May 11, 2017
Experts agree that professional success depends primarily on human relations skills. Superior human relations skills enhanced with detailed technical knowledge combine together to create the kind of professional image we all strive to project. The quest to gain these powerful tools of the trade has been fulfilled with the formation of the NHTCA/NHCTCA Joint Certification Program.
The Certification Program includes courses specifically tailored to meet the needs of Tax Collectors and City & Town Clerks while retaining the general education courses common to both professions. Designed as individual courses that are not dependent upon prior years’ studies, each course offers insight into a specific realm of professional development. Courses offered this year are outlined on the attached sheet. Hopefully, your curiosity will be piqued enough to give at least one or two offerings a try.
Classes are scheduled to take place August 7-11, 2017, at Primex in Concord. Sessions begin at 9AM and continue until 4PM with regularly scheduled breaks for refreshment and spirited conversation. Lunch will be catered in for your convenience. Housing arrangements have been made with the Hampton Inn. The classrooms at Primex and the rooms at the Inn are air conditioned!
Recertification class will be held on Monday, August 7th at Primex. For Town Clerks or Town Clerk-Tax Collectors who have not taken and passed the election training test, a session will be held at the Archives Building where HAVA training classes are held on that date. Recertification credit will be given for this class. Others will attend the session: “Managing Aggressive Behavior & De-escalation Techniques” presented by Richard N. “Rick” Van Wickler.
The enclosed registration form is your passport to higher learning and the beginning of your journey towards becoming the best that you can be. If this is your first year and you plan to complete both Town Clerk Certification and Tax Collector Certification, please sign up this year under the course choice of A for Tax Collector. Remember, no previous experience is required and along with taking all of the requisite courses, attaining or retaining your title of New Hampshire Certified Town/City Clerk or New Hampshire Certified Tax Collector is accomplished by annually attending either regional meetings or workshops OR annual conventions and attending a recertification class at least once every 5 years.
Partial/full scholarships are available to individuals restricted from attending due to budgetary constraints. To apply, complete the enclosed application form before July 5, 2017 and mail to:
Katie Gargano, Treasurer
NHTCA/NHCTCA Joint Certification Program
316 Central Street
Franklin, NH 03235
So, pack your bags and experience the thrill of becoming one of the elite class of municipal officials dedicated to the pursuit of excellence through self discovery and development by participating in the 2017
NHTCA/NHCTCA Joint Certification Program.
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