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Roberta's rules of order : sail through meetings for stellar results without the gavel

Author: Alice Cowan Cochran
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass ; Chichester : John Wiley, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Challenges nonprofit leaders (and those who runs meetings) to retire Robert's Rules of Order and adopt a simpler, friendlier, and effective method for conducting meetings.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Cowan Cochran
ISBN: 0787964239 9780787964238
OCLC Number: 53708934
Description: 240 pages
Contents: Figures, Exhibits, and Tables.Preface.Acknowledgments.The Author.Introduction.Part I: A Gradual Sea Change Toward More Flexibility.1. Shifting Shores from Robert's Rules to Roberta's.2. Rescuing Democratic Principles from Parliamentary Procedure.Part II: Navigate Decision Making Through Rough Waters (Northeast Course).3. Developing Proposals Before Launching Motions.4. Testing the Current Before Heading for Consensus.5. Reaching for Concordance When Consensus Is an Obstacle.Part III: Select Easy Meeting Methods to Get All Hands on Deck (Southeast Course).6. Balancing Traditional Meetings with Modern Media.7. Respecting Everyone's Time by Steering a Steady Course.8. Ending with Reflection and an Eye on the Horizon.9. Polishing Up the Dull and Boring Annual Meetings.Part IV: Stay Focused While Riding the Tide of Diversity (Southwest Course).10. Expecting and Respecting Different Frames of Reference.11. Tacking Away from Debate Toward Dialogue.12. Streamlining Discussions with a Clear Destination.Part V: Tuning the Governance Rigging (Northwest Course).13. Building a Strong Yet Flexible Structure.14. Plotting Your Course with Mission, Vision, and Values.15. Overhauling Your Bylaws.16. Staying on an Even Keel with Simple Operating Policies.Conclusion.Resources.References.Index.
Responsibility: Alice Collier Cochran.

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Reviewed by: Stephen C. Nill, J.D., CEO CharityChannel Anyone who has ever participated in nonprofit board meetings that were governed by Robert's Rules of Order will not be surprised to learn of the Read more...

 
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