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Your one-stop spot for League events and educational training!

November 10, 2011

You Won! Now What? Newly Elected Officials Trainingsnewly elected officials training

This newly elected officials training consists of core topics that will help educate first-time elected officials, as well as seasoned officials, on the basic functions they will need to know in their roles as public leaders. Topics include: introduction to League services; an overview of basic local government; roles and responsibilities of elected officials; Open Meetings Act (OMA); Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); and a panel discussion with seasoned elected officials.

Available dates and locations are:

November 15 - Marlette
November 16 - Lansing
November 29 - Boyne City
December 6 - Ferrysburg
December 7 - Ann Arbor
December 8 - Mt. Pleasant


Dr. Sirolli's Trinity of Management Entrepreneurship Trainingentrepreneur
December 14-16, 2011

What does entrepreneurship really mean to the future of Michigan's communities? If you heard Dr. Ernesto Sirolli speak at the League's 2011 Convention, you know the next industrial revolution is at hand—and the local leaders who understand the forces at work in it are the ones whose communities will prosper and thrive.

From Kansas to the Congo, the Sirolli Institute’s Enterprise Facilitation program is reversing Main Street mortality rates. This isn't about abstract ideas. It's about solutions that work. In two South Dakota counties, a Sirolli Enterprise Facilitation group helped create 58 new businesses, expanded 21 others, and created or retained more than 300 jobs in a single decade.

We hope to bring that same success to local communities struggling to reinvent and revitalize their economic base, by offering the Sirolli "Trinity of Management" three-day workshop, Dec. 14-16 at the League Capital Office in Lansing.

Want to harness the power of local entrepreneurs to bring sustainable change and economic growth to your community?

It starts right here.

Elected Officials Academy Weekender Programelected officials academy
February 24-25, 2012

Enhance your skills as an elected official by attending the Elected Officials Academy (EOA) Core Weekender, February 24-25, 2012 at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. Attendees will learn roles and responsibilities, the fundamentals of financial management, the essentials of organization, and the basics of planning and zoning. Register here!

For those that have already attended the Core Weekender, you won’t want to miss the Elected Officials Academy (EOA) Advanced Weekender also February 24-25, 2012 at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. Topics to be covered are regional cooperation, financial modeling, and a toolbox for growth. Register here!

For more information on the Elected Officials Academy, click here.


Other News

Collaborating for Better Communities:
Practical Lessons & Emerging Opportunities for Intergovernmental Cooperation in Michigan

Join the League’s Executive Director & CEO Daniel Gilmartin, MTA Executive Director Larry Merrill, LIAA Executive Director Joe VanderMeulen, and your peers from local governments across Michigan who have already taken the cooperative plunge! Discuss real-world examples of collaborative action to reduce redundancies, achieve economies of scale, attract funding and investment, and more. Register today.

December 6, 2011
6:00-8:30 pm (Light dinner at 5:00 pm)
Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo

Click here for more info.




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