To meet the needs of local governments, the Institute for Public Administration (IPA) offers several training programs for public officials and municipal staff. Training is primarily focused on the topics of municipal planning and municipal clerks certification, but also covers other topics such as legal issues, economic development, and sustainability.
IPA currently offers the following training programs that help meet the needs of local governments.
- Certificate for Excellence in Local Government Leadership: A
certificate program that recognizes local officials for their
participation in IPA's annual series of training courses. In order to
achieve the Local Government Leadership certificate, an individual must
complete a minimum of five planning-related courses, two non-planning
related courses, and attend the Institute for Local Government Leaders.
- Certificate for Planning Education: This
is a certificate program which is earned by completing five planning
related courses included in IPA's annual series of training courses.
- Institute for Local Government Leaders: An event typically held each fall in Dover, which is changed every year to be themed around important topics for Delaware local governments. Awards are given out at the event for participation in IPA's training programs.
- Municipal Clerks Institute: This
program is offered annually, enrolling clerks from throughout Delaware
and several nearby municipalities in the state of Maryland.
- Local Government Lunch & Learn: IPA is partnering with the City Management Association of Delaware to present a webinar series focused on continuing local government operations during the COVID-19 crisis. Webinar recordings are posted on the Complete Communities YouTube Channel.
For more information about Local Government Training at the Institute for Public Administration, contact Sean O'Neill.