Michigan Assisted Living Association

Training and Education

MALA is proud to be the leader in education and training for providers across Michigan.

MALA is celebrating over 50 years of bringing quality education through our Annual Conference and Dementia Summit, live seminars, webinars, and online courses.  Drawing upon the experience and expertise of MALA attorneys, MALA enjoys a longstanding reputation for excellent training related to regulatory compliance and employment law. In recent years, MALA has become a leader in dementia training led by Brenda Roberts, Chief Executive Officer and Erin Wallace, Director of Quality Assurance and Education.

MALA Training and Education: On point and better than ever!

MALA 24/7 Online Training

MALA24/7 serves as a training hub for providers across Michigan.  It provides our members with immediate access to training 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Courses are available on a subscription basis.  A subscription provides unlimited access to a course for an entire year.  This means you pay the same low price no matter how many staff members access the course. Log in now to discover the valuable training available to you and your staff at the click of your mouse.


MALA sponsored webinars cover a broad range of topics including employment law, state and federal regulations, and quality assurance.

Click here for a list of upcoming webinars

Dementia Education

MALA is pleased to offer educational programs related to providing support and services for persons living with dementia.  This benefit is made available for members through the leadership of Brenda Roberts, MALA’s Chief Executive Officer and Erin Wallace, MALA's Director of Quality Assurance and Education.  

Brenda has a Certificate in Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree from Central Michigan University in Education Administration and Community Leadership, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Alma College.  She holds certifications as a Dementia Trainer, Coach, Consultant, and Engagement Leader.

Erin has a bachelor of science degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services and Gerontology from Western Michigan University. She is a certified Dementia Practioner and holds a certificate in Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice.

Visit our website frequently as updates are posted regarding conferences,  live seminars, webinars, and online courses.

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