Human Resources for Small Communities

Join us for three one-hour long webinars over three days focusing on Human Resources for Small Communities. And new in 2022, Friday Roundtable Discussion!

March 8-11, 2022
10AM each day

Registration Fee:  $50.00
WMCA Credit Eligible

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Tuesday, March 8          10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
How to Recognize and Handle Top Municipal HR Issues
Pamela M Ploor, Partner, at the law firm of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

You come into work on Monday morning with your “to do” list ready to go.  When you depart to go home that night, you see you have done nothing on your list and added three HR items to it.  What’s a busy municipal employee to do!? There isn’t enough time to think much less figure out which HR items should get priority?!  If this sounds familiar, come to this session to hear why certain HR tasks should get priority, how to address them, and hopefully save yourself time in the process.

Wednesday, March 9     10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Teaming: How to Work Effectively and Efficiently on the Fly
Elizabeth Yanke, MBA, Member Services Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities

So much to do and so little time. Working on cross functional teams or in small teams, it’s all a juggling act. Often the people you team with shift from day to day. The workshop will cover being an effective and communicative teammate while keeping your own responsibilities on track. Presentation (pdf)

Thursday, March 10       10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Workers Compensation 101
Clark MacAlpine, Senior Loss Control Specialist and Tim Staver, Senior Loss Control Consultant, United Heartland

This workshop will cover best practices in workers compensation management including injury prevention, cost mitigation, and claim management. We will briefly touch on how an effective safety program can reduce workers compensation costs over time. We will review actions you should take to properly report and manage a claim from the point of injury through the entire claim management process. We will end with best practices in using transitional duty. Presentation (pdf)

Friday, March 11            10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
HR for Small Communities Roundtable Discussion
Moderated discussion focusing on the week’s presented topics and other issues attendees would like to discuss.

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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Previous Event - November 2021 Agenda

Tuesday, November 9, 2021             10AM
Best Practices for Municipal Staff Recruiting, presented by Elizabeth Yanke, Member Services Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities and Jenny Kosek, Economic Development Specialist, City of West Allis

Wednesday, November 10, 2021     10AM
On Boarding Municipal Employees, Panel: Morgan Tauschek, Senior HR Generalist, City of Wisconsin Rapids; Inga Cushman, Administrative Services Director, City of Milton; and Caitlin Stene, Deputy Administrator / Village Clerk, Village of Waunakee

Thursday, November 11, 2021         10AM
Guidelines for Crafting an Employee Handbook, presented by Attorney Lisa Bergersen 

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