These workshops are eligible for credits in the MTA Township Governance Academy. To obtain credit you must:
1) Register for the entire webcast package in your own name.
2) View ALL segments of the webcast.
3) Take and pass the quiz at the end of the final segment.
4) Complete a Practical Application Committment (PAC) form, and return to MTA via email, mail or fax.
Contact MTA at (517) 321-6467 with further questions about TGA or earning credits for webcasts.
B-101: Board Roles & Relations (3-part series; valid for 4 credits)Contains 4 Component(s)
This three-part webcast examines your role as a board member, and how each role fits into the board as a whole.
B-102: How Boards Make Decisions (2-part series; valid for 4 credits)Contains 3 Component(s)
Two-part course on using “knowledge-based” governance to help your board make informed choices with improved outcomes. Valid for 4 TGA credits.
B-104: Utilizing Strategic Planning (2-part series; valid for 4 credits)Contains 3 Component(s)
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.
B-105: Making Meetings Work (2-part series; valid for 4 credits)Contains 3 Component(s)
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.
F-101: At Your Service - Meeting Township Needs (3-part series; valid for 6 credits)Contains 4 Component(s)
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.
F-102: Land Use - Defining Your Township's Future (4-part series; valid for 6 credits)Contains 5 Component(s)
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.
F-103: Township Finances (6-part series; valid for 6 credits)Contains 7 Component(s)
The webcast version of our popular Township Governance Academy (TGA) class, offering an in-depth look into the board's role in oversight of township finances and other assets. Valid for 6 foundations credits.
F-104: Managing Your Township Team (4-part series; valid for 6 credits)Contains 5 Component(s)
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.
F-105: Fundamentals of Assessment and Taxation (2-part series; valid for 4 credits)Contains 3 Component(s)
This two-part webcast covers the processes of assessment & taxation from assessment to board of review meetings, all the way to tax collection, as well as other revenue sources townships deal with. Earn 4 TGA credits for this course.