Live webinars

Our popular live webinars are a unique experience.
We make Robert's Rules interesting, fun, and useful to you!

Live webinars are held at 10:00 am Pacific time on Thursdays.
They are one hour in length unless otherwise listed.
Registration closes at midnight the Wednesday before.

January 28, 2021  Newly Elected Survival Guide

GOAL: To equip you to participate in your meetings from day one

As a newly elected official, meetings can be challenging. This webinar will give you the key concepts from Robert's Rules. Learn about the authority and role of the chair and members of your local government body, four fundamental guidelines for effective meetings, what you can't say at meetings, and what to do if you are shut down or your rights are violated. This is a live event and no recording will be provided. Space is limited. $27

February 11, 2021 Difficult Board Chair or Member

GOAL: To empower you to respond to a difficult board chair or member

Elected chairs sometimes assume that they are the “decider” and can direct the course of board meetings as they choose. What can members do when a chair has this misunderstanding? What if it’s a board member who lacks the spirit of cooperation and compromise? Robert’s Rules has answers for you! Get ideas to manage your meetings in the face of dysfunction. Reference materials included. This is a live event and no recording will be provided. Space is limited. $27

February 25, 2021 Great Planning Commission Meetings

GOAL: To equip you to participate in effective planning commission meetings

Planning commissions are a vital part of community functioning. Economics and emotions are all mixed up in the issues they consider. How can you balance community needs and member views? Review 11 planning commission pitfalls and acquire tips and tools for great meetings. Reference materials included. This is a live event and no recording will be provided. Space is limited. $27

March 11, 2021 Public Comment and Public Hearings

GOAL: to equip you to run great public comment sessions

Do your public comment sessions sometimes get out of hand? In our current world of clashing opinions, it can be a challenge to manage this important aspect of local government meetings. We will present tried-and-true guidelines for running effective public comment sessions. This is a live event and no recording will be provided. Reference materials included. Space is limited. $27

March 25, 2021 Meetings Minutes and Role of the Clerk - 2 hours

GOAL: to empower you to process minutes brilliantly and serve your board confidently

Clerks can face challenging situations at meetings. This workshop describes the different roles of the clerk, the correct way to process minutes, key items of parliamentary procedure, and language to use when speaking up. Gain the confidence and the tools to serve your board effectively. We will not address the process of listening to and recording what is said. Includes extensive reference materials and recording. IIMC credit available. Space is limited. $57

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