Event Profile

Guide Your Board to Better Decisions Using Robert's Rules

April 11, 2023

Who Should Attend:

Any utility board member, board chair, or leader who works with board members.

Related Events:

Dealing with a Difficult Chair and with the Public, April 25, 2023

Meeting Minutes and Role of the Clerk in Robert’s Rules, May 9, 2023

Webinar Description:

Discussion and decision-making are the heart of the board’s work, yet often they are challenging. Robert’s Rules of Order has surprising answers on these topics. This workshop provides the tools, tips and guidelines to ensure effective discussion and better decisions. Essential information for chairs and board members.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the principles of the authority of the chair, members, and staff correctly.
  • Hold productive and fair discussion, even when opinions differ.
  • Use motions and amendments efficiently for better decision-making.
  • Create a board culture where all opinions are welcome, and the board follows the will of the majority.
  • Webinar Instructor:

    Ann Macfarlane, Jurassic Parliament

    Webinar Schedule:

    Webinar will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, and the class will run from 10:00 am to noon.

    Webinar Fees:

    Utility Member Rate: $150
    Associate Member Rate: $225
    Non-member Rate: $300

    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 Policies:

    For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
    For in-person events: 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; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact  registration@nwppa.org, or call (360) 254-0109. 

    Continuing Hours:

    This course qualifies for 2 continuing hours. Certificates are available online 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.