Robert’s Rules of Order

The Important Basics of Parliamentary Procedure

Class Summary

(based on last 3 sessions)

If your organization, association, board, or commission requires the use of Parliamentary Procedure, you know how daunting it can be if you are trying to learn the process on your own.  In this one-day program, you’ll learn from an expert parliamentarian, and you’ll practice the basic techniques that can make all the difference in your comfort level and professionalism.

“The instructor was amazing! He made the topic fun and easy to understand.”  (more)

MGT869 0.5 Combinable
One 7-hour session
Dwayne Roberts

Anyone required to conduct meetings with formal voting procedures.

  • Feel confident running meetings that use Parliamentary Procedure.
  • Save time and increase meeting productivity.
  • Project a professional, credible image in meeting settings.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key elements of a meeting conducted with Robert’s Rules of Order.
  • List the motions and order of precedence.
  • Describe the process for handling amendments.
  • Explain voting procedures.
  • Explain a quorum.
  • Describe executive sessions.
  • Explain the rules of debate.
  • List the key elements of effective meeting management.
  • The order of business
  • Introduction of business
    • Make a motion
    • Present a communication
    • Obtaining the floor
  • The order of motions
    • Classification of motions: principal and subsidiary
    • Types of amendments
    • Unacceptable amendments
    • Incidental motions
    • Privileged motions
  • The voting process
    • Types of votes
    • Announcing the vote
  • Rules of debate
    • Opening debate
    • Amount of debate
    • Rules of debate
    • Closing the debate
  • Rules for nominations
  • Miscellaneous issues
    • Quorums
    • Executive sessions
    • Order of reports