2019 Moderators Workshop for Traditional Town Meeting
9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 16 (Snow date: Saturday, February 23)
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Attendees will receive a copy of NHMA’s 2018-2019 edition Town Meeting and School Meeting Handbook.
Workshop topics include:
The Basic Law of Town, Village District and School District Meeting
Statutes governing the moderator’s duties at town, village district and school district meetings will be discussed along with issues related to warrant articles, the operating budget, secret ballot voting and other town meeting issues. This topic will be offered in two concurrent sessions tailored for new and experienced moderators. Ample time will be devoted to questions and answers.
Strategies for Running a Smooth Meeting
Moderators are faced with a challenging task: keeping meetings focused and fair to all participants, while effectively facilitating the flow of debate. This session will highlight suggested strategies for running respectful and efficient meetings.
A series of sample scenarios will help attendees prepare for a wide range of meeting challenges.
Customized Training for Beginner and Advanced Officials
This year the workshop will be divided into beginner and advanced sections catering to the specific needs of newly-elected officials as well as seasoned veterans.