The Project Committee TOOLKIT

Sometimes committee service is a challenge. That's when it's time to fast track.

About the Toolkit

Learn to Form, Operate and Lead Successful Project Committees

The Project Committee Toolkit combines "how-to" learning with "take action" tools, teaching you how to form and operate more productive committees using the "committee concept" process. Committees are one of the most common and effective means of organizing staff, co-workers, colleagues and customers to deliberate and make decisions. But too often, committees can become overly bureaucratic, too contentious, and allowed to drift from the mission. The committee concept process provides a step-by-step road-map to help you avoid these pitfalls and ensure that resulting committees are properly formed, managed and staffed.

What can you expect to learn....?

  • How to lead more productive committees using the 'committee concept' process.
  • How to define the committee mission in clear, actionable terms.
  • How to form a working committee structure and fill positions according to role, interest and influence.
  • How to develop and implement a working committee Code of Conduct.
  • How to plan and manage effective committee meetings.
  • How to evaluate committee results and committee member performance.
  • How to use all the committee concept techniques, including 'Define, Align, Approve',  'Action Word Mapping', and more.
  • Follow step-by-step instructions to carry out every stage, task and activity.
  • Use the templates to produce Committee Charters, Meeting Agendas, Minutes and more.
  • Once you sign up, you get lifetime access to all Toolkit contents and materials, including all future updates at no additional charge.

Start for Free!

Not sure if this course is right for you? You can find out with a free enrollment in the Project Committee Starter Course.

The Starter Course gives you instant, unrestricted access to selected contents from the full Project Committee Toolkit.  No credit card is needed for Starter Course enrollment. You can go through the Starter Course at your pace, and sign up for the full Toolkit when you're ready.

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Toolkit Contents

Welcome to the Toolkit

  • Welcome Message
  • The Big Picture Video Part 1: What is Fast Track Management?
  • The Big Picture Video Part 2: Introducing the Committee Concept Process
  • The Big Picture Process Diagram (PDF)

The Concept Modules

  • Lesson Module 1 - Quick Start Video
  • Lesson Module 2 - Keys to the Concept Video
  • Lesson Module 3 - Committee Characteristics Video
  • Lesson Module 4 - Committee Concept Process Video
  • Concept Modules Key Point Summary (PDF)

The Practices Modules

  • Lesson Module 1 - Process Origination Video
  • Lesson Module 2 - Defining the Mission Video
  • Lesson Module 3 - Forming the Structure Video
  • Lesson Module 4 - Using Action Word Mapping Video
  • Lesson Module 5 - Code of Conduct Video
  • Lesson Module 6 - Committee Meetings Video
  • Lesson Module 7 - Decision Making Video
  • Lesson Module 8 - Committee Administration Video
  • Lesson Module 9 - Committee Evaluation Video
  • Lesson Module 10 - Committee Charter Video

Practices Reference Materials

  • Practices Modules Key Points Summary (PDF)
  • Action Word Glossary (PDF)
  • Committee Organization Infographic
  • Tools for Committee Action Infographic
  • Recipe for Meeting Agenda Productivity Infographic

The Steps Modules

  • Lesson Module 1 - Getting Ready to Act Video
  • Lesson Module 2 - Process Workflows Video
  • Lesson Module 3 - Member Selection Activities Video
  • Lesson Module 4 - Onboarding Activities Video
  • Lesson Module 5 - Meeting Management Activities Video
  • Lesson Module 6 - Motion and Voting Activities Video
  • Lesson Module 7 - Evaluation Activities Video
  • Lesson Module 8 - Committee Charter Activities Video

Steps Reference Materials

  • Key Steps Summary - Process Workflow (PDF)
  • Key Steps Summary - Committee Member Selection (PDF)
  • Key Steps Summary - Committee Member Onboarding (PDF)
  • Key Steps Summary - Meeting Planning (PDF)
  • Key Steps Summary - Motions and Voting (PDF)
  • Key Steps Summary - Committee & Member Evaluation (PDF)
  • Committee Charter Checklist - Steps Module 8 (PDF)
  • Motion Form Checklist - Steps Module (6) PDF
  • Meeting Report Checklist - Steps Module 5
  • Report Card Checklist - Steps Module 7 (PDF)

Committee Template Downloads

  • Template Instructions
  • The Committee Charter Template (Word Format)
  • The Member Selection Form (Word Format)
  • The Motion Planning Form (Word Format)
  • Regular Meeting Agenda & Report (Word Format)
  • Special Meeting Agenda & Report (Word Format)
  • The Follow-Up Action Log (Word Format)
  • The Committee Report Card (Word Format)
  • The Member Report Card (Word Format)

Are You Ready to Begin?

  • Concept Knowledge Readiness Quiz
  • Practices Knowledge Readiness Quiz
  • Techniques and Tools Readiness Quiz


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