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Live Webinars

About Live Webinars

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC) is pleased to be able to offer these opportunities as a training option. Webinars are FREE of charge and are presented live by an OGEC trainer over the Internet. These training sessions are 60 - 90 minutes depending on the topic.  
Each topic is offered monthly, and anyone can participate. The number of available slots for attendees is limited, OGEC requests that interested parties register as soon as possible.

Scheduled webinars cover the following subject matters:
Content:
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. This session is 90 minutes.
Content:
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”. This session is 60 minutes.
Content:
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. This session is 60 minutes.
Content:
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. This session is 60 minutes.
Content:
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. This session is 90 minutes.
Content:

​Learn about your responsibilities as a Jurisdictional Contact (JC) and how to create and manage your user profile. In this session we'll also discuss how to manage the positions within the jurisdictions assigned to you, and see who in your jurisdiciton has filed their SEI report. This session is 60 minutes.


Registering for Monthly Webinars

Online Registration: Links for online registration are posted in the details for each training on the OGEC Calendar below.




Customized Webinars

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

System Requirements

We use Zoom Meetings for the webinars. You will need to be at an internet connected computer. You can use Zoom either through the app or through your preferred browser.
We recommend using the most updated version of the app to make sure you have the best experience.

Additional Resources

You can find all the handouts for the OGEC trainings on the Training Handouts page.

To obtain a listing of resources the OGEC has available, click on the following link:  OGEC 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: training@ogec.oregon.gov.