Training and Development

Each year, thousands of elected and appointed government officials and administrators work to improve their knowledge and skills through some 615 continuing education opportunities offered by the Institute. Participants benefit from the advanced instructional tools and broad expertise that Institute instructors bring to all of their education and professional development programs.

Local Government

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. Read More

State Government

State employees can take their knowledge and leadership skills to the next level through the Institute's many state training programs, from professional development programs that cover a broad array of financial, legislative, and special topics, to certification programs in leadership and management. Read More


Instruction provided to the Georgia General Assembly in the form of training and advanced skill development helps members navigate the world of public service. The Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators provides both an orientation to the legislative process for new lawmakers and timely policy sessions for all attendees. Now in its third year, the Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute helps newer legislators gain the skills to be more effective leaders, decision makers, and policy analysts. Read More

School Boards

Board of education members can enhance their leadership skills and knowledge of school governance through a six-module training program that helps boards fulfill the annual training requirements set by the Georgia Department of Education. Read More

Financial Officers and Managers

City, county, state, and school system finance and office personnel can improve their financial management skills or earn certification through a variety of financial training programs offered by the Institute of Government. Read More

Online Courses

Unlike face-to-face classes, which a busy government employee may not have time to attend, the Institute's online classes allow students to progress through their chosen courses at their own pace and on their own schedules. Read More


Public officials worldwide can gain valuable knowledge and skills to transition their country to more efficient and accountable government. Grounded in principles of good governance, the International Centerís comprehensive public management educational programs are designed to meet diverse needs. Read More

Register Online for Training

For your convenience, you can register online for selected training opportunities, some of which are also conducted online. To register for courses in other ways, see the individual course description and registration materials if available or call or e-mail for information about ways to register. Watch here for more online registration opportunities. Read More

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