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Please Note:  The Institute of Government is transitioning to a new registration system that is being used for this conference. You will need to create a new user account. 

Click here to register online for the conference and pay by credit card (preferred method).

When you are in the registration portal, follow these steps:

  • Create new user profile (when creating a new user profile, you may receive a message that a user name already exists in the new system which was migrated from the old system.  If you receive this message, you will have an opportunity to set a new password.)

  • Each registered participant must have a unique email address. The same email address cannot be used for multiple registrants.

  • Select Member or Non-Member participant option

  • Confirm cart and click “Register and Select Sessions”

  • Enter credit card information

  • Select conference sessions.  You cannot select your classes until after you have entered your credit card information.

We provide a sequential training program and conferencing services for the Georgia Chapter of the America Public Works Association (APWA).

The APWA provides a forum for the exchange of information for professional development and to enhance quality of life through the effective delivery of services.


The Institute of Government and the Georgia chapter of the APWA provide training opportunities in January and July of each year. Participants can earn 15 hours every January and an additional 15 hours every July. These conferences equip public works officials (public works directors, superintendents, water and wastewater managers, sanitation directors, engineers, and managers in other public works related fields) with the knowledge and skills they need to provide outstanding services to their clients in today’s local government setting.


Participants will learn skills within the context of the local public works environment. University faculty members deliver the leadership and management program, and qualified public works practitioners provide the technical side of training.


Continuing education opportunities are also available.


The Certificate of Public Works Management curriculum consists of six modules, totaling 90 hours of instruction. Classes are held during the conferences each year.


View more information on the certificate program.