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:
Get an overview of negotiation tips and strategies tailored specifically for township officials. MTA teams up with attorneys from Foster, Swift to bring you an overview of best practices (and challenges!) when it comes to bidding requirements, purchasing policies, contracts and agreements. Learn how to deal with difficulties and disagreements, even after the ink is dry on the deal! Whether it’s a contract for a small service or an intergovernmental agreement with neighboring communities, you need to know what to consider, what to include, and how to renegotiate (or end!) contracts. Dates and locations are:
March 24: Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo
March 25: Soaring Eagle Conference Center, Mt. Pleasant
March 26: Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls
MTA will offer insights into how your role as a board member relates to the board as a whole, demonstrate how to structure your board meetings to achieve more in less time, and delve into the elements of strategic planning. Join us in Frankenmuth for one (or all!) of the following classes:
MTA Executive Director Larry Merrill shares insights into how your role as a board member relates to the board as a whole.
Delve into the elements of strategic planning including aligning your township resources with the larger region in which you live.
March madness means more than just basketball around MTA! It’s an opportunity to save money while taking advantage of online learning opportunities. From accounting to zoning, MTA’s online learning offerings feature a wide variety of topics. If you haven’t watched an MTA webcast, now is the perfect time to check it out. Get half-off all MTA webcasts throughout the entire month of March. Click here and enter the discount code “madness” when purchasing your selections.
Township Board Roles & Relations
March 30: Frankenmuth from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
The Art of the Deal
March 24: Kalamazoo from 1 to 4 p.m.
March 25: Mt. Pleasant from 1 to 4 p.m.
March 26: Boyne Falls from 1 to 4 p.m.
What the future holds ...
See MTA's 2015 educational schedule here.