Notice: Department Status (COVID-19)

5/14/20 Update: The Florida Institute of Government is currently operating remotely.  To help us serve you in the quickest and most efficient way possible, please email questions to info@iog.fsu.edu. We have resumed payment processing - please call (850) 487-1870 for more information.  For your convenience, our Online Courses remain available for registration.  For additional information or changes regarding FIOG's operational status, please reference https://alerts.fsu.edu/.

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The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government, established in 1981, is dedicated to its mission of enhancing the capacity of Florida’s governments and communities through education and training, technical assistance and applied research, and public service. The Institute serves the public’s interest through affiliated offices located at The Florida State University (executive), University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, and Florida Atlantic University.

The Institute’s 30-year history of providing unbiased and balanced expertise has resulted in lasting relationships with local and state government, educators, communities, and professional associations in both the public and private sectors. The Institute’s dedicated and highly skilled staff upholds core values that illustrate a continuing commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and balance both on and off the job.

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In addition, the Institute sponsors its own training opportunities, in-person and online.

Ask us how we can help you with all of your training and technical assistance needs!

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Featured Online Courses

4-Hour Ethics Course

The “4-Hour Ethics Course” meets the Legislature’s mandate that Elected Officials must have two hours of Ethics Law, one hour of Sunshine Law and one hour of Public Records training annually.

Public Records Management

The Public Records Management Series has been designed to assist all public agency records custodians, Records Management Liaison Officers (RMLOs), management and staff to better understand and meet the legal requirements to comply with the State of Florida Public Records Law. 

Understanding & Using Parliamentary Procedure

Are your meetings out of control, lengthy, confusing? Parliamentary procedure is a useful tool for conducting meetings, assuring fairness, and completing business in an orderly manner.