Professional Development (PD)
Hello and welcome to the Professional Development Page! The information on this page is intended to assist you with your professional growth and development. Not sure where to start? Just ask! The Professional Growth and Leadership Development Committee is here to help, just email Committee Chair Karin Johnson, MMC.
As we continue to wind our way through these extraordinary times, a decision has been made to hold the Northwest Clerks Institute Professional Development Program in June 2021 using a virtual format. It is the responsible thing to do in a continuing effort to protect and support the participants, the speakers, facility workers and all of their families and communities.
As your Institute Director, I know how much you value educational and professional development. With that, I am happy to announce our modified programming for Professional Development (PD) I/II/III/IV. The courses offered will be those found in our traditional programming, however the number of hours offered will be decreased. PD I, II & III will each offer 24-hours of course content. PD IV will offer 12-hours of course content. This format allows the trainers and the participants to maximize learning and avoid “virtual-learning” fatigue. It also allows the participant to scheduled uninterrupted time for learning around existing workloads. These sessions will be in the interactive format you come to expect from the NCI-PD.
Register now and mark your calendars! Join me for Virtual Professional Development (PD) at the Northwest Clerks Institute. PD I, II & III is approved by IIMC for twelve (12) CMC Education points and registration is $475. PD IV is approved by IIMC for six (6) MMC points and registration is $375. You will receive a certificate of completion for the PD Program attended upon the successful completion of a learning assessment. Go to https://www.nwclerks.org/VirtualPD2021 and click on the Register Now button. Space will be limited and will be secured on a first registered-first paid basis.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
The 2021 dates for the Northwest Clerks Institute are:
Professional Development I June 8, 9 & 10 Tues/Wed/Thurs 8AM-12PM
June 15, 16 & 17 Tues/Wed/Thurs 8AM-12PM
Professional Development II June 8, 9 & 10 Tues/Wed/Thurs 1PM-5PM
June 15, 16 & 17 Tues/Wed/Thurs 1PM-5PM
Professional Development III June 22, 23 & 24 Tues/Wed/Thurs 8AM-12PM
June 29, 30 & July 1 Tues/Wed/Thurs 8AM-12PM
Professional Development IV June 22, 23 & 24 Tues/Wed/Thurs 1PM-5PM
Registration details will be coming soon. For now, mark your calendars. Space will be limited and will be secured on a first registered-first paid basis.
Northwest Clerks Institute
Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) Program
OAMR and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) are proud to be part of the CMC program which recognizes those individuals who have made the commitment to continuing education. University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, offers Professional Development (PD) courses approved by IIMC. These cover the curriculum areas, which, upon completion, fulfill the educational requirements to attain the CMC designation. The CMC certification is recognized worldwide and signifies excellence in continuing professional education, assuring that members are in the forefront of their profession.
Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) Program
The MMC program targets those recorders who have received their CMC certification and wish to continue learning new, innovative skills designed for professional education.
Here are a few simple tips for keeping track of your points for your MMC levels.
1. Use a tracking form. Your Professional Growth & Development Committee has created a form that can help you keep track of your Education and Professional/Social points, and it can be obtained from the website. Each column corresponds to the categories on the IIMC MMC application. The file was created in Excel, so the columns will automatically keep a running total for you.
2. Save the tracking form to your computer desktop, so you will see it every day. When you first begin using the form, enter all the things you plan to do in the next year, and then italicize the font (or color the font, or whatever works for you). This way, it will be a reminder for you to: A) actually do it; and B) remember to get the documentation for it. Once you have completed the training, return the font to regular on your tracking form.
3. Keep a file folder labeled ‘MMC’ where you keep your hot files. After filling out a registration for training, put a copy in there. If you receive a certificate afterwards, put it in as soon as you get back. Don’t worry about organizing the file until you see your spreadsheet getting you close enough to turn in your points. Then, just do it all at once.
Remember: you will need a minimum of 15 points in Education; and 5 in Professional/Social; and another 5 points in any combination of the 2. (You must have 60 Advanced Education Points and 40 Professional Contribution Points to achieve the MMC Designation)
If you have any questions about what qualifies for use in your points, please feel free to contact any member of the Professional Growth & Development Committee.You may also contact IIMC at (800) 251-1639 for assistance.