how about an "ad hoc" committee? these are formed to "fact find" and are temporary. i agree with brdad in that i also do not like the term "steering committee". many organizations have several ad hoc committees - usually one committee to looking into each issue that comes up. these committees then present their findings to the whole organization. another good thing about them is a person can choose to be on a committee for an issue that is most important to him/her. it is a good way to get more members involved.
Originally Posted by brdad
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