Local Government Training
Local government officials, managers, and staff as well as boards and authorities can supplement their skills and expertise by taking advantage of wide variety of training options available through the Institute of Government. Whether in classrooms around the state or online, Institute training helps city and county leaders develop professionally and plan for the future.
Current and future managers and supervisors dig deep in their study of what makes an effective leader in today's local government environment.
Government managers gain valuable insights into their leadership styles and performance through this unique 360-degree assessment instrument focused specifically on the demands of the public sector.
New and up-and-coming supervisors benefit from a comprehensive introduction to the skills they need to excel in their new roles and responsibilities.
A government can build its own customized training program to meet specific needs by selecting courses from almost 30 available options covering a wide variety of topics.
A council, commission, or other governing body can complete strategic planning, set priorities, and work through issues away from distractions with the help of an experienced, objective facilitator.
Government meetings in need of management from an impartial third party can call upon trained facilitators to guide discussion and keep participants engaged and on task.
Local finance officers and human resource professionals can save time and resources by participating in certain courses online at their convenience.
Wastewater treatment plant owners, operators, and staff can learn how to transition to and use NetDMR through a tutorial the Institute developed for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
Local government leaders consult one-on-one with a coach to assess strengths and weaknesses and to achieve a specific goal in their professional development.
Local finance officers enhance their knowledge of governmental accounting principles and learn how to implement sound financial practices.
Development authority board members and elected officials gain insights into the roles and responsibilities of boards and their contributions to advancing local economic development.
Planning and zoning board members and others can get equipped with knowledge—both procedural and topical—they need to help them fulfill their responsibilities regarding land use issues.
Those serving on historic preservation commissions and others can gain a better understanding of the laws and principles guiding historic preservation and how to administer local ordinances.
Members of local school boards throughout Georgia can strengthen their skills and fulfill their annual training requirements through leadership and financial management training provided by Institute of Government experts.
Members of charter school boards throughout Georgia can strengthen their skills and fulfill their annual continuing education through leadership and financial management training provided by Institute of Government experts.
The Certified Public Manager® Program develops government managers by building self-awareness, promoting collaboration, and encouraging process improvement. The program not only offers professional development opportunities for public employees but also develops more productive staff who are better positioned to serve citizens.
Programs for City Elected Officials
Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute
Newly Elected Municipal Officials Institute
Programs for County Commissioners
County Commissioners Training Program
Newly Elected Commissioners Conference
Programs for Municipal, County, and Court Clerks
Georgia Certification Program for Municipal and County Clerks
State Court Clerk Certificate Program
Superior Court Clerk Certificate Program
Other Local Government Training Opportunities
Contracting for Architectural or Engineering Services
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Training
DBHDD Contact: J. Michael Moryc, 404.463.6843
Downtown Development Authority Training
Executive Leadership Institute for Tax Officials
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Training
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