Leadership through Effective Meetings

Date: March 8, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Pickford Community Library, 230 East Main St. Pickford, MI 49774
Contact: Extension Educator Brad Neumann, AICP, at neuman36@msu.edu or 906-475-5731

Understanding a handful of best practices for running effective meetings can improve meeting productivity and effectiveness. Having a grasp of parliamentary procedure, following board rules and agendas, and respecting member roles can make everyone better leaders. When leaders exhibit such skills and follow the rules the public will too.

This workshop will cover:

  • Basics of parliamentary principles and procedure
  • Decorum in debate
  • Making motions
  • Roles of members
  • Board rules
  • Rules for public comment
  • Meeting agendas
  • Minutes

The workshop will also include ample opportunity to ask questions and share experiences, plus activities to interact with other participants and apply learning.

This training is intended for local government boards/commissions, private or non-profit boards, and clubs/associations. Discussion will include highlighting the differences between administrative boards such as planning commissions and zoning boards of appeals and other legislative or voluntary boards.

Where: Two locations offered in the UP:

Gogebic County MSU Extension, Bessemer – March 1 (central time)
500 N. Moore St.

Pickford Community Library, Pickford – March 8
230 East Main St.

When: Both programs run 5:30 - 8 p.m. (local time)

Cost: The workshop is $40 for individuals; $30 for groups registering 3 or more; or $30 for Master Citizen Planners (MCPs). MCPs will earn 2.5 continuing education hours. There is a fee of $10 for cancellations less than one week prior to the respective program.

Instructors: Bethany Prykucki, Parliamentarian - MSU Extension; and Brad Neumann, AICP - MSU Extension


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