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Boards and Commissions: Training Workshop

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The City of Berkeley is pleased to provide this new and updated training video for commissioners.  The video is presented here for commission chairpersons and vice-chairpersons to complete their required training.  Of course, all commissioners are encouraged to review the video and the training materials.

The new training video has much improved visual and sound quality.  In addition, the video provides the full training in only 55 minutes, compared to the 2+ hours in the previous version.  We hope that you enjoy the new and improved commissioner training video.

Commissioner Training Video (55 minutes)

Commissioner Training Video (55 minutes) - WITH CLOSED CAPTIONING

For more streaming video information, visit the Online Video FAQs Page.

Training Materials and Resources

Commissioners' Manual 
Conflict of Interest 
Staff Support Regulations (PDF)
Guide to the Brown Act (PDF) 
Affirmation of Training Completion (PDF)

Fair Political Practices Commission

AB1234 Ethics Training for Local Officials


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