Robertís Rules of Order for Alaska Tribes
||September 18 - 20, 2017
(500 W 3rd Ave)
For a room rate of $139, please call (907) 272-7411 by August 18, 2017 and mention youíre with the Falmouth Institute.
A keen knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order provides you with the tools to conduct productive meetings and accomplish your goals. Keep discussions on track and cut through delay tactics. Make sure difficult personalities are in check. Robert’s Rules of Order is the parliamentary authority used by most organizations to ensure that democratic procedures are followed during meetings.
This class will give you the hands-on experience that
you need to make certain that your next meeting runs smoothly and
productively. Youíll explore the rules that govern meetings, including
quorums, motions that bring business before the assembly, motions
that are out of order and motions requiring a two-thirds vote. Youíll learn
how to debate issues, handle reports and work in an executive session.
By putting this knowledge to work in mock meetings, youíll see which
motions are valid in a
variety of situations and
gain useful experience
in making motions and
using points of order.
This class is essential
for effective and efficient
meeting management and a must for tribes, associations, schools, health
organizations and more.
|T O P I C S I N C L U D E
|What is Parliamentary Law?
Constitution and Bylaws
- Historical background
- Fundamental principles and basic rules
- Tribal sovereignty
- Relevance in day-to-day operations
- City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of N.Y.
- Content of bylaws
- Key articles
- Documents of authority
- What supersedes parliamentary law?
- Standing rules
- Procedures for amending
Role of the Presiding Officer
- Calling for the vote
- Voting methods
- Recording the vote
- When a two-thirds vote is required
- The chair as the “casting vote”
- Role of the president/chair
- Dos and don’ts for the chair
|Order of Business
- Meetings and sessions
- Conducting a meeting
- The agenda
- Typical order of business
- Sample agenda request and report form
- Definition of a “quorum”
- Special rules defining a quorum
- A quorum or no quorum
- Eight steps in processing a motion
- The main motion
- Acting on resolutions
- Subsidiary motions
- Object to consideration
- Suspend the rules
- Point of order
- Ratify, renew and rescind
- Role of the recording secretary
- Establishing the official record
- Determining what to include
- Correcting and amending the minutes
- What makes an effective meeting?
- Meeting objectives and structure
- Role of board members in meetings
- Checklist for efficient meetings
- Keeping discussions on track
- Eliminating delay tactics
- Diffusing emotional situations
- Using speaker time limits to maintain control
- The ultimate tool — ruling “out of order”
Acting Like a Leader
- Techniques for encouraging participation
- Fully exploring each issue
- Protecting and encouraging the minority voice
- Selling the benefits of parliamentary procedures
- Powerful role of the chair
- Maximizing the full scope of your authority
- Creating a balance of debate
- Presiding without dominating
*Topics subject to change.