Resources for Local Government Officials

There are lots of non-partisan educational resources available to support local government officials. This page highlights some useful handbooks and trainings. You are also encouraged to check out the resources on the Local Government general page

Please note that UW is a non-partisan entity.

What handbooks are available?

The following handbooks are easily available and can provide useful, non-partisan educational information:

What are Extension's upcoming trainings for September 2020?

The Local Government Center consistently provides quality educational programs. View the September Local Government Programs for meeting details and registration information for the following programs:

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, September 2-3, “2020 Virtual Municipal Attorneys Institute”
  • Thursday, September 3, “Leadership Skills for Supervisors”,  8:30am-3:30pm 
  • Thursday, September 10  “Avoiding Common Mistakes”, Virtual 9:00am-4:00pm.
  • Friday, September 11, “Local Government 101”, Webinar
  • September 14-October 1  “Town and Village Officials Fall Workshop”, Virtual.
  • Tuesday, September 15  “Collective Bargaining in Difficult Times-Strategy for Success”, Webinar 10:00-11:30am
  • Wednesday, September 16 “What is Local Road Safety” , Webinar  8:00-9:30am
  • Thursday, September 17  “Labor and Employee Relations — 8:30am-3:30pm 
  • Thursday, September 17  “Run For It” –12:00-1:30pm
  • Thursday, September 17  “Clean Groundwater and Well Water in Rural and Suburban Wisconsin Communities Part 1” –Webinar  12:00-1:15pm
  • Thursday, September 17  “Building Effective Teams”  Webinar, 8:30am-3:15pm,
  • Friday, September 18  “Leading for Racial Equity Session 1: Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization” –Webinar, 8:30am-3:15pm
  • Wednesday, September 23  “Managing Time, Multiple Priorities and Interruptions” –Webinar 8:30am-3:15pm
  • Thursday, September 24  “Clean Groundwater and Well Water in Rural and Suburban Wisconsin Communities Part 2”  — Webinar  12:00-1:15pm
  • Thursday, September 24  “Understanding and Promoting Ethical Behavior”— Webinar, 8:30am-3:15pm.
  • Thursday, September 24  “Understanding and Promoting Ethical Behavior” –Webinar, 8:30am-3:15pm.
  • Tuesday, September 29, “New Rules for Conditional Use”, Webinar, 10:00-11:00am
  • Thursday, September 29  “Listening for a Change: Skills for Inclusivity” — Webinar, 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Thursday, October 1 & 7   “Advanced Communication Skills”  Cost $150  12:30-3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 15 & 22 “Purchasing and Inventory Control”  Cost $150  8:30-11:00am
  • Thursday October 15 & Friday October 16  “Creating an Organizational Culture of Collaboration”, Webinar  9:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday, October 16  “Leading for Racial Equity Session 2: Using Racial Equity Decision and Policy Tools”  Webinar, 8;30am-3:15pm
  • Thursday, October 22,  “Leadership”, Webinar 8:30am-3:15pm
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, October 27-28, 2020  “Fundamentals of Project Management”, Webinar 8:30am-3:15pm
  • Thursday, October 29,  “Variances”, Webinar, 9:00-11;30am

Opportunities to learn what is important to Town and Village Officials in Wisconsin, print the 2020 Fall Workshops Flyer.

Green County Board Elected Official Education and Training

To aid you in performing your County Board supervisor duties, Green County partnered with
UW Madison – Extension Green County and provided training and in-person Question and
Answer sessions. The materials and recorded sessions from June 2020 are available for your continued use.  For a complete listing of the sessions that were offered, print the Green County Board Elected Official Education & Training Sessions schedule.  

11:45am —  12:00pm  ~  Optional Introduction to Zoom
12:00pm — 1:00pm  ~  Question & Answer Session
Please watch the recording prior to the Question & Answer session. Access
the recording online and the materials from the session online.
Topics:
● Who We Are: The UW-Madison Division of Extension Local
Government Center and the Wisconsin Counties Association
● Roles and Responsibilities for County Officials

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 ~ Running Effective Meetings; County Budgeting

11:45am —  12:00pm  ~  Optional Introduction to Zoom
12:00pm — 1:00pm  ~  Question & Answer Session
Please watch the recording prior to the Question & Answer session. Access
the recording online and the materials from the session online.
Topics:
● Running Effective Meetings
● County Budgeting

11:45am —  12:00pm  ~  Optional Introduction to Zoom
12:00pm — 1:00pm  ~  Question & Answer Session
Please watch the recording prior to the Question & Answer session. Access
the recording online and the materials from the session online.
Topics:
● Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law
● Agendas and Minutes

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 ~ Wisconsin's Public Records Law; Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

11:45am —  12:00pm  ~  Optional Introduction to Zoom
12:00pm — 1:00pm  ~  Question & Answer Session
Please watch the recording prior to the Question & Answer session. Access
the recording online and the materials from the session online.
Topics:
● WIsconsin’s Public Records Law
● Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

 

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