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Robert's Rules for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

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 Order
  • Techniques for following parliamentary procedures to effectively manage meetings of any size
  • Helps you stay current with the latest updates to the rules of order and parliamentary procedure

Complete 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 . . .

Synopsis:

This essential resource explains the rules of parliamentary procedure in simple language and shows how to apply them effectively. Organized so users can find what they need quickly and easily, this revised edition includes an entire new chapter on proper procedure for conducting homeowners' associations.

Synopsis:

A revised and updated edition of the clearest, most useful guide to parliamentary procedure

This essential and authoritative resource, based on the principles originally laid out in the classic Roberts Rules of Order, explains the often-confusing rules of parliamentary procedure in clear, simple language and shows how to apply them practically and effectively. Among its helpful features are sample scripts to help figure out what to say while conducting meetings, hands-on examples to show how the rules are applied, and timesaving tips to help make meetings more efficient. This thoroughly revised and updated user-friendly reference includes an ample index and cross-references for finding information quickly and easily. A completely new chapter on homeowners associations covers restrictions, obligations, proxy voting, and covenants.

Synopsis:

Navigate the formalities of parliamentary procedure with ease

Need to read up on Robert's Rules? Relax! This clear, easy-to-use guide makes parliamentary procedure simple to understand and apply. From assembling a quorum and establishing an agenda to making motions and setting up committees, you'll see how to manage or participate effectively in a meeting — and get things done!

  • It's parliamentary, my dear — get the lowdown on what parliamentary procedure is all about (and how to use it to have better meetings)
  • Go through the motions — discover all of the different parliamentary motions that help you turn an idea into an action plan for your group
  • The more you know — find out how to select leaders, serve in an elective or appointive office, remove a problem officer, and start a new organization from scratch
  • To debate or not to debate — get a grip on the debate process, from assigning the floor in different types of assemblies to ballot votes — and everything in between

Open the book and find:

  • A brief history of Robert's Rules
  • Tips for taking care of business without wasting time
  • Your voting rights and responsibilities
  • The motion to adjourn and the motion to recess
  • Nomination procedures, elections, and appointments
  • Rules of recording votes and corrections to minutes
  • Ways to discipline and remove officers or members
  • Why Robert's Rules "rule"

Learn to:

  • Apply the rules of parliamentary procedure in a practical way
  • Hold effective meetings that aren't dominated by the loudest or pushiest member
  • Stay on track, take minutes, vote, and more

About the Author

C. Alan Jennings holds a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP) credential from the National Association of Parliamentarians. He is a past president of the Louisiana Association of Parliamentarians, and is a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: It’s Parliamentary, My Dear: Participating Effectively in Meetings 7

Chapter 1: Following the Rules (Robert’s, That Is) 9

Chapter 2: Defining the Organization: Bylaws and Other Rules 17

Chapter 3: Meetings: Making Group Decisions 35

Chapter 4: Notice and a Quorum 49

Chapter 5: Ordering Business: The Agenda 59

Part II: Motions: Putting Ideas into Action 69

Chapter 6: Main Motions: Proposing Ideas for Group Action 71

Chapter 7: Debate: Discussing the Pros and Cons of Ideas 87

Chapter 8: Making Group Decisions: Voting on the Motion 103

Chapter 9: Subsidiary Motions: Helping to Process the Main Motion 121

Chapter 10: Privileged Motions: Getting Through the Meeting 147

Chapter 11: Incidental Motions: Dealing with the Questions of Procedure 163

Chapter 12: Haven’t We Decided This Already? Motions That Bring a Question Again Before the Assembly 195

Part III: Getting Involved in Leadership 213

Chapter 13: Who’s Going to Do the Work? Following Nomination Procedures 215

Chapter 14: Holding Elections and Making Appointments 227

Chapter 15: Running the Show: Officers and Directors 241

Chapter 16: Gearing Up for the Real Action: Committees 255

Chapter 17: Reporting to Your Organization 267

Chapter 18: Disciplining and Removing Officers or Members 279

Chapter 19: Starting a New Association 289

Chapter 20: The Convention of Delegates: A Special Kind of Assembly 301

Part IV: The Part of Tens 311

Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) Meeting Procedure Myths 313

Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Presiding Officers 321

Chapter 23: Ten Motion Mistakes to Avoid 327

Chapter 24: Ten Custom Rules to Consider 333

Appendix A: Glossary of Parliamentary Terms 341

Appendix B: Sample Agendas, Reports, and Minutes 349

Index 369

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118294048
Author:
Jennings, C Alan
Publisher:
For Dummies
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Jennings, C. Alan, PRP
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Robert McConnell Productions
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This essential resource explains the rules of parliamentary procedure in simple language and shows how to apply them effectively. Organized so users can find what they need quickly and easily, this revised edition includes an entire new chapter on proper procedure for conducting homeowners' associations.
"Synopsis" by , A revised and updated edition of the clearest, most useful guide to parliamentary procedure

This essential and authoritative resource, based on the principles originally laid out in the classic Roberts Rules of Order, explains the often-confusing rules of parliamentary procedure in clear, simple language and shows how to apply them practically and effectively. Among its helpful features are sample scripts to help figure out what to say while conducting meetings, hands-on examples to show how the rules are applied, and timesaving tips to help make meetings more efficient. This thoroughly revised and updated user-friendly reference includes an ample index and cross-references for finding information quickly and easily. A completely new chapter on homeowners associations covers restrictions, obligations, proxy voting, and covenants.

"Synopsis" by , Navigate the formalities of parliamentary procedure with ease

Need to read up on Robert's Rules? Relax! This clear, easy-to-use guide makes parliamentary procedure simple to understand and apply. From assembling a quorum and establishing an agenda to making motions and setting up committees, you'll see how to manage or participate effectively in a meeting — and get things done!

  • It's parliamentary, my dear — get the lowdown on what parliamentary procedure is all about (and how to use it to have better meetings)
  • Go through the motions — discover all of the different parliamentary motions that help you turn an idea into an action plan for your group
  • The more you know — find out how to select leaders, serve in an elective or appointive office, remove a problem officer, and start a new organization from scratch
  • To debate or not to debate — get a grip on the debate process, from assigning the floor in different types of assemblies to ballot votes — and everything in between

Open the book and find:

  • A brief history of Robert's Rules
  • Tips for taking care of business without wasting time
  • Your voting rights and responsibilities
  • The motion to adjourn and the motion to recess
  • Nomination procedures, elections, and appointments
  • Rules of recording votes and corrections to minutes
  • Ways to discipline and remove officers or members
  • Why Robert's Rules "rule"

Learn to:

  • Apply the rules of parliamentary procedure in a practical way
  • Hold effective meetings that aren't dominated by the loudest or pushiest member
  • Stay on track, take minutes, vote, and more

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