Board Essentials Webcasts
Building a Better Budget - Advanced (4-part series)
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.
Building a Better Budget - Basic (4-part series)
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.
Cemetery Management (3-part series)
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.
Effectively Exercising Board Authority (2-part series)
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.
Governing an Accountable Fire Department
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.
NEW: Elections Tips & Fundamentals Series
This series delves into both tried-and-true tips for preparing for an election and new procedures for handling hurdles like COVID-19, cyber attacks, absentee voter ballots, and more. Watch for a new segment coming soon on "Lessons Learned Following the Primary" and additional content coming in September on elections security.
Now You Know - Board Compensation: What's In Your Wallet?
This session covers a review of statutory requirements and a practical approach to setting public office pay.
Now You Know - Lame Duck Edition (on-demand webinar)
This one-hour session covers anticipated legislative priorities for during Michigan's other 'duck season'.
Now You Know - What's on Deck for the 101st Legislative Session?
From committee changes to revenue estimates, new bills and priorities, this session explores how anticipated legislative changes could impact your township.
Now You Know - What Your Board Needs to Know About July Board of Review
Join us as we review the differences between the March, July and December boards of review.
Now You Know - What Your Board Needs to Know About Planning & Zoning
Get an overview on what every board member should know to better understand your township’s planning and zoning program.
Who Gets Paid What... and How?
Take charge of your payroll! Gain insight into the payroll process and learn to pay your fellow officials, and employees, properly. This eye-opening session will include a review of federal and state labor, wage and hour laws.
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