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LGC Distance Education

2015 Board of Review

In 2015 the training will be by video in DVD format with printed materials that include forms and instructions for DOR certification.

You can order the DVD and materials now from the Learning Store and the items will mail out first class from Madison as soon as they are in our office.

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 May 2015, the following topics are available via WisLine.

Advanced Parliamentary Procedure for Wisconsin's Local Governments

This program consists of four sessions held from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Wednesdays during April 2015. The registration fee covers attendance and PDF of materials for all four sessions. Presenter: Larry Larmer, Professor Emeritus in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Principle of Parliamentary Authority: The Relationship among statutes, court decisions, organizational rules, and Robert's Rules of Order-Newly Revised with Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Principle of a Meeting: Issues about notice, quorum, and attendance. Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Principle of Majority Rule: Ownership of motions, seconding a motion, and when more than a majority is required.Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Principle of Order: Rules of precedence among motions and details. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For more complete program information, you can download the brochure.

TO REGISTER
Register online for Advanced Parliamentary Procedure for Wisconsin's Local Governments. To register by phone call 608-262-0810.

Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Series

Updating Your Comprehensive Plan with Rebecca Roberts, Center for Land Use Education at UW-Stevens Point and Brian Ohm, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, UW-Madison/Extension
Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
This teleconference has already taken place. You can order an audiostream (digital audio file plus pdf of written materials) of the Updating Your Comprehensive Plan presentation for $28 from the UW-Extension Learning Store.

Shoreland Zoning Update with Lynn Markham, Center for Land Use Education at UW-Stevens Point and Kay Lutze, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Case Studies in Local Non-Metallic Mining Regulation with Paul Kent, J.D., Stafford Rosenbaum LLP and William White, J.D., Michael Best and Friedrich, LLP
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Case Law and Legislative Update with Brian Ohm, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, UW-Madison/Extension
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Site Planning Fundamentals with James A. LaGro, Jr., M.LA., Ph.D., Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, UW-Madison
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

TO REGISTER
Register online for Local Land Use Planning and Zoning WisLines. To register by phone call 608-262-0810.

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Local Land Use Planning and Zoning brochure>
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Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials

Local Control of Telecommunication Towers and Facilities: Powers, Procedures and Limitations presented by Attorney Eric Larson, Arenz, Molter, Macy, Riffle & Larson
Monday, October 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 am
This teleconference has already taken place. You can order an audiostream (digital audio file plus pdf of written materials) of the Telecommunication Towers presentation for $28 from the UW-Extension Learning Store.

Phosphorus Discharge Regulation presented by Paul Kent, Attorney/Partner with Stafford Rosenbaum LLP and Jim VandenBrook, Executive Director, Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, Inc.
Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 am
This teleconference has already taken place. You can order an audiostream (digital audio file plus pdf of written materials) of the Phosphorus Discharge Regulation presentation for $28 from the UW-Extension Learning Store.

At Our Doorstep: Local Government's Demographics Challenge and Implications for Counties and Communities presented by Dan Veroff, UW-Extension Outreach Specialist with the Applied Population Lab and Mark O'Connell, Executive Director, Wisconsin Counties Association
Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 am
This teleconference has already taken place. You can order an audiostream (digital audio file plus pdf of written materials) of the Demographics Challenge presentation for $28 from the UW-Extension Learning Store.

Tax Incremental Financing presented by Al Runde, Legislative Fiscal Bureau and Mary Lou Clayton, Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue
Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 am
This teleconference has already taken place. order an audiostream (digital audio file plus pdf of written materials) of the Tax Incremental Financing presentation for $28 from the UW-Extension Learning Store.

Wisconsin Legislative Preview presented by Mark O'Connell, Wisconsin Counties Association, Jerry Deschane, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, and Mike Koles, Wisconsin Towns Association
Monday, February 2, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 am

For more complete program information, you can download the brochure.

TO REGISTER
To register online for these WisLines, click here.To register by phone call 608-262-0810.

 

Local Government Essentials Series

How to Run the Annual Town Meeting with Attorney Carol Nawrocki, Wisconsin Towns Association (Monday, March 16, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon). THIS WISLINE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing with Attorney Carol Nawrocki, Wisconsin Towns Association; Attorney Claire Silverman, League of Wisconsin Municipalities; and Tom Ourada, Wisconsin Department of Revenue (Monday, May 4, 2015, 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 (Monday, July 13, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

TO REGISTER
Register online here for the Local Government Essentials 2015 teleconference series is available. To register by phone call 608-262-0810.

For more complete program information, you can download the brochure.

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Local Government Essentials
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Can't Attend?

Order a materials bundle via the brochures above or online audiostream. These options are outlined on our 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 March 25, 2015

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