The MTA Knowledge Center provides a wide variety of educational workshops throughout the state each year. Topics range from the basic “nuts and bolts” duties of township officials to advanced policy issues that our members face. All programs are tailored to address core competencies for elected township officials. Training is just a click away on our Online Learning Portal OR scroll down to see what's coming your way this summer:
December 3 & 10
Upon taking the oath of office as a township official, you are assuming multiple responsibilities, requiring a unique combination of leadership, decision-making and administration, as well as an understanding of statutory requirements. How can you bring fresh perspectives to the board, while valuing the work of veteran board members and staff? What are the crucial functions you need to perform right now for your specific office?
Designed to help build on your abilities and understanding of township government, this program enables you to successfully represent and serve your residents while shaping your community’s future. Get an overview of the “hows and whys” of township government, and explore the duties and responsibilities of a township board and of each individual board member. A helpful refresher for even a seasoned official or those changing office.
January 27 - 30
This January, head to Grand Rapids for MTA’s 62nd Annual Educational Conference & Expo at the Amway Grand Plaza & DeVos Place. Rediscover your Will to Lead at the ONLY event geared exclusively toward Michigan’s township officials. Gather knowledge, insights and ideas from the foremost local government thought leaders and governance experts, as well as your fellow township officials, throughout this unparalleled event.
February 3 - 26
To assist board of review members, alternates, township supervisors and assessors in preparing for 2015 board of review sessions, MTA is conducting half-day Board of Review Training at 14 locations throughout the state.
Concurrent sessions offered at each location allow participants to choose the appropriate level and topics of interest. The advanced session is geared to experienced board of review members, while the basic session acquaints newer board of review members with their statutory duties and requirements.
Dates and locations are:
Feb. 3: Shoreline Inn, Muskegon
Feb. 4: Fetzer Center at WMU, Kalamazoo
Feb. 5: Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Feb. 6: Lansing Community College West Campus, Lansing
Feb. 10: Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn, Houghton
Feb. 11: Bay College, Escanaba
Feb. 12: Little Bear East Arena, St. Ignace
Feb. 17: Comfort Inn & Suites, Mt. Pleasant
Feb. 18: Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth
Feb. 19: Black River Country Club, Port Huron
Feb. 23: Crystal Mountain, Th ompsonville
Feb. 24: Quality Inn Forward Conference Center, West Branch
Feb. 25: Sanctuary Inn, Alpena
Feb. 26: Treetops Resort, Gaylord