Training and Professional Development

Leadership Development Programs

We offer a wide array of leadership training for government professionals. Programs designed and taught by our faculty include supervisor and management development, economic development and leadership academies. We also offer customized training tailored to an organization's needs. State agencies, local governments and other organizations turn to us to design and deliver customized leadership development programs.


Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO)

We have partnered with Georgia Government Management Information Sciences (GA GMIS) to offer program certification for qualified professionals through online and in-person classes, independent assignments and a capstone project.

Charter School Leadership

Charter board of education members can enhance their leadership abilities and strengthen their knowledge about effective governance through an in-depth training program that our experts provide around the state.

Custom Leadership Training

We can customize workshops to specific needs for different levels of employees in both state and local governments.


Human Resources

We offer training programs in partnership with GLGPA. Opportunities include online training in addition to a 360-degree assessment and executive coaching.

Leadership Academies

Our Leadership Academies deliver enhanced leadership and mid-to-senior level management skills.

Local School Leadership

Board of education members can enhance their leadership skills and knowledge of school governance through a six-module training program. The program fulfills the annual training requirements set by the Georgia Department of Education.


Management Development Program (MDP)

Our nationally recognized Management Development Program (MDP) offers comprehensive management and leadership development tailored for local government.

Succeeding as a Supervisor

Succeeding as a Supervisor is a short but thorough five-day introductory program that equips participants with the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in their jobs.


Signature Offerings

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Certified Public Manager (CPM)

Our signature leadership development program, Certified Public Manager® (CPM), is an accredited member of the National CPM Consortium and is designed to improve the quality and efficiency of government agencies by developing the effectiveness and professionalism of managers.

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GOV360 The 360-degree assessment for government managers


GOV360® offers a better understanding of personal strengths and opportunities for growth through the perspectives of the people one works with.

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Public Finance Leadership Academy (PFLA)

The PFLA program combines the latest accounting practices and
insight from industry professionals to expand on the institute’s Level I and Level II
Finance Officer Certification programs.

Georgia Certified Economic Developer (GCED)

GCED reflects the realities of economic development in Georgia and helps economic development professionals enhance their knowledge and skills in five competency areas.

Certified Downtown Professional (CDP)

CDP provides downtown professionals with the knowledge and skills to effectively and responsibly foster growth, development, revitalization, and preservation of downtown districts.