MTA Virtual Retreats

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 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 one for your township's entire planning and zoning team. Deputies are encouraged to attend too! 

Your virtual registration will get access to recorded versions of all sessions, downloadable handouts, and access for three months.

  • Contains 9 Component(s)

    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.

  • Contains 9 Component(s)

    Get access to all the learning from our 2021 Trustees Retreat in a convenient, on-demand format! Topics include: Anatomy of a Township, Financing Township Services, State and Local Relationships... and Your Role, Ethical Considerations, Your Role with the Open Meetings Act (OMA), Meetings, Motions and My Contributions, Managing Adversity & Hostility, Grants: You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers, and Your Board IS an Employer... and Why it Matters.

  • Contains 9 Component(s)

    Get access to all the learning from our 2021 Treasurers Retreat in a convenient, on-demand format! Topics include: Accounting Software: Why it Matters, Increasing Your Investment IQ, Managing Adversity & Hostility, State and Local Relationships... and Your Role, What Treasurers Need to Know About Personnel Management, Delinquent Personal Property Tax Review, Understanding Special Assessments, Grants: You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers and Tax Collection Insights from the County.

  • Contains 9 Component(s)

    Get access to all the learning from our 2021 Planning and Zoning Team Retreat in a convenient, on-demand format! Topics include: Bring Your Whole Team Together to Win the Zoning Game, Meeting Guidelines & Ground Rules, Are You in Control of Your Meeting?, Dealing with Difficult Issues (and People!), Managing Township Development, Understanding & Reviewing Site Plans and Variances, Adopting and Amending Ordinances, What You Need to Know Now About Renewable Energy Ordinances, and Master Plan Must Haves (and Have Nots).

  • Contains 9 Component(s)

    Get access to all the learning from our 2021 Supervisors' Retreat in a convenient, on-demand format! Topics include: Managing Adversity & Hostility, What Every Supervisor Should Know About the Land Division Act, Meeting Management and More, OMA, Commissions and Committees--Oh My!, State and Local Relationships... and Your Role, Back to the Budget: Lawful Expenditures, Grants: You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers, Your Role in Assessing (and Board of Review, too!), and HR Strategies for Supervisors.