Our online library now includes four hours of pension training!
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.
Also available On-Demand Now!
The Fundamentals of Pension Fund Administration with Caroline Clifford and Lt. J.D. Bruchsaler
This program will provide pension trustees with an overview of the basics of pension fund administration. In Part One, you will get an overview of the legal authority and State oversight of firefighter pension funds, as well as an introduction to fund membership and legal aspects of the control and management of the fund. In Part Two, a veteran pension fund trustee will provide a firsthand account of the responsibilities for administering a pension fund, from learning your role as trustee to what has worked (and not worked) in overseeing responsibilities as a trustee and fiduciary to the fund.
Available at your convenience, this and all of our online programs earn one CE credit hour when completed.
This program is brought to you in partnership with the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition, who would like to congratulate the Countryside Fire Protection District on adopting a model code that included fire sprinkler protection for residential occupancies such as single-family homes, townhomes and multifamily. Please visit homelifesafety.com to learn more.
Members of the Countryside Fire Protection District:
President Frank Wolowic
Secretary Bruce Brown
Treasurer Bryan Hogan
Fire Chief Jeff Steingart
Deputy Chief - Operations - Ed Heinz
Deputy Chief - Support Services - Chuck Smith
Lt./Fire Marshal Ron Cielek
Public Education Coordinator Tony Rodkey
If you missed the LIVE version, you can still view it by ordering from the self-paced programs.
"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