SC Appalachian Council of Governments

Serving 6 Counties and 42 Municipalities since 1965
• Anderson • Cherokee • Greenville • Oconee • Pickens • Spartanburg •

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Every jurisdiction is facing budget constrants, but can you afford not to have your employees trained in the proper roles of supervision and managing their jobs?  It is during tough economic times that your employees need to motivate their fellow employees and operate at the highest level possible.  The Appalachian Council of Governments is pleased to announce the upcoming course entitled Introduction to Management and Supervision. The program is a combination of excellent materials produced by the International City/County Managers Association and the skilled facilitation of the ACOG staff who are familiar with this region and its particular needs.  This course will include discussion of basic supervisory skills in such areas as communication, the skillful use of invaluable resources, employee selection and training, employee evaluation, motivation and relating to different personality types.

The Council of Governments uses the ICMA textbook, Effective Supervisory Practices, recognized as an excellent resource book. The series consists of seven, three-hour classes over a period of seven sessions. Upon finishing the course and completing the written examination, each participant receives a certificate of achievement. 


The ICMA Supervisory Program is conducted by Donna Kazia, Training Coordinator of the Governmental Services Division of ACOG. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and has been actively training in the Upstate Region for over twenty years. Donna has assisted jurisdictions within the ACOG region in the areas of personnel and management issues and has an excellent grasp of what challenges face this region's local governmental supervisors.


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For additional information on training provided by SCACOG and associated costs please contact Donna Kazia at 864-241-4632  or  




Public Speaking

This class will help your employees develop the confidence to stand up in front of Council, a citizen’s group, a public hearing, or any other group of people and deliver a well-organized and logical presentation.  Students will be provided with the necessary tips to develop and deliver a presentation.  As part of this class, all students will have to prepare and deliver a fifteen (15) minute work-related presentation using PowerPoint.  The presentation will be critiqued by the trainer and fellow students and it will also be video- taped.  Each student will receive a DVD of their presentation for their own review.