Conferences & Education
ACCG recognizes that lifelong learning is one of the most important keys to success for local officials and views this responsibility as one of the most important roles for the association. Educational opportunities are offered through both conferences and meetings as well as training and certification programs.
ACCG hosts three major meetings each year:
- Capitol Connections Conferences, which focuses on issues before the Georgia General Assembly (Atlanta/Fulton County in February).
- Annual Conference, which provides a forum to conduct the major business of the association such as electing officers and considering resolutions (Savannah/Chatham County in April).
- Legislative Leadership Conference, which allows the membership to approve the legislative positions and priorities for the upcoming legislative session (held in a different location each year in October).
The association also holds meetings in the ACCG districts in the summer and fall to provide county officials an opportunity to learn more about ACCG programs and services and discuss important issues facing county government.
For nearly three decades, ACCG has offered training and certification courses for county officials in partnership with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) at the University of Georgia. Today, that continuing education is provided through the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy. Individuals that complete the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy core or specialty certification requirements receive an official certificate from the University of Georgia.
More than 3,000 county officials have received certification through these programs since their inception. All training programs offered through ACCG are voluntary with the exception of the Newly Elected Officials Conference which is required by state law for county commissioners in the first year in which they are elected.
ACCG also offers opportunities for continuing education through association conferences, specialized training and other events throughout the year. Check the upcoming events to find more opportunities to expand your leadership skills and knowledge about county government issues.
News & Notes
Resources for commissioners taking Lifelong Learning Classes.
An official listing of individuals that have achieved certification through ACCG and CVIOG.
Learn more about services offered by ACCG's official continuing education partner.
Explore classes in safety risk reduction and wellness offered for members of ACCG Insurance Programs.
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