2020 Montana Municipal Institute Information

Registration Information

Benefits of Municipal Institute

Tuition/Registration Fees

Accomodations 

Certification

Draft Agenda

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Registration Information

Benefits of the Institute

Credit Opportunities

This Institute offers 30 hours of instruction. Participants who attend 4 complete years of Institute training (120 hours) will meet the education requirements for the following certification tracks: IIMC Track (Certified Municipal Clerk), APT Track (Certified Public Finance Administrator) and the Montana Track(Certified Montana Municipal Clerk) Up-to Date learning opportunities.

Municipal Institute provides attendees the opportunity to remain up to date with current and effective methods for meeting the responsibilities and challenges of their office. The coursework is designed to help you best manage your positions with combining hands-on learning, group discussion and exercises that test your knowledge and understanding.

Professional Growth

Here is the chance to network with your colleagues in an atmosphere that supports both formal and informal participation. It also gives you access to presenters and organizations that can share valuable information and be an option for future resources.

Tuition

Registration Fees:

Registration fees cover the sessions (30 hours of instruction), training materials,
breakfasts, lunches and 1 ticket to the Thursday lunch banquet.

  • 4-day Institute $415
  • 2.5-day Institute $275
  • Individual Days $105


Additional Fee:

  • Non-member $100


This fee is for attendees who are not members of MMCT&FOA. If you are unsure of your MMCT&FOA membership status, please confirm with association treasurer (Jennifer Robley) at townoffp@nemont.net.
We encourage all non-members to join prior to registering.


Payment information:

Please pay your registration fee by check, payable to MSU Local Government Center:
PO Box 170535, Bozeman, MT 59717


Late Fee & cancellation policy

The registration deadline is April 17th, 2020.

After April 17th, a $50 additional fee will be added to the registration cost.

If a written registration cancellation and refund request is received before April 17th, a full refund is given, minus a $50 processing fee.


After April 17ththere will be no refunds given.

Accommodations

Best Western Plus GranTreeInn
1325 N 7thAve, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406)587-5261

A block of rooms reserved at the state rateand is under MT Municipal Clerks Treasurers


Comfort Inn
1370 N. 7thAve, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406)587-2322


A block of rooms is also reserved at the Comfort Inn at the state rate under the group name Municipal Institute 2020.

After Hour Events

Dinner hosted by Pay.Gov

Monday, May 4th at 6pm

Location: TBD

 

Sponsored User Meeting hosted by Black Mountain Software

Tuesday, May 5th at 6pm

Location TBD

 

Dinner hosted by MMIA Employee Benefits, Allegiance, and Delta Dental

Wednesday, May 6th

Location: TBD

 

Banquet & Celebration

Hosted by MSU Local Government Center and MMCT&FOA

Location: Best Western Plus GranTree Inn on Thursday, May 7th

Time: Noon- 1:30pm

Participants are welcome to purchase guest tickets for this banquet where graduating clerks/treasurers will be honored. Guest tickets can be purchased from Local Government Center staff for $25 per person.

Certification

The International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APT US&C) and MMCTFOA accredit the Montana Municipal Institute.


We offer other credited educational opportunities throughout the year.

 

The certification requirements are:

  1. Certified Education Hours
  2. Experience Hours
  3. Association Membership
  4. Track selection aligned with occupationand professional goals

Certification Tracks

IIMC Track-Certified Municipal Clerk

  • 120 education hours
  • 50 experience points
  • IIMC member for 2 years


APT Track-Certified Public Finance Administrator

  • 120 certified education hours
  • 50 experience points
  • APT US&C member for 2 years


Montana Track-Certified Montana Municipal Clerk

  • 100 certified education hours
  • 50 experience points
  • MMCT&FOA member for 2 years


Optional Continuing Education Units

  • Available for 4-day and 2.5-day registrants through MSU Extended University.
  • Attendance is required to earn CEU’s but not necessary for certification.
  • There is an additional fee.

