Committee-itis: Sitting on a Committee
Author(s): Hazel Edwards & Jean Roberts
Illustrator: Jane Cafarella: Cartoonist
A light hearted look at the pleasures and pitfalls of sitting on a committee.
'Committee-itis' is a virus which infects committees. This book is preventative medicine: the solution to the symptoms which plague most community, school and corporate committees.
Ever suffered from:
- rash decisions?
- memory loss?
Using cartoons and humour 'Committee-itis' tackles the symptoms.
'Committee-itis' demystifies committee dynamics and procedures, offers diagnoses and examines a range of remedies and survival strategies. It then moves on to explain varous infection-avoidance techniques.
Co-author Jean Roberts is an experienced manager, while Hazel Edwards avoids all committees, but provided the title for the book and the naive questions.
Satirical scenarios (The Minutes of Time) and activities ( Committee Hat Tricks) for weekend retreats or seminars are a fun way of exploring the techniques and have been extremely popular with all ages.
A satirical look at committees, but with real strategies & checklists. Great gift, especially for the treasurer.
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Events & Appearances 2017
1st Fri each month PROV 10-1pm Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.
April 5th 4pm Reading Dogs photo shoot, Thomastown Library
April 7th 10-1pm PRO
April 10th 2pm Copyright Agency SLV
April 20th 10-3pm Yarra Ranges Museum, Lilydale ' Writing a Non Boring History or Memoir'
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April 28th 1pm Women Writers' launch
May 3rd 4.30-6 pm Immigration Museum "Creativity' Keynote Independent Schools Arts Learning.
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May 25-31 st Darwin
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June 17th 10-1pm Brunswick Foundling Archives: Master Class
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August 8th Canberra: Chapman Primary School evening
August 12th Brunswick Foundling Archives Master Class 10-1pm
August 21st 11.30 Hume Grammar school visit
August 23rd (Weds) 11am Date with Reading Dog Ollie, Diamond Valley library, Greenborough.
August 24th 2pm Beverly Hills Primary , Doncaster
August 18-25 Chn Book Week 'Escape to Everywhere'
August 31st 1.30-3pm Chelsea Library 'Writing A Non Boring Family History'
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September 8-10 HNSA Conference Swinburne Authorpreneurship.
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