Basic Institute is designed to provide you 100 hours of instruction over three consecutive years that includes classroom instruction, interactive learning with your peers, and networking to help you develop professional resources in your treasury role. The 
defined curriculum is on a rolling schedule to ensure that no matter what year you start, you’ll receive the full slate of topics by the time you graduate in your third year. Download a printable pdf of the info sheet above by clicking on the image. Register for Basic Institute. 

The 2024 Basic Institute will be Sunday, April 21 - Friday, April 26 at the Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites Conference Center. Sessions start late Sunday afternoon with Orientation (mandatory for first and second year attendees; third year attendees are welcome to join us) and conclude on Friday at noon for all attendees. To successfully complete the program and graduate, attendance is mandatory at all classes. After hours dinner and networking activities are recommended but not required. Please note, there is a banquet celebration on Thursday evening for all attendees. 

Incredible Topics
Each year, the Education Committee (a group of MMTA members who have started or graduated from Basic Institute) meets to determine what topics will represent all of the required curriculum categories. Check back for more information on specific speakers. 

Since the Basic Institute program leads to the MiCPT (Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer) certification, attendance for all sessions is mandatory. If you are unable to attend a session due to an emergency, you must contact the program facilitator or MMTA staff as soon as you can to discuss your attendance. Attendance is only in-person; there is no livestreaming option. The MMTA Board of Directors has committed to having both Basic and Advanced Institute as an in-person conference to ensure learning from both presenters and through networking with other attendees.

Location and Lodging
Most attendees choose to stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites for the week of classes; a few who live nearby sometimes prefer to commute. Contact the hotel directly at 989-772-4000 to make your reservations. Make sure to ask for the MMTA group rate, which starts at $96/night plus applicable taxes. The bulk of rooms are $96/night but some rooms have upgrades and cost $110 - $120/night, so make your reservations early to get your room preference - room types are not unlimited. There is also a small room block available at the Fairfield Inn which is right next to the Comfort Inn & Suites; the MMTA group rate is also $96/night there. Contact the Fairfield Inn at 989-775-5000 for reservations.

Staying at the Comfort Inn is incredibly convenient - the conference center is connected to the hotel so you don't have to go outside to get to sessions, meals, or activities. There is also a Bennigan's restaurant connected to the hotel. The Fairfield Inn is a VERY short walk across a parking lot - it is right next to the Conference Center.

The Basic Institute registration fee is $599 annually. This includes all sessions, materials, and most meals (attendees are on their own for dinner on Wednesday and lunch on Friday, since training concludes prior to lunch). Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Scholarships are available for the registration fee - more information and requirements are online here