Recorded Webinars and Workshops

Recorded Webinars and Workshops have obvious benefits to our members. Here are just a few reasons you should consider signing up for these webinars or workshops:

  • Less Costly than Attending a Seminar. Webinars give you many of the rewards of an in-person seminar without the hefty price tag. You can get a brief overview of a subject without having to pay for gas and in some cases, overnight stays, to travel to a class
  • Less Time Required. Webinars are designed to take no more than 2 hours of your time, and in most cases, they are between 1 and 1 ½ hours in length. You don’t have to travel to a central location and be away from work for a full day, but you still gain important information.
  • Strategic Content That Continues to Generate Value. An archived video of our webinar at the KAC’s website allows anyone interested in the topic to listen to the presentation at their convenience. And once you’ve signed up, you can listen to the content over and over again.

To Register for a recorded webinars or workshops, click on the  title:

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Effective Meetings:

How do you run a meeting? Chair a subcommittee? The rules may have changed. This course will give you options for how to meet your responsibility in running committee, commission or board meetings effectively from developing an agenda or chairing a meeting.  We’ll also explore the Kansas Open Meetings Act.

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Redistricting of County Commission Districts:

Is your county in compliance?  Boards of county commissioners are required to divide the county into commissioner districts as compact and equal in population as possible at the time of organization, at least every three years. This class will discuss the requirements of redistricting of county commissioner seats as set out in Kansas law. 

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Kansas Open Records:

This class will cover the requirements of the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) as it applies to counties. We will discuss what county records are open to the public and the process outlined in the law for the public to request inspection and copying of records. We will review the liabilities imposed on counties if they do not follow KORA.  Lastly, we will discuss new laws enacted in 2016 that require records contained on a private, personal devices (such as a phone) to be included under KORA.

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Cyber Security for County Government:

Presenter: Tom Walsh, TW Security. We live in a time where one computer user clicking on one link within an email or while visiting a website can lead to a catastrophic compromise of the hospital’s data or infrastructure. Regardless of size, county governments are at risk! In the last two years there has been a sharp increase in cyber-attacks: hacking, phishing, ransomware and other malicious software. Experts anticipate that cyber-attacks will continue to target entities with limited resources (budget, time, experienced staff, etc.) for combatting these threats.

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Review of 2016 Wireless Deployment Act:

Presenters: Steve Horner, City of Overland Park, KS, Senior Assistant City Attorney; Michael Koss, City of Overland Park, KS, Assistant City Attorney; Richard Lind, Johnson County Assistant County Counselor. The panel discusses new legislation which took effect October 1, 2016. The new law concerning the siting of wireless telecommunications infrastructure alters the permit application process between wireless service providers and municipalities, restricts the fees that can be charged and the application information that may be required by municipalities, and limits the regulatory powers of local government with regard to placement of infrastructure.  This legislation was enacted quickly with very little discussion or public input, yet it has significant effects on local government.