Other Events of Interest

NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

Emergency Preparedness and Risk Mitigation Safety Training

Tuesday, June 18
9am - 4pm
Registration begins at 8:30am

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC

The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center presents educational training to provide area venues, event professionals, first responders, churches, hospitals, and schools with the resources and tools needed to be safe and secure. Session topics include situational awareness, active threat/active shooter, and trained crowd management. The event will feature representatives from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), Department of Homeland Security, Columbia Police Department, and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

General Registration - $49
First Responders Registration - $20

Please reserve your spot by June 12

Registration Includes
- Trained Crowd Manager (TCM) certificate
- Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, and all day beverages
- Networking with other security professionals


S.C. Housing and Program Services

Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM

For those who work in affordable housing or want to know more about financial opportunities in affordable housing: South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development is partnering with S.C. Housing to provide a day long training on the services and programs they provide, and how nonprofit organizations can access them. In addition to learning about the programs, attendees will have a better understanding of the application process. Some of S.C. Housing program include Housing Trust Fund, Emergency Repair, Owner-Occupied Rehab, & LIHTC.

Trainers: S.C. Housing

Cost: $25 per person, includes Lunch


Two-Day Grants Writing Workshop

Central Midlands Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Columbia, June 17-18, 2019. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attendees will learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

Full event details

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

Counties may pay a tuition rate of $425, which includes: two days of instruction, workbook, and access to the Alumni Forum (tools, discussions, and more than 200 sample grant proposals). Please use discount code "Friends" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration.

Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are also available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

More information and online registration


Janet Darling
at Grant Writing USA

Ben Mauldin - Director
Central Midlands Council of Governments


Free Training - Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals

Environmental health professionals are on the frontline of helping individuals, institutions, and communities reduce threats from mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors. This training—Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals—emphasizes the use of integrated pest management to address public health pests and vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus and others. The training offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The training includes 11 courses. Take all of them or pick and choose (the first three are required, then take courses in any order):

  1. Vector-Borne Diseases of Public Health Importance
  2. Integrated Pest Management Basics
  3. Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services
  4. Tick Biology and Control
  5. Mosquito Biology and Control
  6. Toxicology of Pesticides
  7. Rodent Management
  8. Pests and Vectors in Food and Housing Environments
  9. Special Pest Management Considerations for Schools
  10. Risk Communication Basics
  11. Bed Bug Biology and Control

Visit the following website to register and to learn more about the training: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/elearn/vcehp.html.