March 2019

27 March 2019
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Leadership Fundamentals – Core Course, Penn State Public Entity Leadership Certificate Program

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

This course covers the essential competencies required for an effective supervisor or manager.  Techniques in leadership and motivation, coaching and mentoring will be shared.  Additional topics include interpersonal styles and effective communication.

Lunch will be provided.













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28 March 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Basic Chainsaw Safety

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 36,000 serious chain saw injuries each year. Proper safety equipment and operation can greatly reduce the risk of injury when using a chainsaw. This full day workshop will review safety equipment and how to safely start and operate a chainsaw. It will also review reactive forces, directional felling, limbing and bucking, use of wedges, and storm damage and removal techniques.

Participants are required to bring a hardhat.












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28 March 2019
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Canceled – Microsoft Word 2016 Intermediate

Open to DVHT, DVWCT and DVPLT members.  $25.00 Copay due to high program cost.

Lesson 1:  Working with Tables and Charts

Lesson 2:  Customizing Formats Using Styles and Themes*

Lesson 3:  Using Images in a Document

Lesson 4:  Creating Custom Graphic Elements*

Lesson 5:  Inserting Content Using Quick Parts*

Lesson 6:  Controlling Text Flow

Lesson 7:  Using Templates*

Lesson 8:  Using Mail Merge

Lesson 9:  Using Macros*

*Not covered due to time constraints

A light breakfast will be provided.


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April 2019

3 April 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drug and Alcohol Training for Supervisors of CDL Drivers

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

This training fulfills the US Department of Transportation drug and alcohol training requirements for supervisors of drivers who possess a commercial driver’s license.  Its purpose is to enable supervisors to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require a driver to undergo testing (CFR §382.307).  Topics covered include drug and alcohol recognition and awareness, reasonable suspicion, protecting confidentiality, appropriate response when confronted with an impaired worker and other supervisory responsibilities.


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4 April 2019
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Microsoft Excel 2016 Intermediate

Open to DVHT, DVWCT and DVPLT members.  $25.00 Copay due to high program cost.

Lesson 1:  Creating Intermediate Formulas using Functions

Lesson 2:  Analyzing Data with Logical and Lookup Functions

Lesson 3:  Organizing Worksheet Data with Tables

Lesson 4:  Visualizing Data with Basic Charts

Lesson 5:  Analyzing Data with PivotTables

Lesson 6:  Inserting Graphics

A light breakfast will be provided.


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8 April 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

How to Communicate with Tact, Professionalism and Diplomacy

10 Seats Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members.  $25 copay due to high program cost.

This intensive one-day course provides techniques, tools and strategies to strengthen communication skills including communicating with tact in difficult situations.  It combines all facets of on-the-job interpersonal communication – from speaking to writing to listening to presenting – and shows you, step by step, how to master them.  Please refer to the training provider website for a full program description. Although this is a public seminar, you need to register through the Trust for payment purposes (Skillpath Seminars).

Location:  Best Western Plus, 127 S. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia PA

Registration begins at 8:30 am.  Lunch is not included.



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9 April 2019
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

LTAP Roadside Vegetation Control

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

This course provides the knowledge and understanding needed to establish an efficient and effective roadside vegetation control program. It is based on the concept of an Integrated Vegetation Management philosophy that utilizes manual, mechanical, and chemical control methods to manage roadside vegetation. It also reviews laws and regulations regarding required applicator certification. Due to the emphasis placed on chemical application, this course has been approved by the Pa. Department of Agriculture for Continuing Education Unit credits for those who have received pesticide applicator certification. Certified applicators can receive 3 core credits and 6 credits in each of the following categories: 10, 18, 23, upon successful completion of this course.

Intended Audience: Individuals who are certified pesticide applicators and registered technicians. Public works employees in charge of managing roadside vegetation programs who are interested in using chemical applications in their program should also attend.

This course offers Pa Department of Agriculture credits.

Location: Delaware Valley Trusts, 719 Dresher Road, Horsham, PA

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

You must register directly with LTAP at

Questions? Call 1-800-FOR LTAP (367-5827)

Click here to go to the LTAP website.

11 April 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Core

Open to DVHT, DVWCT and DVPLT members.  $25.00 Copay due to high program cost.

Lesson 1:  Getting Started with PowerPoint

Lesson 2:  Developing a PowerPoint Presentation

Lesson 3:  Performing Intermediate Text Editing

Lesson 4:  Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation

Lesson 5:  Modifying Objects in Your Presentation

Lesson 6:  Adding Tables to Your Presentation

Lesson 7:  Adding Charts to Your Presentation

Lesson 8:  Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation (time permitting)

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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11 April 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ethics Act for Elected and Appointed Officials

DVPLT Scholarship Opportunity

In partnership with the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB), the Delaware Valley Property & Liability Trust is pleased to offer 15 full scholarships (limit two scholarships per member entity) for this program.

Whether you are a newly elected or appointed public official or an incumbent, you have been entrusted by your fellow citizens to serve in their best interest.  As a currently serving public official, you may be subject to the provisions of the Ethics Law.  Designed to explain the mandates of the Ethics Act as it relates to local public officials and employees, this class will explore and define potential conflicts of interest situations that public officials and employees should avoid.  Actual case scenarios will be presented and discussed as examples of situations relevant to public positions held.  The substantive and administrative aspects of filing a personal disclosure statement will also be discussed.

Cost:  $25/PSAB members and $50/Non-PSAB members. You must register directly with PSAB (see below).

How to Claim a Delaware Valley Trusts Scholarship:

1) Property & Liability Trust (DVPLT) members should first contact the Trust to confirm availability and reserve your scholarship by emailing Carol Bigham at or calling (267) 803-5720.

2) Next, register directly with PSAB by clicking here, visit at, or call Terri Dickow at 800-232-7722, Ext. 1042.

3) After completing the course, forward proof of attendance and payment to or fax (267) 803-5770.

4) Upon approval, Trusts will issue a reimbursement check for the value of the scholarship (up to two per member entity).

Scholarship questions?  Please call email or call (267) 803-5720.

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15 April 2019
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Basic Police Motorcycle Operator

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.  You must register through the Trust.

This class runs April 15 to 26 – Monday through Friday.

Police emergency vehicle operations courses (EVOC) are taught by seasoned police instructors.  The prime objectives of these hands-on, skill-based seminars are: (1) officer safety, (2) protection of innocents and (3) successful law enforcement.

This ten (10) day, 80 hour course is designed for Police Officers who are assigned to Police Motorcycle Patrol duties. This course will introduce these officers to the uniqueness of Motorcycle Patrol. The course will cover machine nomenclature, slow maneuvering, control, curve negotiation, motorcycle maintenance, night operations, defensive driving techniques and on the street riding. The course will involve classroom instruction and street driving. Students must successfully complete written and practical exams to receive certification for the course.

Officers attending must be properly licensed to operate a motorcycle and must bring a Police Department owned motorcycle, DOT approved helmet, leather gloves (not fingerless gloves), ankle or higher boots, eye protection (wrap around preferred), and rain gear.

Lunch is not included.

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