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Robert's Rules for Dummies

ISBN-10: 1118294041
ISBN-13: 9781118294048
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: C. Alan Jennings
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Description: Discover why Robert's Rules "rule"If you belong to any type of organization—from school board to garden club to bowling league to trade association—chances are this book can save you many boring meeting minutes. This friendly guide translates  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 7/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Discover why Robert's Rules "rule"If you belong to any type of organization—from school board to garden club to bowling league to trade association—chances are this book can save you many boring meeting minutes. This friendly guide translates Robert's Rules of Order, the essential guide for conducting meetings of all types, into principles you can understand and apply the next time "Billy Bully" tries to dominate the discussion or "Debbie Dictator" issues another edict.If you've ever been frustrated at the way condominium association business was (or wasn't) conducted or fidgeted while PTA members debated whether to have goldfish or pencils as prizes for the elementary school carnival, this is the book for you. Written by a Professional Registered Parliamentarian, it covers everything from the basics of bylaws that establish the real framework of your organization to the requirements for a legal meeting, from how to use an agenda to plan your next meeting and keep things on track to voting procedure and putting ideas into motion—and so much more.This new edition is published in response to the revised 11th edition of Robert's Rules of OrderTechniques for following parliamentary procedures to effectively manage meetings of any sizeHelps you stay current with the latest updates to the rules of order and parliamentary procedureComplete with a glossary of parliamentary terms and sample agendas, reports, and minutes, this guide has everything you need but a gavel. Whether you belong to an elite country club or a civic organization, an investment club or a volunteer fire department, when you use the principles in this book, meetings won't be dominated by the loudest or pushiest member or go on and on and on and on and on . . .

Introduction
It’s Parliamentary, My Dear: Participating Effectively in Meetings
Following the Rules (Robert’s, That Is)
Defining the Organization: Bylaws and Other Rules
Meetings: Making Group Decisions
Notice and a Quorum
Ordering Business: The Agenda
Motions: Putting Ideas into Action
Main Motions: Proposing Ideas for Group Action
Debate: Discussing the Pros and Cons of Ideas
Making Group Decisions: Voting on the Motion
Subsidiary Motions: Helping to Process the Main Motion
Privileged Motions: Getting Through the Meeting
Incidental Motions: Dealing with the Questions of Procedure
Haven’t We Decided This Already? Motions That Bring a Question Again Before the Assembly
Getting Involved in Leadership
Who’s Going to Do the Work? Following Nomination Procedures
Holding Elections and Making Appointments
Running the Show: Officers and Directors
Gearing Up for the Real Action: Committees
Reporting to Your Organization
Disciplining and Removing Officers or Members
Starting a New Association
The Convention of Delegates: A Special Kind of Assembly
The Part of Tens
Ten (Or So) Meeting Procedure Myths
Ten Tips for Presiding Officers
Ten Motion Mistakes to Avoid
Ten Custom Rules to Consider
Glossary of Parliamentary Terms
Sample Agendas, Reports, and Minutes
Index

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