February 2021

2 February 2021
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Respect & Harassment Awareness – Impact of Bias in the Workplace

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

We all like to think we are unprejudiced, inclusive and objective; but unconsciously, we tend to gravitate towards the people who look and think like us.  The damaging effects unconscious bias can have on businesses are reflected in our hiring, promoting and possibly disciplinary practices. This presentation will offer tips for reducing biases in the workplace by identifying what bias is, its impact, and strategies to reduce the impact of bias in our general and professional lives.  Managers, supervisors and HR staff are encouraged to attend.

Virtual Presentation via Zoom – a Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class.

Deadline to register is January 27, 2021.

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4 February 2021
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Ethics Act for Elected and Appointed Officials (Two Part Series)

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 the online program The Ethics Act for Elected and Appointed Officials. The virtual program is a two part series scheduled for the following dates:

Title Date Time The Ethics Act for Municipal Officials Thurs Feb 4, 2021 10-11:30 am Statement of Financial Interest Thurs Feb 11, 2021 10-11:30 am

Public officials have been entrusted by citizens to serve in the public’s best interest. The State Ethics Law was enacted to strengthen the faith and confidence of citizens in their government and to ensure that the financial interests of public officials, nominees or candidates do not conflict with the public trust. Designed to explain the mandates of the Ethics Act as it relates to public officials and employees, this on‐line class will explore and define potential conflicts of interest which should be avoided. Actual scenarios will be presented and discussed.

The virtual series will be interactive and include group discussions. You must complete both classes to receive a course completion and scholarship funds. Class size is limited.

Cost:  $50 for PSAB members, $100 non-members, $25 PSAB Plus members. You must register directly with PSAB (see below). A course link will be sent to registrants by PSAB prior to the event.

How to Claim a DVPLT Scholarship:

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

2) Register directly with PSAB by visiting www.training.boroughs.org or call Terri at 800-232-7722, Ext. 1042.

3) After completing the two-part course, forward proof of completion and payment to cbigham@dvtrusts.com.

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

Scholarship questions?  Please call email cbigham@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5720.

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10 February 2021
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Unconscious Bias for Managers and Supervisors

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

Unconscious bias is an innate part of human nature. However, when we bring these biases into the workplace, they can cause us to unintentionally make decisions that are not objective, which can impact the diversity, culture and ultimately the success of an organization. By becoming more aware of bias in the workplace, managers and supervisors can learn how to “tip” the unconscious into the conscious, leading to the first step toward reducing the negative effects in the workplace. This session will review the potential consequences unconscious bias can have on businesses and discuss strategies for reducing bias in the workplace.

Virtual Presentation via Zoom – a Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class.

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19 February 2021
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Current Issues in Municipal Liability & Civil Rights for Public Officials & Law Enforcement

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

Pulled from the headlines and the dockets, this course will cover areas most likely to land an officer and their Department in federal court, and what can be done to minimize the risk. Using the case law as our backdrop, we will explore encounters with the mentally ill, use of deadly and non-deadly force, emergency vehicle operations, the monumental importance of good policy, cellblock incidents, and hidden dangers.

Virtual Presentation via Zoom – a Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class.

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23 February 2021
9:00 am – 10:00 am

A Healthier You: How Mental Health Affects Physical Health

Open to DVHT, DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

There is more and more growing evidence of the connection between our mental health and our physical health. Recent wellness studies show the interconnection between fitness, nutrition, and mental health. Examples include emotional under- or overeating, depression following a medical diagnosis, how exercise can improve mood, etc. Learn to be empowered to make better choices for a healthier you – even during times of stress! This workshop takes a look at your health from the inside out by exploring the connection between mental and physical health.

Virtual Presentation via Zoom – a Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class.

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23 February 2021
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Newly Elected Municipal Officials (Three Part Series)

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 the online program Newly Elected Municipal Officials (Lite). The virtual program is a three-part series scheduled on the following dates:

Title Three-Part Series Time Municipal Government 101, Sunshine Law & Parliamentary Procedures Tues Feb 23, 2021 10-11:30 am Municipal Budgeting Intro, Taxation, Fire & Police Thurs Feb 25, 2021 10-11:30 am Risk Mgmt, Public Works, Code Administration, Planning & Zoning Tues Mar 2, 2021 10-11:30 am

Elected officials enact ordinances and resolutions, adopt budgets and levy taxes, guide the future growth of your community and respond to a wide variety of citizen ideas and concerns, all while staying on top of the latest state laws and regulations. The opportunities are great, but so are the complexities of being a local government official. This online learning series provides an overview of the basics – the things you need to know right now – and help you look at the big picture of local government in your community. This is a great refresher for the not‐so‐new officials too.

The virtual series will be interactive and include group discussions. You must complete all three classes to receive a course completion and scholarship funds. Class size is limited.

Cost:  $75 for PSAB members, $125 non-members, $37.50 PSAB Plus members. You must register directly with PSAB (see below).  A course link will be sent to registrants by PSAB prior to the event.

How to a DVPLT Scholarship:

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

2) Register directly with PSAB by visiting www.training.boroughs.org or call Terri at 800-232-7722 Ext. 1042.

3) After completing the three-part course, forward proof of completion and payment to cbigham@dvtrusts.com.

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

Scholarship questions?  Please call email cbigham@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5720.

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25 February 2021
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Duty to Intervene for Law Enforcement

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

The duty to intervene in a constitutional violation has been an obligation of law enforcement for decades, but one that has been pushed to the forefront by police reform efforts. This course explores the origin of the duty in the law, the actions required of the individual officer and Department, and practical case law examples of the duty in action.

Virtual Presentation via Zoom – a Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class.

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March 2021

2 March 2021
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Leadership Awareness Training with Overview of EAP Referral Process

Open to DVHT and DVWCT members at no cost.

This training focuses on the role of the supervisor in the EAP referral process. The goal is to present the EAP as an effective, preventive resource for employees whose work performance is being impacted by personal problems. The training reviews the basics of the EAP, including making referrals, techniques for reaching out to employees with support, and dealing with the different reactions employees may exhibit when they are approached. It also covers obstacles to a successful confrontation and the dangers of enabling.

Virtual Presentation via Zoom – a Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class.

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2 March 2021
11:00 am – 11:30 am

EAP Overview for Employees

Open to DVHT and DVWCT members at no cost.

Occasionally, all of us are troubled by personal, family or work problems. These concerns may be minor. However, if they weigh on your mind, they can affect your relationships and daily work performance. Before that happens, it’s wise to seek help. This workshop provides an overview of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit, and the numerous ways that the EAP can help. We also review the Work/Life website, highlighting the many tools and resources available 24/7. Confidentiality of the program is stressed

Virtual Presentation via Zoom – a Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class.

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4 March 2021
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Fair and Impartial Policing for Law Enforcement

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

Recognizing that we all have bias does not make us wrong, it makes us human.  This course will explore the theories and the science on explicit and implicit bias and bring the audience to a better understanding of the core terms and objectives in avoiding bias-based policing.  With a better understanding and a better police-community partnership as its goals, the course will help municipalities develop better anti-bias policies, and individual officers to develop tools to better serve the diverse populations they police.

Virtual Presentation via Zoom – a Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class.

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