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
a) Officers, Minutes and Conduct of Business
b) Bylaws, Debate and Voting
c) Classification of Motions
d) How to Run an Effective Meeting
Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center
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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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>