Essentials of Human Services

Essentials of Human Services

This program is designed to offer newly-elected county commissioners the opportunity to learn more about the three primary county human services program areas: (1) public health, (2) social services, and (3) mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities. For each of these three areas, School of Government faculty members will explore the following questions:

  • What do the local agencies do?
  • How are the local agencies organized and governed?
  • What are the county commissioners’ roles with respect to these agencies and services?

The program is designed with newly-elected county commissioners in mind, but experienced commissioners are encouraged to attend as well.

Faculty coordinator

Aimee Wall, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government

Donna Warner, Director, Local Elected Leaders Academy


Scholarships are available for this course. Elected officials may apply for scholarships through the Local Elected Leaders Academy.

Scholarship application


1 Day

Program Manager
Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy. No cancellation or refund is available for online courses and modules.