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RESCHEDULED - How to Run Legal and Effective Public Meetings

Municipal Training

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

RESCHEDULED - How to Run Legal and Effective Public Meetings

This workshop has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 26th. Please see the Events Calendar for more information. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW back to top

This workshop will help bring order to your public meetings. Learn keys to successful meetings:

  • Legal requirements
  • 8 Steps to motions
  • Roberts Rules of Order
  • Managing debate
  • Practical steps to meeting management

Be certain all elected and appointed officials know the nuts & bolts of effective public meetings.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES back to top

Effective meetings

  • Overview of legal requirements for public meetings
  • How to write an agenda
  • Role of the presiding officer
  • Audience of citizens
  • How to properly call a meeting to order
  • Conducting the meeting and managing the agenda
  • Tips for maintaining order and public decorum

Robert's Rules of Order

  • The easy, logical, and practical way to run a meeting
  • Making motions and amendments, and how to consider actions
  • Rules for Debate
  • Definition of parliamentary terms

CCM PRESENTER back to top

Kari Olson
Murtha Cullina

WHO SHOULD ATTEND back to top

  • First Selectmen, Mayors, Town/City Managers
  • Council Board Members
  • Board, Commission, and Committee Members
  • Town Clerks
  • Anyone interested in Parliamentary Procedure