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Whatcom County March 31, 2020 POSTPONED
March 31, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Effective Meetings for Focus & Productivity
Learn key guidelines to help Council, Commission, and Committees function well in the face of complex, challenging, and divisive issues. Refresh techniques to support basic civility at meetings. Specifically, learn:
•The role of the chair of the board and the rights of members
•How a board meeting is the opposite of our usual meeting structure
•One little-known rule that transforms discussion
•Minimizing “groupthink” and improving your board’s decision-making process
•Common mistakes to avoid when using Rules of Order
Ann Macfarlane will cover little-known but essential principles that have immediate practical application. Learn by doing in this entertaining and enjoyable session. Your grasp of meeting Rules of Order and your meetings will never be the same!
About This Course
Elected officials and volunteer appointees devote countless hours in public meetings to represent the interests of the public and provide essential support to county programs and activities. In appreciation of this service and to gain value for the time invested, we are inviting Ann Macfarlane of Jurassic Parliament back to Whatcom County. Ann works for civic leaders, nonprofit boards of directors, and school boards across the nation. In our region, she recently trained the Association of Washington Cities and the Skagit County Planning Commission. Space may be limited!