Workshops & Training


MMA's Moderating Town Meetings sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association - 2/13/19

Location: Point Lookout Resort Conference Center 67 Atlantic Hwy Northport, ME 04849
Time: Registration: 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Workshop: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: MMA Member Municipality/Patron: $55 | Non-Member Municipality: $110
Presenters: Attorneys and staff from the MMA Legal Services and Communication and Educational Services Departments

Who Should Attend:
The MMA Moderator Training program shares practical experience and strategies for run­ning a town meeting. This lively, two way interchange will be interesting and informative, using role playing and scenario discussions to demonstrate best practices. This session is geared to new moderators and as a sharing opportunity for seasoned veterans.

Topics will include:

  • Introduction to Moderating
  • Town Meetings Manual
  • Moderator - Fundamentals
  • Outline of Town Meeting
  • State Laws on Meeting Procedure
  • Motions
  • Suggested Rules of Debate
  • Voting Methods
  • Handling Disagreement
  • Helpful Hints
  • Questions and Answers

Workshop Materials:
This workshop will be taught using MMA’s Moderator’s Manual. All participants will receive a copy at the workshop.

 

 


 

 

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