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Biennial Institute

Where legislators learn, network and explore issues critical to governing Georgia


The Biennial Institute, which provides both an orientation to the legislative process for new lawmakers and timely policy sessions for all attendees, is offered to all legislators – new and returning.

The leadership of the Georgia General Assembly cosponsors the Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government organizing and assembling the resources and expertise needed to carry out the agenda.

Sessions conducted by veteran lawmakers and staff, agency administrators and subject matter experts lead legislators through a wide variety of current topics.

A recognized event on the state's political calendar since 1958, the Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators provides legislators with valuable time for learning, networking and exploring state issues prior to the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

New and veteran legislators count on the Biennial Institute to provide information and training that will help them make better-informed decisions for Georgia. 

The late Alan Rosenthal, noted legislative scholar, named the Biennial as a national model of legislative training.


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