Robert’s Rules: What You Really Need to Know
This lively workshop takes a dull subject and makes it relevant and interesting. We will hold a mock board meeting filled with surprises. Attendees will see how Robert’s Rules of Order enables efficient meetings and excellent decisions. We will cover:
- Role, rights and responsibilities of chair and members
- Guidelines for effective discussion
- Making better decisions and decreasing groupthink
- Six types of unacceptable remark and how to respond to them
- The right way to control a meeting
Two presentations for the CSDA Board/Secretary/Clerk Conference
Keynote: How to Strengthen Your Board’s Decision-Making Process
In these tumultuous times, boards of public bodies find it harder than ever to discuss their challenging issues and serve their stakeholders. A smoothly-functioning board makes all the difference for effective decision-making. Learn the little-known guidelines and tips that will improve discussion at your meetings a thousand percent. Surprising secrets from Robert’s Rules of Order and the latest findings in emotional intelligence will give you practical insights to power up your meetings and produce the best possible decisions for your constituency.
Breakout: The Role of the Clerk and Meeting Minutes
Taking meeting minutes can pose unexpected problems for clerks and secretaries of the board. Learn best practices for taking and processing minutes according to Robert’s Rules of Order. We will cover what should and should not be included in minutes, what to do when someone says “I want it on the record!” and how the clerk can intervene when essential content is missing. This workshop addresses issues that the presenter has encountered in her twelve years of training clerks from Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Oregon, Utah and Washington.