Skip to content

Are you frustrated by dysfunctional meetings that waste energy, time and money?

Take our online course and turn your meetings around!

oneforann

Sign up for our online course to master the  guidelines for great meetings and how to use them.

twoforann

Share the guidelines with your board and transform your meetings.

threeforann

Guide your board to excellent decisions and shape your community's future.

Ann1sq

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 cut hours off their meeting time and strengthen their council’s decision-making process. Nonprofit leaders credit our training with strengthening their board process and improving their decisions

Popular posts from our blog

Consent agenda: great tool for speedier meetings

One of the most useful tools for efficient meetings is a “consent agenda.” This is...

Don’t put these 6 items in the minutes!

There are half a dozen things that DO NOT BELONG in your minutes. Here they...

Sanctioning rogue board members

In general, people who serve on nonprofit boards or in local government are peaceful and...
Karen w MCM_300

Our book, Mastering Council Meetings

Run great meetings with this user-friendly book. Read reader reviews here.