The Conflicts of Interest Board’s first priority is protecting the integrity of City government by helping public servants to resolve conflicts of interest questions before they become problems. COIB does so by providing quick, confidential answers to public servants seeking advice. But, in order for COIB to answer a question, a public servant must ask it. And before the public servant can ask the question, s/he must have some awareness of the relevant issues. Building that awareness is the mission of the Board’s Education & Engagement Unit.
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The City Charter requires City employees to complete conflicts of interest training every two years. Primarily, this mandate is fulfilled with live training classes conducted by the Education & Engagement Unit's staff of Engagement Specialists. These staffers are both experts in the conflicts of interest law and in audience engagement, using storytelling, role-playing, and performance techniques to generate interest and discussion. In 2018 the Unit conducted over 700 classes.
Classes are available in various formats and levels of complexity, and can be tailored to address both conflicts of interest rules and related agency rules. To schedule a class or learn more about live training, please contact Engagement Specialist Gavin Kendall – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hard copies of these materials are also available free of charge. Please contact Engagement Specialist Isaiah Tanenbaum to request hard copies of printed materials.