Government Academy

Current & Upcoming

Government Academy 5 Session Bundle August – December

Aug 12, 2020 6:00PM—8:00PM

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Register for the first 5 sessions and receive a 10% discount, dropping the price for all 5 sessions to just $180! All sessions are 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Economic Development in Medina County – August 13 Emergency Management – September 10 Public Meetings and Board Procedures – October 8 * Sunshine Ethics and Records…

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Economic Development

Aug 13, 2020 6:00PM—8:00PM

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A discussion by local Economic Development Executive Directors, businesses and utilities focused on describing the goals, achievements, challenges and limitations of Economic Development on a Community and County.  How County and City Economic Development Departments work together.

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Emergency Management

Sep 10, 2020 6:00PM—8:00PM

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Emergency Management 101 will introduce participants to Emergency Management in Ohio and its history. The class will cover the greatest struggles and challenges of Emergency Management and include a walk-through discussion of an emergency incident from beginning to end. Time will be given for participants to participate in a Q&A session. Workshop will be facilitated…

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Sunshine Ethics/Records Management

Nov 12, 2020 6:00PM—8:00PM

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Ethics in a professional, trust-based career (Law, Medicine, Finance, Education) is essential not only for credibility of the individual but also for the field in general.  Learning tools to use when ethics is in question, understanding how ethics is generally defined, and self-reflection by those in attendance, particularly those in fields of service where individuals…

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Building and Managing a Budget for Public Officials

Dec 10, 2020 6:00PM—8:00PM

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This course will guide the participants through the basics of funds accounting, common budgeting definitions, and discussions on the pros and cons of the different methods of budget building. Participants will also learn the steps of building a government budget, workshop budgets in class, and present their results.

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Crisis Management

Jan 14, 2021 6:00PM—8:00PM

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“Reputation” is arguably your organizations largest uninsured asset.  And since it takes a lifetime to build a good reputation and only a few seconds to destroy one, leaders can suddenly find themselves in a position where they need to know how to manage a crisis situation.  Especially in today’s world of “gotcha” journalism, “managing the…

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Zoning, Taxes and Levies for the Public Official

Mar 11, 2021 6:00PM—8:00PM

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While many people may have at least a minimum level of familiarity with the concept of zoning, it can be easy to underestimate or misunderstand how, when, and to what extent zoning may affect the general public. Ohio has more taxes to understand than other states. We have Ohio state income tax, school district tax,…

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