Event Profile

Meeting Minutes and Role of the Clerk in Robert's Rules

May 9, 2023

Who Should Attend:

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

Related Events:

Guide Your Board to Better Decisions Using Robert's Rules, April 11, 2023

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

Webinar Description:

This two-hour webinar will give you confidence in taking minutes and serving your board when parliamentary issues arise. You will learn the key guidelines from Robert's Rules of Order for processing meeting minutes, but we will not discuss the actual act of listening and recording what is said. This course includes 20 key points staff should know and Guidelines for Meeting Minutes in Local Government.

Learning Objectives:

  • State the correct purpose of taking minutes.
  • List four different types of minutes.
  • Describe how motions and amendments are processed and recorded.
  • Learn best practices for minutes of the board.
  • Understand the verbiage to use when speaking up at a board meeting.
  • Review the minutes approval process.
  • Learn the role of the secretary/clerk.
  • Discuss how to change minutes once adopted.
  • 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.