Leadership through Effective Meetings: Parliamentary Procedure

Date: October 9, 2013
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Manistee City Hall (3rd Floor) 70 Maple Street Manistee, MI 49660
Contact: Lisa Schut, Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, 231-929-5081, lisaschut@nwm.cog.mi.us

Understanding a few basic principles of parliamentary procedure can improve meeting productivity. When members are aware of the hierarchy of rules they are supposed to follow, they can be more effective leaders. When leaders follow the rules the public will too. This workshop will discuss basic meeting rules, rules for the public in open meetings, how to make motions and deliberate efficiently in small board meetings. Discussion will also include highlighting the differences between administrative boards such as planning commissions and zoning boards of appeals and other legislative or voluntary boards.


  • Parliamentary principles
  • Board rules
  • Rules for public comment
  • Making motions
  • Decorum in Debate
  • Minutes

Presented by Julie Pioch, PRP, MSU Extension Educator, presenter.

Master Citizen Planner credits are available for this program.  For more information see: http://www.nwm.org/planning/news/news-article.html/235/.

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