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Do you find yourself referring to MTA's ever-popular book Authorities & Responsibilities of Michigan Townships (better known as the “Little Red Book”) as your go-to resource? Then you may be interested in our “Red Book Ready” learning series.

The variety of statutory authorities of townships can be fascinating and confusing. Our “Red Book Ready” 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 township.

Every elected official, appointed board and committee member, even volunteers - anyone who plays a role in helping to lead their township will find these classes to be a valuable use of their time!

Here’s how it works. Each chapter within the “little red book” corresponds with a class (or two!) that takes you deeper into the topics covered within that chapter. Given that classes vary widely in time and depth—from 75 minutes to several hours—you may need to take more than one to get the job done. Some classes may cover an entire chapter, or more, depending on the scope of what is being covered. Enrollment in the program is absolutely FREE. Once you’ve signed up, we’ll provide your road map, and even help you track your progress.

The best part is, you don’t have to wait until we can return to in-person learning you can embark on your learning journey today! Almost ALL of the webcasts available in our Online Learning Center qualify for credit. When we’re able to return to in-person learning, like Professional Development Retreats and our Annual Educational Conference, sessions during those events will qualify too! Enroll today and we’ll start tracking your progress.

Are you “Ready” to get started? Click here to download an enrollment form or sign up online now!

A detailed outline of courses that qualify for credit and the chapters they cover will be posted here soon!