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Leadership through Effective Meetings: Parliamentary Procedure Workshops in Traverse City, Manistee, and Petoskey

 

Leadership through Effective Meetings: Parliamentary Procedure is the topic for upcoming workshops sponsored by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. The workshops will be held in Manistee, Traverse City, and Bear Creek Township near Petoskey.

 

Registration and Cost to Attend:

Early Bird Registration up to one week before the event - $55
Within 1 week or at the door - $70

Register now for your desired location:    Traverse City Oct 8   |   Manistee Oct 9   |   Bear Creek Township Oct 10

*Registrants will receive 2.5 Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credits for participating in these workshops!
 

 

Time and Locations:

All workshop location times: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Dates and Locations:
 

Oct. 8, 2013 - Traverse City    Register Now!  |  Pay by credit card option
Northwest Michigan Works! (large conference room)
1209 S. Garfield Ave
Traverse City, MI  49686
*enter from south side of building
 
Oct. 9, 2013 - Manistee    Register Now!  |  Pay by credit card option
Manistee City Hall (3rd Floor)
70 Maple Street
Manistee, MI 49660
 
Oct. 10, 2013 - Bear Creek Township    Register Now!  |  Pay by credit card option
Bear Creek Township Hall
373 North Division Road
Petoskey, MI  49770
 

 

Topic and Presenter:

Leadership through Effective Meetings: Parliamentary Procedure Basics   
Julie Pioch, PRP, MSU Extension Educator, presenter
 

  • Parliamentary principles

  • Board rules

  • Rules for public comment

  • Making motions

  • Decorum in Debate

  • Minutes

 

Understanding a few basic principles of parliamentary procedure can improve meeting productivity. When members are aware of the hierarchy of rules they are supposed to follow, they can be more effective leaders. When leaders follow the rules the public will too. This workshop will discuss basic meeting rules, rules for the public in open meetings, how to make motions and deliberate efficiently in small board meetings. Discussion will also include highlighting the differences between administrative boards such as planning commissions and zoning boards of appeals and other legislative or voluntary boards.

Julie Pioch is a public policy and leadership development educator with Michigan State University Extension. She has been with Extension for almost 20 years and has studied parliamentary procedure for more than 10 years. She currently holds certification as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian from the National Association of Parliamentarians. Julie works primarily with elected and appointed government officials in improving their meeting management skills, developing public engagement strategies, land use education, conflict resolution and strategic planning.  She serves in a variety of leadership roles: President of the Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce, chair of the village of Paw Paw Zoning Board of Appeals, President of the Kalamazoo Parliamentary Law Unit, and second vice president of the Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians. Julie earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo Michigan.

 

Register now for your desired location:    Traverse City Oct 8   |   Manistee Oct 9   |   Bear Creek Township Oct 10

*Registrants will receive Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credits for participating in any of these workshops!



 

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