WHAT IS THE MUNCIPAL GOVERNANCE INSTITUTE?
The Municipal Governance Institute is a new program MML has created to provide a roadmap for municipal official to use to quickly gain the skill sets they need to be effective local leaders. Participants must complete 12 hours of study in core areas and four hours of elective training. Individuals who complete the program will be designated as "Certified Municipal Officials" by the Missouri Municipal League.
WHERE ARE THE TRAININGS HELD?
The program utilizes existing MML training such as conferences and online training,
as well as specially crafted workshops. Conference sessions that provide credit towards the program will be designated as such on promotional material as well as in conference materials.
WHAT ARE THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO ACHIEVE THE CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL DESIGNATION?
Participants will need to complete training in twelve core areas. The core requirements include topics such as the Sunshine law, budgets, and ethics; subjects that all Missouri municipal officials must be well versed in. Participants must also complete 4 hours of elective training; these electives allow officials to concentrate their training on areas important to them. A complete list of the training requirements is available on the League web site.
HOW WILL PARTICIPANTS TRACK THEIR PROGRESS TOWARD CERTIFICATION?
MML's website includes a certification module enabling participants to track their individual progress towards completion of the program. As participants gain credits in particular areas those credits will be listed on each member's private certification page. To access one's personal certification page, members will need to log in to their MML member profile and then click "Manage Profile” in the green box in the upper right corner. From the "Manage Profile” view, members should click on "Certifications”.
HOW DO I ENROLL?
Enrollment is easy. Just complete the registration form on the League web site. Click here to go to the form. There is a $150 enrollment fee.
DOES THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNANCE INSTITUTE PROVIDE CREDIT FOR NON-MML PROGRAMS OR SEMINARS?
The program is intended to utilize existing MML training programs. Overtime other programs may be recognized as counting towards the certification program. The League does reserve to right to accept or reject any non-MML training for credit in the program. Currently, the only non-MML training approved for credit in the program are some of the seminars conducted by St. Louis County Municipal League's Training Academy and the NIMS certification granted through FEMA.