Explore the Depths of Transparent & Effective Governance with New Academy Graduate Course

academylogoGraduates of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance will get the opportunity this January to test their knowledge and elevate their governance skill sets to explore the Open Meetings and Public Information Acts, risk management, ethics, and public relations.

The first Academy graduate class of 2016, “Effective and Transparent Governance,” will immerse Academy graduates in a case study where they will be asked to apply knowledge acquired from the several core classes to real-life governing scenarios.

The class will take place over the course of two days, Jan. 8 and 29, 2016, from 8:30am – 3:30pm at the LGIT Headquarters located at 7225 Parkway Dr. Hanover, MD 21076.  The class will be led by a team of Academy core instructors and other subject matter experts.

Seating is limited to 25 participants, so register now! The registration deadline is December 30.

Fill out the registration form – the registration fee is $250 and the course is only open to those individuals who have completed the Academy Fellows certificate program. View the flyer for more information.

Individuals completing this class will have learned to:

Class #1 (Jan. 8):

I. Apply the various competencies acquired through the Academy core curriculum to “big picture” situations and scenarios that arise during the course of governing, including the design of policy-making processes.

Class #2 (Jan. 29):

II. Reconcile the potential tension between transparency and effectiveness.

III. Identify ways to foster transparency while still being effective amid  increasing technological and cultural change.