Chairing and Managing Effective Public Meetings
Bring order to chaos and value to time spent together

Dread the thought of chairing – or attending – another meeting? Supervisors and executives spend a lot of resources at meetings. This class will help you make Board, public, staff or just about any meeting more constructive. Whether you are the chair or a participant this course will provide techniques and tips for making effective use of meetings: preparation, moving the agenda, engaging participants, managing distractions and dealing with difficult situations and people. Compliance with the Brown Act and other laws is examined along with strategies to encourage public and participant participation yet avoid meetings which go on and on and on and on. Whether an experienced chair or a meeting novice, your will leave with practical tools to manage your meetings.  Eligible for MCLE credits.   

Instructors:  Michael Colantuono, Esq. is a partner of Colantuono & Levin, PC and serves as legal counsel to local governments. Bill Chiat is Dean of the CSAC Institute.

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