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'HR 101' & 'Rules of Procedure' | An AML Doubleheader


Mary C. Jenkins Community and Cultural Center

Date & Time

August 14 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Event Type

AML Course

Event Details

A double offering from NCLM's Advancing Municipal Leaders program. 

Fees:  Courses listed below, will be $65 each or $115 for both. There will be a morning and afternoon course. 

Check-in: Begins at 9:30 am


Lunch is complimentary and will be served between sessions at 12:00 p.m.

Registration closes August 11. Space is limited. 


HR 101: A Comprehensive Overview of Municipal Employee Management

Morning Session | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Managing employees is one of the most important and complex aspects of municipal administration. This course looks at the lifecycle of an employee -- from the day they start to the day they leave -- and covers best practices and legal requirements. Participants will learn important trends in human resources. You will leave this course prepared to properly oversee your employees, navigate the legal landscape of employment, and understand your town's policies.

Key topics will include:

  • Onboarding
  • Employee classifications, wages, and benefits
  • Legal requirements with hiring and firing
  • Common liability
  • Key employment definitions and laws
  • How to understand and navigate your employment policies

Instructor:  Lou Bunch, Senior Municipal Human Resources Consultant, NCLM

  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. 
  • This course meets two hours of requirements for NCLM's AML Certificate Program. 


Rules of Procedure: Legal Basics for Municipal Governing Boards

Afternoon Session | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

A course on the fundamental legal requirements of municipal governing boards. This course will teach you how to best – and legally – run a board meeting. 

Official actions taken by cities and towns can only occur during properly called and advertised board meetings. Since many items come before the municipal board for action, official sessions of the board must be run effectively, efficiently, and in accordance with the law. This course provides an overview of the basic principles, roles, sources, and common problem areas for running effective municipal board meetings.


This course aims for municipal officials (elected and appointed leaders) to apply knowledge gained to run effective and efficient municipal board meetings. Specifically, learners will:

  • Recognize the seven fundamental principles that govern board meetings.
  • Explain the roles of the presiding officer (Mayor) and Council in the conduct of board meetings.
  • Summarize the statutes and local rules that apply to board meetings.
  • Identify common problem areas that impact or delay board meetings.
  • Implement concepts and best practices at board meetings.

Instructors:  Tom Carruthers, NCLM Deputy General Counsel; Ben Mount, NCLM Senior Assistant General Counsel

  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. 
  • This course meets two hours of requirements for NCLM's AML Certificate Program. 


Complimentary Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Advancing Municipal Leaders (AML) is a member-driven education program designed to provide continuous learning opportunities and help local elected officials be successful in public office. Through AML, municipal officials will learn how to meet - and exceed - the requirements of their role in office.