Certificate Program

The MDA created the MiPDM program to provide training in the essential knowledge areas for downtown

professionals like marketing, planning, design, and historic preservation.

Downtown Marquette, MI

The Michigan Downtown Association Professional Development Certificate Program
The MDA created the MiPDM program to provide training in the essential knowledge areas for downtown professionals and to elevate the stature and value of Michigan downtown professionals. The program is rigorous and challenging to ensure that the end result, a certificate of completion, means that the recipient has gained the necessary skills and experience to be considered a well-rounded expert in downtown management.

What is the program?

MiPDM Overview
MiPDM Program Details
MiPDM Application

Applications are due Friday, January 8, 2021 to director@michigandowntowns.com.

General Requirements
The MDAs professional development program and MiPDM certificate is open to selected persons who are involved in a profession related to downtown development.  Applicants must be a current member, employed by a member organization, or join the MDA. Not yet employed in the field? Membership to the MDA for individuals or students is affordably priced at $100/$50 annually.

Fees
The non-refundable application fee for the program is just $200. The coursework will be incorporated into the MDAs workshops, conferences and webinars. Participants will be expected to register for workshops, conferences and webinars at normal registration fees.

Application Process
Applications for new participants are accepted annually in January.  Applications are due Friday, January 8, 2021 to director@michigandowntowns.com. The Professional Development Committee will review all applications and approve or deny acceptance, along with any subjects that may be waived. Acceptance letters will be issued as soon as possible. The applicant will be responsible for self-monitoring progress through the program with support from MDA staff.


Please contact the MDA at 248-838-9711 for further information.