This 2-part series teaches the learner practical methods for establishing and maintaining teams that maximize the collective strengths of their members. This course features components for team members and leaders, and is FREE in the month of June to CSD Pool members.
To access this FREE course, please Login or
To spread the word on this valuable, FREE training, please feel free to distribute this flyer to all employees and Board Members.
If you have not yet utilized the CSD Pool’s Online University, please take advantage of this free offer, as well as the seven (7) free courses available in the Workplace Colleges. Mandating 80% of your staff and Board take one of these seven courses earns your district an additional 5% credit on your Liability contributions. us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Upcoming Free Course Offerings:
|July||Eye and Face Protection (EV10)|
|August||Employee Safety Awareness (EA11)|
|September||Emergency and Disaster Preparedness (EP09)|
Making training available to all of our Members is an integral part of what we do. To make this easier, you can now access an annual Training Calendar right here on the Pool website.
In this calendar, you will find when and where and what the Supervisor Training workshops will be, the training dates of our partners in risk management, and even SDA's training information.
Please visit this calendar to keep up to speed on what's next for training and please spread the word!
The Online University (OLU) Training Calendar is a great place to find all upcoming CSD Pool Classroom and Online Training opportunities. Please click to login or register as I Am A New User with the OLU so you can register for trainings via the calendar. This way, all progress will be managed and tracked through their system, which will greatly help us in automatically tracking your eligibility for programs such as the 5% Affirmative Defense Training Credit.
The Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool Online University has received confirmation on approval of 30 courses for Water and Wastewater Certification. These approval numbers will now print out on your individual Certificate upon the successful completion of each course. Each course is approved for .10 credits as listed on the OCPO web site with First Net Learning listed as the host.
When you use the Pool’s Online University and participate in the group purchase program, with a minimum order of 12 units for $96, these hour-long courses will cost you only $16 (2 training units). You can demo programs, take a tour, view a list of training courses offered, or take a free featured course—all through the Pool's Online University. Simply Login as a user or New Member. Once you have completed the course, the approval number prints out on your certificate.
If there are other applicable courses that you would like to see certified, please contact Joe DePaepe at email@example.com and we will submit a request to the governing body for approval.
McGriff, Seibels & Williams Inc. has entered an agreement with FirstNet Learning (FNL) whereby FNL has deployed a Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool Online University.
This has been set up as a group purchase program for Pool Members at 30% to 50% off the average retail price.
Choose from hundreds of training topics and solutions for Health, Safety, Driver Education, Human Capital Management, Employment Practices, Discrimination, and Office Productivity. The price per training unit varies with the quantity of training units purchased.
The pricing per training unit (TU), which is equivalent to a 30 minute session, is $8. Some multiple hour courses will run up to 4 training units. Members will receive discount on quantity purchases as follows:
|Training Units (TU)||Cost per TU|
|12 to 24||$8.00|
|25 to 99||$7.50|
|100 - 249||$7.00|
|250 - 999||$6.50|
|1000 or more||$6.00|
All training is controlled by a designated administrator through an online approval system. Districts will be able to control employee access to the training systems.
Training records are kept secure within the data system, by employee name and they are available only to the District's designated administrator. This provides the necessary documentation for Affirmative Defense in Discrimination, Harassment, and Employment Claims where training of all employees can be demonstrated. Training can be assigned by the employer to employees and tracked by the District through a simple login process on the website. For an additional fee, a District can choose to set up their own website campus with the applicable district logos.
Five campuses will be tailored as to job duties. A free course offering a sixth option will be featured periodically.
We will be creating additional training specific to Colorado Special District's educational needs, so please contact Joe DePaepe at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas.
Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) is a partner of the Pool, and we consider their Free Webinars to be an important aspect of the services they offer.
The focus of their webinars is on the maintenance and operation of boilers, air conditioning, and electrical equipment. These webinars were specifically designed for the hands-on maintenance and daily care of this equipment.
Throughout the year, HSB will be offering a free course each month. Here is a complete schedule and overview of the webinars, along with sign up instructions.
2012 SDA Annual Conference and CSD Pool Membership MeetingShow Details
The 2012 SDA Annual Conference is September 19-21 in Keystone, and will feature a number of informative events for special districts including educational opportunities, keynotes and more.
The Pool will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday September 19 at 4:00 P.M. Our bylaws require that a minimum number of Pool members, a 'quorum', be in attendance in order for business to be conducted, so please make a point of attending the meeting to learn more about what you can expect from your Pool.
This year, our Keynote Speakers are Geoff Sinclair, Director of Claims and Scott Neufeld, Director of Risk Management, both of Special Districts Association of Oregon. This year's presentation, "You Can't Make This Stuff Up - What Happens at Special Districts," will share serious but often humorous experiences in special district claims and how we get ourselves into trouble.
2011 PresentationsHow Managing District Risk Reduces Insurance Costs, by Jon Wagner
50% of the cost of insurance is often influenced by a district's Board and Management …style…involvement…and decisions. Click here to find a presentation of how managing district risk starts at the top.What District Management & Board Need to Know About Their CSD Pool Coverage & Services, by CSD Pool Administrator
Please click here to read about how we are an extension of the SDA, partnering to bring special district a host of insurance and educational opportunities, and extending many other risk management services to Pool members
NFPA Firefighter/EMS Online Training ProgramShow Details
Your CSD Pool has partnered with TargetSolutions to provide easily accessible training with an individual records management and credentialing system for our Fire/EMS members. You will find the complete Program Participation Agreement here and we encourage you to read this document in its entirety. TargetSolutions is an industry-leading online training platform which provides:
- District-Specific, Branded and Dedicated Online Training Center
- Over 600 Continuing Education Unit NFPA Certified approved courses
- 140 hours of content, which includes topics in EMS, NFPA, OSHA, HR and more
- Reduce your overall didactic training costs by 70%
- The ability to set up customized training content to serve individual department needs
- Records management including credentials, licenses, ISO classification, equipment inspections, and more
- Manage the Credentials of all your Professionals in one place
- Track job performance requirements by position
- Connect with other districts regionally and share Lessons Learned
- Turn "Down Time" into "Training Time"
- Toll-Free 24/7 technical assistance
- You can review a brochure and list of available courses here
You will find the Participation Agreement signature page here.
To learn more or to schedule an online demonstration, email us at email@example.com
We want to keep you in the loop on as many training opportunities as are available to Colorado special districts, so we have created a space just for that. You can now access information on outside training throughout Colorado right here on the CSD Pool website. And please, if you know something we don’t, feel free to email opportunities our way at firstname.lastname@example.org. This should be a handy and complete resource for all, so please visit this page to keep current on training and as always, spread the word!