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Planning Boards Survive a Decade of Change

…find themselves enriched. End of excerpt — Article continues with a look at: Dilution of the “Good Old Boys” Network Professionalism of planners. Rules! rules! rules! Litigation. Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon…

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Lessons from the Oregon Experience

…End of excerpt Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more than 36 years with communities undertaking strategic planning and visioning processes….

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There’s Help for Dysfunctional Meetings

…next time. … End of excerpt Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more than 36 years with communities undertaking strategic planning…

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Let’s Talk About Followship

…figures contrary to his allegations. … End of excerpt Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more than 36 years with communities…

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Leading the Commission

…style. … End of excerpt Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more than 36 years with communities undertaking strategic planning and…

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Using Visual Aids

…the audience become angry or alienated when your visuals appear to be visible only to the “chosen few” in the first few rows. … End of excerpt Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon…