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Online Courses Available for SDAO Board Leadership Academy Credit

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We have several online trainings and webinars available for you to attend for SDAO Board Leadership Academy credit. To watch these trainings and receive credit, you must complete them on your district's Vector Solutions training site. 

To view these trainings, sign into your district's Vector Solutions (formerly known as SafePersonnel) training site. If you have not been already, you will need to be added by your district's administrator. If your training website has not yet been created, please send an email to memberservices@sdao.com for assistance with getting that set up.

- Sign in to your district's Vector Solutions training website. 
- Click on Extra Training.
- Click on Special Districts Insurance Services.
- Click on the course you'd like to complete. All courses available for credit will begin with Board/Fire Academy or SDAO Academy/Board/Fire Academy. You can search by title in the search bar for easier access.
- At the conclusion of the training, you will receive a certificate of completion that you can save.

 

--Want to watch one training for all of Module 1 and Module 2 credits? Just view the SDAO Academy/Board/Fire Academy: Board Duties and Responsibilities (2022) training!--

 

Module 1: Board Member Basics

  • Powers and Protections
    - Board/Fire Academy: Board of Directors and Management Staff Training - Part One (Watching this in its entirety will qualify for Powers and Protections, Roles and Responsibilities, Representing the Board, Ordinances and Resolutions, and Ethics)
     
  • Roles and Responsibilities
    - Board/Fire Academy: Board of Directors and Management Staff Training - Part One (Watching this in its entirety will qualify for Powers and Protections, Roles and Responsibilities, Representing the Board, Ordinances and Resolutions, and Ethics)
     
  • Representing the Board
    - Board/Fire Academy: Board of Directors and Management Staff Training - Part One (Watching this in its entirety will qualify for Powers and Protections, Roles and Responsibilities, Representing the Board, Ordinances and Resolutions, and Ethics)
    - Board/Fire Academy: Advanced Board Skills: Choosing Collaboration & Clarity Over Chaos
    -Board/Fire Academy: Board Chair Basics: How to Run an Effective Board
     
  • Ordinances and Resolutions
    - Board/Fire Academy: Board of Directors and Management Staff Training - Part One (Watching this in its entirety will qualify for Powers and Protections, Roles and Responsibilities, Representing the Board, Ordinances and Resolutions, and Ethics)
     
  • Ethics
    - Board/Fire Academy: Board of Directors and Management Staff Training - Part One (Watching this in its entirety will qualify for Powers and Protections, Roles and Responsibilities, Representing the Board, Ordinances and Resolutions, and Ethics)
     
  • Public Meetings
    SDAO Academy/Board/Fire Academy: Public Meetings and Executive Sessions
    -SDAO Academy/Board/Fire Academy: Board of Directors and Management Staff Training - Part Two 

 

Module 2: Statutory Responsibilities

  • Public Records
    SDAO Academy/Board/Fire Academy: Public Records Overview and Update
     
  • Public Contracting
    Foundations of Public Contracting (2017)
    Board/Fire Academy: Basics of Public Contracting 
     
  • Local Budgeting and Finance
    Board/Fire Academy: Basic Budgeting and Finance Concepts
    SDAO Academy/Board/Fire Academy: Budget and Finance 101 - An Overview for District Officials

 

Module 3: Risk Management

  • Analyzing Exposure to Risk
    Board/Fire Academy: Analyzing Exposure to Risk
     
  • ADA Compliance
    SDAO Academy/Board/Fire Academy: Threading the Needle: Evaluating ADA and Religious Accommodation Requests in the Age of COVID
     
  • General Risk Management
    Am I Covered?
    -Board/Fire Academy: Risk Management - Back to Basics
     
  • Contingency Plans: Disaster Preparedness and Succession Planning
    SDAO Academy/Board/Fire Academy: Disaster Preparedness and Building Resilient Systems

 

Module 4: Human Resources

  • Evaluating your Executive Director/General Manager/Fire Chief
    - Board/Fire Academy: Executive Director/General Manager Performance Evaluation
     
  • Harassment and Discrimination
    SDAO Academy/Board/Fire Academy: Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace - What's New?
    - SDAO Academy/Board/Fire Academy: A View from the Top: Harassment Claims Against Elected Officials Under SB479

     
  • Wrongful Termination
    SDAO Academy/Board/Fire Academy: Good Termination Gone Bad
     
  • Cultural Diversity
    Board/Fire Academy: Uncovering Our Blind Spots
    Board/Fire Academy: Cultural Diversity: What is it and Why Does it Matter?
    -Board/Fire Academy: Diversity and Inclusion

     
  • Fair Labor and Standards Act