Conference > Classes

The learning doesn’t have to end while you’re practicing social distancing. MTA is dedicated to keeping you connected and informed. We’ve got many free resources on the impact of COVID-19 to your township operations, obligations and communications. We are here to serve you, as you serve your communities with as little interruption as possible.  

Although some of our face-to-face educational events have been canceled, we have many online learning opportunities for you to choose from!

Get free video messages, featuring the familiar faces of MTA staff and municipal experts on our YouTube page

If you're struggling with Internet access, get those same messages in an audio format here: Township Talk.

Hungry for more? Visit MTA’s eLearning Library for additional tools to add to your township toolbox and get targeted township training delivered to the desktop of your home office.


3 days + more than 60 classes = Invaluable learning 

At MTA, we know that your time is valuable. That’s why we design our Conference to offer you the very best value for your time. Our educational line-up features something for every member of your township team, helping you stay on top of the ever-changing expectations of township officials. It’s a learning experience you simply cannot find anywhere else. Choose from:

  • 60 educational sessions on timely topics designed for officials at every level. From assessing changes to marijuana in Michigan, statutory duties to methods and insights into becoming a more effective leader, we’ve got your learning needs covered. 
  • Get even more value from your time at Conference by taking part in our Pre-Conference events which include both half- and full-day options allowing you to go in-depth on timely topics.
  • MTA's Legal Institute will keep your township attorney on the cutting edge of legal news and changes that impact your community.

As public servants, you give of yourself to help better your community. Our Conference is designed to provide guidance and education to support you in your service. Join us April 6-9 at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids and connect with MTA staff, municipal experts and your fellow officials.