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Fall Training School Tentative Agenda


All courses are eligible for CPE and EOA elective credits unless otherwise noted.
Courses eligible for CLE credits are denoted by * 

MONDAY, September 24, 2018

12:00 - 7:00 p.m. - NYCOM Registration Desk Open

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - First-time Attendee Orientation

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS 

• Understanding Municipal Ethics in Today's Climate *
• Municipal Finance Fundamentals
• How to Adopt Local Laws and Conduct Referenda So You Don't Have to Do It Over *

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

• What Do You Mean I Can't Do That? Roles & Responsibilities of Municipal Officials *
• Internal Controls for City and Village Operations
• Overview of Governmental Accounting
• Getting to Know Your Code

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Hospitality

7:00 p.m.            WELCOME DINNER KEYNOTE SPEAKER

9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Hospitality

TUESDAY, September 25, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - NYCOM Registration Desk Open

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

• Albany Update
• Policies and Procedures: Legally Required 
• Developing an Effective Fund Balance Policy
• Show Me the Money: Getting Grants
• So You Think the Supreme Court Isn't Relevant to Your Job? A First Amendment Primer for Local Government Officials *
• Administration of the Volunteer Fire Fighter Cancer Benefit *

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

• Policies and Procedures: Recommended
• Employee Fringe Benefits
• Accounting and Reporting for Indebtedness
• You're Making Me Do What? Understanding and Complying with NYS' Prevailing Wage Laws and Certified Payroll Requirements *
• Applying Behavioral Science to Your Government

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  LUNCH

• Association of City and Village Clerks' Luncheon

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

• ERS Redesign
• Debt 101
• The SALT Fix: Accepting Charitable Contributions and Authorizing Property Tax Credits
• Procurement *
• Hot Topics in Employer Relations *

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS 

• New Technology; Records Management and State Archives
• Travel and Conference Expense Management
• Developing and Managing an Effective Budget 
• The Good, the Bad and Preventing the Ugly: Conducting Village Elections *
• Best Practices for Being the Best You (not CPE)
• How to Comply with the State Environment Quality Review Act *

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Hospitality

Evening - Dinner on your own

WEDNESDAY, September 26, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - NYCOM Registration Desk

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

• I've Only Got Two Hands and You Want Me to Do What?! (not CPE)
• Small Cells. Big Problems. The Future of Internet Service and the Regulation of Wireless Infrastructure *
• Cash Management
• Communicating and Understanding Financial Reports
• Running Productive Meetings that End on Time and Don't Get Out of Control *
• New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal (NYMIR)

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

• Who Are the People in Your Neighborhoods
• The Freedom of Information Law: Show Me the Record! *
• Tales from the Field: Statewide City and Village Audits
• NYCOM USA
• Employee Handbooks *
• Implicit Bias and the Ten Commandments of Cultural Competency *

11:45 a.m. - Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

• Wanting What You Can't Have: Understanding Competitive Bidding and Municipal Purchasing *
• The Open Meetings Law: Toeing the Line *
• New York Municipal Energy Program (NYMEP)
• What OSC Auditors Look for in Board Minutes
• Clerks Association Seminar (not CPE or EOA) 
• How to Make the CFA Process Work for You

7:00 p.m.  Dinner - 80s Theme Party

THURSDAY, September 27, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - NYCOM Registration Desk

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

• Gifts and Loans *
• Social Media
• Stump the Staff (not CPE)
• Accounting for Capital Projects
• Managing Vital Records
• Employee Evaluations: Why Aren't You Doing Them? *

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

• Rolling in the Deep: Administering Public Water and Sewer Systems *
• Protecting Public Employees: Workplace Violence in NYS *
• Multi-year Planning
• Ins and Outs of Unemployment, COBRA and Family Leave: What You Need to Know *

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.   LUNCH

  • Society of Municipal Finance Officers' Luncheon and Annual Meeting

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

• Planning, Zoning and Land Use Basics for Clerks and Treasurers *
• Protecting Municipal Data and Computer Systems
• Finance Officers' Seminar (not CPE or EOA)
• Accounting for Payroll and Personnel

3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.  PLENARY

• Answers?  You Can't Handle the Answers! It's BOOT CAMP! (not CPE or EOA)

6:00 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - Annual Banquet & Certificate of Attendance Awards

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