Frequently Asked Questions

What is an MTA webcast?
MTA webcasts are designed to offer online learning options to township officials who are unable to travel to MTA educational events due to distance, cost and/or schedule conflicts. Our goal is to maximize learning opportunities for township officials throughout Michigan. MTA webcasts provide a convenient, affordable continuing education option for busy officials, who can now take advantage of educational programs right in the comfort and convenience of their township hall, office, local library or even at home!  The length of the webcasts vary; check the program list for broadcast times. Longer workshops are typically be broken up into segments of 75 minutes or less. Continuing education credits may be offered for certain webcasts or packages; each event description will include details if credits are available. For more information, contact the MTA Education Center at (517) 321-6467 or e-mail education@michigantownships.org.


How does a webcast work?

If you’re planning to participate in a webcast, first test your computer and Internet connectivity to verify that the system will work properly for you. Depending on the results, you may be required to download a program or update your software to ensure complete functionality; click here to test your system. 

NOTE: The Google Chrome browser does NOT support the plug-in needed to view these webcasts. Please be sure to use a different browser, such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, and ensure your browser is fully updated before viewing.


What is the cost?

Rates vary depending on the topic and length of each segment or package. Some informational webcasts are available at no charge, while educational webcasts have a fee associated with them. NOTE: No refunds can be given on any webcast once the transaction has processed and an access code has been sent. 


How do I register?

To register via credit card, you must first log-in to the website. Your login for this website is different from your login to the MTA-member site. See our "Getting Started" page for further help logging in. Once logged in, simply add the webcasts you wish to purchase to your cart, enter any discount code(s) you may have, then proceed to checkout and enter your credit card information in the secure processing site. A confirmation email will be sent immediately upon completion with link(s) to your webcast(s).
   
To register by check, note the names of each webcast or package you wish to purchase (with prices), then print and complete the Webcast Registration Form. Mail the form, along with payment, to:  Michigan Townships Association, 512 Westshire Drive, Lansing, MI 48917. Please allow five business days for processing and issuance of a confirmation email containing the link and password to access the webcast(s).

Can I buy a webcast then transfer it to someone else at my township?
Yes! However, there are a few limitations. First, the webcast cannot be viewed before it is transferred. Once it is viewed, we are unable to transfer it to another account. Second, the individual must be from the same township. And third, each webcast may only be transferred one time. Please contact education@michigantownships.org or call 517-321-6467 to request a transfer.

My township is an MTA member, but I can only see non-member prices. How do I get member prices?
New accounts created on the Elevate website must first be approved by MTA staff. Simply email education@michigantownships.org or call 517-321-6467 to request a member account.

System Requirements
For help with System Requirements, visit our Getting Started page.