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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. 

 


Double Feature: Election Tips & Tricks plus Your Township as a Workplace

This new series is relevant to townships of all sizes and provides the proper practices to use when handling elections, and creating a positive workplace. Start the day with an elections primer led by Cindy Davis, MTA Member Information Services specialist. After lunch Cindy teams up with Catherine Mullhaupt, MTA Staff Attorney and author of Township Focus’ popular “Hello MTA ... ?” column, to walk you through a minefield of employment challenges unique to townships. Locations include:

  • May 12: Comfort Inn, Mt. Pleasant 
  • May 19: Treetops Resort, Gaylord 
  • May 24: Fetzer Center, Kalamazoo

Download the brochure for more details or register online now.vote


Save the date for MTA's UP North Summit

1394_lake_michigan_shoreline.jpgJoin fellow officials from across the state June 7-9 at the Island Resort in Harris for MTA’s UP North Summit. This event offers excellent networking opportunities and premier educational programming. 

The program features three informative general sessions offering topics relevant to the entire township board, and 10 breakouts bringing something of interest for each office. Session descriptions and registration materials will appear in your April Township Focus.

Download the brochure here or register online now.


Cemeteries: Challenges & Solutions

Township cemeteries provide a positive personal service to residents during a difficult time. Gain a better understanding of the rules and regulations, along with other important aspects of cemetery management and administration during this half-day workshop.
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Led by MTA Member Information Services Specialist Cindy Davis, a featured Michigan Association of Municipal Cemeteries conference speaker, this informative workshop will also dig into elements of green or natural burials and other options many conventional cemeteries are incorporating. 

Dates and locations are:

  • July 13: Crystal Gardens, Howell
  • July 20: Garland Resort, Lewiston
  • July 27: The Shack, White Cloud
To register or learn more, download the brochure here. Online registration will be available soon.

Upcoming MTA events 

Double Feature
Multiple dates in May

UP North Summit
June 7th—9th

Cemeteries: Challenges & Solutions
Multiple dates in July

What the future holds ...

See MTA's 2016 educational schedule here.

Township Governance Academy

Upcoming courses...
Learn more by downloading the enrollment brochure here.

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