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  • Carl Vinson Institute of Government :: University of Georgia
    Institute has helped government leaders navigate change and forge strong directions for a better Georgia In the Spotlight New Online Course Teaches Efficient Purchasing Strategies In Purchasing the tenth online financial management course released by the Vinson Institute government finance officers can learn approaches to purchasing that help provide value to their organizations Watkins Completes Second Fulbright Specialist Assignment Contributing to public service decentralization in Panama marked Public Service Associate Malik R Watkins second overseas assignment in the State Department s Fulbright Specialist Program Shangai Women s Federation Leaders Hone Skills at Vinson Institute Twenty delegates from the Shanghai Women s Federation study leadership and management techniques during a three week course arranged by the Vinson Institute s International Center Previously In the Spotlight Special Interest Applied Demography Program Environmental Policy Program GOV360 The 360 Degree Assessment Instrument for Government Managers Upload Local Government Budget Audit and Forfeiture Reports E Verify Identification Number Posting Tax And Expenditure Data Center Seney Stovall Chapel Free Resources for Government Officials and Staff Featured LOST Mediation Services Contact Murray Weed mweed uga edu 706 542 9502 Cities and counties engaged in local option sales tax negotiations have access to trained mediators attorneys and local

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  • Site Map :: Carl Vinson Institute of Government :: University of Georgia
    Resource Management Survey Research Demographic Trends Evaluation Geographic Information Systems GIS Economic Studies Environmental Policy Legal Research Legislative Research Student Outreach Vinson Institute Fellows Program Georgia Legislative Intern Program Graduate Studies UGA Croatia Maymester Study Abroad Program Fudan University Study Abroad Scholarship Program Training and Development Request a Service Training and Development Local Government Courses By Profession State Government Courses By Profession Financial Officers and Managers Legislative International Online Courses

    Original URL path: http://www.cviog.uga.edu/sitemap (2012-11-13)
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  • Request a Service :: Carl Vinson Institute of Government :: University of Georgia
    Fill out the short form below and a representative of the Institute will contact you to discuss your inquiry Services Request a Service Your Inquiry Your Name Your Phone Number Your E ail Contact Preference Phone E mail 201 North

    Original URL path: http://www.cviog.uga.edu/service-request (2012-11-13)
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  • Assistance :: Carl Vinson Institute of Government :: University of Georgia
    wants to ensure that its employees are being paid in line with current standards carry out an executive search or establish up to date promotional testing the Institute s human resource management faculty are ready to offer expertise and experience that can help Survey Research Policymakers need current objective information as they consider critical issues facing the state The Vinson Institute provides timely support for policy research and technical assistance activities for state and local governments as well as for other university programs Demographic Trends Georgia leaders at all levels of government have help for informing their policy decisions ranging from aging to zoning through the regularly updated consistent population data provided by the Applied Demography Program Evaluation When local governments and state agencies launch new initiatives they need a systematic way to determine if their activities are on track to meet their objectives Evaluation experts at the Vinson Institute are skilled at assessing the effectiveness of different endeavors from individual programs to interdepartmental or even systemwide efforts Geographic Information Systems GIS From data creation through training Institute specialists help government entities realize the benefits of GIS technology and smoothly integrate it into their operations This assistance frequently relates to parcel mapping digitizing paper maps and documents integrating transportation addressing systems and helping make digital information more easily accessible to citizens Economic Studies Government leaders with an eye on the future count on the Vinson Institute for customized economic forecasts using economic modeling services or specialized economic impact analyses on specific topics Environmental Policy Special committees and commissions charged with developing state environmental policies most recently in the areas of land use and state water resources can make better informed decisions with the help of expert analysis provided by Institute faculty Legal Research Public officials often need answers to complex

    Original URL path: http://www.cviog.uga.edu/assistance (2012-11-13)
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  • Student Outreach :: Carl Vinson Institute of Government :: University of Georgia
    state and local government both in Georgia and abroad Georgia Legislative Intern Program Every year approximately 35 students from Georgia s public and private universities and colleges gain firsthand experience in the lawmaking process by participating in the Georgia Legislative Intern Program The Georgia General Assembly coordinates this program and the Vinson Institute assists in the selection of UGA students for participation Graduate Studies Graduate students seeking careers in public administration can turn to the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia and its Master of Public Administration MPA degree for a comprehensive learning experience The Vinson Institute cooperates in offering the program one of the highest ranked of its kind in the country UGA Croatia Maymester Study Abroad Program Through an endowment provided by Sarah Mae and Lawrence V Phillips the Vinson Institute coordinates a competitive scholarship for the UGA Croatia Maymester Study Abroad Program The scholarship helps promote greater understanding of Croatia s history culture and society by supporting participation in the program through full or partial funding for select students Fudan University Study Abroad Scholarship Program The Vinson Institute awards scholarships to selected UGA students interested in participating in a four week summer

