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Acquire The Knowledge And Confidence To Exercise Your Rights In A Meeting.


2 hrs 40 min

What's Included

The Course Includes Nine Videos On Key Topics For Conducting Smooth And Orderly Meetings:

Video 1: Hierarchy Of The Rules

Video 2: Using Governing Documents

Video 3: Quorum

Video 4: Members And The Presiding Officer

Video 5: Making Motions

Video 6: Debate

Video 7: Voting Part I

Video 8: Voting Part II

Video 9: Amending Motions

The Basics Of Parliamentary Law

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Summary Of Contents:

Video 1: Hierarchy Of The Rules - Which rules apply to your organization? All rules are not alike. Learn which rules supersede which, how the rules work in harmony, and what to do when rules conflict. With this video, you will have a better understanding of the different tiers of rules, what each set of rules should contain, and how the rules affect one another.


Video 2: Using Governing Documents - Learn to identify and manage the many governing documents that govern your meetings. Learn how to keep governing documents current and how to find rules across multiple documents.


Video 3: Quorum - This video explores the meaning of "Quorum" and its application. Many common myths about the quorum are dispelled through a series of Questions and Answers.


Video 4: Members And The Presiding Officer - How can you obtain the floor in a meeting? Who has the right to speak and at what time? How should you address the chair? How should the chair address members? The rights of members and the duties of the presiding officer are explored in this video, including the patterns of formality that apply to members and the presiding officer during meetings.


Video 5: Making Motions - How do you make a motion? Which motions are in order at which time? In this video, we'll analyze the three steps to bringing a motion before the assembly and the three steps to considering a motion.


Video 6: Debate - Learn what is allowed in debate, how to be recognized to speak, and how debate can be limited or ended. Plus, we've included tips for effective debate.


Video 7: Voting Part I - Explore the principles of voting, with an examination of the benefits and drawbacks of the common forms of voting.


Video 8: Voting Part II - Voting continues in the video with a quick, easy method for determining the result of a two-thirds vote and determining whether the chair can vote (sometimes he can; sometimes he can't). Plus . . .


Video 9: Amending Motions - Knowing how to properly amend a pending motion is one of the most valuable tools for reducing the time and stress of a meeting. This video presents an introduction to the three processes of amending motions.