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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:

MTA Professional Development Retreats:

Education geared to YOUR township board position


As a leader in your township, you are expected to have solutions for a wide variety of challenges. How do you ensure you’re equipped to anticipate, and develop strategies to overcome, 
virtually any situation that arises in your community?

Held at Boyne Highlands in September, MTA’s Professional Development Retreats will provide education and insights on topics relevant to the entire township board, as well as sessions tailored to duties specific to your office.

Join us this fall, and elevate your role as a local leader. Your constituents will appreciate and respect the knowledge you gain.

Use the links above to the download a registration form (which includes agenda and detailed session descriptions) OR click here to register online now.

Save $50 off full-program rates by registering your deputy, manager/superintendent or a fellow trustee!

Hotel Reservations

Housing is not included in the registration fee and reservations must be made separately. Click the appropriate link below to reserve a room online, or call Boyne Highlands Reservations (800) 462-6963 (reference the MTA Retreat you're attending to receive the discounted rate).

Emerging issues for EMS and Fire Departments


Providing emergency and fire protection services may be one of the more complicated—and most important—services your township provides. MTA can help you gain a better understanding of the myriad of hot issues facing your fire department and emergency services personnel.

Township board members and fire officials alike should join us Oct. 14 at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth for Emerging Issues for EMS and Fire Departments. This full-day event examines emerging legislative issues and hot new trends.

Download the brochure now for more information or register online now.

MTA November workshops offer TGA credits, essential learning for all township officials

Join MTA in Mt. Pleasant at the Comfort Suites Conference Center on Nov. 17-18 and learn how to:
• use policies to provide financial leadership to your township
• define your future by measuring what’s most important to your residents
• improve transparency and credibility

Register for all three classes, or chose only the class(es) you need most!

Township Finances

November 17, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(F-103; 6 credits)
Explore the types of revenue sources available to townships and their appropriateness for various programs and services. Gain insight into fiduciary duties, the allocation of resources and evaluation of results through the budget process. Learn how township boards can use policies to provide financial leadership.

Presented by: Larry Merrill, MTA Executive Director

Creating a Vision for Your Townshipglobe

November 18, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 
(B-103; 4 credits)

Learn strategies for evaluating township programs and services, and explore the need for innovation and change. By examining both adversity and opportunities, you can identify how to balance short-term issues with a long-term vision.
Presented by: Susan Radwan, Owner, Leading Edge Mentoring

Linking with the Community

November 18, 1 to 4:15 p.m. (B-106; 4 credits)
Examine ways of being more open and transparent to the community—a valuable exercise to increase trust at the local level. Explore ways of determining what your constituents want and how to keep them informed about your township’s activities. Includes a discussion on cultivating emerging leaders in your community.
Presented by: Susan Radwan, Owner, Leading Edge Mentoring

Download the brochure now for more information or register online now.

Upcoming MTA events 

2015 MTA Professional Development Retreats
September 2015

Emerging Issues for EMS and Fire Departments
October 14

Township Finances
November 17

Creating a Vision for Your Township
November 18

Linking with the Community
November 18

What the future holds ...

See MTA's 2015 educational schedule here.

Township Governance Academy

Learn more by downloading the enrollment brochure here.

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