County Clerks2019 Sanborn Card

Kansas County Clerks’ and Election Officials’ Association

In 1992, the Kansas County Clerks’ and Election Officials’ Association (KCCEOA) invited the Public Policy and Management Center at Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs to collaborate in the design and development of a certification institute for county clerks in Kansas. The result was the Sanborn Institute, a three-year institute covering professional development in public management, interpersonal skills, and technical skills. In 1995, the Sanborn Master Academy was added to offer continuing education for certified county clerks.

The KCC and EOA and the Public Policy and Management Center are pleased to provide professional development programs for county clerks in Kansas. The Sanborn Institute and Academy offer continuing education credit hours that can be counted towards certification by the Sanborn Institute or the Master County Clerks Academy. These sessions offer theoretical and practical guidance in three areas: public administration, technical skills, communication and interpersonal skills.

Sanborn Institute certification requires completion of 100 clock hours of instruction divided between Public Administration (50 hours), Social/Interpersonal Issues (30 hours), and Technical Skills (20 hours). The Sanborn Institute is designed to allow participants to accumulate hours in all three categories over a three-year cycle.

The Master County Clerks Academy provides twelve clock hours of instruction on an annual basis and is accredited by the Kansas County Clerks’ and Election Officials’ Association. Certification as a master county clerk requires 48 hours of instruction. 


 


Sanborn  Academy 2021 Highlights 

Register for Academy

Days: June 10 and 11

  • Listening From the Ledge
     Leading your culture takes courage. Dan Oblinger is a trained and experienced hostage negotiator who has mastered the art of persuading people in crisis to make great decisions despite the worst circumstances. Laugh and learn as he shares hard-won lessons about listening for leadership and a healthy culture. Each lesson was forged during a negotiation when lives were at stake. These vignettes are told with grace, humor, and authenticity. Leadership from the Ledge is a clear call to action for anyone who wants to lead their team toward excellence.
  • Legislate Update
    Join Jay Hall from Kansas Association of Counties as he shares legislative updates and what impacts the current legislative session will have on how you do business.
  • Good Grief
    The past 6-12 months we’ve lost moments, people, jobs, and time. How does this affect your job and the work that needs done. We’ll talk grief; the upside and the tools you can use to look back and move forward.
  • Election Roundtables
    Join Bryan Caskey and Jameson Beckner from the Secretary of State’s Office, as we debrief 2020. We’ll talk wins/losses and what’s coming next.
  • Pandemic Leadership
    Reset, re-center, refresh and refocus on your objectives as a leader. A good way to do this is by refining your ability to manage change. Change management is a leadership tool that can be deployed professionally and personally. Several things we’ll talk about are: Empowerment, Communication, Growth, Resilience, and Balance.
  • The Dirty Dozen: 12 People that Can Ruin Your Day
    Understanding twelve difficult co-workers and how to deal with them to create a better work environment. Learn tips and tactics beyond customer service. This session will showcase advanced emotional intelligence strategies.
  • Improve Can Save the World
    o The learned rules and sensibilities that animate good, improvised scenes are the same ones that animate the workings of a constructive community. The rules of improvisation foster problem solving, team/relationship building, idea-generation, and idea synthesis. Improvisers inhabit a space where “yes and” keeps the work of living in common; keeps everyone listening; keeps conversation exploratory rather than gladiatorial; in such a space, patterns of meaning are joyfully sought and honest “mistakes” considered precious gifts.

Cancellations: All cancellations must be in writing via e-mail to morgan.barnes@wichita.edu. All cancellations prior to May 20, 2021 will receive a 75% refund, and a 25% administrative fee will be retained by the sponsoring organizations. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received on or after May 21, 2021. Any exception is subject to review by the event policy committee. Substitutions are allowed.

Hotel info: Accommodations should be made directly with the hotel. Identify yourself as being with the "County Clerks" when making your reservations. Hotel reservations cannot be guaranteed after May 15, 2021. Single Room: $93.00 group rate. If you register your Hotel sleeping room online, use "KCC" as the code.

Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35
549 S. Rock Rd
Wichita, Kansas 67207
Phone: 316.686.7131
Fax: 316.681.5099
Toll-free: 888.558.5113

 

Sanborn Institute 

Register for Institute 

Days: June 7-11, 2021

Institute: Sanborn Institute certification requires completion of 100 clock hours of instruction divided between Public Administration, Social/Interpersonal Issues , and Technical Skills. The Sanborn Institute is designed to allow participants to accumulate hours in all three categories over a three-year cycle.

Early Bird Special of $490 until April 30, $610 until May 31st | Covers light breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday.

Sessions for Institute Year 1 will include:

  • What Every Clerk Needs to Know about County Government
  • Working with your Governing Body
  • Parliamentary Procedures
  • Workers Compensation
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Written Communication
  • Agendas and Minutes
  • Governmental Accounting
  • Public Speaking – Persuasion
  • Law 101 part 1
  • Law 101 part 2
  • Energy Bus
  • Listening From the Ledge
  • HR Practices
  • Records Management
  • Election Laws
  • Property Tax Rolls
  • Improve Can Save the World

Please take time between now and Institute to read Jon Gordon’s, The Energy Bus. You will also get to join Academy for their Keynote, Dan Oblinger and closing session on Improv.

Listening from the Ledge Dan Oblinger, Hostage Negotiator
Description: Leading your culture takes courage. Dan Oblinger is a trained and experienced hostage negotiator who has mastered the art of persuading people in crisis to make great decisions despite the worst circumstances. Laugh and learn as he shares hard-won lessons about listening for leadership and a healthy culture. Each lesson was forged during a negotiation when lives were at stake. These vignettes are told with grace, humor, and authenticity. Leadership from the Ledge is a clear call to action for anyone who wants to lead their team toward excellence.

See hotel information here.

CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be in writing via e-mail to morgan.barnes@wichita.edu. All cancellations prior to May 20, 2021 will receive a 75% refund, and a 25% administrative fee will be retained by the sponsoring organizations. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received on or after May 21, 2021. Any exception is subject to review by the event policy committee. Substitutions are allowed.


Morgan Barnes PictureContact
Morgan Barnes, Education Director
Wichita State University Public Policy and Management Center
morgan.barnes@wichita.edu
(316) 978-6535