Past Event

EASTrain: Chairing and running effective committee meetings



January 26, 2023, 12:00 pm –
2:00 pm

This training will focus on how each member plays a role in creating a culture of excellence and contributes to effective and productive committee meetings.

Areas of focus will include:

  • Clarity on roles (chair, vice chair, member)
  • Goals and strategies to achieve them
  • Effective negotiation
  • How to work effectively with staff
  • Managing public comment
  • Accountability of process to reach optimal committee performance.


Facilitator: Scott Raecker

Scott Raecker serves as the director of the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University – a center created to serve as a national and global resource for applied research and programming in the areas of leadership, ethics, and civility.

The Ray Center is a national partner of the Josephson Institute of Ethics, where Scott previously served as both chairman of the board and CEO. Scott’s commitment to positively impact the lives of others was also reflected in his 14 years of public service as a member of the Iowa House of Representatives from 1999 through 2012.

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