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NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

Pathways to Power

Have you ever thought about – or been asked to think about – running for elected or appointed office? Has your first instinct been to say “no” or “not now”? Imagine what your leadership could contribute and to explore ways you can make that contribution real.

Join SC Women in Leadership (SCWIL) July 21 and August 18 for an exciting new virtual coaching and mentoring workshop. In partnership with She Should Run, SCWIL is hosting a two-part workshop, Pathways to Power to encourage you to develop and implement a personal plan to activate your leadership.

This two-part virtual workshop is a coaching foundation to concretely identify your strengths and a guidebook for using them in your community. Women have been reluctant to run for office or explore other leadership possibilities for a number of complicated personal and systemic reasons. This is your opportunity to explore and plan for ways you can serve and lead.

Session 1: Mapping A Courageous Leadership Journey • Tuesday, July 21 • 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Women will engage in self-discovery and learn strategies to help them identify their strengths and make a plan to activate their leadership potential. Participants will leave the session better able to:

  • Take risks in pursuing their personal leadership journey,
  • Recognize social and personal barriers to their own leadership,
  • Connect their current skill set with political opportunities,
  • Advocate for and support gender parity in leadership and political representation.
  • Determine their individual path to civic engagement.

Session 2: Building Networks • Tuesday, August 18 • 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Women will learn how to get comfortable with networking, maximize the network they already have, and apply those skills to begin asking for donations and assistance in making their candidacy a reality.
Participants will leave the session better able to:

  • Engage current network in the cause of your candidacy,
  • Ask for donations of time and/or money from their current and expanding network,
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to expand their network.
Registration Options:
Both Session 1 & Session 2: $75
ONLY Session 1; $50
ONLY Session 2; $50
SC WIL is committed to including the diverse perspectives and experiences of all women in leadership. Please contact pathways@scwomenlead.net to request assistance with accommodations for disabilities. 
Made possible through a gift in honor of Dr. Suzan D. Boyd, a brilliant woman who always cut her own path.

SC RIA Virtual Grant Workshop

July 8, 2020 - 10 AM-12 PM

Funds available, how to apply, eligible applicants and activities, grant amounts and match requirements, as well as other infrastructure resources.

Representatives of local governments, special purpose districts, public service districts, public works commissions, engineers and other interested persons.

Due to social distancing guidelines that remain in place, the annual RIA Grant Workshop will be held through Skype, an on-line meeting program.

Please register in advance to ensure you will receive a link to the workshop as well as grant-related materials.


Once you've registered for the workshop, you'll receive a confirmation notice. A second email with detailed instructions on how you will connect to the meeting via the Internet will be sent to all registrants.

QUESTIONS? Call 803.737.0390 or email pgantt@ria.sc.gov

Stormwater Inspector Training

Certified Stormwater Inspector trainings by the National Stormwater Center have been changed to an online delivery via interactive webinars.  Once registered, you will receive an invitation via email from the webinar producer to gain access from your computer.

The following classes have been designed for a South Carolina permit:

South Carolina CSI MS4 Webinar on July 9-10, 2020

South Carolina CSI MS4 Webinar on August 3-4, 2020

Early Registration and Multiple Attendees discounts available. Payment is not due at the time of registration.

How to Register:

  • Call Kathleen at 1-888-397-9414
  • Visit www.npdes.com – Registration is available on the website for all classes
  • Email form to info@npdes.com or Fax form to 410-638-2092

Graduates of the Certified Stormwater Inspector course receive certification for five years and continuing education units, and ongoing, unlimited support of the National Stormwater Center.  This course is designed specifically for municipal personnel and offers training and certification to demonstrate that the trained inspectors are qualified.  Inspectors who take the course learn:

  • How to inspect construction, commercial, and industrial, and municipal activities
  • What to inspect
  • The limits of their authority
  • Appropriate demeanor
  • Appropriate discretion
  • Clean Water Act
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • Six Minimum Control Measures
  • How to better implement and support your MS4 Stormwater programs

All instructors have stormwater enforcement experience at the Federal or State level. Read more about the instructor on the announcement.

Free Training - Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals

Environmental health professionals are on the frontline of helping individuals, institutions, and communities reduce threats from mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors. This training—Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals—emphasizes the use of integrated pest management to address public health pests and vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus and others. The training offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The training includes 11 courses. Take all of them or pick and choose (the first three are required, then take courses in any order):

  1. Vector-Borne Diseases of Public Health Importance
  2. Integrated Pest Management Basics
  3. Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services
  4. Tick Biology and Control
  5. Mosquito Biology and Control
  6. Toxicology of Pesticides
  7. Rodent Management
  8. Pests and Vectors in Food and Housing Environments
  9. Special Pest Management Considerations for Schools
  10. Risk Communication Basics
  11. Bed Bug Biology and Control

Visit the following website to register and to learn more about the training: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/elearn/vcehp.html.