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'Council Academy' & 'Rules of Procedure' | An AML Doubleheader

Location

Youngsville Town Hall

Date & Time

August 7 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Event Type

AML Course

Event Details

Rules of Procedure: Legal Basics for Municipal Governing Boards

Morning Session | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

A course on the fundamental legal requirements of municipal governing boards. This course will teach you how to best – and legally – run a board meeting. 

 

Official actions taken by cities and towns can only occur during properly called and advertised board meetings. Since many items come before the municipal board for action, official sessions of the board must be run effectively, efficiently, and in accordance with the law. This course provides an overview of the basic principles, roles, sources, and common problem areas for running effective municipal board meetings.

 

This course aims for municipal officials (elected and appointed leaders) to apply knowledge gained to run effective and efficient municipal board meetings. Specifically, learners will:

  • Recognize the seven fundamental principles that govern board meetings.
  • Explain the roles of the presiding officer (Mayor) and Council in the conduct of board meetings.
  • Summarize the statutes and local rules that apply to board meetings.
  • Identify common problem areas that impact or delay board meetings.
  • Implement concepts and best practices at board meetings.

Instructors:  Tom Carruthers, NCLM Deputy General Counsel; Ben Mount, NCLM Senior Assistant General Counsel

  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. 
  • This course meets two hours of requirements for NCLM's AML Certificate Program. 

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Council Academy: Fundamentals for Elected Office

Afternoon Session | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

 

NCLM's Council Academy is a useful and important training for both new and experienced elected officials. 

 

This training provides a fundamental look into the roles and responsibilities of council members and municipal governing boards. In this course, you will learn the basics and be able to immediately practical information to your position, identify the challenges of municipal governance, and begin effectively leading your municipality.

 

The agenda includes:

  • Fundamental roles and responsibilities
  • Policy procedures
  • Administration basics
  • Working with your staff
  • Best practices

Instructor:  Vickie Miller, NCLM Director of Learning and Development

 

  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

  • This course meets two hours of requirements for NCLM's AML Certificate Program.