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Cable and Telecom Update Webinar
August 16, 2012

Annual Convention

October 3-5, 2012
Mackinac Island

Post Convention Workshops
- Learning to Lobby
- Working with the Media
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Public Office
- Where’s the Money? How to Tap into Private Sector Funding
October 5, 2012
Mackinac Island




MAM Summer Workshop
August 8-10, 2012
Traverse City

Certified Public Funds Investment Manager Certification
July 30-31, 2012

Local Government Finance in a Turbulent Economy Webinar Series
August 8, 2012

Strong Regions: Successfully competing for federal transportation funding in the 21st Century
August 15, 2012

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American Society of Employers – Human Resource Training

Institute for Local Government

Northern Michigan Public Service Academy

Saginaw Valley State University




















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ArtServe Michigan at League Convention

At the League’s Annual Convention, October 3-5 on Mackinac Island, the president and CEO of ArtServe Michigan, Jennifer Goulet, is scheduled to present on the economic impact of the arts.

Did you know that in 2009, the arts contributed $51 to the Michigan economy for every dollar invested by the state? Arts and culture attract tourism and entice diverse businesses and talent to set up shop within our borders, bringing the kind of creative energy needed to help build a sustainable future. Goulet will show how art and innovative design have the power to transform lives and create vibrant communities.

To learn more about the speakers scheduled at Convention or to register, click here!


Register Today for the Strong Regions Transportation Funding Workshop!transit
August 15, 2012, Dearborn

The MML, in collaboration with the Michigan Suburbs Alliance, SEMCOG, Transportation for Michigan, and our national partner, Transportation for America is sponsoring a workshop on Wednesday, August 15th on regional transit issues and financing projects.

The workshop will be held from 9 am -3 pm at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Panel discussions will focus on what comes next for transportation funding in light of the recently passed federal legislation; navigating the money maze of various funding programs; and transit success stories from around the region and country. The featured keynote speaker will be Deputy Secretary of Transportation, John Porcari.

Mayor Jack O'Reilly of Dearborn will open the session. Other speakers will include Congressman John Dingell, Bill Rustem, Director of Strategy for Governor Snyder, Deputy Transportation Secretary John Procari, Rob Puentes, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program; Shelly Poticha - Director for the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and; Chris Leinberger. The draft agenda is available here..Dearborn event_august2012.doc (361.50 kb)

Persons interested in attending can rsvp through this on-line form.


Michigan Certified Public Manager® Program – Early Bird Deadline July 31 training program

Saginaw Valley State University Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, in partnership with the League, is providing the opportunity for national Certified Public Manager® certification. The early bird deadline to participate in the program is July 31.

This partnership is intended to provide League members with educational access to this nationally accredited program offered only through Saginaw Valley State University. The primary goal of the Michigan Certified Public Manager® program is to foster and encourage the highest possible levels of performance and ethical practice of public and nonprofit sector managers in order to effectively provide services and continuously improve the performance of state, local, and federal government and of the nonprofit sector.

For more information about this program, contact Tanya 989-964-2030, email or visit


American Society of Employers – Partner Course Offerings

Through the League’s enhanced partnership with the American Society of Employers (ASE), League members can take advantage of high-quality, professional training at ASE member pricing. Accredited through the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), ASE offers more than 100 individual open-registration courses.

We hope you will take advantage of this upcoming training program:

Workplace Investigations: From Complaint to Resolution

August 23, Livonia
By law, when an employee speaks up about anything from a serious to a minor concern, a “complaint” has been made and an investigation may be needed. In this course, participants will learn how to recognize a complaint, how to conduct an efficient and legally compliant workplace investigation, how to follow through with discipline that may result, and how to help affected staff move forward from there. Want to register? For more information about the program,
click here.

Please use the following promo codes when registering for courses through ASE:
All ½ day programs: MMLPromo1
All full-day programs: MMLPromo2

For a full listing of upcoming ASE trainings
, click here!


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