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February 14, 2012
The League is excited to introduce the Capital Conference app for your smart phone or tablet. The Capital Conference app is your digital Conference program.
It is now available for Android users in the Marketplace, just search “MML Capital Conference.” It will be available for iPhone and iPad users in the Apple App Store within the next week.
Capital Conference will take place March 20-21, 2012 in Lansing. Early bird registration rates are available through February 23, 2012. Register today!
Are You Ready for the Community Excellence Award's First Round?
Every year, we ask you to share your most creative projects and innovative solutions for the annual Community Excellence Awardcompetition. But we've also asked ourselves how we could improve the CEA process itself, to make it simpler and easier for everyone to participate without a lot of time, expense, and expertise required.
So here's our own innovative solution: A fast and easy first-round process during Regional Roundtables at the 2012 Capital Conference, March 20-21, in Lansing!
Step One :Click here to register for Capital Conference.
Step Two: Click here to submit the online CEA entry form.
Step Three: Stand up and deliver a simple, five-minute verbal "elevator pitch" to your neighbors at your Regional Roundtable—no videos or high-tech presentations. That's it!
The Region winners will then go on to the final round at the League's Annual Convention in the fall. That's where they'll get to pull out all the stops for the kind of high-quality, entertaining productions that have become such a highlight of Convention.
Don't miss this opportunity to really help your community shine!
Elected Officials Academy Weekender Program
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!
If you have already attended the Core Weekender, don’t 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
Bring Trainings to Your Community!
If you’re looking for training without the cost and time associated with travel, we are here to help! The League offers affordable on-site trainings, and the training comes to you. We will identify a presenter that will address your community’s most urgent needs. Here is an example of one of our newest additions:
Team Building for Councils
To present a positive and productive atmosphere for decision making, you need strong leadership among councilmembers demonstrated by teamwork, communication, problem solving, and positive relationships. This session will focus on council meetings and how to work together as a team to accomplish goals and run effective meetings.
If you would like to schedule an on-site training, please contact Katie Holda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-669-6352.