Education & Events

On-site Training Programs

Schedule a Michigan Municipal League Training for your Community!

Michigan Municipal League seminars are well known for putting subject matter experts in front of municipal leaders all across the state to help them lead and serve their communities better. Our educational seminars are packed with advantages:

  • More economical for training a group of people
  • Enhance team-building and camaraderie as peers learn together

League on-site training seminars are three hours long. In-person on-sites will be $1,800 for members and $2,250 for nonmembers. Virtual on-sites are $1,440 for members and $1800 for nonmembers. The on-site fees are inclusive of all expenses.

Member rates are for full member cities, villages, urban townships, full associate members, and Business Alliance Program participants. Nonmember rates are for nonmember government entities and limited associates who are entities that only belong to one of the League’s insurance programs and are not full members. Previously referred to as MML Fund and Pool program members.

To schedule an on-site training in your municipality, contact us at [email protected].

Advanced On-site Training

Building a High-Functioning Leadership Team

This full-day workshop is designed to assist elected and appointed officials in bridging seemingly disparate roles and responsibilities to form a leadership team capable of effectively tackling the complicated goals and interests of your community. Learn more.
Speakers: Marilynn Semonick and Kathie Grinzinger

Custom On-site Training

Design a custom workshop or learning opportunity for your team in partnership with talent strategist and facilitator Sarah Preisser. Popular topics include strategic planning, employee engagement, inclusion and belonging, workplace well-being, positive workplace culture, creative problem solving, strengths-based leadership and teaming, and more. Learn more.
Speaker: Sarah Preisser

Standard On-site Training

Essentials of Local Government

The Essentials of Local Government Onsite Training is a customizable mix of core topics that inform educate elected and appointed officials on the basic functions of their roles as public leaders. Choose from the following topics to be covered in this three-hour training: Introduction to League Services, Overview of Basic Local Government, Roles and Responsibilities, Open Meetings Act, and Freedom of Information Act.

Parliamentary Procedure

By using parliamentary procedure, you can have more productive council meetings. This basic guide to fair and orderly procedure in meetings helps keep discussions focused and helps you accomplish the business on the agenda. This session focuses on council meetings, with all of the challenges and interruptions that can complicate them. Quorums and types of motions will be explained and demonstrated. Participants learn about the basic principles and objectives of parliamentary procedure, charters, amendments, handling motions, debate, public hearings, voting requirements, and agendas. 

Everything Meetings

Geared to help public bodies conduct smooth, well-run legal meetings, this training explores the relationship between the rules of parliamentary procedure and the legal aspects of the Open Meetings Act. Quorums and types of motions will be explained and demonstrated. 

Human Resources Trainings

For Human Resources-related trainings and seminars, League members can attend programs hosted by the American Society of Employers (ASE) at the ASE member rate. Visit for a calendar of their events.

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