    Original URL path: http://www.cviog.uga.edu/students (2012-11-13)
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  • Local Government Training :: Carl Vinson Institute of Government :: University of Georgia
    as a Supervisor New and up and coming supervisors benefit from a comprehensive introduction to the skills they need to excel in their new roles and responsibilities Special Topic Workshops A government can build its own customized training program to meet specific needs by selecting courses from almost 30 available options covering a wide variety of topics Planning Retreats A council commission or other governing body can complete strategic planning set priorities and work through issues away from distractions with the help of an experienced objective facilitator Meeting Facilitation Government meetings in need of management from an impartial third party can call upon trained facilitators to guide discussion and keep participants engaged and on task Executive Coaching Local government leaders consult one on one with a coach to assess strengths and weaknesses and to achieve a specific goal in their professional development Local Finance Officer Certification Program Local finance officers enhance their knowledge of governmental accounting principles and learn how to implement sound financial practices Online Learning Local finance officers and human resource professionals can save time and resources by participating in certain courses online at their convenience Planning and Zoning Board Member Training Planning and zoning board members and others can get equipped with knowledge both procedural and topical they need to help them fulfill their responsibilities regarding land use issues Historic Preservation Commission Training Those serving on historic preservation commissions and others can gain a better understanding of the laws and principles guiding historic preservation and how to administer local ordinances Programs for City Elected Officials Harold F Holtz Municipal Training Institute Newly Elected Municipal Officials Institute Programs for County Commissioners County Commissioners Training Program Certified Commissioners Advanced Program Newly Elected Commissioners Conference Programs for Municipal County and Court Clerks Georgia Certification Program for Municipal and County Clerks

    Original URL path: http://www.cviog.uga.edu/localtraining (2012-11-13)
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  • State Government Training :: Carl Vinson Institute of Government :: University of Georgia
    personnel can create a leadership training curriculum customized to their needs by choosing from an array of leadership classes designed and taught by Institute faculty Executive Coaching Government officials can consult one on one with the Institute s executive coaching experts to design a strategy for achieving specific professional development goals and enhancing organizational strength Financial Management State finance personnel can learn about governmental accounting and how to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles They can also enroll in our local classes and if they chose work toward certification Special Topic Workshops A state agency or department can build its own customized training program to meet specific needs by selecting courses from almost 30 available options covering a wide variety of topics Online Courses Government personnel can choose from a variety of online financial management classes and staff with managerial responsibilities can enroll in our self paced online human resources management program Management Development Program Government employees can prepare for roles of greater responsibility by enrolling in the Institute s Management Development Program MDP Participants can tailor their training by selecting from our catalogue of MDP classes Legislative Development Through the Biennial Institute Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute and Legislative Environmental Policy Academy legislators can network and explore upcoming issues receive unbiased background information on a variety of topics and enhance leadership skills GOV360 Government managers gain valuable insights into their leadership styles and performance through this unique 360 degree assessment instrument focused specifically on the demands of the public sector Geographic Information Systems Training State agency personnel learn how to introduce and operate geographically based technology solutions and streamline processes with customized GIS and ESRI software training by certified ESRI instructors Meeting Facilitation Governments and other organizations turn to the Institute for impartial facilitation of large public hearings or smaller strategic

    Original URL path: http://www.cviog.uga.edu/statetraining (2012-11-13)
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  • Financial Training :: Carl Vinson Institute of Government :: University of Georgia
    Finance Officer Certification Program benefit from training that helps them develop sound programs of financial management for their jurisdictions By taking courses in payroll administration governmental accounting principals internal controls and more students can work toward two levels of certification State Financial Management Certificate Program State employees gain a better understanding of how to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principals GAAP to transactions and events that occur in a government setting through the State Financial Management Certificate Program The program offers the Primary Governmental Accounting Series and accounting update workshops State officials can also benefit from an expanded list of topics by participating in courses offered through the Local Finance Officer Certification Program Online Classes for Governmental Finance State Excel PivotTable Tutorial State Year End Forms Processes Training Register Online for State FMC Sponsored Courses Register by Mail 2012 Governmental Accounting and Reporting Issues Seminar Brochure Register Online Register by Mail Also see Setting the Millage Rate It s Not a Mystery video Compliance Auditing in Georgia Counties and Municipalities What You Need to Know about GASB Statement No 54 video Understanding Journal Entries video GOV360 The 360 Degree Assessment for Government Leaders Free Resources for Government Officials and Staff New

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