UW-Madison Division of Extension Local Government Education publishes this announcement of statewide programs monthly. It includes UW-Madison Division of Extension programming and other programs of interest relating to local government that are offered in Wisconsin. Asterisked (*) programs are UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Local Government Education programs. Information about UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Local Government Education and its programming may be found at localgovernment.extension.wisc.edu. Please send us brochures and announcements of programs of statewide interest to the attention of Hannah Katz (firstname.lastname@example.org).Please contact the specified program sponsor with questions about any particular programs.
Upcoming LGE Webinars – June 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021– “Public Participation in Land Use Decision Making” – 10:00-11:30 p.m. Think through how to plan for more effective involvement, how to modify existing procedures, and the role of local land use decision makers. Cost: $20.00. Registration: https://charge.wisc.edu/LocalGovernment/workshop_register.aspx?workshop_id=74
Thursday, June 24, 2021– “Budgeting Under COVID” – 10:00-11:30 p.m. As we look forward to life after the pandemic, what can local governments expect for revenue and the needs of their communities? This panel will help to answer these questions. Cost: $20.00. Registration: https://charge.wisc.edu/LocalGovernment/workshop_register.aspx?workshop_id=77
Upcoming LGE/ Certified Public Manager® Public Classes – June 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021– Navigating the Legislative Environment – 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. The Wisconsin Legislature is a source of law, rules, and funding for state and local agencies, businesses, and citizens. In this class, organizational managers and leaders will learn how to ﬁnd bills, navigate the committee structure, and interact with elected ofﬁcials and their staffs. Gain a basic understanding of where to look for policy information and how you can be involved in the decision-making process. Cost: $240.000. Registration: https://charge.wisc.edu/LocalGovernment/ColleagueCohortRegister.aspx?workshop_id=83
Thursday, June 17, 2021 – Measuring Customer Satisfaction in the Public Sector – 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Explore why customer assessment is essential to government success and discover various approaches to measuring customer satisfaction. Learn to identify your customers’ needs and use that information to develop speciﬁc satisfaction measures for your department or agency. Cost: $240.00. Registration: https://charge.wisc.edu/LocalGovernment/ColleagueCohortRegister.aspx?workshop_id=84
Other Programs of Interest for Local Government Officials/Staff
Thursday, June 3, 10, 2021– “Budgeting for Public Works” – Transportation Information Center. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how to use various budget formats to communication a department’s operational costs, benefits, effectiveness, and changes over time, as well as work with an agency’s capital budgeting process to meet long range department needs. Cost: $150. Registration: https://epd.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/budgeting-for-public-works/
Friday, June 4, 2021– “Local Government 101” – League of Wisconsin Municipalities. 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The League’s 1-day workshop provides a basic framework for governing to both new city and village officials and those who want to brush up on their knowledge of local governance. Cost: $70. Registration: https://www.lwm-info.org/799/Local-Government-101-Important-Basics
Wednesday-Friday, June 9-11, 2021– “Clerks, Treasurers & Finance Officers Institute” – League of Wisconsin Municipalities. 9:00-4:15 p.m. Wednesday/ Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Friday. For a full agenda and registration, visit: https://www.lwm-info.org/760/Clerks-Treasurers-Finance-Officers-Insti
Wednesday, June 30, 2021– “WTA District Meetings” – Wisconsin Towns Association. Virtual. District meetings offer a number of educational topics. For a full list of topics and additional information, as well as to register, visit: https://www.wisctowns.com/district-meeting/
An EEO/AA employer, UW-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX and American with Disabilities (ADA) requirements. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. Requests are kept confidential.