Training Calendar

Advanced Employment Issues for Public Entities

Jun 21, 2017, Holiday Inn, St. Cloud, Minn.
Registration at 8:30 a.m.; Training 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Registration fee for MCIT members: $60 per person
Registration fee for non-MCIT members: $100 per person

Registration fee for MCIT members: $60 per person
Registration fee for non-MCIT members: $100 per person

Those tasked with the human resources role at public entities have a complicated set of regulations and laws to navigate while assisting department heads, managers and supervisors with day-to-day personnel management concerns. This full-day seminar provides valuable strategies and information to make meeting the demands of the HR role easier while managing employment risks. “Advanced Employment Issues for Public Entities” is appropriate for public-sector human resource professionals, county administrators and county attorneys.


Building a Foundation Regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act: The 2008 Amendments to the ADA changed the definition of disability, making it more likely that the requirements of the workers’ compensation law will overlap with the requirements of the ADA.  This session provides a foundation for understanding the ADA and Workers’ Compensation Act.

Accommodations and Return to Work: Do ADA and Workers’ Compensation Differences Matter? Differences in application of the accommodation requirements of ADA and return to work under workers’ compensation are explained along with reasons they may or may not matter.

How to Have a Trauma-informed Workplace: There is much discussion about the impact of mental health on productivity in the workplace. What, if any, effect does this have on the workplace? Attendees learn how stress disorders can present in employees and what the public sector employer can do to minimize negative influences and enhance positive effects on the affected employee and co-workers. The session addresses how to use the EAP for early intervention to benefit the workplace.

Managing Conflict and Difficult Personalities: This high-energy session provides strategies for managing and resolving conflict at work, as well as how to initiate difficult conversations. Participants learn about their own conflict styles and how to be their most effective selves.

Panel Discussion with HR Professionals: Panelists talk about lessons learned from experience dealing with ADA and workers’ compensation in public-sector employment. Learn from others‘ challenges and successes.

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  • Questions about seminar: Contact MCIT Communications Manager Heather Larson-Blakestad at 1.866.547.6516, ext. 6430 or
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