Morning Seminar: Managing Townships for Impact

In this three-hour seminar attendees will explore five areas of public sector management including personnel management, financial administration, service delivery, goal attainment, and internal and external relations. Additionally, professional growth opportunities will be discussed through networking, conferences, and ongoing learning. Registration and a light breakfast begin at 8:30 AM and the seminar is hosted by Hanover Township, 240 Illinois Route …

February Virtual Training

In this session we will examine sources of conflict in the organization, with a focus on methods of resolving conflicts through communication for the better of individual, team, and organizational performance. Included will be short video scenarios, breakout groups for discussion of the cases, along with real-life Q&A on specific challenges faced by the participants.

January Virtual Training

With most Townships’ fiscal years beginning April 1st, now is a crucial time for thoughtful budget development. James Howard is a CPA and partner with Governmental Accounting, Inc. with over 20 years of experience in local government financial management including Illinois fire districts, park districts, and townships. James will lead a discussion on key considerations when developing your Township budget …

Quarterly Membership Meeting

Join us for the in-person Quarterly Meeting which is being held Wednesday, January 11 at 6:00 pm at Schaumburg Township, 1 Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates. We will have a guest speaker, Jeff Reiter, CEO/Security Officer of RWK IT Services who will present Keeping your Township from Being hacked: Three Simple Mistakes That Administrators Make With Their Data That No One …

December Virtual Training

The monthly virtual training for December will be an anti-sexual harassment training, taking place on Wednesday, December 14 from 2-3:30pm. As you know, there is a requirement for all employers, including units of government, to complete this training annually and we received feedback that it may be useful for MTA to provide a venue to fulfill that requirement. To cover …

November Virtual Training (presented with Township Communicators of IL)

Justin H. S. Breaux is a social media manager and digital analyst who takes the guesswork out of proving your ROI to your VIP. With over 20 years of communication’s experience, Justin brings a fresh perspective on the value of social media to an organization’s strategic communications. Justin will cover: -How to get a metrics program started -Regular reporting and …

October Virtual Training

Please note the time is 1:00 PM, not the normal 2:00 PM. The topic is document destruction and retention practices, presented by Steve Colaizzi and Marikay Hegarty of the Illinois Secretary of State’s office. Steve and Marikay assist local government agencies with records inventories, records destruction and application add-ons. Steve and Marikay answer questions and provide training seminars for groups …

Quarterly Membership Meeting

Join us at our Quarterly General Membership meeting hosted by Leyden Township, 2501 N. Mannheim Road, Franklin Park, IL 60131. Please RSVP by 9/30/22. A guest speaker will join us.

Annual Township Symposium

Join us for the first Township Symposium since 2019, being hosted by Hanover Township. Registration is available on Eventbrite ($40 per person for members of MTA, TOCC and TODC and $50 for nonmembers). 8:30-9 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast 9-10:15 AM Legislative Forum Sessions: 10:30 AM Round #1: -Launching a Mental Health Board; A Panel Discussion -Growing Your Township Food …

August virtual training: SB 3789 requirements

SB 3789 requires a report to be created every ten years regarding local government efficiency. MTA has already fielded several questions regarding this act, from assisting officials in understanding the scope, to discussing potential topics for committees to review, to identifying possible recommendations on efficiency for the committee to consider. This session will be led by attorney John Redlingshafer. A …