New Director and Staff Workshops

Workshop Details
The New Director and Staff Workshops are designed to assist new board members and staff in understanding Michigan Conservation Districts history and purpose, board and managers roles and responsibilities including legal and fiduciary responsibilities, effective employee management, and business planning.  Guest speakers included Patrice Martin, Vice President of Innovative Community Solutions; Steve Law, MACD Consultant; and MDARD Regional Coordinator staff members.

These interactive workshops are designed for new directors and staff members, as well as any board and staff member interested in deepening their understanding on the topics presented. Information, tips and tools will also be provided for attendees to continue their education and understanding of their roles and responsibilities within their local conservation district. 


2017 Dates and Locations:

Gaylord, MI - Jay's Sporting Goods
Evening Workshop:  Monday, July 31:  4:30 - 7:40 PM
Full Day Workshop:  Tuesday, August 1: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Lansing, MI - MSU Agriculture and Livestock Pavilion
Evening Workshop: Tuesday, August 8: 5:30 - 8:40PM
Full Day Workshop: Wednesday, August 9: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 



2018 Workshops

Workshops will be held around the state in 2018.  Details will be posted when finalized.