Government and public policy educators offer public education session

Extraordinary governance and meeting management presentation and discussion.

Michigan State University Extension educators, John Amrhein and myself, offered a joint session in Benzie County on Oct. 20, 2015 with a presentation and discussion on creating an organizational culture of accountability, transparency and integrity, and effective meeting management in cooperation with Networks Northwest.

The session concentrated on learning strategies for structuring input for effective public meetings and learning processes to facilitate input. It highlights helping public officials know who to engage in the community for better decision making, knowing when to engage them, and finally knowing how to engage them.

Also discussed were interventions that public officials can take during meetings that can help prevent meetings from becoming off track, yet still allow opportunities for input from participants.

Sessions such as this one are offered across Michigan upon request. The Michigan State University Extension Government and Public Policy team offers training for elected and appointed officials for improved effectiveness in several areas, including various public policy issues and effects of government programs, regulation, incentives, strategies and more. By working together with local elected and appointed officials, and interested citizens, MSU Extension is able to provide education on critical local and state issues. The Michigan State University Extension Government and Public Policy team also offers professional training in parliamentary procedure. To contact an expert in your area, visit MSU Extension’s expert search system or call 888-MSUE4MI (888-678-3464).

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