February 2024

22 February 2024
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Coaching and Counseling

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

As a special member request, the Delaware Valley Workers’ Compensation Trust (DVWCT) and Delaware Valley Property & Liability Trust (DVPLT) are pleased to offer the following leadership development course facilitated by Health Advocate:

Leadership Training Series: Coaching and Counseling

This workshop reviews the differences and benefits of coaching and counseling. Participants will explore case situations and determine which approach is most appropriate, as well as common early warning signs that may indicate a need for intervention. They will also learn tips for dealing with angry or difficult employees, as well as the necessary steps to take, including proper documentation and feedback.

Presenter:      Donna Drucker, Health Advocate Schedule:       Thursday, February 22, 2024   10:00 to 11:00 am

Virtual Presentation via Zoom – a Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class. For questions, please contact Carol Bigham at cbigham@dvtrusts.com or Debi Kerns at dkerns@dvtrusts.com or call 215-706-0101.

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27 February 2024
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cybersecurity Awareness for End Users

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

The human element makes a significant difference in the success of a cybersecurity program. There is no single technology or user behavior that will completely protect you or the organization from cyber incidents. Keeping you and the organization safe requires developing layers of both technical and human defenses.

The training focuses on the human element of protecting information. It will help users recognize and reduce the risk of a cybersecurity breach.

A Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class.

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Please contact cbigham@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5720 with questions.

March 2024

26 March 2024
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Verbal De-Escalation for Non-Law Enforcement

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT Members at no cost.

Class is currently filled. Please call 215-706-0101 to be added to wait list. Thank you.

This course reviews verbal and non-verbal de-escalation techniques for non-law enforcement public entity employees including administration, public works, parks and recreation, and library personnel. It discusses the various physical and mental barriers to communication and possible alternative responses. Participants will learn verbal and non-verbal forms of communication and their impact on the de-escalation process.

Presented by Janine Paul, Montgomery County Department of Public Safety

Location: Delaware Valley Trusts Training Facility, 719 Dresher Rd, Horsham PA

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27 March 2024
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Temporary Traffic Control and Flagging

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost. Class is filled to capacity. Please call 215-706-0101 to be added to wait list. Thank you.

This training satisfies the requirements of Penn DOT Pub. 408, Sec. 901 related to minimum competencies for work zone flaggers and other road workers. Topics covered include fundamentals of temporary traffic control, project planning, personal protective equipment, placement of traffic control devices, use of shadow vehicles and proper flagging techniques. Attendees who pass the final exam receive a certified flagger wallet card valid for three years. This course is approved for 3 Pa. DEP water/wastewater operator contact hours.

 Limited space available – max of 25 participants will be enrolled.

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28 March 2024
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cybersecurity Awareness for End Users

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

The human element makes a significant difference in the success of a cybersecurity program. There is no single technology or user behavior that will completely protect you or the organization from cyber incidents. Keeping you and the organization safe requires developing layers of both technical and human defenses.

The training focuses on the human element of protecting information. It will help users recognize and reduce the risk of a cybersecurity breach.

A Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class.

Training Flyer

Please contact cbigham@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5720 with questions.

April 2024

3 April 2024
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Confined Space Entry

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

OSHA defines “permit-required confined spaces” as a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics:

(1) Contains or has a potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; (2) Contains a material that has the potential for engulfing an entrant; (3) Has an internal configuration such that an entrant could be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls or by a floor which slopes downward and tapers to a smaller cross-section; or (4) Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard.

This seminar discusses what constitutes a confined space, reviews potential hazards that could be contained and details best practices for protecting public employees required to work in such environments. This seminar is approved for 3 Pa. DEP water/wastewater operator contact hours.

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4 April 2024
9:00 am – 3:00 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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11 April 2024
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Microsoft Excel Foundation

Open to DVHT, DVWCT and DVPLT members. $25 Co-pay due to high program cost.

Lesson 1:  Getting Started Lesson 2:  Working with Data Lesson 3:  Modifying a Worksheet Lesson 4:  Printing Workbook Contents Lesson 5:  Managing Large Workbooks

The latest version of Office 365 will be the version used for Microsoft trainings. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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16 April 2024
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Drug and Alcohol Training for Supervisors of DOT Regulated Employees

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.

Participants should park and enter at the rear of the building. Follow signs for Training Center.

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18 April 2024
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

This course addresses the skills necessary to run a successful public entity department or working group. It also addresses mission statements, activity planning, staffing, forecasting and budgeting. Special emphasis will be placed on problem solving and troubleshooting for the public sector.

NOTE: Prerequisite course Leadership Fundamentals must be completed prior to enrollment.

Lunch will be provided.

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