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Institute of Government
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When: 2/16/2017
10:00 AM
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel
200 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, South Carolina  29210
United States
Contact: Pearl Khalif-Govan
(803) 252-7255

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The South Carolina Association of Counties, with the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities, College of Charleston, and the Strom Thurmond Institute of Government, Clemson University, will hold the Institute of Government for County Officials on Thursday, February 16, the day after the 30th Annual Mid-Year Conference. The Institute is designed to provide the opportunity for county officials to enhance their skills and abilities to function effectively as elected officials. A minimum of 12 courses is offered each year in Levels I and II.


The cost per course is $60.00, which includes all materials and coffee breaks. (Lunch is NOT included.)

Cancellations must be made in writing. Registrations canceled before February 3 will be subject to a $10.00 service charge. No refunds will be given after that date — no exceptions. Registration will be $70.00 per course after February 3 and on-site.   


Level I
10:00 A.M. — 1:00 P.M.
Public Speaking [E] 

2:00 P.M. — 5:00 P.M.
Building An Effective County Team [E]

Level II
NOTE: To receive credit for Level II courses, you must have completed Level I or be within nine (9) hours of graduating from Level I.

10:00 A.M. — 1:00 P.M.
Measuring and Reporting County Performance

Council Chairperson’s Workshop (see below information)

2:00 P.M. — 5:00 P.M.
Economic Development 

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This workshop is open to all council chairmen and vice chairmen. Participants will discuss the duties, powers, and responsibilities of the chair and vice chair leadership positions. Strategies for running effective meetings, the importance of rules of procedure, and building effective working relationships will also be addressed. Although the session will be geared toward new chairs and vice chairs, experienced chairs and vice chairs are encouraged to attend. This workshop is offered free-of-charge and participants will earn three hours of credit toward Level II certification. You may register online by clicking here.


Visit (the website address is case-sensitive) and enter Group Code, MID. Please print your confirmation page. To ensure you receive the SCAC room rate of $137.00 (plus taxes, $156.18), reserve your room before January 27, 2017. Individual cancellations must be made by 6:00 P.M. the day before arrival. If you prefer to make your reservations by phone, please call (803) 252-8700 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.



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