You can benefit from UW-Extension’s Local Government Education knowledge base by attending upcoming or previous webinars. Recorded versions of the webinar programs are also available for sale (digital audio file plus pdf). An electronic file (PDF) of the materials will be emailed with the connection information. Check the links below for pricing.
To register online look for the link in the program description.
Please remember to use an email address that comes directly to you when registering for the Local Government Education’s programs to make sure you receive all of the necessary information.
County Board Restructuring Webinar (free!)
The 2021 Census and required redistricting provide an ideal opportunity for a County Board to consider whether restructuring their board size and board committees could facilitate governing efficiency and operations. Materials from this interactive webinar provide information on the legal and practical considerations when considering a restructuring process.
Find the Restructuring Zoom Recording and Powerpoint Slides here.
Running for Elected Office (free!)
The How to Run for Office series covers information potential candidates will find helpful including the forms needed to run, circulating nomination papers or being nominated through the Caucus process, and the financial forms required for non-partisan candidates.
Find the Running for Office Zoom Recording and Powerpoint slides here.
Voter Registration Assistance Training (free!)
This webinar goes through the basics of registering to vote in Wisconsin, while also addressing challenges and barriers to voting throughout the state. This webinar offers resources to make the electoral process easier, and goes through the necessary steps to vote absentee in Wisconsin.
Find the Voter Registration Assistance Zoom Recording and Powerpoint Slides here.
Election Worker 101 Basics Course (free!)
This training is designed for municipal clerks for use in training new election inspectors on general election procedures and has been updated to include relevant information for the November 2020 Election.
Find the Election Worker Training Zoom Recording and Powerpoint Slides here.
Election Worker Refresher Training–Updates for the 2020 Election (free!)
This Election Inspector Refresher Training was designed to provide election workers with updates relevant to the 2020 Fall Election including information on updated Voter Registration requirements, Absentee Processing, and Health and Safety procedures.
Find the Election Worker Refresher Zoom Recording and Powerpoint Slides here.
Election Inspector Training (free!)
This webinar gives an in-depth overview on how to train election workers in Wisconsin.
Find the Election Inspector Zoom Recording and Powerpoint Slides here.
Preparing for and Adapting to Future Floods with Natural Flood Management ($20)
In this webinar, panelists share Natural Flood Management (NFM), an emerging concept that involves using a combination of multiple practices, in different parts of the watershed, to increase the landscape’s ability to store and manage water. You’ll hear about watershed-scale risk assessments and NFM demonstration projects that are underway in Ashland County to identify infrastructure vulnerabilities and prioritize where flood risks can be minimized through upstream hydrologic restoration actions.
Public Participation in Land Use Decision Making ($20)
Learning how to involve community members in decision-making is an essential skill for local government managers, staff and officials. Yet, the process of public participation is often misunderstood and poorly executed. Learn to think through how to plan for more effective involvement, how to modify existing procedures, and the role of local land use decision makers.
Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing, Part 2 Recording & Materials ($20)
Under state law, Wisconsin municipalities issue and renew alcohol licenses. This presentation is for both new and continuing officials who want to stay up-to-date with recent changes in the law, current issues, and Wisconsin Department of Revenue resources related to alcohol licensing.
Effective Electronic Public Meetings Part 1 The Basics ($20)
This overview will include the DOJ Office of Open Government advisories and address some reoccurring issues encountered by those attempting to ensure compliance with the open meetings law using an electronic (virtual) meeting format.
Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing, Part 1 Recording ($20)
Under state law, Wisconsin municipalities issue and renew alcohol licenses. New municipal clerks and others looking for a refresher on the basics of alcohol licensing will benefit most from this session. Learn about the different types of licenses, license qualifications, notice requirements, and other statutory requirements as your municipality prepares for the upcoming license renewal period.
Fairgrounds Utilization Planning, a Practical Approach – Recording and Resources ($20)
Fairgrounds are important community facilities that provide a unique setting for cultural identity, education and recreation. However, most fairgrounds are used just a few times a year and carry a high cost burden. Local and county governments are searching for opportunities to make better use of these underutilized assets. How can local governments identify opportunities for cost savings while increasing the quality of service? What partnerships and tools do we need to unlock the potential of our fairgrounds?
Effective Electronic Public Meetings – Part 2 – Advanced Issues ($20)
This session will address specific electronic meeting issues through a question and answer approach, including ¿ Recording meetings ¿ Special Open Meetings Challenges of the Virtual Format – Hearings – What Can and Cannot be Done – Can you conduct a remote evidentiary hearing? – Closed Sessions in a “Virtual” Environment – Meeting Mix of Electronic vs. In-Person – Electronic Meeting Lessons Learned
Civility and Diversity ($20)
Civility and Diversity are two essential cornerstones to effective local government. Diversity ensures that all voices are at the table and Civility provides the basis for all voices to be heard. Together, they help local governments to make reasoned, rationale and effective decisions incorporating listening citizen and governing body member input, in a manner conducive to effective discussion.
Annual Case Law and Legislative Update – Recording and Materials ($20)
Planning law is constantly changing. This program reviews recent court decisions and legislation from the past year affecting planning and land use in Wisconsin.
For questions or assistance with program information:
Local Government Center
702 Langdon Street, Room 111 Pyle Center
Madison, WI 53706