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The Master of Trust Management Standards (MTMS) is a new educational program for trustees that builds upon the key knowledge areas in FTMS and ATMS, a next step that challenges trustees to take a leadership role in their funds and update their skill sets.
Together, FTMS, ATMS and MTMS provide the ideal blend of knowledge, skill and experience needed for effective management of trusts. To get the most value out of this education, it is recommended that individuals leave enough time between each step on the path to practice and apply their classroom learning.
To earn the MTMS Certificate of Achievement, you must meet the following program element requirements for both sessions.
Course materials consist of preprogram reading; a video; pretest; on-site presenation materials; and supplementary readings, sample documents and additional information for future reference. Both Session A and Session B include a capstone mock board meeting.
"There is a tendency to think of leadership in terms of hierarchy, with the board chair playing the strongest leadership role. It is certainly true that an effective board chair contributes enormously to the board's productivity. However, every board member has a leadership role to play. Fundamentally, leadership entails speaking up when you have a concern and contributing what you can to make the organization successful."
Excerpted from "Developing Leadership on Boards of Directors"Barbara S. Miller and Jeanne BergmanJOURNAL for Nonprofit Management, 2008
The award of the MTMS credential is the culmination of your successful journey through the trustee/fiduciary education path! It recognizes the commitment involved in completing the suite of trustee education programs (FTMS, ATMS, MTMS). These programs in total represent ten days of education and multiple assessments, including two capstone mock board meetings—fortified by your years of experience as a fiduciary/trustee.
MTMS is the next step for those who have earned an ATMS Certificate of Achievement. It is also recommended for those who are advanced-level appointed and elected multi-employer, public sector and corporate plan trustees/fiduciaries. MTMS is also for trustees/fiduciaries of all types of plans and trusts. See prerequisites.
Once you have met your MTMS requirements, you can proudly display your MTMS credential on signatures, business cards and much more.
Before enrolling in MTMS, you must:
Attendance required. To earn credit toward the ATMS certificate, you must be present for the entire program, including all case study group work. Please make your travel plans accordingly.
Four days of instruction with a case study on days 2 and 4.
Daily schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for additional information.