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The WCA Annual Conference. WCA board meetings. Educational seminars. These are just a few of the many events the association plans, promotes and execute every year. From scheduling speakers to securing room blocks, an important part of the operations of the association come in the form of event coordination.
WCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The conference is held every fall in various locations around the state and is a unique opportunity for county officials to come together and learn from one another, as well as receive updates on county issues.
- » 2017 WCA Annual Conference Tentative Agenda
- » Hotel Map
- » Register online for the 2017 WCA Annual Conference
- » Conference Hotel Room Block Info
WCA also hosts the "WCA Marketplace" in conjunction with the conference that features vendors offering services and goods to county government.
- » See our new video on the benefits of the WCA Marketplace here!
- » Learn more about the 2017 WCA Marketplace
- » Be a sponsor or exhibitor by filling out our simple online form
Each February, WCA holds its annual Legislative Exchange in Madison. The two-day meeting provides a briefing on legislative proposals affecting counties and reports by WCA legislative staff and state officials.
- WCA Educational Webinar
- December 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
- Your Computer
- Your Office
- Your City, WI 53703
Employee Engagement in a Post-Act 10 Wisconsin
Since the passage of Act-10 in 2011, there has been a marked shift away from Wisconsin’s public sector unions serving as intermediaries between employer-employee. County human resource departments have responded in turn to proactively tend to the needs of county employees. This 90-minute webinar, split in two concurrent 45-minute presentations, will highlight a project sponsored by Kenosha County in collaboration between UW-Extension to assess employee engagement and satisfaction. Based on data from over the 500+ participants in a comprehensive survey, the first segment of the webinar will share survey results. The latter segment will do a deep-dive into those human resource policies that are being piloted in Kenosha County so that webinar participants themselves engage in the discussion to weigh-in on their respective interest in exploring novel approaches to providing increased support, flexibility and leadership development opportunities to county employees.
Speakers for the webinar are Amy Greil, Assistant Professor of Community Resource Development, Kenosha County UW-Extension; Gary Green, Professor & Chair, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Christian Schmieder, Qualitative Research Specialist, UW Colleges and UW-Extension; and Bob Riedl, Human Resources Director, Kenosha County.
To register for this FREE webinar, click the web link listed above. After completing your registration, you will receive an email with a custom link and instructions on how to participate in the webinar.
The conference is held every fall in various locations around the state and is a unique opportunity for county officials to come together and learn from one another, as well as receive updates on county issues. WCA also hosts the "WCA Marketplace" in conjunction with the conference that features vendors offering services and goods to county government.
2018 Annual Conference & Marketplace
September 23-25, 2018
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601
La Crosse Center (Map)
Exhibitor or Sponsor» Learn more about the WCA Marketplace
» Be a sponsor or exhibitor by filling out our simple online form
» See our new video on the benefits of the WCA Marketplace here!
Contact Cheryl Fleck, WCA Marketing and Events Manager at 866.404.2700 or via email.
WCA sponsors educational seminars on a regular basis to keep county officials informed on changing laws and county responsibilities in a variety of programs. Please check here for topics for upcoming seminars, as well CLE credits.
|8/28/17||Navigating Issues Related to Public Safety Bargaining, Discipline, Investigating Officer Involved Deaths and Recent Legal Decisions Impacting Law Enforcement||4.5 hours|
2016 CLE Credits
|1/25/16||County Board Organizational Meeting||4.5 hours|
|2/29/16||Just Fix It||1 hour|
|5/23/16||Contracting 101: A Legal Perspective||1 hour|
|7/25/16||Navigating Employment Regulations and Investing in Effective Personnel Practices||2 hours|
|8/22/16||Open Meetings, Public Records, and Drafting Meeting Notices: What Every County Official Should Know||2 hours|
2015 CLE Credits
|4/20/15||Emergency Management for Counties||3.5 hours|
|6/22/15||Implements of Husbandry - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow||4.5 hours|
|7/20/15||Construction Contracts Made Easy||4.5 hours|
|8/17/15||Broadband Development and the Role of County Government||4.5 hours|
|10/19/15||Sustainability Success Stories||1 hour|
|11/16/15||Fraud Risk, Awareness, Prevention, Management and Response||4.5 hours|
|12/14/15||Evaluating Your County Departments||1 hour|
For a complete listing of CLE credits approved by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin's Board of Bar Examiners click here.