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Jun
27
Thu
Association of Washington Cities Conference 2019
Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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Running Effective Public Comment Sessions

Taking input from the public can be challenging. This session will present a set of guidelines and specific tips to run effective public comment sessions, based on 15 years of working with municipal governments. We will discuss common pitfalls pertaining to the free speech rights of citizens. Audience: Elected officials whose bodies receive public comment. Suitable for all levels.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a method for taking public comment that encourages order and civility.
  2. List best practices for elected officials to respond to public comment.
  3. Prepare a policy for your jurisdiction on public comment.
Jul
8
Mon
SPEEA July 8, 2019
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Running Effective Union Meetings Using Robert’s Rules

The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, is a professional aerospace labor union representing more than 22,650 engineers, technical workers, pilots and other professionals in the aerospace industry. Presently, our union represents employees at The Boeing Company, Spirit AeroSystems, and Triumph Composite Systems. Members work in Washington, Kansas, Oregon, Utah, Florida and California.

Jul
12
Fri
Colorado Municipal Clerks Institute 2019
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure for Clerks and Secretaries

Jul
17
Wed
City of Lynnwood WA Video Workshop 2019
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Robert’s Rules Survival Training by Videoconference

Public may observe.

Jul
23
Tue
SPEEA July 23, 2019
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Running Effective Union Meetings Using Robert’s Rules

The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, is a professional aerospace labor union representing more than 22,650 engineers, technical workers, pilots and other professionals in the aerospace industry. Presently, our union represents employees at The Boeing Company, Spirit AeroSystems, and Triumph Composite Systems. Members work in Washington, Kansas, Oregon, Utah, Florida and California.

Nov
2
Sat
Parliamentarians Association of British Columbia 2019
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Putting Precedence of Motions into Practice

The system of “precedence of motions” is central to Robert’s Rules of Order, yet it sometimes appears overwhelming. Using toy dinosaurs as props, you will engage in scripted and free-form practice making motions according to the 13 ranked motions in Robert’s Rules of Order. You will also learn how to use of Point of Order and Appeal.

PURPOSE   To give you confidence in applying the system of “precedence of motions” to the meeting process.

OUTCOME  After taking this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. State the principle underlying Precedence of Motions in Robert’s Rules.
  2. List the eight steps to process a Main Motion and three secondary motions.
  3. Make and respond to a Point of Order when mistakes in applying precedence of motions are made.