Wednesday Webinar Program

KAC’s Wednesday Webinar Program allows your county employees to see and learn about a variety of important topics through a cost-effective monthly webinar program. This program gives every county member the opportunity to participate in an hour-long training opportunity providing educational webinar sessions for all your county employees from one central location.

 As a webinar program participant, your county has one “seat” to the monthly webinar programs. A “seat” is defined as log-in. Your county connects one computer to the webinar session, where you can have multiple county employees watching the webinar.

 If your county has not yet paid the $100 annual subscription fee for the entire webinar series, you can do so now and still have access to the full upcoming webinar schedule. Each county can submit one or two individual contact email addresses for the webinars, and those email contacts will receive the connection information for each webinar. Plus, as an added benefit, after completion of the live webinar, your contacts will receive the webinar recording link which can then be sent out to other county employees for later viewing at their convenience.

You can find the planned 2021 webinar schedule listed below. If you are interested in subscribing or need more information, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Education and Communications Manager at qualls@kansascounties.org.

2021 Wednesday Webinar Schedule

The 2021 Wednesday Webinar schedule planning is currently underway. Details for all remaining 2021 Wednesday Webinars will be provided as soon as dates, topics, and presenters are confirmed. Each webinar is scheduled for 10:00-11:00 a.m. CT. 

February 24            

Kansas Stepping Up Technical Assistance (TA) Center
Presenters: Andrea Clark, LMSW, LMAC, CIT/Veterans Program
Coordinator, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services and Risë Hannenberg, Council of State Governments Justice Center

March 10

Lincoln County v. Nielander Revisited: A discussion of the powers and obligations of elected county officials and how things “ought” to work. 
Presenter: David R. Cooper, Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, LLP, Topeka, Kansas

April 14                  

Cybersecurity Policies
Presenter: Danielle Hall, Executive Director, Kansas Lawyer’s Assistance Program

May 5                       

Kansas Department of Agriculture Programs Help 'Grow' Healthy Kansas Counties
Presenters: Join Mike Beam, Secretary; Dr. Justin Smith, Animal Health Commissioner; and Earl Lewis, Chief Engineer (Water Resources), Kansas Department of Agriculture

June 30                  

Social Media Engagement for Local Government during a Public Health Emergency
Presenters: Lacey Kennett, Preparedness Public Information Officer, Bureau of Community Health Systems, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

July 28

Kansas Open Meetings Act & Kansas Open Records Act Refresher Overview
Presenter: Jay Hall, Legislative Policy Director & General Counsel, Kansas Association of Counties

August           

Coming soon. 

September 22 

How to Tell Your County’s Story on Social Media
More details to come.

October                 

Coming soon.

November        

Legislative Testimony How To–Prepare. Pen. Present.
Presenter: Mike Taylor, Director of Public Relations, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas 

December              

Coming soon.