Robert’s Rules can transform your meetings from chaos to calm—but learning the process can be overwhelming. Until now!
Please note that our office is closed while Ann is traveling in Portugal.
We will reopen on Monday, March 18.
We’re dedicated to making this powerful framework accessible to everyone in fun, easy-to-follow, simple online workshops—both self-paced and live!
We also provide a ton of different materials—blogs, videos, books, etc.—to give you the insights you need to be able to implement Robert’s Rules of Order in any setting (even in the classroom!)
Every member of your council, board, or organization comes in with a different understanding of Robert’s Rules.
Some are just hearing of it for the first time, others are well-versed, and others think they know, but can be the ones derailing meetings due to a lack of understanding of the processes.
How can you get everyone on the same page so that your meetings are efficient, calm, and actually end with action items and agreements?
How we help
No matter your learning style, we have a variety of options for you to learn about Robert’s Rules of Order. Whether it’s our live online workshops, self-paced courses, books, or blogs, we break it all down in entertaining and practical ways.
- RELEVANT Robert’s Rules of Order is a long, dry reference book—we get to the heart of what’s most important and present it in a fun way that sticks in your head.
- ACTIONABLE Depending upon your role, there are different aspects of Robert’s Rules that matter more than others. We’ve broken out our self-paced courses and live workshops into components that will help you find what you need so you don’t have to sit through hours of training learning things you’ll never use.
- FUN Where else will you find the combination of dinosaurs from the Jurassic era and dusty, dry reference materials? Our Professional Registered Parliamentarian Ann Macfarlane makes it all fun with her unique approach to teaching the most powerful parts of Robert's Rules of Order.
Here’s what others have said about our trainings…
Ann understands the value of good governing. She takes what is complicated and boils it down to the essentials and most practical.
Jon Mutchler, former Mayor, City of Ferndale
Ann takes what could be a dreary and dry topic and makes it relevant and dare I say, fun! Truly, we have already put the training to good use in our meetings. The structure provides both a level of professionalism and efficiency that has really helped us address our work better. Somewhat surprisingly, the use of Robert's Rules, while sometimes feeling overly formal, actually helps all voices to be heard while arriving at a decision.
Sam Gibboney, former Executive Director, Port of Olympia
Our Planning Commission Chair and Co-Chair both expressed to me that they felt this was the best training for Commissioners they’ve attended. This class will definitely help us all better prepare for and lead more efficient and effective Commission meetings.
Kellye Hilde, Deputy Director of Community Development, City of Sammamish
Take the first step
So what do you think? Are you ready to take the journey with us into the land of dinosaurs and meeting etiquette? Choose your adventure and let's get started.