Participants will learn how to run an effective Township/Village/City Council/Board meeting! Learn how to confidently handle a wide range of meeting procedures from simple quorum calls to complicated parliamentary moves; from closed sessions to handling public participation when the room is crowded with the curious or the angry; from developing routine agendas to complying with the Open Meetings Act when topics suddenly arise, from routine items to difficult issues with no clear right answers, it can be a daunting task to get things accomplished in the correct manner that best serves the public interest. Attend any one of the 4 following seminars to hone your skills in conducting effective orderly meetings in compliance with the law and in a manner that best serves the public interest.
Topics covered during the training included:
- Open Meetings Act
- Robert’s Rules of Order
- Parliamentary motions
- Quorum, chair, parliamentarian
- Closed sessions
- Public Participation