Meeting Management & Dispute Resolution Class

UNA’s Alabama Planning Institute will offer a workshop on “Meeting Management & Dispute Resolution” starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at the Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission in Montgomery, Alabama.  Katherine Ennis, AICP, will be the instructor for the class.  Registration fees include a continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, course materials, and certificate of attendance.  Additional details are included in this email.  Register now by calling 256-765-4862 or 800-825-5862 ext. 4862.  You can also register online at www.una.edu/continuing-studies/ select Alabama Planning Institute tab) to reserve your space in this class.  

MEETING MANAGEMENT & DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Saturday, November 1, 2008 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
($169 per person; $159 per person when 3 or more register together)
Course No. 08-PZ304
0.6 CEUs
Location:  Central Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission, Board Room, 430 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

What you will learn in this workshop: (1) You will get samples of effective commission and board by-laws, and also learn what they should minimally contain. Participants will learn appropriate rules of procedures, how to keep a meeting flowing and well-organized in a way that gives your meeting that “stamp of professionalism;” (2) You will learn some practical and proven means to manage meetings, how to defuse unruly or disruptive attendees, and how to best manage large crowds. You will also learn how to deal with the media on politically charges issues; (3) You will learn more about, and practice some of the latest techniques to resolve conflict amicably; (4) You will learn some simple and proven mediation techniques for dealing with contentious disputes – with developers and others.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Local Planning Commission Members, Board of Adjustment Members, Mayors, City Council Members, Zoning & Building Staff, City Clerks, County Commissioners, County Administrators, County Engineers, City & County Attorneys, Anyone involved with local growth issues!

DIRECTIONS:
From I-65, take exit 172 for Clay St. toward downtown.
Merge onto Dickerson St.
Turn left at Clayton St.
Turn right at S Court St. to 430 S Court St

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