Why should you attend the KAC's Essentials of County Government class?

Complete a required class for the new Foundations in County Government leadership program (if you previously took New Commissioners’ Orientation, you have met this requirement)
Open to all county officials and employees 
Especially helpful if you are newly-appointed or newly-elected 
Receive a high level overview of critical functions and roles of county government
Understand Kansas Open Records Act and Kansas Open Meetings Act
Learn about the history, traditions and structure of county government
Understand effective citizen communications
Learn to mobilize others to make progress on challenges

Class will be held on Thursday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at the
K-State Salina Welcome Center, 2310 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS. 

Lunch in the K-State cafeteria is provided at no additional cost.

Register online 


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The KAC Institute of Excellence is the educational umbrella for various certificate programs designed to promote effective and responsive county government in Kansas.

Institute workshops are open to everyone affiliated with local government in our effort to comprehensively improve county services. KAC Institute of Excellence offers the opportunity for you to enhance the knowledge and skills necessary for effective service to the public through one of our certificate programs.

Each program is focused on providing the practical skills needed for employment at various levels of service in county government and helping to develop management and leadership skills that can be applied immediately.  Some classes offered through these programs also apply toward the three levels of Kansas Roads Scholar Program.