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    Oct
    23
    Wed
    Pierce County Clerks & Finance Officers 2019
    Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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    Advanced Meeting Management Using Parliamentary Procedure

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    Oct
    30
    Wed
    Association of Washington State Public Facility Districts 2019
    Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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    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

    Nov
    2
    Sat
    Parliamentarians Association of British Columbia 2019 – CANCELED
    Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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    We are sorry to announce that this event has been canceled.

    Nov
    5
    Tue
    Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association 2019
    Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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    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

     

    Nov
    13
    Wed
    CSDA 2019
    Nov 13 @ 10:15 am – 2:45 pm
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    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.

    Nov
    20
    Wed
    Kitsap County Association of Realtors 2019
    Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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    Running Effective Board Meetings Using Robert’s Rules

    • Best practices for running board meetings
    • Role and authority of chair, members and staff
    • Introduction to motions and amendments
    • Managing discussion so it is fair and efficient
    • Inappropriate remarks and how to respond
    • The right way to control a meeting

     

    Dec
    3
    Tue
    ACWA JPIA 2019
    Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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    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.

    Dec
    10
    Tue
    AORN 2019
    Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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    Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure

    Dec
    16
    Mon
    Yakima City Council 2019
    Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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    Running Effective City Council Meetings Using Robert’s Rules

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