It is important to evaluate and meet the professional development needs of MME members through effective and pertinent programming and financial assistance.
MME Winter Institute
The Winter Institute is the premiere annual event, which takes place at different venues around the state. Its primary purpose is to provide opportunities for professional development. It also provides an ideal setting for the sharing of ideas, mentoring, networking, and benefiting from the collective experience of the membership.
MME Summer Workshop
The Summer Workshop offers a chance for managers and their families to network and learn in a more relaxed environment. The workshop is an annual event that takes place at the end of July. It is often held in a resort-like setting, but it has also taken place in downtowns that offer numerous outdoor cultural and social amenities.
Please join the NextGen Committee in Lansing on Friday, May 27 for its spring training seminar, which will focus on Council/Manager Relations. Stay tuned for information on our fall seminar in November, where the subject will be Community Branding. The 2017 spring training seminar will be on Change Management. The events will take place at the Michigan Municipal League Lansing office, located at 208 North Capitol Ave. Seating is limited, so only register if you plan on attending. Current MME members and public administration students/faculty are invited to attend.
MME has partnered with Cal-ICMA to provide free coaching and webinars to MME members and its staff.
The MME Professional Development Committee provides generous scholarships throughout the year for MME conferences, state and national conferences, leadership training institutes, and educational programming. Eligible candidates are approved by the committee on a first-come basis. There is also an intern scholarship program that provides funding for 3 or 4 interns to attend the Winter Institute.
Mentoring and Coaching
MME’s 4M Mentoring program is committed to bringing together Michigan municipal managers at all levels to strengthen the profession through peer-to-peer interaction.
MME, in conjunction with participating Michigan universities, sponsors two paid internship opportunities every summer for hands-on experience in a community.
Senior Advisors Program
(Formerly Range Riders)
RECAP: ICMA Conference 2015
Summer Workshop 2015