Information About iGO’s October Webinar Coming Soon

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All archived webinars are FREE for iGO members!

The Archived Webinars page can be found in the Members Only section.

Post-Election Audits

Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018 at 4 PM ET

Presenters: Jennifer Morrell, Democracy Fund and Ryan Cowley, Elections Director at Weber County, Utah

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: There’s a lot of buzz around post-election audits and Risk-limiting audits (RLAs).  This webinar will explain RLA terms and definitions, and will outline the key elements for conducting a RLA, including the use of technology.  We’ll also discuss the benefits, challenges, and best practices, and what can be done to enhance a traditional post-election audit. Finally, we’ll learn about the post-election audit program that was recently implemented in Utah.  Our presenters are Jennifer Morrell from the Democracy Fund’s Election Validation Project and Ryan Cowley, Election Director for Weber County, Utah.

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2018 iGO Annual Conference App

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 3pm ET

Presenter: iGO Staff

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: iGO is going green! The official iGO Conference App is our new faster, easier, more environmentally conscious way to stay connected at the iGO Annual Conference. Would you like a tour? Watch this webinar for a walk-through of the app!

iGO Annual Conference App PowerPoint

Free and Low-Cost Resources Your Election Office Needs In 2018

Date: Wednesday 9 May 2018 at 3pm ET

Presenters: Whitney May, Co-founder and Director of Government Services, The Center for Technology and Civic Life and Kurt Sampsel, Government Services Project Manager, The Center for Technology and Civic Life

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: Increasingly, we look online when we’re searching for solutions to common challenges. But because the internet is so vast, it’s often too time consuming to find trustworthy and affordable resources for your election office. In this webinar, you’ll be introduced to reliable and practical tools that your office can use in 2018 to improve election administration in your jurisdiction. Whether it’s legislative newsletters, free infographic design software, or a writing app, you’ll take away something valuable for you and your election team.

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Cloudflare and Google: Free Resources that Protect Your County’s Website

Date: Thursday 19 April 2018 at 3pm ET

Presenters: Jamie Albers, Product Marketing Manager, Google Jigsaw; and George Conard, Project Manager, Google Project Shield; and Alissa Starzak, Head of Public Policy, Cloudflare; and Rita Kozlov, Principal Solutions Engineer, Cloudflare

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: iGO members will learn about two services: Google’s Project Shield and Cloudflare’s Athenian Project. Both are offered at no cost, protect against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and provide other benefits. This webinar will describe how these free services can help your county elections site, and what steps you need to follow to use them. While this webinar will focus on elections-related sites, many services are available to county clerks, recorders and treasurers as well. We recommend that your I.T. teams also view this webinar!

Working with Sister Agencies in Managing Technology Initiatives

Date: Friday 23 March 2018 at 3pm ET

Presenter: David W. Bartee, Director, Court Technology Office, Fairfax County, Virginia

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: This presentation explores how the Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Courts collaborate to keep up with the rapid evolution of technology and the management of IT projects and initiatives that impact three courts, multiple agencies and other entities. By implementing an IT Governance structure around a centralized Court Technology Office and Executive Governance Board, an effective communications and information sharing model has been established to facilitate management and coordination of the many IT projects and initiatives.

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Risk Mitigation in Elections: Identifying & Limiting Your Exposure to Risk

Date/Time: Friday, February 23 2018 at 3 PM ET
Presented by Matthew Masterson, Chair, US Election Assistance Commission; and Robert Giles, Director- Division of Elections, NJ Department of State

Cybersecurity 101 for Government Officials

Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017 at 3pm ET

Presenter: Joseph Hall, Chief Technologist at the Center for Technology & Democracy

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: We hear about it all the time in the news: hacking, ransomware, malware, viruses, denial of service attacks, phishing, cyber-hijacking, and data breaches. TLA’s (Three-Letter Acronyms) are tossed around like insults at a political debate. What do they all mean? For local governments, where is the REAL risk? How can a non-technical government with limited resources understand all this technobabble and know what to do to protect its systems, data, and customers? What useful resources are available to help us wrap our arms around cybersecurity? In this informative webinar, Joseph Hall, Chief Technologist at the Center for Technology & Democracy, will help us navigate this strange new world, providing specific tips and resources that even non-techies can use.

Confidence and Responsible Stewardship in Uncertain Times: iGO’s Plans and Goals for 2018

Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 3pm ET

Presenter: Larry Burtness, iGO President and County Recorder, Washoe County, NV

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: This webinar will provide you with key components of the direction and goals facing iGO for 2018. The early years of our association are a time to assure confidence in our membership, and to be good stewards of our resources. From increasing membership, to providing you with the best education opportunities, to bringing you valuable conferences, please join your iGO President for this overview of 2018.

Going Live: How to Roll-Out Technology to Your Community

Date: Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 3pm ET

Presenter: Carly Koppes, Clerk and Recorder, Weld County, CO

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: While we all know the prep work of 5-year budget horizons/plans, RFPs, Implementations, Change Management Theory for staff….there still is the question of how best to communicate new systems and their impacts/efficiencies to the public directly.

