Local Training

Local elected officials, administrators, and staff, as well as boards and authorities, can benefit from quality, customized training and development opportunities offered by the Institute at convenient locations around the state and on the University of Georgia campus.

Courses for Municipal and County Clerks

Contact: Gordon Maner, gmaner@uga.edu; 706.542.2297

Georgia Clerks Education Institute
February 7-9, 2016, Macon, Georgia
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Georgia Certification Program for Municipal and County Clerks

Community and Media Relations 101
As a City/County Clerk, you may be the front line of contact between government and the community. Such contact might involve everyday citizens or media requests. Navigating these interactions can be a delicate process, but also a critical one in the interest of government transparency. In the required course Community and Media Relations, you will learn methods for building a good working relationship with the various media in our jurisdiction with the goal of keeping your public informed about your government. Additionally, you will learn how to appropriately involve media in both daily communications and meetings. Examples of these applications will include virtual meetings, teleconferencing, doodle surveys, and texting/website interactions from constituents. This course replaces the previous Community and Media Relations course.

Community and Media Relations 102
As a City/County Clerk, social media may be a popular and effective method for building relationships with the community. This required course will cover the many applications of social media that can be used to build bridges with constituents. You will explore the potential and risks of a variety of social media outlets (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) in government, and how such tools can be effective community outreach strategies. With each instruction of this course, the most recent forms of social media will be covered, so as to stay current with this evolving communication method. This course expands on the previous Community and Media Relations course.

Planning Retreats

Management Development Program

Special Topic Workshops

Succeeding as a Supervisor

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