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Robertís Rules of Order for the
Tribal Recording Secretary



Date: July 19 - 21, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas (3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South)
  For a room rate of $95, please make your reservation by June 28, 2017 by clicking here.
Tuition:   $820

As a recording secretary, you play a crucial role in the function of your organization. You must stay focused during heated debates and keep your board on track during long meetings. You have to make sure that you understand the order of business and the disposition of issues on the table. Knowing Robertís Rules of Order, the parliamentary authority used by most organizations, will ensure that democratic procedures are followed during your meetings.

This class, specifically designed for tribal recording secretaries, will give you the hands-on experience needed to ensure that your next meeting runs smoothly and stays on course. Youíll learn the rules that govern meetings and motions, enhancing your ability to follow your organizationís meetings. This class is essential for effective and efficient meeting execution. It is a must for tribes, associations, schools, health organizations and others.


T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
What is Parliamentary Law?
  • Historical background
  • Fundamental principles
  • Basic rules and principles
Your Constitution and Bylaws
  • Content of bylaws
  • Key articles
  • Documents of authority
  • What supersedes parliamentary law?
  • Standing rules
  • Procedures for amending
Order of Business
  • Meetings and sessions
  • Conducting a meeting
  • Agenda
  • Typical order of business
  • Sample agenda request and report form
Role of the Recording Secretary
  • Duties
  • Preparing the agenda
  • Meeting minutes
  • Establishing the official record
  • Determining what to include
  • Correcting and amending the minutes
  • Advising the chairperson
  • Legal issues and responsibilities
The Minute Book and Records
  • What is it?
  • What should be included?
Voting
  • Calling for the vote
  • Methods of voting
  • Recording the vote
  • When a two-thirds vote is required
  • The chair as the “casting vote”
Quorums
  • Definition of a “quorum”
  • Special rules defining a quorum
  • Quorum or no quorum?
Motions
  • Eight steps in processing a motion:
    • The main motion
    • Acting on resolutions
    • Appeal
    • Subsidiary motions
    • Object to consideration
    • Suspending the rules
    • Point of order
    • Ratify, renew and rescind
Exercises
  • Analyzing meeting minutes
  • Mock meeting

*Topics subject to change.

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