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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.

Board of Review

To assist board of review members, alternates, supervisors and assessors in preparing for 2017 board of review sessions, MTA is conducting half-day Board of Review Training at 13 locations throughout the state. Concurrent sessions offered at each location allow participants to choose the appropriate level and topics of interest. The advanced session is geared to experienced board of review members, while the basic session acquaints newer board of review members with their statutory duties and requirements. Download the brochure for more information or register online now.

Already registered? Download directions here.

Board Roles and Effective Meetings

Join MTA in Mt. Pleasant this March and gain insights into how your role as a board member relates to the board as a whole. We'll also demonstrate how to structure your meetings to achieve more in less time, with fewer headaches. These half-day events are being held March 9, you can choose one or make the most of your day and register for both. Learn more here, download a registration form here or register online now.

New Officials Training: Part 2 coming in April


MTA is working to produce a recorded webcast version of the workshop, which is anticipated to be ready by mid-February! Check back at a later date for more details. Miss out on Part 1 of our New Officials Training series? Don't despair! 

Continue your learning with Part 2 of our training for new officials being held in Lansing on April 10, in conjunction with MTA’s Annual Educational Conference & Expo. Download the registration form here to sign-up today. Online registration is available for those also attending the Annual Conference; those attending only the New Officials Training should use the paper form linked above.

The third and final component of our New Officials Training, will occur in July at MTA's Professional Development Retreats. Dates and locations for retreats will be announced soon!

Legal Institute for Township Attorneys

Held in conjunction with MTA’s Annual Educational Conference & Expo, the Legal Institute for Township Attorneys is the premier educational event for attorneys who serve Michigan’s 1,240 townships. Your attendance keeps you on the cutting edge of legal news and changes that impact local government. Connect with fellow municipal attorneys to discuss recent changes, court opinions, and other trends affecting township government.

Get an update on employment law, the Freedom of Information and Open Meetings acts, and current legislative efforts. Hot topics on the agenda include medical marijuana facilities, signs after Gilbert, and right of way utility regulation, including DAS.

Download a registration form or register online now!

Assessors Renewal Course


Join us Monday, April 10 for this six-hour course held in conjunction with MTA’s Annual Educational Conference at the Lansing Center. These are unprecedented times for assessors in terms of becoming more efficient and automated. Doing more with less is not new idea, but it is increasingly difficult to achieve. Many assessing jurisdictions are reevaluating their operations, creating an opportunity for innovation and increasing efficiency. This six-hour course, approved by the State Tax Commission for assessor continuing education credit, will provide an overview of technology options for improving your assessing practices.

Download a registration form or register online now!

Annual Educational Conference & Expo

talkingLet MTA’s Annual Educational Conference & Expo—coming April 10-13, 2017, to our state’s Capital City—help you set the stage for the upcoming term of office. A stage where greatness can happen—for yourself, your board, your township, your region—and even your state. Vist our Conference webpage to learn more.

Download the full registration brochure here or register online now.

Upcoming MTA events 

Board of Review Training
Feb. 27: Chelsea
Feb. 28: Lansing

TGA Workshops
March 9: Mt. Pleasant

Legal Institute for Township Attorneys
April 10: Lansing

Assessors Renewal Course
April 10: Lansing

Annual Educational Conference & Expo
April 10—13: Lansing

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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