Education and Training
SCAC strives to develop skillful and informed county leaders through advocacy, education, and collaboration. The Association offers a strong portfolio of educational programs with opportunities for orientation, certification, e-learning, and collaboration.
Institute of Government for County Officials
SCAC’s Institute of Government for County Officials (Institute of Government) provides the knowledge and skills that policymakers and executive staff need to address critical issues, meet the daily needs of their communities, and monitor the county’s performance.
Planning and Zoning Officials Training
All of the Association’s planning and zoning training programs are approved by the S.C. Planning Education Advisory Committee. The Association provides orientation training and continuing education that addresses current issues and changes in state law. One course fulfills the annual planning/zoning continuing education requirement. Local planning/zoning officials and employees may also earn continuing education credit for four courses offered by the Institute of Government.
Training for Council Officers
Orientation for Newly-Elected Council Members
SCAC/NACo Partnership on Leadership Academies
SCAC is partnering with NACo to build strong county leaders in South Carolina. The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an online 12-week program that empowers county government professionals with the leadership skills to deliver results for counties. The NACo Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy is similarly structured and geared for county employees dedicated to cybersecurity, IT, and risk management. Through the SCAC/NACo partnership, SC counties are eligible for a registration fee of $1,545 (instead of the $2,495 retail price). To learn more about the High Performance Leadership Academy and to register, visit NACo‘s website. Additional information regarding NACo’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy is also online.