Live Zoom Workshop – Great Planning Commission Meetings


Thursday, July 18, 2024

10:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific time

Registration closes Wednesday, day before workshop, at 5 pm Pacific time

Planning commissions are a vital part of community functioning. Economics and emotions are all mixed up in the issues they consider. How can you balance community needs and member views? Learn how to conduct effective discussion and public comment. Review 9 planning commission pitfalls and acquire tips and tools for great meetings. This workshop content applies to all citizen advisory commissions, boards, and committees.

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Take advantage of our special offer store credits! Buy a store credit for the cost of two Live Zoom Workshops. You will then have credit in your account to purchase three workshops. You can enroll yourself or colleagues. BUY SPECIAL OFFER STORE CREDITS HERE

This 90-minute workshop includes break-out groups to learn from colleagues and bonuses: recording of the workshop, extensive reference materials, and a 50% coupon for our popular “Wait Wait Cheat Sheet.” We will open the workshop 30 minutes early for casual networking. You can also tee up your questions for Ann at this time.

Your registration is personal to you. If others wish to attend, please register them separately. Because your registration includes access to the recording, refunds are not provided. Space is limited. Registration closes Wednesday, day before workshop, at 5 pm Pacific time.

Read more about planning commission and citizen advisory pitfalls here.

Clear and concise guidance for effective leadership of a board/commission. Highly recommended for both new and experienced leaders.  Donna Tinberg

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  1. Introduction
  2. Meeting discussion, Point of Order and Appeal
  3. Motions and Amendments
  4. Authority and role of chair, members, and staff
  5. How to do this?
  6. Planning commission and citizen advisory committee pitfalls
  7. Conclusion

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July 18, 2024


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