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Training & Resources

From assessing to zoning, MTA's workshops offer something for everyone. We provide more than 50 educational opportunities throughout the state each year. Topics range from the basic “nuts and bolts” duties of township officials to advanced policy issues that members face. Whether you’re looking for an evening program or a multi-day event, MTA has a workshop for you!

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The education offered during MTA’s Conference will help you stay on top of the changes, requirements and demands expected of today’s township officials. Personalize your learning experience by choosing from more than 60 breakouts with topics designed for officials at every level, addressing statutory duties along with a wide variety of concepts, trends and current issues impacting townships.

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Register for events and shop our library of publications—featuring more than 20 township-centric resources, written specifically with township government in mind. From budgeting board meetings, special assessments to zoning, MTA publications cover the topics you need to know.

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Eliminate travel costs and schedule conflicts with this convenient, affordable option that delivers education directly to your desktop. Learn at your own pace (and convenience!) from the safety of your home office or township hall.

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Are you a local government subject matter expert? Do you have insights into trends or issues impacting Michigan's townships? Share your expertise with MTA as a workshop or Conference educational session speaker, or as an article author for MTA's Township Focus magazine.

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No one understands townships or your roles and responsibilities like the Michigan Townships Association. That’s why we’ve created our unique Professional Development Retreats offering two full days of intensive learning targeting the challenges (and opportunities!) you face while providing the information you need to succeed. Whether you have two years of experience, or 22 years, you can’t afford to miss these intensive learning (and networking!) events designed specifically for your role as a township official.

Each event is packed with informative sessions featuring topics tailored to your roles. We offer one for each office – clerk, treasurer, supervisor and trustee – and your township's entire planning and zoning team.

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Our regional meetings are your opportunity to connect with that community, and MTA staff, to discuss the latest issues affecting townships. Each event features a thought-provoking general session, an insightful legislative update and a vendor showcase, as well as a variety of breakout sessions.

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This full-day educational and networking event provides you the opportunity to learn the latest on legislative issues impacting townships, as well as interact with legislators and network with fellow township officials.

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