Training Calendar

Managing the Human Resource

Oct 13, 2021 - Oct 14, 2021, Holiday Inn, St. Cloud
8:30 a.m., registration opens; Oct. 13 training 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ; Oct. 14 training 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration Fee: $110 per person for MCIT members; $150 per person for nonmembers

Cover image of Managing the Human Resource brochure: illustration of three people standing on each others' shoulders with top person oiling gears in the backgroundThe 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


  • 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 Erin Benson, partners 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. Benson is an attorney practicing employment and labor law, and civil litigation. She routinely represents public entities, frequently conducts investigations into employee misconduct, and has defended public entities against a variety of claims in both state and federal court.


Registration will open in July. Check back here to complete the registration form. Space is limited, so register early!

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.