Robertís Rules of Order - An Introduction

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Ensure that your next meeting runs smoothly and stays on course Ė whether itís online or in person. In this 4-hour online session 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 and basic rules
  • Tribal sovereignty
  • Foundation
  • Relevance in day-to-day operations
Constitution and Bylaws
  • Content of bylaws
  • Key articles
  • Documents of authority
  • What supersedes parliamentary law?
  • Standing rules
  • Procedures for amending
  • 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 Presiding Officer
  • 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
  • Appeal
  • Object to consideration
  • Suspend the rules
  • Point of order
  • Ratify, renew and rescind
Guidelines for the Virtual Meeting
  • Role of the chair
  • Role of the participants

*Topics subject to change.

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