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Institute of Government

Institute of Government

Welcome to IOG


FIOG Home Page photolorida Gulf Coast University’s Institute of Government has been offering high quality programs and services to the local professional community for more than 30 years – always with an emphasis on the practical application of skills and concepts learned. Our services are tailored to the specific needs of every client.

We want to hear from you regarding the programs or services you are interested in. Our goal is your repeat business by first responding to, and then exceeding, your expectations. Let us know how we can help you.


What We Do

  • Highest quality training for busy professionals
  • Certification programs that are career/skill specific
  • Conference, keynote, event coordination
  • Organizational solutions and processes
  • Custom-designed, in-house training & development
  • Utilize national trainers, experienced consultants, and university faculty 

More About IOG:

We train more than 2500 public sector participants annually, as well as provide technical assistance for local governments and non-profits.
Some of our long-term clients include:
  • Collier County Government
  • Florida State Attorney's Office
  • City of Cape Coral
  • Florida Department of Health
  • City of Fort Myers
  • Charlotte County Government
  • Florida Southwestern College
  • Big Cypress National Preserve


 Upcoming Offerings

Building Resilience and Managing Stress...Finding Your Oasis In An Overwhelming and Chaotic World

addiction treatmentwith Karen Gomez
October 28, 2016 (Friday)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Location:  Atrium Executive Center
Cost:  $69

**approved for FACE continuing education credits

Looking for calm in the chaos - for you and your customers? This workshop will provide you with professional, realistic, and authentic skills and tools you can learn quickly and use immediately. The workshop will offer very specific information and methods that are practical, powerful, and will be immediately applicable in both your professional and personal life. Participants will explore and understand:
  • stress and its impact on emotional-physical-intellectual-spiritual health
  • latest research on neuroplasticity of the brain i.e. - your brain can change and adapt in response to current experiences!
  • proven strategies to encourage desired behavior/attitude modifications and changes
  • strategies to enhance your personal and workplace empowerment and wellness

5 Easy Steps to Build (and Destroy) Trust

addiction treatmentwith Mary Silverstein
November 30, 2016 (Wednesday)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Location:  Atrium Executive Center
Cost:  $69

**approved for FACE continuing education credits

What is trust, really? For many, it boils down to an emotional analysis, a "gut feeling" that took a lifetime to build. Perhaps unfairly, trust can also be destroyed with a single act. Once trust is broken, is it possible to restore? Join this interactive workshop to understand four major levels of building trust, identify early indicators of mistrust, and overcome five common roadblocks to effective team performance. Course Objectives:
  • build and maintain clear and effective communication, internally and externally
  • improve productivity, enhance team performance
  • foster transparency and commitment, internally and externally
  • increase responsibility, measures of accountability, and credibility
  • set common goals
  • promote and reward creativity, productivity and open communication; without fear