Join us LIVE November 20th from 4 - 5 pm:
You, Your Association and the IL General Assembly with Brittan Bolin. Registration is open!
Join IAFPD’s Legislative Lobbyist for an introduction, or perhaps refresher, in the legislative process in Illinois. From the election of legislators to the passage of bills and your role in the process, Brittan Bolin gives an easy to follow guided tour. Participants will gain a better understanding of the legislative process, including when and how bills are amended, how they are passed from one chamber to the next and how committees function. You will see the high volume of bills introduced, the roles of committees assigned to carry legislation and the works of a shell bill. As local governments face challenges, this program shows fire officials the importance of working relationships with their lawmakers and will provide insight on how and when to effectively communicate with their offices.
Brittan Bolin owns her own consulting company and is an experienced government relations professional with capabilities in communications, publishing and association management. Her work history includes legislative staffer, legislative liaison and private sector lobbyist, all of which provide Brittan with a broad perspective in approaching legislative issues.
Available NOW On-Demand:
DOs & Don'ts For Fire Protection District Treasurers
presented by: Jim Sinclair
Plan to download this self-paced webinar program focusing on the responsibilities of the important office of the fire protection district treasurer, presented by veteran fire protection district attorney Jim Sinclair. His presentation centers around the annual “financial life cycle” of the district and considers the budget & appropriation process, determination of the district’s tax levy, and required financial reporting and record keeping by the treasurer. Practical suggestions and recommendations to make the job of the treasurer more efficient and less burdensome are also discussed.
Don't miss this valuable program. All IAFPD webinars are eligible for 1 hour of CE for those who have completed the 12 Hour ETT program in accordance with PA 95-0799.
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Fiduciary Responsibility: Duties, Responsibilities and Worst Case Scenarios
presented by: John E. Motylinski & Ryan R. Morton
This two-part program earns two hours of continued ed credit for those who qualify, and will provide pension trustees with an overview of the basics of pension fund administration. Click here to register.
Part One: Fiduciary Duty 101
Serving on the board of a pension fund comes with significant responsibilities. Chief among them is the duty to act as a fiduciary. This presentation will explain what exactly “fiduciary” means, what that duty entails, and what steps trustees should take to ensure they are preserving the trust of the pension members. In addition to general best practices, the presentation will also detail specific requirements of the Illinois Pension Code for fiduciaries.
Part Two: When What Can Go Wrong, Goes Wrong: Fiduciary Dilemmas
Acting as a fiduciary might seem like common sense: avoid conflicts of interest and manage funds prudently. Those rules have many nuances, though, which can lead to mistakes, resulting in pension fund trustees getting in trouble. This presentation will highlight examples of fiduciary breaches in Illinois, focusing on what went wrong and what the consequences were. The presentation will also provide advice to avoid similar situations in your pension fund.
If you missed the LIVE version of any webinar, you can still view it by ordering from a full list of programs available in the Online Learning Library
"The Fundamentals of Pension Fund Administration" with Caroline Clifford and Lt. J.D. Bruchsaler
An overview of the basics of pension fund administration. In Part One -the legal authority and State oversight of firefighter pension funds, and an introduction to fund membership and legal aspects of the management of the fund. In Part Two, a veteran pension fund trustee provides a firsthand account of the responsibilities for administering a pension fund.
"Focus on the Mission" with John T. Brady
Join us for an eye-opening program with one of IAFPD's most popular presenters.
Mr. Brady invites us to consider what a “trustee’s oath” may look like, and how that oath could help us remain vigilant in keeping up with the responsibilities of running a department.
Grant Writing Tips & Techniques
In today's climate, where there is sometimes less funding and more need, it’s important to know how to increase your organization’s chances of securing grants. Take this opportunity to benefit from Steven Spraker‘s 15 years and more than 20 million dollars experience in securing grants for fire departments.- from the comfort of your home or office, at your own pace.
Board Secretary's Workshop Presented by James Sinclair
Recorded at the 2017 Winter Conference held in Fairview Heights, the program offers training on the duties of the board secretary and answers some of your most frequently asked questions.
Down & Dirty For Fire Protection District Trustees - A Review of the Annual Responsibilities for Illinois Fire Protection Districts
(Presented by Jim Sinclair, IAFPD Counsel)
It is important for every District trustee to know and understand how to fulfill the responsibilities of their position with their district. Mr. Sinclair's expertise and no-nonsense instruction will assist you in fulfilling these requirements.
How to Run a Legal and Efficient Meeting (Presented by: Andrew Carruthers, Hepler Broom)
This program will review governance principles and techniques to run an effective meeting of your board of trustees.
Local Government Sexual Harassment Policy (Presented by: Maureen Lemon, Ottosen Britz)
An overview of recently enacted statutory requirements relating to sexual harassment policies in local units of government.
What Am I to Bid? - Dealing with Section 11k (Presented by: John T. Brady)
Important aspects of this law (70 ILCS 705/11k) will be explored and explained in the in the webinar to be presented by a veteran fire district attorney. by Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts
Consolidation: What's Happening Now and How it Could Change in the Future
presented by: Bernard K. Weiler
This program reviews the many methods by which fire service agencies are already sharing resources and services and the legal mechanisms in place to, when and if necessary, merge, consolidate or regionalize fire service agencies.