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Capital Improvement Program Online Course
This online course is an elective course for the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute and is designed to provide an overview of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) process from the beginning stages of assessing the capital needs and requests, developing the capital plan and budget during the budget process, determining the appropriate funding sources and managing capital projects after budget adoption. Some of the information included in the course pertains directly to Georgia. Final exam is required with a minimum score of 70%, one retest is allowed. Should you not pass the second attempt, you will be required to register for the course again. Recommended internet is at least DSL with a speed of 3mbps. 

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of capital budgeting and planning process. 

Who should attend? This session is for anyone involved in development or administration of the capital budgeting and planning process. 

Advance Preparation: None 

Program Level: Overview 

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study
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Human Resources: An Online Course for Governmental Officials

This online course is designed to acquaint elected officials and staff with the fundamentals of human resources management. The course gives students a solid understanding of interview and hiring processes, employee performance appraisal, and basic legal issues related to government employment.

The course includes information on personnel law and the basics of human resource management, including the day-to-day issues facing human resource staffs, the role of the personnel manager, and methods for establishing and adhering to sound personnel policies and procedures.

The online course fulfills a course requirement for certificates for elected officials. County commissioners can take the class for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia’s (ACCG) County Commissioners Training Program. Mayors and city council members can use the course to fulfill a requirement for the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute.

There are no prerequisites for this course. The University of Georgia awards 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of this course.

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Local Government Debt Methods

This online course is an elective course for the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute and is designed to provide an overview of the debt administration process within a government. The course will focus on the reasons governments borrow money, short-term versus long-term debt, the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), debt policy, common types of debt issued and players in the debt process, method of sale, bond documents and continuing disclosure and refunding process. Final exam is required with a minimum score of 70%, one retest is allowed. Should you not pass the second attempt, you will be required to register for the course again. Recommended internet is at least DSL with a speed of 3mbps.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of debt process for governments

Who should attend? This session is for anyone involved in development or administration of debt within a government

Advance Preparation: None 

Program Level: Overview

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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Open Meetings Open Records

This online course is designed to provide an overview of the Open Meetings Open Records laws and procedures for Georgia local governments. It is a required course for the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute’s certificate programs for Certificates of Recognition, Achievement, Excellence, and Distinction and Dedication. Final exam is required with a minimum score of 70%, one retest is allowed. Should you not pass the second attempt, you will be required to register for the course again. Recommended internet is at least DSL with a speed of 3mbps. 

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of local government

Who should attend? This session is for anyone involved in state or local government in Georgia. 

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic 

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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