College of Management and Human Service

Muskie School 'November Nights' Lecture Series: Craig Freshley, "The Critical Role of Group Decisions in Sustainable Development"

November 2, 2011
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Lee Community Hall, Wishcamper Center--Portland Campus

Craig Freshley, owner and president of the Brunswick-based Good Group Decisions, will be the first speaker in the four-part “November Nights” lecture series, presented by the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service.

A professional facilitator and trainer, Freshley has developed a lifetime career studying behaviors and attitudes that contribute to group productivity, efficiency and peace.  He is the author of The Wisdom of Group Decisions: 100 Principles and Practical Tips for Collaboration and numerous publications on group decision-making and sustainable community development.  Freshley previously founded and directed the Maine Downtown Center, and has provided leadership for public policy development mostly with Maine state government agencies and statewide nonprofits.

Freshley’s presentation, “The Critical Role of Group Decisions in Sustainable Development,” will be followed by a Q&A session and brief reception.

The lecture series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sara Litwiller at (207) 780-4150 or .

Additional lectures in the series include:

 Nov. 9:

“Reinventing Local Government: Challenges and Possibilities”

Glenn Aho, former manager, Auburn and Lincoln

 Nov. 16:

“Maine Politics in a Time of Party Polarization"

Dr. Kenneth Palmer, professor emeritus, University of Maine and author of Maine Politics and Government

 Nov. 30:

“An Aging State: Demographic Change and the Implications for Maine’s Economy”

Amanda Rector, Maine state economist



Contact Information

Sara Litwiller