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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 in this session will cover Use of Position or Office and statutory
Conflicts of Interest. Public officials will learn how the law prohibits them
from using their official position to obtain a financial gain or avoid a
financial cost, what financial benefits the law allows, and what a statutory
Conflict of Interest is and what your legal duties are when you have one. This
session is 60 minutes.
does Oregon Ethics Law apply to public officials accepting gifts? This course
will define what a gift is, what limitations there are to accepting gifts, how
the statute affects a public official's relatives and members of their
household. We will also do a deep dive into the 16 gift exceptions identified
in the statute.
Learn about your responsibilities as a Jurisdictional Contact. We'll cover how to create and update your user profile, manage the positions within the jurisdiction(s) assigned to you, and how to look up who has filed their SEI report. This session is for new Jurisdictional Contacts and those needing a refresher. This session is 60 minutes.
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. We'll discuss thresholds for registering as
a lobbyist and how to file quarterly expenditure reports. This session is
This is not the annual required Respectful Workplace training. Please see the Legislative Equity Office for more information on this training and requirement.
Webinars will be available starting in January 2024.
session is designed for individuals of governing bodies subject to Oregon
Public Meetings law, however, anyone can attend. The course content will cover
the individual responsibilities of public officials, the process to convene an
executive session, and the lawful reasons for holding an executive session.
This session is 60 minutes.
We use Zoom Meetings for the webinars. You will need to be at an interent connected computer. You can use Zoom either through the app or through your prferred browser. Please make sure you are using the most updated version of the app to have the best experience.
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.
You can find all the handouts for the OGEC trainings on the
Training Resources page.
For more information related to training and other agency resources, please call at: 503-378-5105 or contact us by e-mail at:
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