The definitive guide to parliamentary rules is Robert’s Rules of Order — and it’s 800 pages of technical details that most people don’t need! Stick with us and we’ll teach you what you need to know — without all the fluff.
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I have a 10-lesson series to bring the “parliamentary newbie” up to Parliamentary Literacy proficiency. Where many course take the approach of going through Robert’s Rules of Order “in order” as shown in the book, I take a more practical approach.
There are two definitive reference books: Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR, currently the 12th Edition) and Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief (RONRIB, currently the 3rd Edition). Which should you own, and why? Topics include:
Before getting into the nitty gritty details of how to run meetings, we’ll discuss the concept of “the assembly”, which potentially includes a chairperson, members of the organization that is holding the meeting, and guests. Topics include:
Now we’ll get down to business! Motions are basically proposals to do something, and before voting on whether to do “it”, we might refine “it” with amendments and other related actions. Topics include:
After someone makes a motion (a proposal to do something) and refined it as needed with amendments, you have to make a decision. Voting is the process of making a decision on a proposed action. And in many ways, an election of people to offices or committees is the same thing: making a decision on a proposal. Topics include:
Words matter, and each participant in the organization needs to be mindful of which of their roles they are operating in at any given time. We’ll cover when to send a motion over to a committee and how the assembly manages a committee. Topics include:
We’ve all seen meeting agendas in the work meeting setting, but how are agendas handled in a corporate meeting? And everyone is confused about how to create meeting minutes. We’ll give you some answers! Topics include:
There are a number of types of meetings, several important types of notices required, and always some question about what can you do if you don’t have a quorum. Every business leader should know these details. Topics include:
So many rules and regulations!! Who can keep track of them all?? You have to know which ones override contradictory statements in other. And there are other important governing documents you may never have heard of… until now. Topics include:
Meetings don’t always run smoothly, but the chairperson’s worst nightmare is when chaos breaks out and it’s difficult to maintain order. We’ll discuss ways to maintain control (always be the calmest person in the room!). And sometimes a decision was made at a prior meeting that needs to be “corrected” or “adjusted” after-the-fact. Can it be done? Yes it can! Topics include:
Congratulations! If you got this far, you’re more than ready to take on most of the situations you will run into. But let’s put another badge on your parliamentary literacy vest and give you some additional parting guidance. Topics include:
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