Take Control of Your Meetings Using Robert’s Rules
Association boards want the very best for their members, yet sometimes meetings are challenging. This interactive and entertaining presentation offers a different perspective on meetings. Robert’s Rules has a terrible reputation, but its key principles will equip you to take control of your meetings, hold more effective discussions, and make better decisions. As a result of this workshop you will be able to:
- List four fundamental guidelines for effective meetings.
- Take action when the guidelines are broken.
- Ensure that everyone has a voice at your meetings.
- Make powerful decisions for your association.
Best practices for running public facility district (PFD) board meetings using Robert’s Rules of Order.
- Role, rights and responsibilities of chair and members
- Guidelines for effective discussion and correct decorum
- Making better decisions and decreasing groupthink
- Five types of unacceptable remark and how to respond to them
- The right way to control a meeting
Running Effective Board Meetings Using Robert’s Rules
- Best practices for running cooperative board meetings using Robert’s Rules
- Authority, roles and responsibilities of board members and staff
- Introduction to the system of motions
- Improving discussion to make better decisions
- Dealing with difficult issues and individuals
- Best practices for taking public comment
Advanced Robert’s Rules for Clerks and Secretaries
Board directors faced with challenging situations turn to the clerk/secretary to ask what to do next. Learn how to process more complicated motions and how best to advise your directors. We will cover the motions to reconsider, to rescind, to amend something previously adopted, to table and to postpone.
The Role of the Clerk and Meeting Minutes
Taking meeting minutes can pose unexpected problems for clerks and secretaries of the board. Learn best practices for taking and processing minutes according to Robert’s Rules of Order. We will cover what should and should not be included in minutes, what to do when someone says “I want it on the record!” and how the clerk can intervene when essential content is missing. Note that this session does not cover the mental task of listening and scribing minutes, rather, it describes problems that the presenter has encountered in her twelve years of working with clerks at the Northwest Clerks Institute and other clerks’ associations in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
Steady as She Goes for Stable Board Meetings
When board members share a common commitment to democratic meetings, their meetings are effective. This interactive and entertaining presentation demonstrates how to establish a steady and stable meeting process. Learn how to disagree productively, whether you like each other or not. Surprising principles and guidelines from Robert’s Rules of Order will get everyone on board so your organization can thrive.