Training Calendar

Managing the Human Resource 2022

Apr 06, 2022 - Apr 07, 2022, Holiday Inn, St. Cloud

$110 per person for MCIT member organizations
$150 per person for nonmember organizations

The popular “Managing the Human Resource” two-day seminar explores topics related to the risks employees pose to a public employer and how to manage them. The sessions include in-depth discussions of hot-button topics and case law updates. This in-person training is a must for anyone whose job requires them to supervise others and make personnel decisions in a public-sector environment, especially those new to this role.

Topics Covered

A complete Managing the Human Resource brochure will be available about six to eight weeks before the event date that includes full event details.


  • Filling vacancies
  • Veterans Preference Act
  • Job applications
  • Interview dos and don’ts
  • Reference checks

Personnel Policies: What you should included in these

Employee Orientation:

  • New employees
  • Reorientation for existing staff

Laws Related to Data:

  • Minnesota Government Data Practices Act
  • Records retention and electronic data
  • Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act

Fair Labor Standards Act: An overview

Family and Medical Leave Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

Veterans Preference Act in Discharge and Demotion, and USERRA

Equal employment Opportunity and Human Rights Nondiscrimination

Employment Evaluations:

  • The basics of evaluations
  • Drafting performance improvement plans
  • Due process
  • Disciplining for incompetence and misconduct

Discharge of Employees: When and how

Recommended Attendees

“Managing the Human Resource” is designed for those whose job requires them to supervise others and make personnel decisions in the public sector, especially those new to the management role or the public sector. It is not meant for the seasoned public-sector human resources professional.

  • Department heads and other supervisory staff
  • County commissioners
  • County administrators/coordinators
  • County attorneys
  • County auditors/auditor-treasurers
  • Highway engineers
  • Nursing home and hospital directors
  • Public health directors
  • Risk managers
  • Sheriffs
  • Social services directors
  • SWCD supervisors and district managers


The seminar is presented by Ann Goering and associates, shareholders at Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney P.A. Goering is an attorney practicing in labor and employment law, as well as civil litigation. Goering has represented numerous public-sector entities in situations involving claims of discrimination, harassment and defamation. She has been presenting this seminar since its inception. 


Registration will open six to eight weeks before the event date. 

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

The health and safety of attendees at MCIT in-person training events and meetings is our top priority. In response to the changing dynamics of the pandemic, MCIT will continue to follow local, state and federal public health requirements, as well as host location requirements and presenter preferences, while encouraging adherence to recommended guidelines when dealing with issues related to wearing face coverings/masks at MCIT in-person events.

Currently safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health for indoor group events recommend that everyone, both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear face masks in areas where the community transmission of COVID-19 is high.

MCIT will announce specific safety guidelines for this event closer to the event date. Check here for updates.

Fees may be submitted at any time. They need not accompany your registration form. An invoice will be issued for any fees not paid by the training session date. If you require a signed voucher to submit payment, please forward it to MCIT. We do not accept credit cards.

Cancellation Policy: Individuals registered for training sessions will not be billed for cancellations made at least one week prior to the session. Cancellations received after the deadline will be billed for the entire registration fee.