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Welcome to the Virtual Learning Center (VLC), an online instructional resource provided by University of Maryland's Institute for Governmental Service and Research (IGSR). The Virtual Learning Center is the place for information, education, and training not only for Marylanders who serve on local government and other volunteer boards and commissions, but also for members of the public and those who engage volunteers serving on such bodies.
The Virtual Learning Center exists to foster excellence in governance by:
- enhancing understanding of the role of governance;
- promoting high ethical standards in volunteer service; and
- providing an educational base for more informed participation.