Live Zoom Workshop – Mastering Public Comment and Public Hearings

(1 customer review)


November 21, 2024
10:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific time

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

This workshop will give you confidence in conducting public hearings and public comment sessions.

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Do your public comment sessions sometimes get out of hand? In our current world of clashing opinions, it can be a challenge to manage this important aspect of local government meetings. We will present significant guidelines for running effective public comment sessions, including how First Amendment considerations can impact your body’s liability.

This 90-minute workshop includes break-out groups to learn from colleagues and bonuses: recording of the workshop, extensive reference materials, and a 50% discount coupon for our 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 on Wednesday, the day before the workshop, at 5 pm Pacific time.


  1. Introduction
  2. Public hearings
  3. Public comment
  4. Disorder and First Amendment issues
  5. Community outreach
  6. Review and conclusion

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


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May 9, 2024, November 21, 2024

1 review for Live Zoom Workshop – Mastering Public Comment and Public Hearings

  1. Stephanie Kangiser

    Thank you so very much!! You voice is so soothing and a delight to hear after reading so much of your work! Thank you for creating an easy, personable understanding of implementing Robert’s Rules and bringing guidance to what we do as public servants.

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