Committees That Work: Common Traps, Creative Solutions - A Guidebook For Leaders And Team Members

Committees That Work: Common Traps, Creative Solutions - A Guidebook For Leaders And Team Members

Author: 
Rasmussen, C.; Hinz, L.
ISBN: 
281000008578B
Binding:
Spiral
$20.00
Description: 

Rasmussen, Catherine, and Hinz, Lisa

Getting work done in committees and in committee meetings is a critical dimension of civic life. This 90-page guide is for local leaders, educators, community development professionals or anyone who wants to build the capacity of local groups. The guide identifies "traps" that can stall committee work and offers solutions for avoiding or getting out of those situations. Traps explored include getting stuck in conflict, letting private interests influence public decisions, filling seats with the "usual suspects," and more.

In this refreshed second edition, we?ve added content that responds to recent trends, experiences, challenges and demographics. Readers will find: 1) a new "trap" with suggested solutions for online meetings; 2) strategies to lead groups with culturally diverse membership; 3) additional tools and processes for group decision making and consensus building; and 4) more activities and reproducible worksheets.

This easy-to-read resource includes worksheets, exercises and activities your group can do to improve performance and productivity.

Buy 15 or more copies, receive a 25% discount.

This item and other Extension materials only available online or with a University of Minnesota Extension Leadership and Civic Engagement educational program. Please contact your area Extension educator for more information or Holli Arp, Leadership and Civic Engagement Program Leader, arpxx001@umn.edu or (507) 372-3900.

Questions about purchasing Extension materials? Please click here to visit our CONTACT US page and select "Extension" as the category when submitting your inquiry.

For anyone interested in bulk order discount pricing, please note that our website does not automatically apply the discount. When you submit your order (and in the confirmation email you will receive shortly after submitting), it will appear that you are being charged the full price. DO NOT WORRY! We monitor for discount-qualifying orders and apply that discount after you submit, but before we process payment. In many cases, we are able to reduce the shipping charge for bulk orders, too.

Description: 

Rasmussen, Catherine, and Hinz, Lisa

Getting work done in committees and in committee meetings is a critical dimension of civic life. This 90-page guide is for local leaders, educators, community development professionals or anyone who wants to build the capacity of local groups. The guide identifies "traps" that can stall committee work and offers solutions for avoiding or getting out of those situations. Traps explored include getting stuck in conflict, letting private interests influence public decisions, filling seats with the "usual suspects," and more.

In this refreshed second edition, we?ve added content that responds to recent trends, experiences, challenges and demographics. Readers will find: 1) a new "trap" with suggested solutions for online meetings; 2) strategies to lead groups with culturally diverse membership; 3) additional tools and processes for group decision making and consensus building; and 4) more activities and reproducible worksheets.

This easy-to-read resource includes worksheets, exercises and activities your group can do to improve performance and productivity.

Buy 15 or more copies, receive a 25% discount.

This item and other Extension materials only available online or with a University of Minnesota Extension Leadership and Civic Engagement educational program. Please contact your area Extension educator for more information or Holli Arp, Leadership and Civic Engagement Program Leader, arpxx001@umn.edu or (507) 372-3900.

Questions about purchasing Extension materials? Please click here to visit our CONTACT US page and select "Extension" as the category when submitting your inquiry.

For anyone interested in bulk order discount pricing, please note that our website does not automatically apply the discount. When you submit your order (and in the confirmation email you will receive shortly after submitting), it will appear that you are being charged the full price. DO NOT WORRY! We monitor for discount-qualifying orders and apply that discount after you submit, but before we process payment. In many cases, we are able to reduce the shipping charge for bulk orders, too.