Great Planning Commission Meetings

Run effective meetings to serve your community

Planning commissions are a vital part of community functioning. Economics and emotions are all mixed up in the issues they consider. How can you balance community needs and member views? Review 9 planning commission pitfalls and acquire tips and tools for great meetings to serve your community.

Hundreds of planning commissioners have gained the skills from our workshops and webinars to apply Robert's Rules of Order in a positive and productive way. The book itself, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 12th edition, is a reference work, not a textbook. However, the key content is easy to grasp when you have the benefit of the Jurassic Parliament approach. Putting the principles into place will strengthen your diversity, equity and inclusion goals, and your work will prosper.

This is an individual product for your personal use. Contact us if you would like to arrange a group purchase. Your enrollment is valid for 30 days.

Length: 50 minutes. Bonus: Notetaking handout slides and 42-page reference handout with key materials.

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Your Instructor


Ann G. Macfarlane
Ann G. Macfarlane

Ann brings her experience as a former diplomat to make Robert's Rules and meeting procedure practical and user-friendly for elected officials and directors of nonprofit boards. She is a former Russian translator and a Professional Registered Parliamentarian. With Andrew Estep, Ann is the author of Mastering Council Meetings: A guidebook for elected officials and local governments. Learn more here.


Course Curriculum


  Running effective and powerful planning commission meetings
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and is available to you for 30 days. It is entirely self-paced. You can start and resume at your leisure.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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