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.

2017 Lifelong Learning Academy Calendar

NEWLY ELECTED CORE KICK-OFF

HILTON GARDEN INN ATLANTA DOWNTOWN, ATLANTA/FULTON COUNTY

February 8th Core:

County Government Finance

County Government Law

Ethics

 

SPRING TRAINING

UGA TIFTON CAMPUS CONFERENCE CENTER, TIFTON/TIFT COUNTY

March 16th Core:

Property Appraisal and Taxation Day 1

Economic Development

Public Safety and Public Health

March 16th Specialty:

Leadership in Local Government (LD)

Managing Meetings (COM)

March 17th Core:

Property Appraisal and Taxation Day 2

County Government Finance

Human Resources

March 17th Specialty:

Understanding Local Economic Development Assets (ECD)

Budgeting for Long-Term Fiscal Sustainability (RF)

Service Delivery Strategies (IR)

 

APRIL 28TH AND MAY 1ST ACCG ANNUAL CONFERENCE

SAVANNAH INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND CONVENTION CENTER SAVANNAH/CHATHAM COUNTY

April 28th Core:

County Government Finance

Economic Development

Ethics

April 28th Specialty:

Health and Wellness (QL/SI)

Effective County Government (CE)

Constitutional Officers (IR)

Commission-Staff Relations (COM)

Federal and State Budgeting (RF)

Law Enforcement in Counties (PS)

Managing Growth (ECD)

May 1st Core:

County Government Law

Human Resources

Public Safety and Public Health

May 1st Specialty:

Board Dynamics (LD)

Intergovernmental Agreements (RF)

Air, Land & Water (COM)

Workforce Development (ECD)

 

JUNE 8TH AND 9TH

LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY: SUMMER 2017 MOUNTAIN CREEK INN, CALLAWAY GARDENS

PINE MOUNTAIN/HARRIS COUNTY

June 8th Core:

Property Appraisal and Taxation Day 1

Ethics

Property Appraisal and Taxation (Day 1)

June 8th Specialty:

Bringing People Together (CE)

Building Your City-County Relationships (IR)

June 9th Core:

Property Appraisal and Taxation Day 2

County Government Law

June 9th Specialty:

Collaborative Leadership (LD)

Collaborative Leadership (LD)

JULY 12TH – 14TH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE CENTER, BLAIRSVILLE/UNION COUNTY

AUGUST 23TH - 25TH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE CENTER, BLAIRSVILLE/UNION COUNTY

 

OCTOBER 11TH AND 13TH

AUGUSTA MARRIOTT AT THE CONVENTION CENTER, AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY

October 11th Core:

County Government Finance

Economic Development

Ethics

October 11th Specialty:

Insurance (COM)

Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System (PS)

Regional Cooperation (IR)

The Voice of Leadership (LD)

October 13th Core:

Public Safety and Public Health

Human Resources

County Government Law

October 13th Specialty:

Retirement (COM)

Addressing Complex Community Issues (QL/SI)

Building Sustainable Communities (QL/SI)

Navigating Change (CE)

NOVEMBER 1ST- 3RD LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

UGA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER, ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY

DECEMBER 6TH - 8TH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

LAKE BLACKSHEAR RESORT AND GOLF CLUB, CORDELE/CRISP COUNTY

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 full 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 full 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