The Center’s curriculum covers a wide range of topics including: Financial Management, Labor Relations, Communications, Technology, Grant Management, Communications, Human Resources, Collective Bargaining, Community Demographics and Leadership.

Each school term is run over six consecutive months. During the school term, five distinct courses will be held, covering different subjects. Each course will offer four weekly sessions over the period of one month.

Fall 2019 School Term Schedule

October 22, 2019
Program begins with in-person orientation

PA Municipal League, 414 N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
DIRECTIONS

April 28, 2020
PROGRAM ENDS WITH Graduation

PA Municipal League, 414 N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
DIRECTIONS


Module 1: Communications

INSTRUCTOR
Linda Burkley, APR

October 29, 2019
Session 1: Getting to Know You

November 5, 2019
Session 2: Being Media Savvy  

November 12,  2019
Session 3: Communication the WRITE Way

November 19, 2019
Session 4: Making Social Media Professional  

Module 2: PlANNING

INSTRUCTORS

Tony Subbio, Kellie Dubay

November 26, 2019
Session 1: A Holistic Approach to Managing your Floodplain   

December 3, 2019
Session 2: Reducing your Vulnerability through Hazard Mitigation 

December 10 , 2019
Session 3: Charting an Implementable Course Forward Using The Comprehensive Plan

December 17, 2019
Session 4: Stormwater and MS4 – Why and How Pennsylvania Municipalities are Implementing their Roles and Responsibilities


Module 3: FINANCE

INSTRUCTORS
Dan Connelly, Greg Primm, Brooke Queenan

January 7, 2020
Session 1: Foundations of Municipal Financial Management                                   ,

January 14, 2020
Session 2: Capital Budgeting for Municipal Operations    

January 21, 2020
Session 3: Capital Improvement Planning for Municipal Operations

January 28, 2020
Session 4: Strategic Financial Planning for Municipal Government

Module 4: LABOR RELATIONS

INSTRUCTORS
Josh Hausman, Nancy Hess, Timi Kirchner, Jessica Michael

February 4, 2020
Session 1: Building and Using Human Resource Systems  

February 11, 2020
Session 2: Maximizing Your Workforce Performance    

February 18, 2020
Session 3: Understanding the Basic Tenets of Public Employment

February 25, 2020
Session 4: What About the Unionized Workforce?  


 

Module 5: TECHNOLOGY

INSTRUCTORS
Michael N. DiGiulio, Dave Maday, Alison Miskiman, Jim Price, Dave Sweigert

March 3, 2020
Session 1: GIS – A Significant Investment that Yields Tremendous Results  

March 10, 2020
Session 2: A Forward Thinking Strategy for your Technology Needs

March 17, 2020
Session 3: Unleash the Power of Community Branding   

March 24, 2020
Session 4: Evaluating Municipal Operations by Creating a Roadmap for Future Improvements Using the Sustainable PA Community Certification


April 28, 2020
PROGRAM ENDS WITH Graduation

The Center’s program graduation will be held at PML offices at 414 N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA.  DIRECTIONS