Presentations from OOR’s 2016 Annual Training

Open records_logo stackedLast week, the Office of Open Records hosted our annual training session about the Right-to-Know Law and the Sunshine Act at the State Museum in Harrisburg.

I made a presentation, as did George Spiess, Chief of Training and Outreach, and Charles Brown, Chief Counsel.

Here are the presentations used at the 2016 Annual Training:

OOR 2016 Annual Training – Erik Arneson – PPTX
OOR 2016 Annual Training – Erik Arneson – PDF

OOR 2016 Annual Training – George Spiess – PPTX
OOR 2016 Annual Training – George Spiess – PDF

OOR 2016 Annual Training – Charles Brown – PPTX
OOR 2016 Annual Training – Charles Brown – PDF

If you’d like to watch the entire event, PCN has made video of the entire two-hour event available for free on its website.

Presentation to Union County Assoc. of Twp. Officials

Open records_logo stackedYesterday evening, I had the opportunity to discuss the Right-to-Know Law and the Office of Open Records with the Union County Association of Township Officials in Mifflinburg. I very much appreciate the invitation.

Here’s the presentation I used:

Union County Assoc. of Twp. Officials Presentation – Oct. 20, 2016 – PPTX
Union County Assoc. of Twp. Officials Presentation – Oct. 20, 2016 – PDF

Presentation at Duquesne Law School

Open records_logo stackedYesterday, I had the pleasure of discussing the Right-to-Know Law and the Office of Open Records with a class at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh.

I was particularly honored that former Governor Tom Corbett, who appointed me to serve as Executive Director of the OOR, introduced me to the class. My thanks to Governor Corbett and to Professor John Rago for inviting me.

Here’s the presentation I used:

Duquesne Presentation – Oct. 19, 2016 – PPTX
Duquesne Presentation – Oct. 19, 2016 – PDF

Annual Training in Harrisburg on Oct. 26

Open records_logo stackedThis year’s Office of Open Records Annual Training will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the State Museum in Harrisburg.

Senior staff from the OOR will lead this session covering the Right-to-Know Law and the Sunshine Act.

The training will touch on the basics of each law, but additional detail will be provided on recent Final Determinations issued by the OOR, recent Supreme Court and Commonwealth Court decisions, and emerging issues.

This training session is designed to be of interest to both agencies and requesters. Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions.

This session is pending approval for 1.5 CLEs.

You can register for the training session here.

CLE at Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Open records_logo stackedEarlier today, Charles Brown (Chief Counsel at the Office of Open Records) and I spoke at a continuing legal education at Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg. This presentation was also recorded by PCN for airing at a later date.

We enjoyed the great questions and thank the school for inviting us.

Here’s the presentation I used:

Widener Presentation – Erik Arneson – Sept. 27, 2016 – PPTX
Widener Presentation – Erik Arneson – Sept. 27, 2016 – PDF

And here’s the presentation Charles used:

Widener Presentation – Charles Brown – Sept. 27, 2016 – PPTX
Widener Presentation – Charles Brown – Sept. 27, 2016 – PDF

Presentation to PA Assoc. of Nonprofit Organizations

Open records_logo stackedYesterday, I took part in the fall conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations. I hosted a seminar called “New Data Resources” and spoke about the Right-to-Know Law, the open data movement, and related topics.

My thanks to PANO for for inviting me to speak.

Here’s the presentation I used:
Pennsylvania Assoc. of Nonprofit Organizations – Sept. 13, 2016 – PPTX
Pennsylvania Assoc. of Nonprofit Organizations – Sept. 13, 2016 – PDF