Webinars

ASAP is proud to announce a solution to a problem facing almost every agency or organization — a dwindling training/conference/travel budget and the need to stay on top of current training needs and new ideas and strategies. ASAP webinars offer the opportunity to get professional development and education through subject matter experts in an easy, cost-effective manner while earning your CEUs.

Accessing the Webinar

To register for a webinar, please login at www.accesspro.org. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Next, add a webinar to your cart by selecting the webinar you wish to view. Follow the steps on-screen. Once you've completed the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and a personalized password. You will have 45 days to view the webinar.

Registering online is the preferred method. You may also use the pdf registration form. Payment is required. Please allow three business days for processing paper registrations.

ASAP Webinar Listing

Introduction to the FOIA
Presented by Scott Hodes, Dick Huff, and Anne L. Weismann
This training session is the perfect starting point for FOIA newcomers and for those seeking to refresh their grasp of the Active requirements. It will include a discussion of the key procedural elements of the statute and a summary of its exemptions. This session ensures that you have a basic working knowledge of the FOIA and will provide a strong foundation for growth.
The registration fees for this webinar are: free for ASAP members and $29 for nonmembers.

FOIA Exemptions Overview
Presented by Karen Finnegan and Dione Stearns
In this session, you will gain a basic understanding of the nine Freedom of Information Act exemptions and how other statutes might impact the processing of FOIA requests; and for the experienced government information specialist or those working in niche areas, this training may be used as a general refresher course.
The registration fees for this webinar are $49 for ASAP members and $79 for nonmembers.

Fees and Fee Waivers
Presented by Brentin V. Evitt and Anne L. Weismann
In this session, you will gain a base knowledge of the FOIA fee structure and an understanding of Requester fee categories as well as the basis for fee waivers. You will also gain knowledge of the restrictions placed under the Open Government Act.
The registration fees for this webinar are $49 for ASAP members and $79 for nonmembers.

Exemption 4
Presented by Frederick J. Sadler, CIPP/G
In this session, you will learn to recognize trade secret and confidential commercial information; understand agency considerations and obligations; and understand Executive Order 12,600, Submitter Notices and contracts.
The registration fees for this webinar are $49 for ASAP members and $79 for nonmembers.

FOIA Exemption 7
Presented by Karen Finnegan and Joel D. Miller
In this session, you will gain knowledge of Exemption 7 including why the records are different and an understanding of the threshold for this exemption.
The registration fees for this webinar are $79 for ASAP members and $99 for nonmembers.

FOIA and Privacy Act Interface
Presented by Ramona Branch Oliver
In this session, you will gain a basic understanding of the complex relationship between the Privacy and the Freedom of Information Acts, recognize the issues affected by both Acts, and recognize when to apply the statutes, where they dovetail, and where they diverge.
The registration fees for this webinar are $49 for ASAP members and $79 for nonmembers.

Privacy Act Overview
Presented by Ramona Branch Oliver and Charlene Wright Thomas
In this session, you will gain a basic understanding of the Privacy Act. The instructors detail compliance requirements; the twelve exceptions; and civil remedies and criminal penalties.
The registration fees for this webinar are $79 for ASAP members and $99 for nonmembers.

Privacy Remediation
Presented by Ramona Branch Oliver
In this session, you will gain awareness of information security threats and vulnerabilities; learn and practice secure habits that will promote a secure environment for Personally Identifiable Information (PII); and gain a basic knowledge of protocols and best practices for breach responses and mitigating loss of PII.
The registration fees for this webinar are $79 for ASAP members and $99 for nonmembers.

Webinar FAQ's

How can I be sure that my computer is compatible with the web meeting software?
Prior to the event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Rd/T.aspx?commpart. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download. If you are on a government computer, you may need to contact your IT department to allow the download. For those of you in agencies, please make certain that you comply with your agency policy for accessing this type of program.

How do I get technical support?
For matters not specifically related to agency protocol, you may send an email to asap@commpartners.com or call 1-800-274-9390 to talk to a support representative.

How do I login to the webinar?
In your registration confirmation, which will be e-mailed immediately, there will be a unique url and password for you to access the webinar.

When will I get registration confirmation?
You will receive your registration confirmation immediately via e-mail. The e-mail will include your unique url and password, a link to the system test and access to the webinar handouts.

How long does a webinar last?
Each webinar lasts for one hour.

Can members receive continuing education credit for attending the webinar?
Privacy Credits — ASAP is on the IAPP Approved Privacy Education Providers and Activities Listing, so you can submit ASAP programs to the IAPP for CPE.

CLE — ASAP encourages you to submit the program materials to your state bar for approval.

How many times will I be able to access the webinar?
You will have 3 times to view the webinar.

How long will I have access to the webinar?
You will have 45 days from your purchase date to view the webinar. After 45 days, you will no longer have access to the webinar.

Questions about registration?
Send an email to asap@accesspro.org
Questions about the webinar content/presentation? Send an email to asap@accesspro.org

Is there a Cancellation Policy?
Registration fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to log on to the webinar email asap@commpartners.com for technical assistance, you will be able to access the webinar up to three times during the 45 days.