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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. Online learning is just a click away on our Online Learning Portal OR scroll down to see what's coming your way.


New officials: MTA has the training you need

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MTA’s three-part New Officials Training will help you get up-to-speed on your new township roles and responsibilities. Our 1-2-3 approach delivers the right information, at the right time, as you start out on your new township term of office.

Our full-day workshop, Part 1: Getting Started Right, will introduce you to what you need to know as a new member of the township team. Led by knowledgeable and experienced MTA staff, we’ll explore the “who, what, when, where and whys” of township government, and share valuable insights as you attend your first board meetings and take on your administrative duties. In the afternoon, special breakout sessions geared to each elected office will go in depth explaining the specific duties of your new role. Coming to 14 locations around the state in December and January.

Download the brochure for more information or register online now!

Part 2 of our training for new officials continues at MTA’s Annual Educational Conference & Expo, coming to Lansing, April 10-13, 2017. The third and final component of our New Officials Training, will occur in July at MTA's Professional Development Retreats.

 Already registered? Download directions here.

Upcoming MTA events 

New Officials Training
Dec. 13: Port Huron
Dec. 14: Frankenmuth
Dec. 15: Mt. Pleasant
Dec. 16: Lansing 
Jan. 11: Houghton
Jan. 12: Harris
Jan. 13: Sault Saint Marie
Jan. 17: Thompsonville
Jan. 18: Muskegon
Jan. 19: Kalamazoo
Jan. 20: Ann Arbor
Jan. 24: West Branch
Jan. 25: Gaylord
Jan. 26: Alpena

Workshops via webcast

Not able to make a live workshop? MTA offers more than 60 on-demand webcasts on dozens of topics. Find out more about our eLearning Library here.

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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