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eNotarization in the United States Today

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 3pm ET

Presenters: Marc L. Aronson, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Association of Notaries; and Kathleen Butler, Executive Director, American Society of Notaries

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: Electronically enabled notarization continues to develop and mature across the country. This webinar will provide an overview of where we were before the electronic age, a review of the foundational laws that permit the electronic signature and notarization processes, a review of the functions and responsibilities that notaries public continue to have, consider concerns a notary may have with the use of new methods of signing and record keeping, and touch upon the latest, and controversial method of electronic notarizing, through the real time remote-video eNotarization process. There will also be time at the end of the webinar for questions and answers.

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DHS Cybersecurity Services for Election Officials

Date: Friday 21 April 2017 at 3:00pm ET

Presenters: Geoffrey Hale, Information Security Strategist, Department of Homeland Security; and Matthew Masterson, Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: An explanation of the cybersecurity services available to election officials through the Department of Homeland Security and a discussion of the establishment of election infrastructure as critical infrastructure.

Blockchain Property Conveyance – Next Generation Land Records in Cook County IL

Date: Friday 17 March at 3pm ET

Presenter: John Mirkovic, Deputy Recorder, Communications, Cook County, IL

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: If you missed the Winter Conference, here’s your chance to attend a portion of this session ranked  as a favorite by our attendees.

iGO Online

Date: Friday 3 March 2017 at 1pm ET

Presenter: Suzanne Biegenzahn, iGO Chief Staff Officer

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: Get the grand tour of iGO! With this webinar you’ll learn how to navigate all of Your iGO membership benefits online. Check out our ListServ and learn how you can use it to ask questions and communicate with iGO members around the globe. Also, get an overview of the membership directory, jobs board, and how to update your account. This one webinar you won’t want to miss.

Performance Evaluations: A Step-by-step Guide to Leading an Excellent Evaluation Process

Date: Wednesday 7 December 2016 at 3pm ET

Presenter: Gerarda Culipher, Chief Deputy Clerk, Fairfax Circuit Court

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: Gerarda Culipher, from the Circuit Court in Fairfax Virginia, will be presenting on how you, as leader, can prepare your staff for annual, performance evaluations. She will share concrete advice, helpful tips & tricks, and modifiable templates for you to use, as you master-plan for this important human resource development concept. Whether you run a large, medium, or small office, being organized and prepared for administering Performance Evaluations, will increase your credibility as a leader who is committed to your Team’s professional growth and success.

Historic Records in the iPhone Age

Date: Friday 28 October 2016 at 3 pm ET

Presenter: Katrina Krempasky, Fairfax Circuit Court Historic Records

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: Fairfax Circuit Court Historic Records Center holds records dating from 1742 and part of our mission is to make these historic documents available to the public. In recent years, technology and new social media platforms have made sharing our resources much easier. For this presentation, Katrina will discuss some of the trends in outreach and technology that records centers utilize when sharing their collections with the public. She will also show some ways that the Fairfax Circuit Court has embraced technology, not only with their historic records but also in sharing court information with the public. She will discuss using social media for outreach and some of the pitfalls of this technology.

Evaluating Your Vendor – Going Beyond the Functional Checklist

Date: Friday 19 August 2016 at 2pm ET

Presenter: Doug Allen, Regional Sales Manager, Tyler Technologies, Inc.; and Carol Foglesong, Assistant Comptroller, Records Administration Division, Orange County (FL) Comptroller’s Office.

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: You are about to gain a vendor. How do you know it is a vendor and a product which will meet your needs? Or, you have a vendor and you want to talk to that vendor about current performance. How do you go about doing that? Is lowest cost the best or the only answer? Tips on being frank with your vendor before and after you hire them. Checklists of things you want or expect only touch the surface; learn how to dig down for answers and information.

Smart Elections

Date: Wednesday 27 July 2016 at 3pm ET

Presenters: Richard Leadbeater, Manager, State Government Solutions, Esri; and Julie Wise, King County Elections Director; and David Wilson, Elections Supervisor, King County Elections; and Katrina Sroufe, GIS Specialist, King County Elections

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: Power the election process with intelligent maps and apps. Your voters rely on your organization to provide the information they need to participate in this democratic process. You need to understand the needs of your voters and create the information that allows all citizens the opportunity to participate and protect the democratic process. Is your organization prepared to meet the ever increasing citizen expectations for efficiency and effectiveness? Join iGO, with King County Elections, and Esri, on Wednesday, July 27th, to learn how King County uses GIS to innovate, identify and implement efficiencies and administer successful election with out-of- the-box tools, templates and apps to better:

  • Connect with citizens, your entire organization, and the media with apps
  • Share accurate Polling Place information in real-time
  • Publish election results through intuitive and informative maps
  • Reinvent the way you do your work.

Teenagers! 16 and 17-year- olds as poll workers and voters?

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2016 at 3 pm ET

Presenter: Daniel R. Diorio, National Conference of State Legislatures, Policy Specialist.

Price: FREE for Members | $25 for Non-members

Session Description: There is a growing movement in the U.S. and abroad to allow 16-17 year olds to participate in elections, as poll workers and even as voters.  A few U.S. cities have already allowed these teens to vote in municipal elections.  In this session, Dan will review what different states are doing and how election officials have responded.  We will also discuss how to prepare for this conversation, what questions to address, and possible areas of opportunity for election officials if policy makers choose to implement changes in this area.

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