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Early Spring 2018 Training Event

March 7, 2018  2:00 PM

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Tifton
Add to Calendar 2018-03-07 02:00:00 2018-03-07 05:00:00 America/Detroit Early Spring 2018 Training Event Tifton Campus Conference Center 15 R D C Rd, Tifton, GA 31794 Aileen Harris aharris@gmanet.com

Overview

Each class is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. Municipal elected officials and city/assistant city managers will receive three hours of training credit through the Municipal Training Institute for completing one of these classes. Participants can only register for one course and must attend the entire session in order to receive credit.

Cancellations will be assessed a $50 administrative fee after Feb. 21, 2018. No refund will be given for cancellations after March 2, 2018. All changes and cancellations must be submitted in writing.

Class are: Open Records * (3-hour class) Recommended for newly elected and first-term officials This class familiarizes municipal officials with Georgia’s open records law and the potential consequences for failing to adhere to it. Hypothetical scenarios are used to give participants a better understanding of their responsibilities and obligations for complying with these statutes. Records management and the requirements of the Georgia Records Act are reviewed as well as legal obligations for preserving records for litigation.

Practices for Successful Meetings * (3-hour class) Recommended for newly elected and first-term officials The success of a city is often gauged by how its residents perceive city council meetings. This class is designed to give elected officials and others a practical understanding of the most commonly-used procedures available to govern meetings. The basic tenants of Robert’s Rules of Order, as well as alternatives to Robert’s, are taught in a manner that seeks to arm presiding officials with the tools necessary to run successful and productive gatherings of their elected officials and other meetings necessary to operate their cities.

*This class is on the “required” list for the Holtz Municipal Training Institute certificate program.

Attachments

A paper registration form is available below for those who are unable to complete online registration. Those completing the paper form should mail, not fax or e-mail, the completed form with a check using the instructions on the form.

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