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    Dec
    10
    Tue
    AORN 2019
    Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure

    Dec
    16
    Mon
    Yakima City Council 2019
    Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Running Effective City Council Meetings Using Robert’s Rules

    Dec
    18
    Wed
    YVCOG 2019
    Dec 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Running Great Meetings Using Robert’s Rules

    The topics to be covered include:

    • Role and authority of chair, members and staff
    • Brief introduction to the system of motions in Robert’s Rules
    • Managing differing views and approaches to issues
    • How public bodies can unite behind decisions once made
    • Five types of unacceptable remark under Robert’s Rules and how to respond to disorder
    • Best practices for taking public comment

    Jan
    7
    Tue
    City of Gig Harbor WA 2020
    Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Best Practices for City Meetings Using Parliamentary Procedure

    The topics to be covered include:

    • Authority and role of chair, members and staff
    • Brief introduction to motions and amendments
    • Guidelines for effective discussion and correct decorum
    • Making better decisions and decreasing groupthink
    • Inappropriate remarks and how to respond to them
    • Best practices for taking public comment

    The public may observe.

    Jan
    14
    Tue
    City of Port Angeles WA 2020
    Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Running Effective City Meetings Using Robert’s Rules

    • Best meeting management practices
    • Managing discussion to be efficient and fair
    • Authority and role of chair, members and staff
    • Use of motions and amendments in Robert’s Rules
    • Citizen advisory committee best practices and pitfalls
    • Inappropriate remarks and responding to disorder
    • Running public comment sessions

    Public may observe.

    Jan
    21
    Tue
    ACWA JPIA Webinar 2020
    Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Dealing with a difficult board member

    What can you do when a board member lacks the spirit of cooperation and compromise? How can a board function if one member is an outlier or contrarian? Robert’s Rules has answers for you! We will explore the framework for board meetings, who is in charge of what, and how to ensure that the majority rules. This webinar combines essential procedural guidelines with psychological insight to help you manage your meetings in the face of dysfunction.

     

    Jan
    28
    Tue
    AWC City Action Days 2020
    Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Running Effective Meetings Using Robert’s Rules

    Apr
    28
    Tue
    Snohomish County Planning Commission 2020
    Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Running Effective Planning Commission Meetings Using Robert’s Rules

    • Authority and role of chair, members and staff
    • Guidelines for effective discussion and correct decorum
    • Introduction to the system of motions and amendments
    • Making better decisions and decreasing groupthink
    • Citizen advisory committee pitfalls
    • Inappropriate remarks and how to respond to them
    • The right way to control a meeting
    • Best practices for public comment

    Public may observe.