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Robert's Rules For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7574-7
360 pages
December 2004
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Part I: It’s Parliamentary, My Dear: Participating Effectively in Meetings.

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

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

Chapter 3: Meetings: Making Group Decisions.

Chapter 4: Starting with Notice and a Quorum.

Chapter 5: Taking Care of Business without Wasting Time: Order of Business and Agenda.

Part II: Motions: Putting Ideas into Action.

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

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

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

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

Chapter 10: Privileged Motions: Getting Through the Meeting.

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

Chapter 12: Haven’t We Talked About This Already? Motions Which Bring a Question Again Before the Assembly.

Part III: Getting Involved in Leadership.

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

Chapter 14: Holding Elections and Making Appointments.

Chapter 15: Running the Show: Officers and Directors.

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

Chapter 17: Reporting to Your Organization.

Chapter 18: We Gotta Get Rid of this Guy! Disciplining and Removing Officers or Members.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Meeting Procedure Myths.

Chapter 20 Ten Tips for Presiding Officers.

Chapter 21: Ten Motion Mistakes to Avoid.

Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary of Parliamentary Terms.

Appendix B: Sample Agendas, Reports, and Minutes.


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