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  • The audience for this presentation is a freshman English class, 2nd semester. It is intended to introduce the concept of “Rules of Order,” guidelines for running an official meeting. By the end of the presentation, SWBAT: >define the meaning of “rules of order” and explain their necessity and value >identify specific situations where “rules of order” would be valuable >explain the basic approach and philosophy of Robert’s Rules of Order >explain the basic approach and philosophy of the Democratic Rules of Order
  • Rulesoforder

    1. 1. Rules of Order What they are; why we need them
    2. 2. What are “rules of order”? <ul><li>Rules of order , also known as standing orders or rules of procedure , are the written rules of parliamentary procedure adopted by a deliberative assembly, which detail the processes used by the body to make decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>http://en. wikipedia . org/wiki/Rules_of_order </li></ul>
    3. 4. First, let’s define some words: <ul><li>parliamentary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relating to governing or lawmaking bodies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>deliberative : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intended for consideration or discussion </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Then, let’s remix this definition: <ul><li>Rules of order are the written rules of a law-making, decision-making, or discussion group used to discuss and consider ideas, which help them make decisions by making the meetings structured and orderly. </li></ul>
    5. 6. BRAINSTORM <ul><li>What are five situations that “rules of order” would be really useful? </li></ul>
    6. 7. BRAINSTORM follow-up <ul><li>Debate club </li></ul><ul><li>ASB meeting </li></ul><ul><li>School board meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Class discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Talk shows </li></ul><ul><li>Senate, Congress </li></ul>Were any of the following said? <ul><li>Board meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Courtroom trial </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm session </li></ul><ul><li>City Council Meeting </li></ul>
    7. 8. What is accomplished with through “rules of order”? <ul><li>Produces an orderly and organized meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the minority voice to be heard </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the majority voice to decide </li></ul>
    8. 9. What is accomplished with through “rules of order”? <ul><li>Allows ideas to be vocalized </li></ul><ul><li>Allows ideas to be fully discussed </li></ul><ul><li>Produces well thought out decisions </li></ul>
    9. 10. What are the sources of “rules of order”? <ul><li>They can come from the leader or leading body of a group </li></ul><ul><li>They can be the tradition or guidelines adopted by a group </li></ul><ul><li>They can be external written rules produced outside of a group </li></ul>
    10. 11. Would the following situation use rules of order from A) a leader B) tradition C) written, formal rules: <ul><li>A fraternity or sorority </li></ul><ul><li>A classroom </li></ul><ul><li>The Senate </li></ul><ul><li>ASB </li></ul>
    11. 12. EXAMPLE #1: Robert’s Rules of Order
    12. 13. Robert’s Rules of Order basic overview: <ul><li>This Parliamentary Procedure is a time tested method of conducting meetings and public gatherings. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be adapted to fit the needs of any organization. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the basic handbook of operation for most clubs, organizations and other groups. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. robertsrules . org/rulesintro . htm </li></ul>
    13. 14. Robert’s Rules of Order basic overview: <ul><li>It offers a basic order: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Call to order </li></ul><ul><li>2.Roll call of members present </li></ul><ul><li>3.Reading of minutes of last meeting </li></ul><ul><li>4.Officers reports </li></ul><ul><li>5.Committee reports </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. robertsrules . org/rulesintro . htm </li></ul>
    14. 15. Robert’s Rules of Order basic overview: <ul><li>It offers a basic order (cont.): </li></ul><ul><li>6.Special orders --- Important business previously designated for consideration at this meeting </li></ul><ul><li>7.Unfinished business </li></ul><ul><li>8.New business </li></ul><ul><li>9.Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>10.Adjournment </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. robertsrules . org/rulesintro . htm </li></ul>
    15. 16. Robert’s Rules of Order basic overview: <ul><li>How do things get done? </li></ul><ul><li>Members express themselves by moving “motions.” A motion is a proposal that the entire membership take action or a stand on an issue. Individual members can: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Call to order </li></ul><ul><li>2.Second motions </li></ul><ul><li>3.Debate motions </li></ul><ul><li>4.Vote on motions </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.robertsrules.org/rulesintro.htm </li></ul>
    16. 17. Robert’s Rules of Order basic overview: <ul><li>The CORE RULE in Robert’s Rules of Order: </li></ul><ul><li>BE COURTEOUS </li></ul>
    17. 18. EXAMPLE #2: Democratic Rules of Order
    18. 19. Democratic Rules of Order basic overview: <ul><li>Claims to accomplish the same order and structure as Robert’s Rules of Order but… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has 27 pages of rules rather than up to 700 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses plain vocabulary rather than specialized terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is not as formal-- not everything discussed is a “motion” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.democratic-rules.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. Democratic Rules of Order basic overview: <ul><li>Important Principles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using this link, find “meeting tips and principles.” Read through the 12 listed principles. In your opinion, which do you think are the two most valuable guidelines? Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.democratic-rules.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. Rules of Order What they are; why we need them

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