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Training/Events Blue Arrows

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


February 2, 2012

Lt. Gov. Calley to Speak at Capital Conferencecapital conference

No one has been pushing harder to eliminate Michigan’s personal property tax (PPT) on business than Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. Hear first-hand from Calley about the latest on this and other state policy issues that could impact local government at the League’s Capital Conference, March 20-21, 2012, in Lansing. This is your chance to share your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions with the governor’s point person on the PPT proposal.

Register today!


Local Government Ethics Webinar
February 15, 2012webinar

Learn about the latest lawsuits and legal cases related to ethics in local governments as part of an hour-long webinar hosted by the League on Feb. 15 at 2 pm. Without having to leave your home or office, you can learn from legal experts on a wide range of ethics topics, including social media do's and don'ts: confidentiality; gifts; elected and employee decision making; conflict of interest; misuse of position; use of city-owned materials and equipment; political activities; records retention; responsiveness to all citizens; discrimination; and use of computer technology.

Register today!


Elected Officials Academy Weekender Program
February 24-25, 2012eoa weekender

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.

For example, our basic planning and zoning on-site training: The basic planning and zoning workshop will focus on the practical aspects of planning and zoning.  Elected officials and planning and zoning commissioners will benefit from understanding all the aspects of this essential ingredient of government. 

Topics Covered:

  • What does a planning commissioner do and why?
  • The Master Plan and zoning ordinance
  • Tools of the trade
  • Dealing with those pesky zoning issues
  • Site plan review, special land uses
  • Planned unit developments
  • What is a spot zone . . . and other perplexing zoning issues
  • Make up your mind!  Making effective zoning decisions

Click here to view the list of on-site training topics.

If you would like to schedule an on-site training, please contact Katie Holda at or 734-669-6352.



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