Fall Training School Tentative Agenda
September 12-16, 2022 | Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs

* Denotes Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits
+ Denotes Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits 
Elected Officials Academy (EOA) Elective Credits: All classes are eligible for EOA elective credits unless otherwise noted
# Denotes Core EOA Credits

Monday, September 12

  • 12:00 p.m.

    NYCOM Registration Desk Opens

  • 1:00 p.m.

    First-Time Attendee Orientation

  • 2:00 p.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • Overview of Governmental Accounting +
    • A Local Government Primer for City and Village Officials *+
    • The New and Improved NYCOM USA Program 
    • Auditing Cybersecurity at NY's Local Government: A Case Study +
  • 3:30 p.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • Municipal Finance Fundamentals +
    • Show Me the Money: Understanding Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws *+
    • Unraveling the Mysteries Surrounding Terms of Office and Vacancies, Resignations and Removal *+
    • Policies and Procedures for Managing Your City or Village +
    • What It Takes to Become a Climate Smart Community 
  • 7:00 p.m.

    Welcome Dinner

  • 9:00 p.m.

    Entertainment

Tuesday, September 13

  • 7:00 a.m.

    Breakfast

  • 9:00 a.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • Albany Update +
    • Duties and Responsibilities of the Clerk-Treasurer +
    • Three-Alarm Fire: Administering a Village Volunteer Fire Department *+
    • First Amendment Audits, Municipal Social Media Accounts and Flagpoles: First Amendment Hot Topics for Local Officials *
    • What You Need to Know About Recreational Liability 
    • Recruiting and Retaining Staff  
  • 10:45 a.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • Reporting Elected and Appointed Officials +
    • Understanding Fund Balance +
    • Don't Forget to Buckle Up: An Update of Recent Changes to New York's Traffic and Parking Laws *
    • Vital Records +
    • Dazed and Confused about Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing 
    • Hold Your Horses: The Prohibition Against Gifting Public Resources *+
  • 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch

    NYS Association of City & Village Clerks’ Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting

  • 1:30 p.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • Improving the Effectiveness of Claims Processing +
    • Negotiating a Collective Bargaining Agreement in Uncertain Fiscal Times *
    • Something in the Water: The Administration of Public Water and Sewer Systems (Part I) *+
    • Clerks' Seminar 
    • Retirement System Update +
  • 3:15 p.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • State Funding for Local Economic Development 
    • Cash Management +
    • Something in the Water: The Administration of Public Water and Sewer Systems (Part II) *+
    • Running Effective Meetings (Or How to Manage Chaos) *+
    • EMS Billing: A New Frontier +
    • Mentoring Strategies for New Employees 
  • Evening

    Dining Downtown on Your Own

Wednesday, September 14

  • 7:00 a.m.

    Breakfast 

  • 9:00 a.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • City and Village Audit Findings +
    • Developing a Multi-Year Plan (with Tools) +
    • Labor Relations Potpourri *
    • The Open Meetings Law: Demystifying the New Videoconference Procedures *+
  • 10:45 a.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • Using Financial Reports to Analyze Financial Conditions +
    • The Fundamentals of Issuing Debt *+
    • Civil Service 101: What You Need to Know *
    • FOIL: How to Respond to Requests for Records Without Freaking Out *
    • Social Media: Best Practices and Pitfalls 
    • Didn't Really Say That or Did You? Podium Skills for Female Professionals 
  • 12:00 noon

    Lunch

  • 1:15 p.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • Accounting for Capital Projects +
    • Budgeting 101: Developing a Structurally Balanced Budget +
    • Notary Exam
      (We recommend applicants study the License Law booklet prior to their exam (it’s available for download HERE)
    • It's a Tie! Conducting Village Elections *
    • Believe Me, It's You: How to Deal with Difficult People
  • 7:00 p.m.

    "Margaritaville" Theme Party and Dinner

Thursday, September 15

  • 7:00 a.m.

    Breakfast 

  • 9:00 a.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • Establishing and Accounting for Reserves +
    • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Why Does It Have to be so Complicated? *
    • OSC's Review of the Board Minutes +
    • Is There a Promo Code for That? Navigating Municipal Procurement +
    • The Basics of Records Management +
    • Stump the Staff: Ask Your NYCOM Staff Pressing Questions 
  • 10:45 a.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • The Essentials of Municipal Payroll +
    • The Modernizing of the AUD - Coming Soon +
    • Stop in the Name of the Law: Ethics for Municipal Officials *+
    • Federal Funding Updates: ARPA and IIJA 
    • Ask the Auditors 
    • The Golden Years: What You Need to Consider If You're Thinking About Retirement
  • 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch

    NYS Society of Municipal Finance Officers’ Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting

  • 1:30 p.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    • Finance Officers' Seminar
    • Making the Rules Up as We Go: Adopting Local Laws and Referenda Properly and Effectively *+
    • Management's Responsibility for Internal Controls +
    • Adult-Use Cannabis Update *
  • 3:00 p.m.

    PLENARY

    • Were You Paying Attention? Let's Hope So Because It's Boot Camp! 
  • 6:00 p.m.

    Reception

  • 7:00 p.m.

    Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner

Friday, September 16

  • 7:00 a.m.

    Conference Concludes:  Breakfast on your own

Updated 8/19/22