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March 3, 2011
Hurry! Only 5 Days Left!
The Capital Conference early bird cutoff date is approaching fast!
Register before Tuesday, March 8 to receive your discounted price for our 2011 Capital Conference, April 5-6 at the Lansing Center.
Parliamentary Procedure Workshop
Do your meetings run smoothly? Is your council or board debating issues until late into the night? By using parliamentary procedure, you can gain control and have more productive meetings.
This training, taught by professional parliamentarian Coco Siewert, will provide you with a guide to fair and orderly procedures in meetings that will help keep discussions focused and help you accomplish the business on the agenda. You will learn about basic principles and objectives of parliamentary procedure, knowledge of charters, amendments, handling motions, debate, public hearings, voting requirements, and agendas.
Impact of Changing from a Village to a City Workshop
There has been a great deal of interest lately from villages wanting to know the pros and cons of incorporating as a city. This training session will look at the factors to consider in deciding whether to seek city status. Citizens of densely populated townships considering incorporation will also benefit from a discussion of the similarities and differences in city and village government.
A panel of speakers will give personal case studies on their cityhood experiences; the differences between a city and a village; the legal requirements and official steps to becoming a city.
This type of seminar only comes along once in blue moon, so register today!
Labor Negotiations 101 Workshop at Capital Conference
As a councilmember, have you ever wondered what goes on during labor negotiations in your community?
Attend this workshop on the basics of labor negotiations and learn the ins and outs of the terminology, the Public Employment Relations Act (PERA) and other laws, and what role the mayor and council play in negotiations.