June 6, 2019
6 - 8 p.m.
(Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

St. Clair County Administration Building
Dodge Auditorium
200 Grand River
Port Huron, MI 48060

Are you wondering why meetings seem to stagnate time and time again? Looking for strategies to better engage your audience(s) during meetings? Want to know why and how to engage stakeholders regarding a contentious issue?

Engaging stakeholders and having meaningful discussions when there is disagreement on any issue requires careful thought and preparation.  

Join Michigan State University Extension’s Government and Community Vitality Educators for a two-hour workshop designed to provide a series of strategies on how to better engage your audience and ensure ideas are captured using a variety of community engagement tools. Using fiscal sustainability examples for the evening’s context, Educators for this evening workshop will explore the 12 steps to effective decision making, the “groan zone” model, and allow for participants to apply material learned using a potential contentious issue like the annual budget process as context.

Consider your attendance at this educational program where we will provide specific good meeting techniques and strategies moving towards good decision making as a matter of public policy.

Program Date and TIme: June 6, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.
Program Location: Dodge Auditorium, 200 Grand River, Port Huron, MI 48060

Registration for Basic Free Registration is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 3, 2019.

There are 47 openings available.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact Government Educator, Joe Bixler, bixlerj@msu.edu or Community Vitality Educator Andy Northrop, northro5@msu.edu for questions related to program content. Contact MSU Extension Administration for St. Clair County for questions related to program logistics, location, time, etc.