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 Draft Agenda

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Agenda 

Session Title Speaker
Sunday    

9:00 am -

3:30 pm

Athenian Dialogue (book title will be announced in early spring 2020)

Ashley Kent, MSU Local Government Center

3:00 pm -

4:30 pm 

Registration  

4:30 pm -

5:00 pm

Welcome and Orientation for First-Year Clerks MSU Local Government Center

5:00 pm -

6:00 pm 

Welcome to all attendees MSU Local Government Center
Monday    

7:00 am -

8:00 am

Breakfast  

 8:00 am -

8:50 am

Introduction to Local Government in Montana Dan Clark, MSU Local Government Center

9:00 am -

9:55 am 

Government Fund Accounting Agnes Fowler, City of Conrad and Jodi Rogers, City of Choteau
9:55 am - 10:10 am  Break  
10:10 am - noon 

Fundamentals of Municipal Budgeting

(sponsored by Stockman Bank)

Tod Kasten, Stockman Bank

noon -

1:00 pm 

Lunch  

1:00 pm -

1:55 pm 

Utilizing Resources for Clerk Duties:

A review of the clerk's procedure manual

Liz Roos, Town of West Yellowstone

2:10 pm -

3:00 pm 

Preventing Damaged Records

OR

The Procurement Process

Ellen Harne

OR

TBD

3:00 pm -

3:15 pm 

Break  

 3:15 pm -

5:00 pm

Creative Problem Solving

Nikki Brummond, City of Lewistown and

Ashley Kent, MSU Local Government Center

6:00 pm  Dinner hosted by Pay.Gov Details TBD
Tuesday    

7:00 am -

8:00 am

Breakfast  

8:00 am -

8:50 am 

The Importance of Public Trust Dan Clark, MSU Local Government Center

 9:00 am -

9:55 am

Parliamentary Procedure in Municipal Government Dan Clark and Ashley Kent, MSU Local Government Center
 10:10 am - noon Creative Strategies to Recruit and Retain Municipal Employees Anna Kasmierowski, Adroit Employment

noon -

1:00 pm 

Lunch  

1:00 pm -

2:50 pm 

High-RIsk, High Reward: Dealing with difficult conversations Ashley Kent, MSU Local Government Center

2:50 pm -

3:05 pm 

Break  

3:05 pm -

5:00 pm 

Clerk/Treasurer to Clerk/Treasurer   
6:00 pm  Black Mountain Software User Meeting (register on BMS website)  
Wednesday    

7:00 am -

8:00 am

Breakfast  

8:00 am -

10:00 am 

Annual Financial Report and GASB Update
OR
HR Policy to Action
Darla Erickson, MT DoA Local Government Services
OR
Angela Simonson, MMIA

10:00 am -

10:15 am 

Break  

10:15 am - 

11:45 am 

The Check Isn't in the Mail: Utlizing electronic transactions for municipal business
OR
Building Resilient Communities: Partnering with MCF, MNA, & MEDA
Panel of clerks
OR
MCF, MNA, MEDA

11:45 am - 

1:00 pm 

Lunch and MMCTFOA Association Meeting  

 1:00 pm - 

2:50 pm

Mental Health First Aid Jane MacDonald, MSU Local Government Center

 2:50 pm - 

3:05 pm

Break   

 3:05 pm -

3:55 pm

Proper Workplace Ergonomics and Avoiding Workplace Fatigue Britani Laughery, MMIA

 4:05 pm - 

5:00 pm

Preventing Harrassemnt and Violence in the Workplace Emily Stark, MSU Office of Institutional Equity
 6:00 pm Clerks Appreciation Dinner Hosted by MMIA Employee Benefits, Allegiance, and Delta Dental  
 Thursday    

7:00 am - 

8:00 am 

Breakfast  

 8:00 am - 

8:55 am

Cash Reconciliation
OR
MLCT Update
Nikki Brummond, City of Lewistown
OR
MLCT

9:05 am - 

9:50 am 

Leading from Where You Are in an Organization  Tara Mastel, MSU Local Government Center and Katie Weaver, Park County MSU Extension

9:50 am - 

10:05 am 

Break  

 10:05 am - 

noon

First Amendment Audit John MacDonald

 Noon - 

1:30 pm

Awards Banquet   

1:30 pm - 

5:00 pm

All the Queen's Horses - Video and Fraud Awareness in Municipal Government Discussion

MMIA and MT DoJ

 

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