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GMU’s Regional Elected Leaders Initiative
Upcoming Spring 2022 Governance Webinars

Co-sponsored by the VML and VACO
Register for FREE Now!
Effectively Managing Council/Board Meetings:
Handling Contentious Issues and Potential Disruptions
Webinar #1: Friday, May 6: 12–1:15 
Webinar #2: Friday, May 20: 12–1:15

Key questions addressed in both webinars...

  • How have political polarization and citizen activism appeared in Council/Board rooms? 
  • What strategies have others used to effectively manage their meetings?
  • Is Roberts Rules of Order an obstacle to managing disruptions or a useful tool?
  • What are the powers of the presiding officer?
  • What are your options in setting the rules for public comment?
  • Are there Codes of Conduct or agreements that help member-to-member dynamics stay civil?
  • What role do professional staff play when meetings are contentious?
Register now!

These webinars are designed for elected leaders currently serving in public office and local government staff.
Register Now!
Registration coming soon for the Summer Peer-to-Peer Cohorts:
(1) City/Town Council and County Board Members, and (2) School Board Members
Thank you to our 2022 Gold Sponsor

2022 RELI Partners 

For more information, contact Mary Hynes or Jay Fisette at or visit our website.
Van Metre Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive, MS 3B1 
Arlington, VA 22201

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