capability with this technology is that, as soon as registration issues are concluded, the program will be available for viewing from its archived location at the convenience of any viewer at a computer with Java capabilities. The Local Government Center is now looking into using the same technology for presentations on "The Annual Town Meeting," "Alcohol and Beverage Licensing," and "Board of Review." Look for more announcements on this exciting educational technology advancement on the LGC webpage.

A streaming video recording of this webinar is now available from The Learning Store for $35.

Special Note: Conducting Local Elections

Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board (GAB) will be assuming full responsibility for the future training and education of election officials and clerks. As a result, the "Conducting Local Elections" WisLine series will no longer be offered by the Local Government Center. Recordings of prior WisLine sessions may still be purchased from the Local Government Center as audiostreams via The Learning Store. Future training opportunities will be offered by the GAB. Refer to the GAB website (http://gab.wi.gov/) for more information or contact Allison Coakley, Training Officer, at (608) 261-2033 with any questions you might have.

Prior Years

You can still purchase the recorded versions, including written and audio materials, of LGC WisLines from prior years. If you know the year and series, you may click on the links below. Or to browse all programs, visit Available WisLines.

2012-2013

Adobe PDF icon Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials (PDF file, 563 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Local Government Essentials (PDF file, 437 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Local Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (PDF file, 1086 kb)

2011-2012

Adobe PDF icon Conducting Local Elections (PDF file, 508 kb) 
Adobe PDF icon Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials (PDF file, 500 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Local Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (PDF file, 924 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Open Government and Parliamentary Procedure (PDF file, 852 kb) 

2010-2011

Adobe PDF icon Conducting Local Elections (PDF file, 444 kb)
Adobe PDF icon
Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials(PDF file, 492 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Local Land Use Planning and Zoning (PDF file, 824 kb)

2009-2010

Adobe PDF icon Conducting Local Elections (PDF file, 508 kb)
Adobe PDF icon
Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials(PDF file, 504 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Local Land Use Planning and Zoning (PDF file, 844 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Open Government and Parliamentary Procedure (PDF file, 1290 kb)

2008-2009

Adobe PDF icon Conducting Local Elections (PDF file, 143 kb)
Adobe PDF icon
Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials(PDF file, 510 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Local Land Use Planning and Zoning (PDF file, 275 kb)

2007-2008

Adobe PDF icon Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials (PDF file, 476 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Local Land Use Planning and Zoning (PDF file, 160 kb)

2006-2007

Adobe PDF icon Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials (PDF file, 190 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Local Land Use Planning and Zoning (PDF file, 109 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Fire Department Hot Topics (PDF file, 166 kb)

2005-2006

Adobe PDF icon Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials (PDF file, 240 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Local Land Use Planning and Zoning (PDF file, 411 kb)
Adobe PDF icon Local Transportation Issues (PDF file, 489 kb)

This page last updated April 10, 2014

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