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‘Give Thanks’ MTA webcast sale ends Nov. 30

Our November webcast sale, featuring half-off MTA webcasts, began out of gratitude for the confidence you demonstrate by turning to us for your learning needs. With dozens of courses on township-specific topics, the Online Learning Center brings the training you need right to you. You can buy now and watch later when your busy schedule allows. Log in here to see what’s available and use the code "Thanks" during checkout to apply the savings. Looking to make online learning available to your entire township team for one low rate? Click here to check out MTA Online subscription plans.

MTA brings you a new live webinar every month!

Make the most of your lunch break with MTA’s lunchtime learning series, Now You Know. These live one-hour webinars provide timely updates, insights from our experts and a chance to get your questions answered in real time. Here's what's coming up next:

Save the date for our Dec. 10 webinar: Legislative Wrap UP

As the Legislature wraps up the final days of session for 2021, check in for the latest on recent legislative action, an end of year wrap up and learn what is on deck for 2022. Join MTA’s Director of Government Relations Judy Allen for insights into today’s political landscape and hot issues affecting your township—including the appropriation of the state’s $6 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding and MTA’s efforts as part of a statewide coalition to leverage the funds for our communities. Register online here.

Interested in watching previous episodes OR seeing what other topics we've got lined up? Click here.

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MTA’s 2022 Board of Review Training announced

Public Act 660 of 2018 requires that every township board of review member (alternates too!) complete training by the end of 2022, regardless your years of experience. MTA can help! This February, we’ll be offering half-day classes both online AND in person at 12 locations across the state. Dates and locations will be announced soon and registration materials will be mailed to township supervisors and assessors in December. Click here to learn more about training options and requirements. 

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MTA’s Annual Conference & Expo returns in April

Township officials lead their communities with dedication and determination, building better places to live, work and play, every day. MTA is proud to honor your commitment to LEADING the WAY—and we’re designing our 2022 Conference & Expo to keep you inspired and informed. Held at the Lansing Center, April 25-28, our return to an in-person event will be an opportunity to reconnect and we’re excited to see you there. This can’t-miss event boasts something for every township. Regardless your township size or location, your level of experience or your method of participation (online or in person)—we’ve got something special in store for YOU! Registration begins Jan. 4; housing opens Jan. 25. The conference registration brochure will appear in your January Township Focus. 

Did you miss MTA’s Professional Development Retreats?

Don’t worry! You can still take part by registering for the virtual event, now available on-demand. You’ll find a retreat tailored for each office—clerk, treasurer, supervisor, trustee—and one for your township’s planning and zoning team too. Every session was recorded so you can pause, rewind and watch them over (and over!) again at your convenience 24/7, through the end of the year. Visit bit.ly/MTAvirtualretreats to review the lineup OR to register online for immediate access.

See brochures below for descriptions or to register via fax or mail (please allow 3-5 business days for processing). 

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MTA’s UP North Summit now available on-demand

Miss out on our in-person UP North Summit? You can still get all the learning in a convenient, on-demand format with our Virtual Summit option. Register as a virtual attendee and you'll get 24/7 access to recorded versions of ALL the sessions and breakouts. The program is packed with informative sessions featuring topics relevant to the entire township board, and some tailored to the duties specific to your township board position. Click here for class descriptions. 

All on-demand sessions are now available! Ready to sign up today? Register online now or complete the printable registration form and email to rebecca@michigantownships.org or fax to 517-321-8908

MTA Online Premium Pass users get an additional 20% off regular rates! Use the discount code found here (login required) during checkout to receive the discountVirtual Summit registration includes access through Dec. 31, 2021.

MTA launches ‘Red Book Ready’ learning series

Have you heard about MTA’s new Red Book Ready learning series? Based on MTA’s ever-popular book Authorities & Responsibilities of Michigan Townships (better known as the “Little Red Book”) these classes are designed to take you beyond the book, offering the same practical advice, in a scenario that helps you apply the knowledge to your own township. Learn more about this exciting new series here, enroll in the program today (it’s free!) here or visit our Red Book Ready webpage

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Wondering what's in your MTA Online subscription?

Is your township considering purchasing an annual subscription to MTA's Online Learning Center? Click here to see a list of what's included in each of the three levels.

Ready to log in and start learning, but need a little guidance? For a written approach, download or print this Getting Started with MTA Online document. For a more visual approach, watch this helpful video tutorial. Still have questions? Email education@michigantownships.org to learn more about how your entire township team can get unlimited access today.

Not yet a subscriber but ready to sign up? Click here for a registration form.