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February 12, 2013
League Training Week
Coming to a Location Near You!
We are touring the state to a location near you with a variety of timely topics. You can register for the whole week or whichever topics interest you most. We are also offering a low price if you register for five sessions!
Our next stop is Frankenmuth, February 14-15, 2013, offering topics such as the Open Meetings Act & the Freedom of Information Act; parliamentary procedure; service consolidation & shared services; and finance for the non-finance municipal official.
We will also be in the following locations:
- Kalamazoo, March 13-15, 2013
- Lansing, April 24-26, 2013
- Mackinaw City, May 15-17, 2013
- Muskegon, June 5-7, 2013
Click here for details and to register.
Elected Officials Academy (EOA) Weekender Program
February 15-16, 2013
The EOA Core Weekender program will take place February 15-16, 2013 at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. Attendees will learn roles and responsibilities, the fundamentals of financial management, and the basics of planning and zoning. The Core program is a requirement for Level One of the EOA, and is an important step in continuing education for elected officials.
The EOA Advanced Weekender program will also take place February 15-16, 2013 at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. This program is the next step for those who have already attended the Core Weekender, and will cover planning and zoning issues, financial modeling, intergovernmental cooperation, and more.
Capital Conference – Pre-Conference Workshops
April 9, 2013
On Tuesday, April 9, the League will be hosting several pre-conference workshops at the Lansing Center, before the start of the annual Capital Conference. Topics include:
Impact of Changing from a Village to a City
MAMA Annual Advanced Institute
You do not have to be registered for Capital Conference to attend a pre-conference workshop, but we highly recommend both!
Click here for more information on Capital Conference the pre-conference workshops.
Bring Trainings to Your Community!
Sick of traveling to attend trainings around the state? Cannot afford the travel costs for all of your employees or elected officials? We are here to help you! The League offers affordable on-site trainings, where the training comes to you. We will identify a presenter that will address your community’s most urgent needs.
Check out this conflict resolution workshop:
Conflict is a part of everyday life. Too often, however, the choices for dealing with it are counter-productive and result in anger, arguments, stress and hurt feelings. Equally damaging is the passive approach some people take to conflict. If your municipal boards, commissions and employees experience conflicts and the inability to reach agreement, or if you’d simply like some methods to facilitate problem-solving more easily, we have the tools to help you avoid self-defeating approaches and resolve conflict constructively.
If you would like to schedule an on-site training, please contact Katie Holda Devine at email@example.com or 734-669-6352.
Conference Call: Promoting Active Communities Awards and Complete Streets Assessments
Call in: 734-794-6099, Bridge: 43720
Link to presentation materials during conference call
Neala Havener, the Active Communities Coordinator for the program, will be presenting on the PAC program and the launch of the 2013 assessment, which will include a new Complete Streets score. This call is an opportunity for Michigan communities to learn about the PAC program and how promoting active living may be applied to Michigan Green Communities members and their goals. Following Neala’s presentation, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share updates from their communities.
The PAC program is looking for members of communities that have completed a Complete Streets action, either through the Michigan Green Communities Challenge or otherwise, to participate in the webinar and share their perspectives during the discussion portion of the call. A Complete Streets action may include adopting a resolution or an ordinance, developing a non-motorized transportation plan, and/or implementing a plan within the community and achieving measurable results.