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CANCELED - How to Run Legal and Effective Public Meetings

Municipal Training Woodbridge Town Library

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

CANCELED - How to Run Legal and Effective Public Meetings

This workshop has been canceled until further noticed.
Thank you for your understanding.


This workshop will help bring order to your public meetings. Learn keys to successful meetings:

  • Legal requirements
  • 8 Steps to motions
  • Roberts Rules of Order
  • Managing debate
  • Practical steps to meeting management

Be certain all elected and appointed officials know the nuts & bolts of effective public meetings.


Effective meetings

  • Overview of legal requirements for public meetings
  • How to write an agenda
  • Role of the presiding officer
  • Audience of citizens
  • How to properly call a meeting to order
  • Conducting the meeting and managing the agenda
  • Tips for maintaining order and public decorum

Robert's Rules of Order

  • The easy, logical, and practical way to run a meeting
  • Making motions and amendments, and how to consider actions
  • Rules for Debate
  • Definition of parliamentary terms

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Kari Olson
Murtha Cullina


  • First Selectmen, Mayors, Town/City Managers
  • Council Board Members
  • Board, Commission, and Committee Members
  • Town Clerks
  • Anyone interested in Parliamentary Procedure

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FREE to CCM-Members (see registration info below)

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This workshop has been canceled.
Please continue to check the CCM Events Calendar for updates on when this workshop will be rescheduled.

Please contact CCM Training at or call (203) 498-3037.

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This workshop is good for 3 credit hours of Organizational Development that can be used towards completing you certification. For more information on the Certified Connecticut Municipal Official (CCMO) program, such as details on requirements and how to get started, please visit


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