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PMBA Webinars

PMBA Webinars provide you with up-to-the-minute information and live interaction with experts in areas such legal issues, human resources, federal funding, compliance, and business planning. Learn from the experts and hear about issues and solutions from other stations during this interactive call. On this page, view upcoming webinars, past webinars, and CPE credit information.

PMBA Webinars are a FREE Member benefit.

Upcoming PMBA Webinars and Watercooler Conversations

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 3:00-4:00 pm ET

Watercooler Conversation: Recruiting Matters!

Recruiting qualified candidates for public radio and television can be challenging. From navigating the current job market to sourcing and hiring qualified, diverse candidates, public radio and television stations are competing with commercial counterparts and private companies that can offer higher salaries and recruit more aggressively. What are your challenges? What issues do you struggle with? Join Susannah Arnim, HR Specialist from Idaho Public Television; Victoria Hagele, HR and Business Manager from Capital Public Radio; and Carol Sorber, Director of Professional Development from PBS, for an open and frank conversation about recruiting matters.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:00 pm ET

Webinar—Leadership Transition: From Manager to Coach

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when leader and manager roles in an organization were separate and distinct. In today’s fast-paced and even faster-changing business landscape, managers have transitioned to new roles as senior leaders and coaches, with the need to develop teams that support creative thinking and growth. As a senior leader, people look to you to assign tasks, define purpose, and support creative solutions. Today, you are called on to organize your staff to maximize effectiveness, develop talent and skills, and inspire results.

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What is a Watercooler Conversation?
An opportunity for PMBA members to converse with each other about hot topics, successes, and shared challenges. The discussion will take place over the web-conferencing platform Zoom, but this is not a webinar. Instead of a presentation where all attendees are “in listen-only mode,” a facilitator will guide and manage a discussion between all attendees, pose questions to spark conversation, and ensure good participation. Participants are encouraged to bring their expertise, their questions, and their desire to participate and help their fellow public media colleagues solve problems. CPE credit is not available. Registration and PMBA membership is required.

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CPE Credit Available for PMBA Webinars

PMBA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses of CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Cancellation Policy: Due to this program being offered free of charge for PMBA members, refunds will not be issued. Registration is non-refundable for non-members. If you are interested in receiving CPE credit and are unable to participate, please email PMBA at (240) 844-3600 or In the event of a cancellation, PMBA commits to contacting the participants via email at least 24 hours in advance to notify them of the change.

If you are unable to participate in a webinar and would like copies of the material presented, please contact PMBA. You cannot receive CPE credit for recordings.

If you have any questions regarding registration, refund, complaints or program cancellation policies, please contact PMBA at (240) 844-3600 or