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Plan Now for 2018 Training Seminars

December 20, 2017

Pen and plan a date in the new yearMCIT’s 2018 training seminars are specifically developed to address members’ concerns and needs. Each session delivers practical ideas members can apply to their operations. Mark your calendars now and watch for registration information and more details throughout the year.

Managing Law Enforcement Liability Risks
March 14, 2018, Holiday Inn, St. Cloud

As law enforcement operations are under increasing scrutiny, it is important for sheriffs to take steps to reduce risk exposures. This training event discusses several liability and risk management concerns unique to law enforcement, drawing on members’ questions, claim trends, legal developments and emerging issues. Sessions discuss risks and provide practical recommendations about how to minimize them.

Managing the Human Resource
May 9-10, 2018, Holiday Inn, St. Cloud

This popular 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. The seminar covers:

  • Hiring, including Veterans Preference Act, reference checks, do’s and don’t’s of interviews, and more
  • Personnel policies
  • Employee orientation
  • Laws related to data
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Employee rights, including FMLA, ADA, USERRA, nondiscrimination
  • Performance evaluations, discipline and discharge

A Deeper Look into the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act
Spring 2018, Location TBD

Co-sponsored by the Minnesota County Attorneys Association and MCIT, this seminar delves deeper into the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and evaluates its application to law enforcement, health and human services and personnel data; as well as data security concerns.

Sidestep Risks When Conducting SWCD Business
July 18, Holiday Inn, St. Cloud

Co-sponsored by the Board of Water and Soil Resources, the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and MCIT, this seminar discusses some of the most common areas that trip up SWCD district managers and administrative staff and provides tips for how to comply with laws and manage risks related to them. It also gives participants the chance to apply concepts to real-life scenarios.

Managing Risks of Civil Liability
Date and Location TBD

In conjunction with the Minnesota County Attorneys Association, MCIT offers a seminar targeting a variety of civil liability issues. Sessions identify risks and provide strategies about how to manage them.