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The League has expanded the Certified Municipal Official Training Program to include LIVE webinar training and ANYTIME training. For mayors and councilmembers, webinar training and successful completion of a test on material presented will meet credit hours in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus programs. Need core curriculum hours? Watch for core curriculum training offered by webinars. You can ask questions live during the training or submit questions by email to our legal staff following a live or anytime training. Our in-person League events are valuable and we’ll always offer them, but online and anytime training will have a place too. We think you will find the addition of webinars a helpful resource to provide training for elected officials and municipal personnel. We hope to “see” you online soon!

How it works:

  • Watch for the online training schedule through ALM’s website, E-newsletter, Alabama Municipal Journal and Blast Emails.
  • Find the registration link in the information received or on the ALM website.
  • Register for the training.
  • Receive an email with the training link and a reminder email at the time of the training.
  • On the day of training, click the link in the email to be connected.
  • Following the webinar, receive a link to the recorded training session for future reference. 

Questions?  Contact Cindy Price

2020 Webinar Schedule:

January 28  - What Every Candidate Needs to Know About Municipal Government
February 25  - Before/During/After Election – Candidates FCPA and Ethics
March 31  - Alabama Census 2020
April 28 - Dealing with Difficult People
May 26 - 2020 Legislative Recap
June 30 - Ways to Improve your City or Town
July 28 - Cyber Security Update
September 29 - The Public Purpose Doctrine
October 20  - Starting the Next Term on The Right Foot (or Exit Gracefully)
November 24 - Conflicting Office and Interests


CMO Program ANYTIME Training

Need to access training that fits your schedule? ANYTIME training is here when you need it. Click HERE to hear and see the same training and Q&A session as the live event then take the test to complete for credit hours in the CMO Program.


Webinar: The Public Purpose Doctrine

Register HERE for The Public Purpose Doctrine

The Public Purpose Doctrine prohibits public funds from being used to aid private individuals and corporations unless it serves a public purpose. This webinar will provide a summary of the Public Purpose Doctrine and the factors used to determine if an expenditure serves a public purpose as required by Section 94 of the Alabama Constitution, 1901. 

When: September 29, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
Registration Fee: $39.00 - Payment required with credit card at time of registration.
Registration Limit: The webinar is limited to 50 registrants. Early registration is recommended!
Refunds: Registration fees for webinars are non-refundable.  
Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel 
CMO Credit: This webinar and successful completion of the accompanying test (70%) is approved for one (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus programs. Any municipal official may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.
 


Webinar: Starting the Next Term on The Right Foot (or Exit Gracefully)

Register HERE Starting the Next Term on The Right Foot (or Exit Gracefully)

So you just got elected (or re-elected) as mayor or councilmember. Hundreds of times each year municipal officials take rash actions which they live to regret. How many city employees have been removed at the organizational meeting of council post-election only to find out that the city’s operation are severely hampered because this technical knowledge and experience is not available to the mayor and council at a later date? The advice to proceed slowly holds not only for new officials but for veterans as well. This webinar will provide you with stabilizing guidance on navigating the first year of the new term.

When: October 20, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
Registration Fee: $39.00 - Payment required with credit card at time of registration.
Registration Limit: The webinar is limited to 50 registrants. Early registration is recommended!
Refunds: Registration fees for webinars are non-refundable.  
Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel 
CMO Credit: This webinar and successful completion of the accompanying test (70%) is approved for one (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus programs. Any municipal official may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.
 


Webinar: Conflicting Office and Interests  

Register HERE for Conflicting Office and Interests 

Problems with the legal incompatibility of offices and conflicts of interest are troublesome subjects which nag municipal officials and public employees throughout their respective terms. This webinar will provide a summary of constitutional and statutory provisions dealing with the compatibility of offices and conflicts of interest together with a collection of related opinions from the Attorney General and the courts.

When: November 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
Registration Fee: $39.00 - Payment required with credit card at time of registration.
Registration Limit: The webinar is limited to 50 registrants. Early registration is recommended!
Refunds: Registration fees for webinars are non-refundable.  
Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel 
CMO Credit: This webinar and successful completion of the accompanying test (70%) qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program. This webinar is approved for one (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. Any municipal official may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.
 


Professional Training Programs Available

Auburn University - Government and Economic Development Institute
University of Alabama - Municipal Training
The League has been informed that the following training opportunities are available for municipal officials and employees. Many of these seminars are sponsored by other organizations and you would need to contact them for information about the meeting and registration.
If the League is a sponsor, our telephone number is noted in the information below. Although these conferences are arranged for positions designated, many of them allow other individuals to attend. If you have a question on this, please contact the sponsoring agency.
If you have a conference you would like to add to this list, contact Carrie Banks with the information and include a contact person, address, telephone number and e-mail address if available.