Workshops & Training

MMA’s Roles of Elected Officials & Municipal Managers Workshop sponsored by Maine Municipal Association – 10/20/20

Location: Maine Municipal Association, 60 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
Time: Registration: 4:00-4:30pm / Workshop: 4:30-8:30pm
Cost:  MMA Members: $65 | Non-Members: $130
Presenters: Pam Plumb, Co-Founder of GreatMeetings! Inc.; Don Gerrish, Eaton Peabody Consulting Group; David Barrett, Director of Personnel & Labor Relations, MMA

Course Information:

This workshop is geared for municipalities with Manager/Administrator form of government. Councilors, selectmen, managers and administrators: this workshop will focus on the differing roles and responsibilities of elected officials (selectpersons/councilors) and appointed officials (managers and administrators), including key responsibilities, legal requirements, personnel issues, communication and goal setting. It will help elected and appointed officials run an effective hiring process and understand their respective roles, their differing needs and how to work smoothly together. It will provide insight and understanding as well as specific ideas and tools to bring back to your municipality.

Topics Include:

• Clarity of Roles and Responsibilities

• Open Communication

• Understanding Mutual Needs

• Managing Expectations

• Techniques and Protocols

• Effective Hiring Process


Certification Information:

 This course applies to the Maine Town, City and County Management Association Certification Program as 4 credits in the Elected Relations category.


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