Event Profile

A How-To Series on Board Meetings - CANCELED

February 22 — March 29, 2022


This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Any utility employee or board member who is involved with board meetings, board procedures, or taking and maintaining board meeting minutes.

Series Overview:

This series is comprised of six webinars from February through March 2022. Descriptions for each webinar can be found below. Webinars can be taken individually or as an entire series; however, by registering for the full series you will receive all six webinars at a discounted price. Plus, register for the full six-part series and receive bonus material: a free subscription to Jurassic Parliament's email series "Quick Introduction to Robert's Rules." This user-friendly course will build your knowledge and reinforce the workshop information with a week's worth of short, easy-to-read emails.

Who's in Charge?, February 22, 2022

This is Part 1 of the Newly Elected Survival Guide. Get a clear picture of the authority of the chair, members, and staff at a board meeting. Hint: It may be different from what you're used to! When you understand who's in charge, you can participate effectively during meetings.

Motions and Amendments, March 1, 2022

This is Part 2 of the Newly Elected Survival Guide. Motions and amendments are the bedrock of Robert's Rules, but how to process them can be complex. This interactive 90-minute session will give you ample practice and understanding of how the system works.

Dealing with a Difficult Chair or Member , March 8, 2022

This is Part 3 of the Newly Elected Survival Guide. What can be done when a chair or a member oversteps their authority or dominates the meeting? This 90-minute webinar provides powerful tools for when that occurs.

Using Motions to Get What You Want , March 15, 2022

This is Part 1 of Beyond the Basics. There are 13 ranking motions in Robert's Rules, and it's rare to understand how they interact. In this webinar, learn how to use them to achieve your goals. We will cover reconsider, rescind, table, and more.

Interactive Practice, March 22, 2022

This is Part 2 of Beyond the Basics. This session offers entertaining interactive exercises so you can put your knowledge into practice and strengthen your skills.

Meeting Minutes and the Role of the Clerk, March 29, 2022

Many misunderstandings prevail about what kinds of minutes serve your board best. This webinar will clarify four different types of minutes and prepare you to process minutes effectively.

Webinar Recordings:

Webinar recordings can be made available to registrants who are unable to attend live.

Webinar Instructor:

Ann Macfarlane, Jurassic Parliament

Webinar Schedule:

Each webinar will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees within 12 hours of the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

This registration is for one person to attend. We manage our webinars on an honor-system basis; if more than one person from a utility wishes to attend, each is to register separately.

Webinar Fees:

Utility Member Rate: $595
Associate Member Rate: $895
Non-Member Rate: $1,785

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for nine continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.