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2017 Newly Elected Officials Training Dates:

July 13 - Lisle/Naperville - Hilton

July 20 - Mt. Vernon - Holiday Inn (Evening Session)

July 27 - Rockford - Giovanni's 

August 3 - Normal - Marriott



2017 Professional Development

Held at the TOI Office in Springfield



Session 3: June 23 - Understanding the Illinois General Assembly Process

Speaker:  Jerry B. Crabtree, TOI Associate Director/Education Coordinator
This program provides an understanding of the legislative and lobbying process in Illinois. Government 101 a return to the basics to understand lobbying. What do we need to know as we monitor the activity of the Illinois General Assembly? What important factors are there when advocating for Township issues? This session will also provide an open forum for general township issues.


Session 4: September 15 - Highway Commissioner 101

Speaker: John Redlingshafer, Attorney Heyl Royster
A highway commissioner is asked to do a lot – maintain and plow roads, keep their equipment in repair, and carefully oversee a budget for their road system. However, there is much, much more that a highway commissioner is expected to know. This course will provide an overview of many of these additional obligations under the law, including the Prevailing Wage Act, the bidding process, trade-in of equipment, vacating roads, and right-of-way disputes.


Session 5: October 13 - QuickBooks for Township budgets

Speaker: Janette Cowden
The objective is to introduce new users of QuickBooks to working with the software and your township budget. Additionally, for seasoned users, an opportunity to explore the many options provided to user. Participants are asked to bring their laptops and a copy of their budgets to review what can be done to make the conversion or general maintenance of QuickBooks for your township.


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Date: May 24
Title: Employment Issues in Township Government
Speaker: John Redlingshafer, Attorney Heyl Royster
Date: June 14
Title:Running an Efficient Meeting with Roberts Rules of Order
Speaker: Jim Donelan, TOIRMA Executive Director
Date: Sept 20
Title: Employment Issues in Township Government
Speaker: John Redlingshafer, Attorney Heyl Royster
Date: October 11


*Only requires an internet connection and a phone line. All courses begin at noon and last approximately 60 minutes. Cost for TOI members is $25/webinar.*

  Can't attend during the scheduled course? No problem. On Demand courses are also available.

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LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information to be provided at this Webinar is provided by the Township Officials of Illinois for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Participation in the Webinar does not create an attorney-client relationship with any attorneys participating in the Webinar and participants.


If you attend continuing education courses not listed here, please make sure you are awarded credit hours. Ask whoever is hosting the event to provide an attendance list to us or download the application for continuing education hours and email to