Parliamentary Procedures Workshop

Parliamentary Procedures Workshop with Deaf Parliamentarian Elizabeth “Libby” Pollard

Friday and Saturday May 6 and 7
Friday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
“ABCs on Parliamentary Procedures”

Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Workshop on:
a)  Officers, Minutes and Conduct of Business
b)  Bylaws, Debate and Voting
c)  Classification of Motions
d)  How to Run an Effective Meeting

Location:
Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center
Conference Room
1625 19th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Please register with your  President of your organization before April 30.

If you are not a member of any of these organization and you would like to participate, fee is $50.00 include Saturday lunch and snacks. Please email Karen Atwood to register by April 30.

This is a golden opportunity for both young and old leaders of any organization – to rejuvenate and learn new ways.

A-B-Cs of Parliamentary Procedures
Workshop Objective
* To learn how to participate in a meeting and to use an agenda.
* To learn how to present and discuss business motions, and voting methods.
* To discuss the preparation, good meeting manners, supporting group goals,
improve communication and presentation skills.
* To understand the member’s rights and obligations within an organization.

Members, Officers & Minutes
Workshop Objective
* To describe who are the members and what are their responsibilities.
* To identify the officers of an organization and their basic duties.
* To understand why the minutes are important and what should be included.

Conduct of Business, Bylaws, Debate & Voting
Workshop Objective
* To learn how an assembly carry out its business.
* To understand why bylaws are important and what is involved.
* To learn the rules and strategies of debate.
* To learn about voting techniques and how to determines the results.
* To have “hands on” experience in nomination and voting process for officers

Classification of Motions
Workshop Objective
* To learn the basic motion which brings business before the assembly.
* To understand different kinds of secondary motions.
* To learn the subsidiary motion to Amend and the process of making amendments to motions.
* To have “hands on” experience in writing motions on motion form during break-out session

How to Run an Effective Meeting
Workshop Objective
* To learn how to have a successful and productive meeting.
* To understand why participation is important.
* To practice good meeting manners.
* To be involved in a “mock” meeting using different motions.</span>