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LGC Distance Education
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.
WisLines for Fall-Winter 2013Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials
From October through December 2013, the following topics are available via WisLine. These three teleconferences will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Legislative Update with Rick Stadelman, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Towns Association; Mark O'Connell, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Counties Association; and Curt Witynski, Assistant Director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities (Tuesday, October 15, 2013)
The Legislative Update teleconference has already taken place. An audiostream (audio plus pdf of written materials) is available from the UW-Extension Learning Store. Click here to order.
Affordable Care Act with Matthew J. Flanary, Attorney, head of the employee benefits practice at Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC and Molly Bandt, director of Covering Kids and Families Project, UW-Madison Center for Child and Family Well-Being (Tuesday, November 12, 2013)
Civility and Civil Dialogue in Local Government with Bill Rizzo, Local Government Specialist at the UW-Extension Local Government Center (Tuesday, December 17)
Online registration is now available each of these Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials 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.
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.
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.
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.
Local Elections (PDF file, 508 kb)
Conducting Local Elections (PDF file, 444 kb)
Conducting Local Elections (PDF file, 508 kb)
Conducting Local Elections (PDF file, 143 kb)
Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials (PDF file, 476 kb)
Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials (PDF file, 190 kb)
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