July Virtual Training: Recruiting and Retention in a Competitive Environment

In today’s labor market, recruitment can be daunting if not exhausting. After the great resignation, it may also feel to some organizations like you are losing more employees than you can hire. Participants in this workshop will learn: · How to evaluate their current recruitment and sourcing processes. · Find gaps in their current recruitment process. · Learn low cost/no …

July Quarterly Membership Meeting

Join us for our quarterly membership meeting on July 12 at 6:00 PM, hosted by Elk Grove Township, 600 Landmeier Rd, Elk Grove Village. Our guest speaker will be State Senator Laura Murphy who will be providing a recap of the recently concluded legislative session and the FY2024 state budget. RSVP to Nick Allen (nallen@metrotownships.org) to attend so there is …

General Assistance/Emergency Assistance Training

Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:00 AM. Julie Villarreal, a 25-year veteran of General and Emergency Assistance, will lead the training and her biography is below. The cost to attend is $45 for MTA members and $55 for non-members. You can register using this link. The tentative description of this full-day training is as follows: Application & …

April Virtual Training: Volunteer Management

Join us for a virtual training on volunteer recruitment and retention. From Application to Action: Effective Volunteer Program Management From getting the word out about your volunteer needs, to vetting, training and management, and engagement and retention, every facet of a solid volunteer program matters. A good, well structured program can set an organization up for success. Equally, a program …

Quarterly Membership Meeting

Join us for our quarterly in-person meeting, hosted by Milton Township, 1492 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL. Arachas Insurance will be presenting information on Liability Insurance.

MTA Capitol Day in Springfield

Join us in Springfield as we advocate for issues important to urban townships. Members will meet at Marquardt & Company’s office (600 S. Second Street, Suite 400) at 11AM for lunch where we will receive a legislative update and review the day’s itinerary. Attendees will also receive a briefing packet and lanyard ID. Following lunch, we will walk over to …

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 …