IGEL provides a multi-session program that takes place in various locations around the state, allowing participants to be actively exposed to the vast potential and pressing environmental concerns in all regions of Georgia.
A combination of in-the-field experiences are enhanced by seminars that include the use of case-based, realistic simulations and presentations by leading experts in target subjects for each session.
Sessions also focus on leadership development with regard to current environmental issues and emerging environmental challenges, environmental problem solving, communication skills and conflict management.
At the end of the program, class members are better prepared to lead where leadership is most needed.
During the program, participants will:
- Experience first-hand the impact of environmental decisions on communities, industries and individuals in various parts of the state
- Observe how other leaders have handled these decisions and analyze what our state’s expectations are for the environmental leadership of the future
- Develop relationships with other participants based on trust and shared challenges
- Learn more about the environmental problems and opportunities facing Georgia
- Establish a network with other leaders across the state
To ensure that participants are fully engaged and committed to the program, 100% attendance is required. In addition, participants must dedicate time to reading materials in preparation for each session.
IGEL qualifies as an elective program for the Certified Commissioner Advanced Training Program for the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG).