CMCA holds many educational seminars each year. Anyone is welcome to register. Enrollees in the International Institute of Municipal Clerks Certification Program will receive credit toward their certification for the hours they attend at CMCA sessions.
General seminar information will be listed on the CMCA Web Calendar. Detailed session information and registration will be posted approximately six weeks prior to each session. Be sure to check this page for updates.
CMCA annually plans Professional Development Opportunities (PDOs) throughout the state. Many CMCA members are certified trainers who also teach as part of the CMCA Education Program. Additionally, the CMCA Education Committee plans and develops programs for the Colorado Municipal League’s Annual Conference in June, the Colorado Institute for Municipal Clerks in July, and the Annual Conference (currently in October). There are also several Master’s Academies throughout the year.
Education is the cornerstone of the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association. Come join us for a session!
Questions or want to participate in the Education Committee? Contact the Education Committee.
CML Training Opportunities
Webinar: 2018 Legislative Preview
Tuesday, Jan. 9, noon-1 p.m.
The CML advocacy team works on issues throughout the year, representing you and protecting municipal interests, and during this webinar they will preview some of the issues expected to be heard in the Statehouse. It will provide you with valuable insight into the legislative process, upcoming legislative issues, and how you can get involved in the 2018 legislative session. While free for municipal members, registration is required. https://members.cml.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=WEB_PRE_17
Webinar: Canceling an Election and Signature Verification
Tuesday, Jan. 16, noon-1 p.m.
This webinar, presented by Karen Goldman, will include a discussion of the circumstances that must exist in order for a municipal election to be cancelled, including how to determine terms in the event of vacancies. Additionally, procedures for verifying signatures in municipal mail ballot elections will be presented, so this is a must-attend session for any municipality holding its own mail ballot election in April. (While especially intended for clerks whose municipalities will be having elections in spring 2018, all clerks are welcome to participate.) While free for municipal members, registration is required.https://members.cml.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=WEB_ELE_18
Webinar: Technology Advancements and Ultra-Hi-Speed Broadband
Wednesday, Jan. 17, noon-1 p.m.
Access to the internet is an essential service for any community to improve economic development, quality of life, and educational opportunities. Communities will require significant bandwidth to furnish an increasing variety of "smart government" applications, as well as to meet the growing needs of residents and businesses to compete in a global economy. Most communities are increasingly dependent upon private-sector providers to deliver this service; yet service improvements, including speed and bandwidth have, in many cases, been slow or even non-existent. This webinar will highlight the efforts now underway in 100 Colorado cities and counties to bring high-speed, affordable broadband to their communities. While free for municipal members, registration is required.https://members.cml.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=WEB_TEC_18
Webinar: Overview of Elected Municipal Office
Tuesday, Feb. 13, noon-1 p.m.
There is a lot to know about serving as a municipal elected official. Whether you are newly elected or more experienced, there is always something to learn. CML and Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA) offer numerous opportunities to provide municipal elected officials with valuable information through the "Essentials for Elected Officials" training series. The first event of this series is this concise webinar, which focuses on a variety of important topics, such as staff/council relations, budgeting, liability, open meetings and open records, the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act, ethics, and more. While free for municipal members, registration is required. https://members.cml.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=WEB_OVE_18
Workshop: 2018 CML Legislative Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (plus reception that evening), Denver
Municipal officials from across the state will gather at this workshop to discuss key municipal issues before the 2018 General Assembly, the CML legislative program, and what municipal officials can do to influence the legislative process. Learn more and register online. https://members.cml.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=LEG_WORK18
2018 Fall Conference