Director/Admin Trainings

The VASWCD and its Educational Foundation organize regional director and staff trainings throughout the year.

Training topics chosen previously have included financial matters, IT issues, parliamentary procedures, efficient meeting management, and personnel management. If you have a topic or a speaker that you would like to recommend for a future training, please contact VASWCD staff. Additionally, if you are interested in assisting with training please contact VASWCD staff for more details.

The next Director/Admin training is scheduled to be in person on May 9, 2023, at the Drury Hotel (11049 West Broad Street, Glen Allen VA 23060) in Richmond Virginia. See below for draft agenda, registration cost and details, hotel accommodations if needed, and more. As this training will be beneficial for both SWCD Staff and Directors we are offering a discount for multiple attendees from a District.

Training offered on May 9th will include Attachment D training provided by Blair Gordon with DCR and Human Resources training by Charlotte Jensen, HR Consulting Manager with Gallagher Resources & Compensation Consulting.

Please see draft agenda below:

9:30-10:00 – Welcome & Introductions

10:00-12:00 – Budget Template (Attachment D) Training (Speaker: Blair Gordon, Dept of Conservation & Recreation)

12:00-12:30 – Lunch Provided

12:30-3:30 – Human Resource Training (Speaker: Charlotte Jensen, HR Consulting Manager for Gallagher HR)

HR Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Basic Employment Laws and Concepts
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    • Breaks, Overtime, Exempt vs. Non-Exempt
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
    • Harassment and Discrimination

The meeting location will be at The Drury Hotel located at 11049 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Reservations for overnight accommodations can be made by reserving online, go to, then enter Group number of 10054948. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number of 10054948. Reservations must be made by April 21 to ensure the group rate of $98 + tax. For those staying the night, guests enjoy free hot breakfast, free snacks and cold beverages at the 5:30 Kickback┬« and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. 

Registration cost is $100 for the first registration and $75 for each additional registration per district. Registration deadline is Friday, April 21. Please contact VASWCD staff with any questions or issues.


If you would like to pay by CHECK: Complete registration checkout and choose INVOICE as your payment option and follow the instructions.

If you would like to pay via PAYPAL: Complete registration checkout and choose PAYPAL as your payment option and follow the instructions.

Find information and resources from previous trainings on our training resource library at .