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How to Run Legal and Effective Public Meetings

Municipal Training WEBINAR

Thursday, November 12, 2020

How to Run Legal and Effective Public Meetings


1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


This webinar 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

CCM PRESENTERS back to top

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

COST back to top

FREE to individuals who are elected, appointed, or employed by muncipalities that are CCM Members.

Not sure if you're a CCM Member? Click here to find out!

HOW TO REGISTER back to top

CLICK HERE to be redirected to GoToWebinar, where attendees can register..

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

CCMO back to top

Due to current conditions, CCM is not holding in-person trainings for participants in the CCMO program to earn credit hours. However, CCM would still like to provide opportunities to work toward completion in the program. 

Participants have the opportunity to earn CCMO credit hours by watching and participating in this webinar:

  • Watching this webinar live is good for 1 credit hour of Organizational Development.
  • Completing the short quiz that will be sent to attendees following the webinar is good for 2 credit hours of Organizational Development. 



Fine Print back to top

UPDATES & CHANGES: Last minute changes and updates, weather postponements, cancellations, etc. will be posted on this page

CANCELLATION POLICY: We understand your schedule may change. Please let us know if you have registered and can no longer attend.

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