Miami-Dade County Employee Ethics Training
To ensure that all representatives of Miami-Dade County government understand the basis of ethical standards, the Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance requiring that each employee undertake ethics training that includes a review of the Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Ordinance and Florida’s Public Records Law. This training program is intended to fulfill that requirement and promote a better understanding of the importance of ethics in public service.
It's the Law!
Sec. 2-11.1 (s)(2)(d) of the County Code, passed by the Board of County Commissioners on March 6, 2012, requires each lobbyist to submit a certificate of completion of an ethics course approved by the Ethics Commission to the Clerk of the Board within 60 days after registration. The cost is $100, payable by check, money order or credit card.
Upcoming training sessions:
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - CLOSED, Class full!
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wensday, May 28, 2014
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
COE Office: 19 W. Flagler St. #820
Miami, FL 33130
Download and fax or mail registration form with payment.
Campaign Skills Training
Two hour sessions for declared candidates and for those working on a campaign. Speakers -- including representatives from the Ethics Commission and the Elections Department -- will provide essential information on election law and procedures, fundraising and record keeping to candidates, campaign treasurers, volunteers and anyone else who wants to understand the legal and ethical obligations of seeking public office.
Watch video of training on February 25, 2014 at Surfside City Hall
The event is free and open to the public. Attorneys can earn Continuing Legal Education credits from the Florida Bar.
Call 305-350-0630 for information.
County Advisory Boards Training
All members of Miami-Dade County advisory boards are subject to mandatory training, including a review of the Sunshine Law, the Public Records Act and the County's Conflict of Interest/Code of Ethics Ordinance.
Sessions are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month, either from 7:30 - 9 a.m. or Noon to 1:30 p.m.
in the Ethics Commission Conference room
19 West Flagler St. Suite 820
Miami, FL 33130
Please complete and submit a registration form, which includes the 2014 schedule, noting which day and session you wish to attend.
Model Student Ethics Program
The Model Ethics Course encourages students to analyze ethical dilemmas through examining real-life examples of ethical misconduct and acting out role-plays.
Municipalities, professional organizations, civic groups, etc...
The Ethics Commission is happy to provide ethics training and/or discuss civic engagement with any government entity, philanthropic organization, homeowner or business association. Please call 305-579-2594 for information and scheduling.