Who Should Attend:
Any utility employee or board member who is involved with board meetings, board procedures, or taking and maintaining board meeting minutes.
A How-To Series on Board Meetings, July 20 - August 24, 2021
Introduction to Robert's Rules, July 20, 2021
Guide Your Board to Better Decisions, July 27, 2021
Get What You Want Using Motions, August 3, 2021
Meeting Minutes in Robert's Rules, August 17, 2021
Advanced Motions Practice and Test Your Skills, August 24, 2021
Elected chairs sometimes assume that they are the “decider” and can direct the course of board meetings as they choose. What can members do when a chair has this misunderstanding? What if it’s a board member who lacks the spirit of cooperation and compromise? How can a board function if one member is an outlier or contrarian? Robert’s Rules has answers for you! We will explore the framework for board meetings, who is in charge of what, and how to ensure that the majority rules. This webinar combines essential procedural guidelines with psychological insight to help you manage your meetings in the face of dysfunction.
1. Describe how group authority is more significant than any one individual, even the chair
2. Take the right steps when a chair oversteps his or her authority
3. Be able to sanction a board member whose actions are harmful to the board
4. Apply the motions Point of Order and Appeal
Webinar recordings can be made available to registrants who are unable to attend live.
Ann Macfarlane, Jurassic Parliament
The webinar will be held on August 10 at 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.
Utility Member Rate: $110
Associate Member Rate: $165
Non-Member Rate: $330
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.
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.
This course qualifies for 1.5 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.