Human Resources for Small Communities

Join us for three one-hour long webinars and the Friday roundtable discussion over four days focusing on Human Resources for Small Communities.

March 7-10, 2023
10AM each day

WMCA Credit Eligible

Program Agenda

Tuesday, March 7, 2023          10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Local Government and ADA Title II Responsibilities 
Robin Jones, Director of the Great Lakes ADA Center and Professor at University of Illinois Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development

As we approach the 33rd anniversary of the passage of the ADA it is a good time to reflect on where we have come and where we still need to go in terms of ensuring that our programs, services and activities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Join this session where we will review the 5 administrative requirements under the ADA for local governments and review the most common myths regarding the ADA and local government.  

Wednesday, March 8, 2023     10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Employee Engagement Equals Employee Retention
Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHRUSA

It is often said that "people leave managers not companies" -- learn some low cost steps you can take to anchor your employees to your organization.  It is much less expensive and less time consuming to keep the good employees you have than to replace them.

Thursday, March 9, 2023        10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Human Resources Update
Attorney Pamela M Ploor, Partner, at the law firm of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP 

“Human Resources Update” presented by attorney and The Municipality magazine employment law columnist Pamela M. Ploor from the law firm of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP.  In this webinar attorney Ploor will discuss updates on federal and Wisconsin employment laws of interest to municipal employers and legal trends affecting the workplace in 2023. This webinar is designed for local government employees or managers with responsibility for HR issues. 

Friday, March 10, 2023            10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
HR for Small Communities Roundtable Discussion
Short presentation by UW Certified Public Manager (CPM) Group Project: Raise Awareness of Careers within Public Sector
Short update from WI ETF (Employee Trust Funds)
Then a moderated discussion focusing on the week’s presented topics and other issues attendees would like to discuss.


$75/member for all four sessions
$100/non-member for all four sessions

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Previous Event - March 2022 Agenda   

How to Recognize and Handle Top Municipal HR Issues
Pamela M Ploor, Partner, at the law firm of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

Teaming: How to Work Effectively and Efficiently on the Fly
Elizabeth Yanke, MBA, Member Services Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Presentation (pdf)
Workers Compensation 101
Clark MacAlpine, Senior Loss Control Specialist and Tim Staver, Senior Loss Control Consultant, United Heartland Presentation (pdf)  
HR for Small Communities Roundtable Discussion

Bonus content provided by our sponsor: GovHR USA, GovTemps USA Engage Your Employees and Successions Planning May Take Care of Itself

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