Open Meetings Act Training (December 6, 2018)

TDI Instructor Led Training - 3 hours                                                                    Register Here

This class covers all aspects of the Texas Open Meetings Act as prescribed by law under the regulation of the Office of the Attorney General and satisfies the training requirement under section 551.005. The class covers the conduct of both open and closed meetings; notice requirements; open sessions; closed sessions; recordings of meetings; penalties and remedies; new technologies and social media; and discussion of scenarios encountered in meetings regulated by Texas Code Chp. 551. The course and the instructor is certified by the Office of the Attorney General and satisfies Texas Code training requirements for elected officials and those conducting government meetings in their organization.


The objective of this course is to detail overall and/or specific components of a records management program utilizing up-to-date federal, state, and local laws as applicable, including best practices, benchmark and accepted procedures, and how and why these procedures are required or suggested.  Basic records Management offers a fundamental understanding of the Records Management Program that is utilized by an educational agency to foster efficient and cost-effective management of all records in inventory. 

There are three distinct classes for 3 types of governments: a) law enforcement agencies, b) school districts, and c) general municipal and county local governments. This class will be specific to educational agencies.



Special Instructions

Lunch provided at noon.
Classes will be held at our Arlington, TX campus

Target Audience

Elected officials and those assigned to administrate public information in their organization, and those conducting government meeting for their organization


The objective of this course is to present an overview of current laws and practices, as well as to answer questions and provide guidance for Open Records and Open Meetings procedures. This course is taught by staff from the Texas Attorney General's Office.


Public Information, Public Information > Elected Officials


100% for withdrawal 14 days prior to session start date
50% for withdrawal 5 days prior to session start date