The MTA Education Center provides more than 50 educational workshops throughout the state each year. Topics range from the basic “nuts and bolts” duties of township officials to advanced policy issues that members face. Whether you’re looking for an evening program or a two-day educational retreat, MTA has a workshop for you.
MTA's training programs are based on defined core competencies for elected township officials. Learn more about MTA's Annual Educational Conference, our Online Learning Portal, or upcoming events (below):
Join MTA Legal Counsel for a how-to guide and real-life practical experiences at this half-day workshop geared toward planning commissioners, township board members and zoning administrators. Presented by Catherine Kaufman, who brings her unique experience as both a planner and an attorney, this informative session offers a review of the Land Division Act and how it applies to subdivisions, site condominiums and more. We’ll help you identify which method to apply, when and where it’s appropriate, and how to apply it effectively. Stay current on Michigan’s Right to Farm Act with a review of the statute and an update on recent court decisions. Participants will have an opportunity to address specific questions related to planning and zoning.
A voluntary credentialing program designed to give township board members the knowledge and skills needed to make effective decisions for the benefit of their township. The Academy offers new ideas, shares “best practices” in township government and provides a hands-on approach to help you deal more effectively with everyday issues that your board faces. Learn more ...