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Robert's Rules For Dummies

Jennings, C. Alan


4. Auflage März 2022
528 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-82458-9
John Wiley & Sons

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All in favor of improving meeting procedures, say Aye!

Trying to keep your in-person and virtual meetings on track and running smoothly? You need Robert's Rules of Order! These rules for conducting meetings have stood the test of time as the gold standard for practical and effective procedure in group settings like corporate and nonprofit boards, councils, and more. And there's no better way to learn the latest version of the rules than with Robert's Rules For Dummies.

This handy guide demystifies the Rules and offers readers a practical roadmap to applying efficient procedures to everything from conducting online and in-person meetings to voting by email. It also:
* Contains brand-new, updated content on the latest 12th Edition of Robert's Rules
* Offers sample meeting agendas, minutes, scripts, and other material to show you how the pros keep meeting records
* Walks you through the basic--and not so basic--ways to nominate and elect officers and directors in organizations

Ideal for board members, convention delegates, business owners, nonprofit executives, and anyone else trying to maintain an orderly flow of business--online or in person--Robert's Rules For Dummies is a need-to-read resource that will make you wonder how you ever survived without it.

Introduction 1

Part 1: It's Parliamentary, My Dear: Participating Effectively in Meetings 9

Chapter 1: Following the Rules (Robert's, That Is) 11

Chapter 2: Defining the Organization: Bylaws and Other Rules 23

Chapter 3: Meetings: Making Group Decisions 47

Chapter 4: Notice and a Quorum 69

Chapter 5: Ordering Business: The Agenda 83

Part 2: Motions: Putting Ideas into Action 97

Chapter 6: Main Motions: Proposing Ideas for Group Action 99

Chapter 7: Debate: Discussing the Pros and Cons of Ideas 125

Chapter 8: Making Group Decisions: Voting on the Motion 147

Chapter 9: Subsidiary Motions: Helping to Process the Main Motion 175

Chapter 10: Privileged Motions: Getting through the Meeting 211

Chapter 11: Incidental Motions: Dealing with Questions of Procedure 229

Chapter 12: Looking At Motions That Bring a Question Again Before the Assembly 269

Part 3: Getting Involved in Leadership 293

Chapter 13: Who's Going to Do the Work? Following Nomination Procedures 295

Chapter 14: Holding Elections and Making Appointments 311

Chapter 15: Running the Show: Officers and Directors 329

Chapter 16: Gearing Up for the Real Action: Committees 351

Chapter 17: Reporting to Your Organization 367

Chapter 18: Disciplining and Removing Officers or Members 385

Chapter 19: Starting a New Association 401

Chapter 20: The Convention of Delegates: A Special Kind of Assembly 415

Part 4: The Part of Tens 429

Chapter 21: Ten (Plus Two) Meeting Procedure Myths 431

Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Presiding Officers 441

Chapter 23: Ten Motion Mistakes to Avoid 449

Chapter 24: Ten Custom Rules to Consider 457

Chapter 25: Ten Considerations for Electronic Meetings 467

Appendix: Glossary of Parliamentary Terms 475

Index 491
C. Alan Jennings, PRP, is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian credentialed by the National Association of Parliamentarians. He is a past President of the Louisiana Association of Parliamentarians and a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians.

C. A. Jennings, National Association of Parliamentarians