One thing many regular citizens want are courses for the people running their local, state, and even national governments. Sometimes it seems those behind the curtain have no idea what really is going on. The state of Wisconsin is offering this very opportunity to their leaders.
From April 30th to May 30th this spring, 11 different locations around Wisconsin will be used to host workshops for new and continuing town officials. These workshops are one day affairs and are catered to new officials and those continuing their duties.
The workshops for “rookies” cover the powers and duties of town officials, the basics of road funding and operations, the ethics of leadership and conflicts of interest, open meetings law, and how to run effective meetings.
The “elder statesman” workshops for returning officials cover more advanced topics like hot issues in the areas, budgets and how to manage them (a real need for all politicians in any level of government), civility in public discourse, limits of village powers, and additional funding sources.
The one day workshops cost $60 for early registration and $70 for late registration and walk-ins, or $30 for materials only. For more info, visit here.