Have you ever felt like you were wasting your time at a meeting?<br />How you feel when you believe your time is being wasted?<br />Who do you hold responsible?<br />
Boards & Committees that get something done – get something accomplished, require actively engaged board members.<br />BORED Members<br />make for<br />Disengaged<br />BOARD members.<br />
Frustrated, Angry Board Members lead to misdirected engagement – WASTED ENERGY.<br />
Frustrated, Angry Board Members can lead to an unpleasant / painful experience for the Chair<br />
Like an agenda, “Robert’s Rules of Order” should be your friend, a helpful tool to effectively manage meetings – Not a hammer to strong arm & force your positions. <br />
Sometimes “Constructive Chaos” can be helpful & even desirable, but in limited quantities<br />Some knowledge of Robert’s Rules can be VERY helpful and bring some order to what otherwise can be disorganized and non-productive chaos.<br />
<ul><li> Having motions on the agenda ahead of time.
Keeping discussions focused on the motions at hand.
Remember, as Chair, you should manage the discussion not focus on advocating a position.
Keep in mind people have varying degrees of familiarity with parliamentary procedure</li></li></ul><li>Keep discussions ON TRACK<br />Effective.<br />LEADERS can’t avoid this issue.<br />Focus on the issue rather than the personality.<br />