Local Government Training
Professional Development and Training Opportunities for Local Government
Throughout its history, the Institute for Public Administration
has responded to the professional development needs of Delaware's
local governments, which is consistent with the central mission
of the University of Delaware. To meet the needs of local
governments, IPA offers several training programs for public
officials and municipal staff. Such training programs are
invaluable and meet several needs for most local governments
as the training builds governance and planning capacity.
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IPA currently offers three training programs that help meet the needs of local governments.
- Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership
This is a certificate
program that recognizes local officials for their participation,
over time, in a series of education and training sessions
that are targeted to meet their informational needs. As a discrete academy event in cooperation with the Delaware League of Local Governments, IPA leads the following program, which focuses
on the needs of local government officials.
- Delaware Planning Education Program
This is an organized series of
educational courses designed to meet the responsibilities
of municipalities as partners in the state's strategies for policies and spending
initiative. The program is offered in partnership with
the Delaware Chapter of the American
- Municipal Clerks Training Program
This program has been offered annually in the fall since
1993, enrolling clerks from throughout Delaware and
from several nearby municipalities in the state of Maryland.
For more information, contact Martin Wollaston (302-831-4930) or Julia O'Hanlon (302-831-6224).