2017 Conference Class Preferences – Results

Select Your Top 8 Class Choices
Bringing Technology to Your Office: NEW Hands-on learning. Will include how to set up a computer in your office for client's use.
6%
12
Using Technology & the Internet for Investigations:Revised class based upon previous class evaluations. Tablets will be provided for your hands-on experience.
38%
75
Merging - When Does It Make Sense?: NEW We have developed criteria to be considered along with the how-to's of merging.
28%
55
Investing, Financing & Purchasing Effectively: NEW Purchasing efficiently - panel of experts will also cover investment of funds and banking options
8%
16
Improving Trustee/Board Relationships: NEW Designed for both trustees and board members to attend.
8%
15
Payroll - Tips for Painless Processing: NEW Covers 1099 vs w-2; destruction of records, etc.
27%
53
Homelessness & Transitional Housing: NEW Two trustees who operate shelters will share their experience with homelessness and how they approach it in their townships.
20%
40
Educating Your Community on Township Government: NEW Do you frequently get the question, "What does a trustee do"? You will learn and be given the tools to promote and educate others on the essential services and efficiencies we provide
37%
73
Food Rescue: The benefits and how-to's of rescuing food from other institutions to be distributed to your township residents in need.
5%
10
Are You Prepared for Retirement?: Panel of agencies and expert financial counselors. Class is designed for both those ready to retire and those in the early stages of preparation.
12%
24
Understanding the TA7: NEW Are you as confused as many of us on this state-required report? An experienced township will share what they have learned and interpreted the purpose of the form.
39%
77
Preparing for an Audit - the SBOA Checklist: State Board of Accounts personnel will explain the checklist trustees are given prior to audit and how you can be sure to be ready.
36%
72
SSI Reimbursement: Recycle your township assistance dollars that are expended on clients awaiting SSI through this program administered by the ITA.
10%
20
Understanding and Improving Fire Service for your Township: NEW Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association presentation.
22%
43
Social Security Administration Programs: Agency presentation on programs provided that can assist your clients.
19%
37
Township Burials: Trustee presents how to get the job done start to finish.
34%
67
Township Board Member Training: Basic class on the duties and responsibilities of the township board. Plenty of time for questions from the audience.
6%
11
"Whose Business Is This?": Indiana Public Access Counselor will cover the laws pertaining to public records and meetings. Geared to trustees AND board members.
11%
21
Finding the Money for Fire Protection: Indiana Chiefs Association presents information on pursuing grants for the fire service.
16%
31
Indiana Housing & Community Development: Agency presentation on programs provided in your community. NEW
15%
29
Fire Protection Territories: Attorney, Financial Counselor and Trustee share their experience in forming a territory from start to finish.
4%
8
Whose Cemetery Is This?: Department of Natural Resources "Pioneer Project" director will inform you on how to determine for which cemeteries the township is responsible.
17%
33
Cemetery Restoration: Renowned expert will share techniques and "no-no's" in repairing and restoring headstones.
16%
31
Drug Epidemic: NEW Governor Holcomb has declared war on Indiana's drug epidemic. How can we help?
21%
42
Weeds & Fences: Two duties that can be overlooked and misunderstood. Get clarity from a township attorney and experienced trustee.
27%
54
Insurance - Required v Recommended: Experience insurance agent will describe different insurance products and tools to see that your township - and you and your board - are properly insured.
18%
36
Protecting Your Township Against Identity Theft: NEW
9%
18
Keeping It Legal While Denying Township Assistance: NEW Learn on what LEGAL basis a trustee can deny assistance. Make a denial that should withstand appeal. Attorney and Trustee will present.
45%
89
Understanding Harassment & Bullying: There are many forms of harassment that violate Title 7 of the Federal code. Educating yourself can keep you and your staff out of trouble and help with clients who report violations.
7%
13
Providing Employee Benefits: NEW Have you wanted to provide benefits to trustees and other township employees? Great option for board members and trustees.
12%
24
Pantry Safety Training: NEW Outside agency will provide syllabus and in-depth training on pantry safety. This class will provide a certificate of completion to attendees.
8%
16
Pursuing Grants for Township Operations & Purchases: NEW
30%
60
New Laws Pertaining to Fire Protection: NEW
21%
41
Purchasing for Fire Protection: NEW Expert financial consultant will present the process for purchases related to fire protection
12%
23
Case Management: NEW National Association of Social Workers - Indiana Chapter - will present an overview of effective case management techniques along with do's and don'ts.
17%
33
Board Member Roundtable: Sit with other township board members to share experience, discuss issues and ask questions. Facilitated by a township attorney and experienced board member.
5%
9
Clerk's Roundtable: Several options for your choice divided by population (rural, suburban, urban)
8%
16
Investigator Roundtable: Several groups divided by caseload (small, med. Lg.) Ask questions/share your successful methods with other investigators.
7%
13
Select 1 Class
ITA Caseworker Certification I - Making successful referrals for services by understanding State, Federal and Non-profit services in your community. Experienced class
17%
26
ITA Finance Certification - Understand the F43 certification of your budget (1782 notice), Rainy Day Fund (start to finish), Transfers of Funds, Incurring Debt, and much more. Intermediate class
53%
81
ITA Township Assistance Certification - Learn township assistance from start to finish with the ITA Handbook and Standards as the class syllabus. Intro/Refresher class
31%
47