MTA offers free online learning access for 2020 Conference registrants
Thank you for registering to attend MTA’s 2020 Conference & Expo. As you know, the COVID-19 situation in Michigan makes it impossible for us to safely hold this annual event, and gather together as a township community. MTA staff is saddened by the loss of this opportunity to share education, networking and fun with you and your fellow board members, and know that our members feel the same loss while absolutely understanding the necessity to make this difficult decision.
Regardless of our inability to meet face-to-face, MTA is dedicated to keeping you connected and informed when it comes to your township operations, obligations and communications. We are here to serve you, as you continue to serve your communities in these unprecedented times.
While we know that it will not replace the experience of the Conference, we are giving every 2020 MTA Conference registrant FREE access to the "Essentials" webcast courses in our eLearning Library through the end of June. This is a great time to take advantage of MTA's online learning options. Your free trial includes ten webcasts on a variety of topics designed for all board members, offering required knowledge and skills for all townships.
Don't delay, your free access expires June 30. Read on for instructions on how to log in and get started, and check out descriptions of each webcast available in your free trial.
Getting Started with MTA's Free Webcast Trial
To make it easy for you, if you are a 2020 Conference registrant and MTA has your email address on file, we've already added the webcasts to your account, and they are now accessible on the MTA eLearning Library. Here's how to get started:
- Click the "Login" button above and sign in with your email address and existing password, or use the generic password "MichiganTwps53" if this is your first time logging on to this site.
- Navigate to your Dashboard, then select "Essentials Free Trial Package for Conference Registrants" to see all the webcasts available to you.
- Select the name of the webcast you wish to view and click "Activate", then "View".
- Materials for each webcast can be found on the "Handouts" tab, or simply click "View On-Demand Recording" to start watching.
Note: If you do NOT have an email address on file with MTA, please contact us at (517) 321-6467 or email email@example.com with a valid email address and request to have an eLearning Library account created for your free Conference webcast access.
We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to gain knowledge and learn new ways to serve your community.
The MTA Knowledge Center Team
Webcasts available in your free trial include:
Building a Better Budget - Advanced (4-part series)Contains 4 Component(s)
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)Contains 4 Component(s)
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.
Effectively Exercising Board Authority (2-part series)Contains 2 Component(s)
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.
Who Gets Paid What... and How?Contains 1 Component(s)
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.