Training Opportunities for Elected Officials

The Elected Officials Academy (EOA) is a program designed exclusively for municipal elected officials. The course content covers various aspects of municipal leadership.


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Certified Economic Developer program

The Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) Program, administered by the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services, provides high quality training, continuing education and professional development opportunities to Tennessee’s economic and community development practitioners and community leaders.


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Around the Clock Consulting

Late one evening a fire broke out in the Van Buren county administrative building in Spencer. UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) employees Ben Rodgers and Kevin Lauer responded quickly in assisting Van Buren County officials that were affected by the fire. Read more in the February issue of The Exchange.


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Nuclear Industry Supplier Development Training

Visit the Center for Industrial Services website to find out more about upcoming nuclear industry supplier training.


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The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service

The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS) takes the expertise of a statewide university to the communities of Tennessee by helping leaders in government, business and law enforcement solve real-world problems every day. 

Promoting Good Government

IPS and its agencies deliver quality consulting services, technical assistance and training to help elected and appointed state and local government officials and their staffs understand issues, trends and priorities. Read More

Strengthening Economic Vitality

Working with communities across the state of Tennessee to impact the local and regional economies IPS works with and trains cities, counties and business to boost the economy and quality of life for all Tennesseans  Read More

Building Individual and Organizational Capacity

Working with individuals and organizations, both in the public and private sector, enhancing abilities to allow for measurable and sustainable results for Tennessee. Read More

 

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Recent News

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 09:30

Applications are now being accepted for two scholarships benefitting IPS employees and members of the County Officials Association of Tennessee (COAT).

Mary and Jack Jinks Institute for...

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:45

Health care and health care financing are undoubtedly key issues for cities and counties in this state. In collaboration with the Center for State & Local Government Excellence, the UT...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:00

Health care and health care financing are undoubtedly key issues for cities and counties in this state. In collaboration with the Center for State & Local Government Excellence, the UT...

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 08:15

A Memorandum of Understanding signed today by Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will expand collaborations while making the country safer and more...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 07:45

Although health care costs have slowed recently, rising costs over the last decade have prompted many local governments to make changes to their plans and strategies, according to a new nationwide...

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