Our challenge

As a white woman I am challenged by the terrible deaths of George Floyd and others to develop my understanding of racism in our society. We need to engage in real conversations with our colleagues who are people of color. This is a critical leadership task for our time.

By the tone leaders set, and by their openness, organizations can respond and move ahead. At Jurassic Parliament, we are deeply committed to the belief that diversity is strength. Yet governing isn’t an easy task! Parliamentary procedure provides a method for every voice to be heard. We will continue to work to empower all people to participate in the hard work ahead of us.

In the second century Rabbi Tarfon wrote, "It is not yours to finish this task, but you are not free to desist from it." I welcome your thoughts about how we can bring about positive change.

Ann G. Macfarlane
Professional Registered Parliamentarian

HAVE FUN LEARNING

TEST YOUR SKILLS AT A MOCK MEETING

Thursday, August 6, 2020
60 minutes

  • Try out your knowledge in a safe, fun webinar.
  • We will demonstrate common board situations live.
  • You will vote anonymously on the correct response.
  • Learning Robert's Rules was never like this!
  • Guaranteed to be informative and entertaining.

Priced at $9 so everyone can play!

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EFFECTIVE VIDEO & TELEPHONE MEETINGS RECORDING

45 minutes

  • How can you navigate your online meetings? This recording gives you 4 practical tools.
  • What’s the right way to keep order? You can keep order while keeping things pleasant.
  • “Oops! Did you just say that?” The chair's role when inappropriate remarks are made.
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Two-minute sneak peek: Effective Video & Telephone Meetings Webinar

Hi! I’m Ann Macfarlane and I understand the pain of dysfunctional meetings

I know the challenge of holding discussions when tempers are hot and feelings run high. I’ve felt the embarrassment of not knowing how to give everyone a fair shake in discussion.

The surprising answer is Robert’s Rules of Order. This system provides effective tools for any group, even a very casual one. I’ve helped thousands of elected officials and nonprofit leaders cut hours off their meeting time and strengthen their decision-making process.

We take the 800+ pages of Robert's Rules and make them practical and user-friendly for you. Welcome to our site with dozens of resources!

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