Customized Training

The MARC Government Training Institute offers customized training options to meet the training and scheduling needs of many organizations. You determine the seminar content, select the hours and location convenient to your organization. If you prefer, we can help you determine your staff's needs and interests.

Available services

Needs assessments

A training needs assessment helps local governments become more aware of the factors to consider and include when developing a training program, help prioritize needs and identify a training budget. This process may consist of an employee assessment using focus groups, interviews and questionnaires and an environmental assessment which inventories existing conditions.

Bid services

As a result of their financial regulations, local governments are often required to issue a "Request for Proposal" or RFP to secure training services. The Government Training Institute can address this requirement by serving as the broker for training proposals. Well over 100 consultants with expertise in professional development have submitted their credentials and references to the GTI staff. Only high-quality, well-seasoned consultants are retained to respond to GTI's requests for customized training. By involving the Government Training Institute at the beginning of your search for training services, you can save yourself and your agency many hours of time that would be spent in developing the legal document, soliciting proposals, and answering inquiries. GTI staff will provide you with at least three to five qualified candidates that can do the specified work within your budget.

Professional development

GTI offers a comprehensive package of professional development training that includes organizational, executive, management and supervisory skills, and non-supervisory development. 


Technical training

GTI offers open enrollment seminars, special events and customized training for 10 or more people. Technical areas include: animal control, public works, building codes, property codes administration, fire service, police and public safety, planning and zoning, emergency medical services, engineering, traffic management, solid waste management, construction administration, water/wastewater operations, legal, and methods for finance and revenue forecasting.


Our consultants are some of the area's top professionals. They provide low-cost know-how about strategic planning, communications/marketing, organizational effectiveness, agency image development, quality improvement and other areas.

More information

Please complete this form to learn more about cutomized training from GTI.