New Commissioner School

November 15, 2022 - December 12, 2022

Registration Deadline: November 25, 2022 - 12:00AM

Various Locations

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We wish you the best as you serve your community in this valuable and influential role. Please join us at our upcoming virtual school that will feature both live webinars and self-paced online learning starting this November.

Who should attend:

Newly elected & experienced commissioners, administrative staff and other elected county officials

What will be covered:

  • Learn about County Commissioner roles and responsibilities and the structure of county government

  • Explore the basics of county finance

  • Learn best practices for leading and participating in public meetings

  • Network with other elected officials

Cost: $125 per person

New Hybrid Format for 2022

The 2022 program will offer a hybrid model for participants. The program will feature an introductory session via zoom followed by access to the online learning modules. Then participants will have the opportunity to attend one of four locations for in-person learning and networking session with experts and experienced commissioners.

Introductory Session - 45 minutes

  • November 18 at 11 a.m.

    • Meeting Link will be provided after registration and payment

November 15-30 - Self-paced, Asynchronous Online Learning for all cohorts

NCS In-Person Sessions - 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Technology Requirements: 

Below are recommendations for the optimal interactive online training:

  •  A computer, laptop or tablet with latest version of your browser

  •  A reliable, internet connection - broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  •  Webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in

  •  Speakers and a microphone - built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth

  •  Latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader

Supplement Materials: Guide to Michigan County Government

Workshop participants can purchase a copy of the newly revised Guide to Michigan County Government (5th Edition) at a discounted rate! Click here to purchase the guide. Use code MIGOV for a 25% discount. Orders of 4 or more will automatically receive 30% off.


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