Local Government Resources : Training and other resources

​​​​​​Training and other resources

Our Office offers free training to local government elected officials, managers and staff who want their organization to improve its performance, financial management, customer satisfaction and/or transparency.

​Contact the Local Government Performance Center at (360) 725-5621​ or email performance@sao.wa.gov​ to request training for your local government, or for information about already scheduled classes. Also, see "Featured Opportunities" below for more information about already scheduled classes.

Are you looking for the Online Training Library? It has moved to its own page, located here​. New eLearnings are being added all the time, so be sure to check it frequently.

Featured opportunities​​

Online Filing Workshops

Filing Workshops are scheduled every Spring.  2019 schedule will be posted in March. 

BARS Roundtables:  We value your opinions.  Every Fall, we are offer free, three-hour roundtable discussions on our Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting systems (BARS).  To view dates, locations and to sign up for a Roundtable, click here.

CITIES & COUNTIES: This year we will have a brief Q&A session with a representative from the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) at the majority of the Roundtable locations. To take advantage of this Q&A, please email your court BARS coding questions a minimum of one week before each Roundtable to Kim Parsons at parsonsk@sao.wa.gov. Please include which location you will be attending.


If you have trouble with the registration, please contact Kim Parsons at parsonsk@sao.wa.gov.

​Are you looking for Online trainings and eLearnings? We are pleased to offer an online training library available here.

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