Author: Henry M. Robert
Release Date: 2016-05-21
Genre: Political Science
Originally published in 1896, "Robert's Rules of Order," remains to this day the manual of choice when it comes to conducting orderly productive proceedings. As General Henry M. Robert describes in his preface to the work, "The object of Rules of Order is to assist an assembly to accomplish in the best possible manner the work for which it was designed. To do this it is necessary to restrain the individual somewhat, as the right of an individual, in any community, to do what he pleases, is incompatible with the interests of the whole. Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty. Experience has shown the importance of definiteness in the law; and in this country, where customs are so slightly established and the published manuals of parliamentary practice so conflicting, no society should attempt to conduct business without having adopted some work upon the subject as the authority in all cases not covered by its own special rules." Whatever the intent of an assembly may be it needs some formalized procedure to conduct its business in an orderly fashion. In the absence of an established set of procedures for assembly meetings "Robert's Rules of Order" provides an effective set of rules for conducting orderly proceedings. This edition follows the revised 1915 edition and is printed on premium acid-free paper.
Author: C. Alan Jennings, PRP
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-04-18
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.
Author: Alice Sturgis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2000-12-28
Genre: Business & Economics
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.
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.
Author: Rita Cook
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
"This book outlines the traditional rules, such as a quorum, abstention votes, amendments, and debates. You will also learn how to conduct meetings, conferences, seminars, and much more. Moreover, this book will help you bring your business into the 21st century. With technology rapidly changing and the Internet being a larger presence in the business world than ever, this book teaches you how to utilize Robert's Rules in conjunction with technology to conduct meetings online, create Web seminars, and send e-mail" -- Cover, p. 4.
Author: George Demeter
Release Date: 1969
NOW BACK IN PRINT! Demeter's Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure, by George Demeter, is a parliamentary authority manual. Similar to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, Demeter's Manual notes, "Without rules, there would be injustice and confusion. Hence, it is as necessary to follow the rules of parliamentary law as it is to follow the rules of a ball game or a card game." The book attempts to include everything a presiding officer might need to know, including public courtesies and ceremonies; sample prayers for opening a meeting; organizing a new lodge, chapter or post; times of fraction and discord; acquisition of new members; installation of officers; and adjournment. Chapter 16 contains an "entire meeting in drill form," designed to illustrate a range of parliamentary motions and situations and how a chairman would handle them. Demeter also devotes space to discussing strategic use of parliamentary procedure. The book concludes with "The Greatest Convention Ever Held," an account of the Creation in parliamentary terms.