Webinars

Educating and informing our members is at the heart of our mission. That’s why Aim hosts webinars on relevant municipal topics such as current legislative issues and cybersecurity. Each of these webinars is designed to keep you up to date on the subject matter and give you takeaways that you can apply in your municipality.

2019 Webinar Pass

This year Aim is offering webinar passes so you can get more bang for your buck! Webinars must be selected when a pass is purchased. Log in instructions for the webinars will be sent a day before the webinar occurs. A follow up email will be sent after each purchased webinar and will include the webinar recording and materials.

Grants from Start to Finish

September 12, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$25 Member;  $55 Non-member

Grants are an excellent way to obtain funds for special projects or programs. Finding applicable grants, writing applicants, and applying can be daunting. And once a grant is awarded there are crucial, and sometimes cumbersome, reporting and administrative requirements to consider. Understanding the process from beginning to end will help you be a better advocate for the community when acquiring and administering grants. Attend this webinar to learn about managing your municipalities’ grants and learn from an experienced municipal official.

Easements

September 19, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$25 Member;  $55 Non-member

A simple explanation of an easement is the legal permission to use somebody else’s land. The description may be simple but the processes can be difficult. This webinar will cover the regulations and applications of easements. The differences between public rights of way and easements will also be discussed on this webinar.  

Presented by Bart A. Karwath, Partner, Barns & Thornburg LLP

CLE credit is pending for this webinar. 

Past Due Notices & Disconnects: Creative Solutions for Handling Utilities

September 24, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$25 Member;  $55 Non-member

When it comes to utility disconnects, don’t make a federal case out of it! Attend this webinar to gain practical advice for managing past due notices and disconnects, while staying compliant with the law. Dig into what “protectible property” means and how to give “proper notice” and learn options for collection techniques you can apply in your utility.

CLE credit is pending for this webinar. 

Are You Covered? Liability Insurance for your Municipality

October 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$25 Member;  $55 Non-member

As a municipal official, you are tasked with fiscal policy, managing a city or town, and ensuring the community is safe. With all the liability risks facing you on a daily basis, are you covered should something happen? Attend this webinar to learn about identifying and addressing potential hazards and quoting and attaining insurance.

Records Retention: Paper & Digital

October 29, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$25 Member;  $55 Non-member

As use of technology grows, so does the confusion regarding how, when, and where to retain public records. Digital tools such as emails, listservs, and social media can be a challenge. Add in differing software capabilities and understanding when typical retention turns into historic preservation and your mind starts spinning! This webinar will discuss the many laws and rules surrounding the retention of public records.

You Won the Election – Now What? Keeping Out of Trouble with the 1st Amendment Rights of Employees

November 14, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$25 Member;  $55 Non-member

Under many circumstances, the First Amendment protects public employees from being terminated or having their jobs adversely impacted for political reasons. If a newly elected official dismisses, demotes, or reassigns an employee because of their political affiliation, activity, or speech, that public official can be sued and may ultimately be held liable for violating the employee’s rights under the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution. This webinar will provide information on how to avoid lawsuits from employees alleging adverse employment actions because of their political activities, speech, or affiliation which can cripple a new administration, tie up resources, and potentially cost huge amounts of money.

2020 Legislative Session Preview

December 18, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free for Aim Members;  $55 Non-member

The 2020 Legislative Session is coming up fast! Being a non-budget year, this “short session” will start in January and wrap-up by the end of March. The fast-paced session is slated to have much discussion and debate in store. Participate in this free webinar to hear about Aim’s expectations for this session and our strategy for passing positive legislation to help cities and towns function more efficiently and create quality places.

Purchase a recording of past webinars

The recording and materials from every Aim webinar is available for $25 for Aim Members and $55 for non-members.

Webinars available for purchase

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Utilizing Next Level Jobs to become Hubs of Talent
  • Planning and Design for Active Living
  • Planning for the Holidays in the Workplace
  • State and Local Partnership with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission
  • The Digital Battlefield: A Look at Cyber Security in Local Government
  • How to Connect in 280 Characters: Legislators, Citizens, and Communities
  • Up in the Air: Drones in the City
  • Conflict Resolution within Municipal Government
  • 2019 Legislative Session Preview
  • Newly Elected Officials Training for New Office Holders
  • Opportunity Zones
  • The Misconceptions of TIF
  • Zoning Code Enforcement
  • Social Media in the Workplace
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Staying Out of Trouble: INDOT’s Conflict of Interest Rule

  • Don’t Cause a Tiff: Understand the New

  • Requirements for TIF Annual Reporting

  • Understanding and Complying with New Employee Filing Requirements

Registration

Registration is available until 5 p.m. the day before the webinar; registrations after this time cannot be guaranteed. All webinars begin at the scheduled Eastern Standard time. You will receive email confirmations and reminders from Erin Jamison-Koenig or [email protected] Your confirmation email provides you with webinar access information.

Cancellation

You cannot cancel if you have signed up to attend a webinar. You’ll be invoiced and sent the recording and materials regardless of whether you attend the live webinar.

Credit for webinars

Earn Municipal Management Institute (MMI) credit by participating in Aim webinars. Learn new techniques for tackling common local issues and improving services to citizens while working towards your Certified Municipal Official status.

Sponsor

Thank you to MMI sponsor Wessler Engineering.

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