The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track: The Core Advice You Need for Running Effective, Organized Meetings (Paperback)

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track: The Core Advice You Need for Running Effective, Organized Meetings (Paperback)

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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.
Jim Slaughter is a partner in the North Carolina law firm Black, Slaughter & Black, PA, and is an attorney, Certified Professional Parliamentarian-Teacher, and Professional Registered Parliamentarian. He has served as parliamentarian to hundreds of national organizations, including the AFL-CIO, National School Boards Association, National Education Association, and American Federation of Teachers. He is the past president of the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers and currently serves on the national Board of Governors of the College of Community Association Lawyers. Jim's articles on procedure have been published in the ABA Journal, Association Management, and Common Ground. He is the lead author of Notes and Comments on Roberts Rules (Fourth Edition).
Product Details ISBN: 9781615642205
ISBN-10: 161564220X
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2012
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)