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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? Is it the first thing you reach for when you need guidance on your authority and responsibilities in service to your township? Then you may be interested in our “Red Book Ready” training series.

The variety of statutory authorities of townships can be fascinating and confusing. Our “Red Book Ready” classes will 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 help you earn credit towards many chapters. For example, our newest online offering, Board Authorities, Responsibilities and Roles, covers Chapters 1 and 7 AND offers partial credit for chapters 3, 4, 5, 8 and 16! So, if you took that class when it debuted at Conference, you’ve already taken a huge step. Enroll today and we’ll start tracking your credits. If you missed that class, you haven’t missed your chance. A recorded version is already available for sale. 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.

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