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.

The Aim Salary, Wage and Fringe Benefits Survey

March 5, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free for Aim Members;  $55 Non-member

Every year Aim solicits an extensive amount of human resources information from cities and towns in the annual Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey. The results are then released to the participants and members upon request. The outcome is a wealth of information that each municipality can use to assist in decision making at budget time, making new hires or the periodic review of your benefits package. In this free webinar we’ll walk through the questionnaire and explain how each city or town can maximize their participation.

Presented by Erin Jamison-Koenig, Communications Director, Aim

The FCC Small Cell Order and Its Practical Effects in Indiana

March 26, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$25 Member;  $55 Non-member

In January 2019, a preemption order from the FCC went into effect. The order preempts local government authority by restricting how they can regulate the installation of small cells infrastructure and ensuring that wireless providers have low-cost access to public rights-of-way and existing support structures. However, compliance with the law requires an understanding the differences and the similarities in the order and Indiana law. This webinar will discuss the FCC Small Cell Order, Indiana law, and what ordinances or policies the locals should to have.

Presented by Robert W. Eherenman, Attorney, Haller & Colvin, P.C.

CLE credit is pending for this webinar. 

How to Keep Public Meetings Under Control

April 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$25 Member;  $55 Non-member

While citizen participation in the governmental process is an essential part of our democracy, the expression of diverse opinions in a public forum can present many challenges. This webinar will address the requirements and limitations of Indiana’s Open Door Law. The discussion will focus mainly on the critical balance between conducting fair, efficient, and productive public meetings and protecting the First Amendment Rights of your citizens. Participants will learn practical strategies for promoting citizen input, while maintaining appropriate and constructive decorum at public meetings.

CLE credit is pending for this webinar. 

2019 Legislative Session Recap

May 14, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free for Aim Members;  $55 Non-member

As we conclude the 2019 Legislative Session, most Aim members already have a good idea of what happened regarding the larger, more publicized bills impacting municipal government.  However, there are always countless bills that do not make headlines. This free webinar will help you better understand what is slated to become law in the weeks and months ahead and how it can impact cities and towns of all sizes.

Presented by the Aim Government Affairs Team

A Bill Becomes Law – Now What?

June 4, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$25 Member;  $55 Non-member

The 2019 General Session has just ended and many bills are now becoming law. This webinar will discuss how to decipher Indiana code and how it affects your community. Specific examples of upcoming code changes will be discussed along with tricky legislation from years past.

CLE credit is pending for this webinar. 

Code Enforcement 101

July 16, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$25 Member;  $55 Non-member

Code enforcement can a difficult and time consuming task for municipalities. This webinar will provide insight on tried and true methods for addressing issues within your community. Are warrants necessary to perform code enforcement inspections? Have there been changes to the statute that affect how you should regulate dogs, chickens and horses? These and many other questions will be addressed. Learn how partnering with local departments can assist your efforts, how to make sure that your ordinances are kept up-to-date, and how to decide whether enforcement is warranted in difficult situations. 

CLE credit is pending for this webinar. 

Staying up to Date with Internal Controls

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

An Internal Controls System consists of standards and procedures that involve a thought process focused on goals of operating government services efficiently and effectively while complying with the law and minimizing risks of loss to the taxpayers. Attend this webinar to learn the process of creating a system, what internal controls can and cannot do, and various methods that can be used to compensate for controls for a municipality of any size, including the concept of separation of duties

Easements

August 15, 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.  

CLE credit is pending for this webinar. 

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.

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.

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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