The Illinois Association of County Board Members professional development Webinars are designed to bring a value to members by providing relevant educational opportunities on topics associated with local government.

FREE educational webinars for the month of November. Click the "title" for each webinar to view full descriptions and to register.

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (IDHR Compliant)
Additional dates to be announced (Noon – 1:00 p.m.)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has strongly encouraged sexual harassment prevention training for all employers for decades. In most recent years many states, including Illinois, have now made it a requirement of all employees. This session will cover the required training and provide a sign off sheet at the end that the employee can sign and submit to the employer for maintenance as proof of attendance in case the employer is audited by the state human rights agency.

The following Human Resource (HR) webinars are available for online access listening.

FMLA Do's and Don'ts to Include Pre and Post COVID
September 1, 2020
 (Approx. Time - 1 hour)
The Family Medical Leave Act has never been a walk in the park to understand all provisions and amendments, but now it’s even more confusing. In this session we will cover the differences between what you knew about FMLA before COVID and what you should know after COVID (at least through December unless extended) and how it all works.

Encouraging and Maintaining Remote Employee Engagement
September 8, 2020
 (Approx. Time - 1 hour)
COVID-19 sent over 68% of employees home for at least two months and many of them are still there working day in and day out either permanently or until there is an antidote for the virus. In the meantime, what is a manager to do when it comes to keeping those employees motivated, productive and engaged in the workplace? We will discuss options that can be incorporated into your workplace that have been successful in others.

Managing and Recalling Employees During COVID
September 15, 2020
(Approx. Time - 1 hour)
It has been a day-to-day, week-to-week task to stay up-to-date with the challenges of COVID-19 in all aspects of organizational management. Employment issues related to COVID-19 are no exception. This session will include up-to-date suggestions on topics including safety and health of employees, layoffs and furloughs, time off, and employee documentation requirements.


The Illinois Association of County Board Members and University of Illinois Extension are partnered in Illinois Extension's Local Government Education Program. The following FREE webinars are currently available for online access listening along with presentation downloads.

COVID-19 Update for Local Government Officials (Part 1)
April 3, 2020
(Approx. Time - 1 hour, 30 minutes)
Description: IACBM staff and their legal partners at Heyl Royster discuss the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, updates to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA), impacts on employment issues, and worker compensation issues. 

COVID-19 Update for Local Government Officials (Part 2)
May 1, 2020 (Approx. Time - 1 hour, 20 minutes)
Description: Professional legal and HR consultants discuss the status of lingering legislative and employment issues related to COVID-19 including the IWCC directive status, safety and health of employees amid the Governors current extension, layoffs and furloughs, FMLA time off, and employee documentation requirements.

Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (CURE) Program
July 10, 2020 (Approx. Time - 1 hour, 20 minutes)
Description: Representatives from the IACBM and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity discuss components and administrative rules of the Local CURE  Assistance Program which applies to all levels of local government.