Municipal Forestry Institute (SMA)

Bowling Green, OH

MFI is an exciting, high‐level training opportunity from the Society of Municipal Arborists that educates people in the leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry. This week‐long intensive educational program delivers a challenging opportunity to grow a more successful community tree program. Come learn and master leadership and management tools of program administration, coalition building, strategic thinking, program planning, and public relations by investing a week in your personal growth and development. Sign up now for MFI 2021, being held September 26–October 1, 2021 in Bowling Green, OH.

Why Should YOU Attend?

MFI is a unique leadership and professional development opportunity you won’t find anywhere else. A team of dedicated urban forestry professionals from across North America will help you gain insights into how to move from a good urban forestry effort to a great one. You will learn from and network with urban forestry professionals from large cities and small towns, state and federal agencies, and non‐profit organizations. MFI is an investment in your professional future — one that could pay great dividends to you and your city or organization.

What Does MFI Cover?

The Institute curriculum was developed by a team of urban forestry professionals and educators with dozens of years experience in leading urban forestry efforts at the local, state/provincial, federal, and non‐profit levels. There are four major components of the MFI curriculum:

  • Developing A Leadership Approach To Your Position
  • Thinking and Planning Strategically to Advance Urban Forestry Efforts
  • Working Effectively with Boards, Coalitions, and Non-Profit Organizations
  • Managing the Relationship Between People and Trees

The curriculum is presented in a variety of formats including lectures, multi‐media presentations, panel discussions, group exercises, and real‐life scenarios.

The all‐inclusive registration fee for MFI 2021 covers the following:

  • All course materials
  • Five nights hotel lodging (Sunday through Thursday)
  • All meals from Sunday supper through Friday breakfast

Registration Investment:
$2299 USD for SMA members
$2399 UDS non SMA members

A limited number of scholarships are available and space is limited.