Board Essentials Webcasts
Two-part course on using “knowledge-based” governance to help your board make informed choices with improved outcomes. Valid for 4 TGA credits.
This three-part webcast will help you learn to identify key values and needs in your community, and explores how to use that information to define your future direction as a township and in regional placemaking.
A two-part webcast of our popular Township Governance Academy class, offering an in-depth look into the strategic planning process for townships, from exploration and the voices that must be heard through developing the plan itself.
This two-part series on effective meetings will help you structure your meetings to achieve more in less time, with better consensus around the board table. Valid for 4 TGA credits.
This three-part webcast will offer ways to be more open and transparent with your community, tips for determining what your residents need and want, and tools to keep them informed about your township's activities.
This two-part course is designed for new officials or those who need a refresh on topics related to the township board as a whole. Part 1 covers the authorities of board members, from the "job description" to practical tips for focusing on what matters most. Part 2 looks at who does what and how to work together on day-to-day operations, especially on those routine actions and decisions that are not governed by statue.
This four-part webcast on building a better budget will show you how to prepare and administer the township budget. Segments one and two cover the principles of budgeting, then segments three and four offer an advanced approach to creating a budget.
This four-part webcast on the basics of budgeting will show you how to prepare and administer the township budget. Segments one and two cover the principles of budgeting, then segments three and four offer a beginners guide to creating a budget.
This package contains all three segments of our Cemetery Management course. First, get an update on what's new and changing in cemetery management. In Part 2, learn more about writing a cemetery ordinance that promotes safety and orderliness, while also protecting the township from liability. Then, explore new types of burial services as well as proper record-keeping procedures.
Get access to all the learning from our 2021 Clerks Retreat in a convenient, on-demand format! Topics include: What Every Clerk Needs to Know About Personnel Management, Managing Adversity and Hostility, Understanding Unemployment, Auditing Fundamentals for Federal Funding, Your Role with the Open Meetings Act (OMA), FOIA: What You Need to Know Now, Elections Update, State and Local Relationships… and Your Role, and Why Websites Matter.
This two-part webinar will teach you the essential functions and authorities of a township board, differences from the private sector, as well as the basics of governing.
This three-part course offers a comprehensive look into how townships provide services to their constituents, from the board's authority, legal requirements and risk management, to evaluating effectiveness and planning for the future. Valid for six TGA credits.
This four-part series covers a variety of land use-related topics, from building a great team, to defining your master plan, developing your township's zoning strategy and dealing with new and emerging issues. Valid for 6 credits in MTA's TGA program.
Also known as "Managing HR in the Township", this four-part series will cover human resources issues all townships face -- from hiring and firing to discipline, compensation and managing volunteers. Valid for 6 TGA credits.
Learn the legal responsibilities of the township board regarding fire operations, establishing an appropriate relationship with the fire chief, and practical ways to set expectations and evaluate department results.
Review the types of township boards, commissions and committees, including the procedures for appointments and the authority granted to each type of statutory body.
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