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About Adobe Connect Webinars

Adobe Connect webinars are FREE of charge and are presented live over the Internet.  The Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC) is pleased to be able to offer these opportunities as a training option.  These training sessions are presented live by an OGEC trainer and generally range from 30 to 60 minutes in length.
Several classes are scheduled and offered each month, and anyone can participate.  The number of available slots for attendees is limited, however, so the OGEC requests that interested parties register as soon as possible.

Scheduled monthly webinars (calendar links listed below) cover the following subject matter:
  • Lobby Law - This session is designed specifically for new lobbyists and new client/employers but that should not deter seasoned lobbyists or their client/employers from attending.  The course will cover Lobby Regulation law found in ORS 171.725 – 171.785 and 171.992.
  • Gifts - This session will cover the statutory definition of a gift and the restrictions for accepting gifts. The course will clarify the monetary limitation ($50) and when it applies to the receipt of a gift. It covers how the statute affects a public official's relatives and members of their household. The course will also provide an overview of gifts that may be accepted without limit because statute excludes them from the definition of a “gift”. 
  • Use of Office & Conflicts of Interest - The course content will cover Use of Position or Office and Statutory Conflicts of Interest and Gifts.  Public officials will learn how the law prohibits them from using their official position to obtain a financial gain or avoid a financial cost. The course will also cover financial benefits the law allows, even though they are available to the public official because of the official position they hold.
  • Executive Session - This session is designed for individuals of governing bodies subject to Oregon Public Meetings law however anyone can attend.  The course content will review the lawful reasons for holding an executive session.
  • New Employee Orientation - This session is designed for the new employee - however, anyone can attend.  The course content will cover:  Use of Position or Office, Private Employment, Statutory Conflicts of Interest, and Gifts and Nepotism.  In addition, the course will provide an overview of the Complaint Process and Sanctions, as well as information on agency resources that are available to you.

To obtain a listing of resources the OGEC has available, click on the following link:  Agency Resource Chart
For more information related to training and other agency resources, please call at:  503-378-5105 or contact us by e-mail at:

System Requirements

You will need to be at an internet connected computer.  You can access the sound by either connecting to a conference telephone call or through your computer speakers using VOIP.

These webinars work best on computers with recent operating systems, Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0 or 8.0, at least 256 MB of memory, a processor speed of at least 1GHz and an internet connection of at least 56Kbps.  The following link will direct you to a website that will test your system to make sure you can successfully participate in a webinar: 

Added information:  Conference calls are clearer than VOIP, do not use any internet bandwidth, and allow you to speak to the trainer.  VOIP sound is provided through your internet connection, but is a little less clear and uses 15Kbps of bandwidth, so you need an internet speed of at least 100Kbps.  Attendees listening via VOIP can type-chat with the trainer but cannot be heard.

Current Monthly Webinars

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021

April 2021

In addition to the monthly webinar schedule/calendars, OGEC trainers can also provide
customized webinar trainings for any group upon request.  To request customized virtual training please complete our Training Request Form.

Registering for Monthly Webinars

Please register for monthly webinar courses at least three days in advance by emailing:


Include the following information in your e-mail:

  • Your Name;
  • Contact Information;
  • Title of Webinar; and
  • Date/Time of Webinar 


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