Lifelong Learning Academy Calendar

ACCG makes every effort to keep the Lifelong Learning Academy class schedule as it is published, but from time to time changes may have to be made to this calendar. Please watch the individual session registration announcements for changes. Class sizes may be limited, so it is important to register for classes as early as possible. Remember, you must attend the entire class in order to receive credit.

2016 Lifelong Learning Academy Calendar

APRIL 29TH AND MAY 2ND ACCG ANNUAL CONFERENCE

SAVANNAH INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND CONVENTION CENTER SAVANNAH/CHATHAM COUNTY

April 29th Core:

Ethics

April 29th Specialty:

Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System: Costs and Implications (PS)

County Retirement Programs: What They Mean to Your Employee and Your Budget (COM)

Addressing Complex Community Issues (QL/SI) Working with School Boards, Authorities and Other

Partners (IR)

Developing Financial Policies (RF) Management and HR Responsibilities (COM)

Global Commerce and Georgia’s Targeted Industries (ECD)

Citizen Public Safety Initiatives (PS) Civic Engagement (CE)

May 2nd Core:

Public Safety and Public Health

May 2nd Specialty:

Family and Children’s Services (PS) Revenue and Tax Policy (RF)

Leadership Team Building: Creating “We’s” from “I’s” (LD)

Using Incentives for Economic Development (ECD) Fire, EMS and 911 (PS)

Public Works and Transportation (COM)


JUNE 9TH AND 10TH

LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY: SUMMER 2016 EVERGREEN CONFERENCE CENTER

STONE MOUNTAIN/DEKALB COUNTY

June 9th Core:

County Government Finance

Property Appraisal and Taxation (Day 1)

June 9th Specialty:

Negotiation and Mediation (IR) Capital Improvement Planning (COM) Efficiencies in County Finance (RF) Revitalizing Your Community (ECD) June 10th Core:

Economic Development

Property Appraisal and Taxation (Day 2)

June 10th Specialty:

Understanding and Using Power and Influence Effectively (LD)

County Insurance and Risk Management (COM) Demographics and Diverse Perspectives (QL/SI) Crisis Management (IR)

JULY 13TH – 15TH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED

AUGUST 17TH - 19TH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

ACCG OFFICE, ATLANTA/FULTON COUNTY

SEPTEMBER 28TH AND 30TH LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED

September 28th Core:

County Government Law Public Safety and Public Health September 28th Specialty:

Arts, Culture & Tourism (QL/SI)

Public Safety: Developing Collaborative Strategies and Practices (PS)

Debt Financing (RF)

Transparency in Government (CE) Motivation and Successful Leadership (LD) September 30th Core:

Ethics

Human Resources September 30th Specialty: Technology Solutions (COM) Conflict Resolution (IR)

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Commission Roles and Responsibilities (PS)

Courts and the Justice System (PS) Public Health (QL/SI)


NOVEMBER 29TH – DECEMBER 2ND

CERTIFICATION HOURS

· To receive core certification, participants must complete 9 required courses covering 66 hours. Upon completion county commissioners achieve the status of “Certified County Commissioner” and are eligible for a $100 monthly stipend from their county.

· To obtain Specialty Track certification, participants must complete eight (8) courses in the track, a minimum of 5 must be primary courses with a maximum of 3 courses that are designated as cross-over courses.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

In order to maintain core and specialty certifications, commissioners who took office on or after January 1, 2013 are required to earn 18 hours of continuing education annually. These hours can be earned by taking additional specialty courses and attending ACCG conferences and meetings including district meetings and policy committee meetings. Commissioners who took office prior to this date are also strongly encouraged to participate in continuing education opportunities.

SPECIALTY TRACK CODES

CE – Citizen Engagement Track

COM – County Operations & Management Track ECD – Economic & Community Development Track IR – Intergovernmental Relations Track

LD – Leadership Development Track PS – Public Safety Track

RF – Revenue & Finance Track

QL/SI – Quality of Life/Social Issues Track

WATCH YOUR PROGRESS!

Keep up with your ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy record through the ACCG Dashboard.

· If you were elected prior to 2012, your user ID is the first letter of your first name and your last name and your password is your county’s name. These should be all lower case (For example, you are fictional commissioner John Doe from Campbell County. Your user ID would be jdoe, your password campbell.)

· If you were elected in 2012 or later, your user ID is the first two letters of your first name and your last name and your password is your county’s name. These should be all lower case (For example, you are fictional commissioner John Doe from Campbell County. Your user ID would be jodoe, your password campbell.)

CONTACT US!

Carol Baker, ACCG Leadership Development Director 404.589.7806, cbaker@accg.org

Jeff Christie, ACCG Leadership Development Deputy Director 706.340.9597, jchristie@accg.org

Mara Register, CVIOG Leadership Development Program Manager 706.542.9525, msregist@uga.edu

Kitty Shollenberger, CVIOG Senior Program Coordinator 706.542.9523, kittys@uga.edu

NEWLY ELECTED COMMISSIONERS CONFERENCE UGA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY

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