The Complete Idiot s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast Track

Author: Jim Slaughter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615642730
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Parliamentary procedure, as outlined in that famous reference Robert's Rules of Order as well as several other procedural rulebooks, is the system that keeps public meetings moving along while allowing everyone to have their fair input. Unfortunately, Robert's is a complex and intimidating reference that new and casual meeting leaders and participants can find overwhelming. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Parliamentary Procedure Fast Track lets readers bypass the arcane language, sort out the complicated system of motions, and get to what they really want to do: preside over and participate in smoothly-run meetings. In this slim volume, readers get: - A quick guide to the different sets of parliamentary procedure and which is most appropriate for the organization - Advice on setting and managing an agenda - The essence of what readers need to know about the most common types of motions - Rules for debates and voting - Forming and working on effective committees - Troubleshooting for meetings gone awry - Quick guidance for writing and submitting minutes

The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure 4th Edition

Author: Alice Sturgis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071420570
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Already the acclaimed choice of thousands of successful organizations including the American Library Association, the Fourth Edition features an all-new chapter that considers the ways the Internet and other state-of-the-art technologies have rewritten the rules of today’s meetings and conventions. This easy-to-use, paperback volume—the popular alternative to Robert’s Rules—is the most comprehensive, understandable, and logical guide to smooth-running, professional meetings. Alice Sturgis was a practicing parliamentarian and consultant to national and international professional and business organizations. She taught at Stanford University and the University of California.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Robert s Rules

Author: Nancy Sylvester
Publisher: Alpha
ISBN: 9781615640348
Format: PDF
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Provides detailed instructions for using Robert's Rules, the long-time standard of rules for running meetings, including basic procedures, the ladder of motions, sample minutes, and scripts for every type of meeting situation.

Notes and Comments on Robert s Rules Fourth Edition

Author: Jim Slaughter
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809332167
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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While Robert’s Rules of Order has long been the standard guide to parliamentary procedure, many readers find the manual too daunting and complex to utilize its full potential. In Notes and Comments on "Robert’s Rules", fourth edition, authors Jim Slaughter, Gaut Ragsdale, and Jon Ericson skillfully guide users through the intricate pathways of the latest edition of Robert’s Rules, transforming the often intimidating parliamentary guidebook into an easy-to-use tool. Notes and Comments explains in simple terms the individual motions found in Robert’s Rules, presents extensive tips and suggestions regarding possible modifications to Robert’s practices; allows readers to witness the vigorous debate about the rules within the notes section; and compares major parliamentary authorities. A reader-friendly question-and-answer format provides immediate solutions to the most common quandaries that arise during the meeting process, and a card featuring simplified charts of parliamentary motions is available for the user’s quick reference. An essential volume for members of nonprofits, voluntary associations, unions, condo and homeowner associations, student organizations, and government bodies, Notes and Comments on “Robert’s Rules” makes parliamentary procedure accessible to meeting participants as never before. Each section of this authoritative, straightforward guide is designed to empower participants with the confidence and knowledge necessary to navigate any meeting, large or small, with the utmost efficiency. 2013 Winner of the Phifer Award from the National Communication Association

Parliamentary Law at a Glance

Author: Ethel C. Utter
Publisher: Contemporary Books
ISBN: 9780809288915
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Make your meetings more and productive with the quick reference guide to parliamentary law that has served successful leaders for more than a generation.

Robert s Rules For Dummies

Author: C. Alan Jennings, PRP
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119241758
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Your no-nonsense guide to making sense of Robert's Rules The classic Robert's Rules of Order has a proven track record of helping membership groups apply codes of conduct to serve as a parliamentary authority within a given assembly. Unfortunately, when read on its own, it can prove to be unclear and hard to follow for many organizations—and that's where this friendly guide comes in. This new edition of Robert's Rules For Dummies demystifies the often-confusing rules of parliamentary procedure in clear, simple language and shows you how to apply them within your organization in a practical and effective way. From procedures for proper nominations to handling elections and ballots, from conducting meetings online to voting by mail and email—and everything in between—this hands-on, plain-English guide makes it easier to apply the information in the most recent version of the rules handbook so you and your organization can start benefiting from it today. Contains updated content that conforms to changes in business meetings, including special rules for making group decisions in both real-time and non-real-time environments Covers new timesaving tips to make meetings more efficient in a world where everyone is pressed for time Provides sample agendas, minutes, scripts, and more Includes interactive online material for readers on the go If you want to keep meetings organized, efficient, and on track, Robert's Rules For Dummies has you covered.

Rising to Power

Author: Ron A. Carucci
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1626341095
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rising to Power is a time tested, wisdom-packed guide for executives desiring to be exceptional leaders as they navigate their ascent to the highest levels of their organization. Nearly two-thirds of all leaders entering executive roles lack sufficient understanding of what is required and are unprepared for what they will face, which explains why 50 percent of them fail within the first eighteen months. For decades we have known that failure rates among transitioning executives are too high, causing exorbitant costs, damaged organizations, and stalled careers. Still, little has changed in the way organizations prepare leaders to assume executive positions. Three-fourths of new executives say their organization did not adequately prepare them for the executive office. It doesn’t have to be this way. If you are an executive—or you’re aspiring to be one—and considering how you will navigate the ascent in your organization, Rising to Power will serve you like no other resource can. Odds are high you have watched a promising executive fail on their way up. Like many, you scratched your head, wondering, “Why didn’t they see that coming?” Now you’re hoping not to be the next one that falls. Rising to Power will guide you on a predictable journey of ascent, through the transitional moments and issues most common in executive failure. It will bolster your confidence, open your eyes, deepen your insight, and if you let it, reveal your own proclivities for failure that you may not even recognize. Based on a ten-year longitudinal study, Rising to Power offers a profoundly new way of looking at an executive’s rise in an organization, and offers an approach to significantly increase your odds of success.

Webster s New World Robert s Rules of Order Simplified and Applied Third Edition

Author: Robert McConnell Productions
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054423703X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Robert’s 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.

Robert s Rules in Plain English 2e

Author: Doris P. Zimmerman
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0060787791
Format: PDF, Docs
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A revised edition of the bestselling Robert's Rules in Plain English, which still stands as the most concise, most-user friendly guide to parliamentary procedure on the market today. If you've ever had to run a meeting according to parliamentary procedures, you know just how difficult it is to keep track of all the rules, much less follow them. Figuring out what to say and how to say it seems an impossible task. Robert's Rules in Plain English, 2nd edition, is the solution to that problem. Not only does it provide you with the essential, basic rules in simple, straightforward English, it also includes summaries, outlines, charts, and sample dialogues so you can see exactly how these rules work in practice. With an extended glossary and new chapters on electronic meetings and internet usage, Robert's Rules in Plain English, 2nd edition, is an authoritative, modern guide to running a meeting successfully and keeping it on track.

The Complete Adoption Book

Author: Laura Beauvais-Godwin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440518408
Format: PDF, Kindle
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