B-102: How Boards Make Decisions (2-part series; valid for 4 credits)
Maximize the effectiveness of group decisions and learn how “knowledge-based” governance will guide your board to make informed choices with improved outcomes (and less headaches)! This course challenges “old ways of thinking” and gives a refreshing look at the decision-making process that will meld various viewpoints into a consensus decision that everyone is more likely to support.
This course is divided into two webcasts segments. To receive TGA credit, candidates must view both webcasts segments, complete and pass the post-webcast quiz, and complete and return a Practical Application Commitment (PAC) form (found here) to MTA.
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G. Lawrence “Larry” Merrill
Former Executive Director, Michigan Townships Association
Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, Larry spent many years executing the policies prescribed by the MTA Board of Directors and the membership. He was responsible for the overall operation and administration of the Association, where he has served since 1980. Prior to working for the Association, Larry was a county administrator and director of a county emergency medical services department. Larry holds a master's degree in public administration, is the author of numerous books and articles on local government finances, administration and services and is a a popular presenter on topics related to townships and board governance.