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Branch Officers’ Training

NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that additional modified Branch Officers Training on several topics will be held virtually July 11, July 25, August 8, and August 22.

Branch presidents and state presidents may begin registering branch officers and state officers for the training beginning on Sunday, June 13, 2021, through the branch and state presidents’ Members Only page. The registration directions are below.

To allow for multiple branches and state associations to participate, registration will be limited to two officers per branch and state association per session.

The following sessions are included in the training:

Auditing Branch Records – This session is for trustees and will teach how to perform a complete audit.

Length: 2.0 Hours - This session will be offered two different dates/times.

Payroll and lost time issues, questions you should be asking – This session covers the ins and outs of payroll.

Length: 1.5 Hours - This session will be offered two different dates/times.

Cybersecurity – This session explores the exposure branches may have regarding cybersecurity risks.  Common cybercrimes will be discussed as well as what your branch can do to protect itself from becoming a victim. 

Length: 1.5 Hours - This session will be offered two different dates/times.

Constitution and bylaws – This session covers what is required in branch bylaws and common errors, including covering the process for amending bylaws.

Length: 2.0 Hours – This session will be offered two different dates/times.

Branch elections – This session covers the NALC Regulations Governing Branch Election Procedures.

Length: 1.5 Hours - This session will be offered two different dates/times.

Branch policies, taking minutes, notifications and what am I signing? This session identifies policies that every branch should have in place, maintaining accurate and complete minutes, required notifications and the proper way to make them, and will cover the responsibility for branch presidents/vice presidents that goes along with signing certain documents.

Length: 1.5 Hours - This session will be offered two different dates/times.

 

Registration Information

NALC has developed the ability to create a registration and training gateway through the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal on the NALC website. 

Registration

Once a meeting has been scheduled through the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal, branch presidents and state presidents will need to register their members in order for them to attend. To access the registration option, go to the NALC website at http://www.nalc.org and log on to the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal.  Once logged on to the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal, click the “Meetings Registration” button, which will display a list of upcoming meetings.  From there, presidents can register a member(s) by entering their last name in the “Search” box and selecting the correct member from the drop-down list. A member can also be removed from the “Registry” list by checking the box under the delete column next to the corresponding member. Presidents will not be able to register more than the maximum number of attendees per branch or state association or exceed the maximum number of attendees for that session.  The maximum number of registrants for the session, as well as the registered-to-date counts, are displayed on the registration screen.

Training Materials

Training materials and other pertinent information may be supplied for each session in the form of PDF documents. Access to these documents is available during the registration process.  These documents will also be available to registrants on their “MEMBERS ONLY” page. The documents can be printed, copied, and/or saved.

Accessing Meeting Information and/or Joining the Meeting

When a registered member wants to access training materials, view topics, or join a meeting, they can go to the NALC website at http://www.nalc.org and log on to the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal.  Once logged into the portal, the member will press the “Meetings” button, which will display a list of those meetings the member is registered to attend. For each meeting, there will be three buttons: the “Documents” button will give the member access to the training materials; the “Topics” button will give the member access to a list of topics (if any); and the “Join” button.  The “Join” button will appear 10 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the meeting.  If you log into the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal sooner than 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting, you will need to exit to the home page and re-enter to access the “Join” button.  Once you select the join button, you will be taken to a WebEx website titled “Starting your meeting…”.  Scroll down to select “Join from your browser.”  When joining, the member will be prompted to enter their name and email address in order to attend the meeting.  Proceed by selecting the “next” button followed by the “Join Meeting” button.