Posted on April 22nd, 2015

Leadership through Effective Meetings

Understanding a handful of best practices for running effective meetings can improve meeting productivity and effectiveness. Having a grasp of parliamentary procedure, following board rules and agendas, and respecting member roles can make everyone better leaders. When leaders exhibit such skills and follow the rules the public will too.

This workshop will cover:

– Basics of parliamentary principles and procedure – Board Rules

– Decorum in debate – Rules for public comment

– Making motions – Meeting agendas

– Roles of members – Minutes

The workshop will also include ample opportunity to ask questions and share experiences, plus activities to interact with other participants and apply learning.

This training is intended for local government boards/commissions, private or non-profit boards, and clubs/associations. Discussion will include highlighting the differences between administrative boards such as planning commissions and zoning boards of appeals and other legislative or voluntary boards.

The event is at Bayliss Public Library, 541 Library Dr., Sault Ste. Marie on May 21st

Cost: $45; Groups of three or more register for $40 (Master Citizen Planners register for $40)

Price includes program materials and refreshments

Registration ends May 8th

For more information and to register click here.…

Posted on April 12th, 2015

Co.Starters in Sault, Michigan April 22

costartCo.Starters, a 9-session program based around the Business Model Canvas to be held in Sault Ste Marie and Escanaba, has been moved back a week to begin on Weds April 22.  (6 to 9 pm).  This will be facilitated by Eric Becks (LSSU) and Josh Billington (SBDC) in Sault Ste Marie.

The 2-Day Ideation Boot Camp at Bay College (thanks to Lori Shea and Robert Pontius of Bay College, co-facilitated by Jim Baker of MTU) is April 30 & May 1.  More information and registration at www.SproutLab.org

Posted on January 28th, 2015

Sprout Lab Ideation Boot Camp

SproutLabAre you an innovator?

Explore the commercial potential of your agribusiness idea! We’re looking for engineers, inventors, fabricators, designers, growers, producers, tinkerers, hackers …innovators from all backgrounds.

Come to a Sprout Lab 2-day Ideation Boot Camp and discover how to commercialize your innovation.

Th/Fri, March 26 & 27, Escanaba
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
$149 per person / $25 students & FFA members
More at SproutLab.org.

Questions?  Contact Julie Cowie, 269-214-1227  cowiej@gvsu.edu


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