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Parliamentary Procedure

Unusual Facts About the Declaration of Independence

Jan 14, 2015 |
The Declaration of Independence is a significant piece of document in the history of America. It was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and was instrumental in giving the people of America freedom from the ... Read more

Seven Steps to Effective Community Leadership

Dec 25, 2014 |
How many times have you heard people at neighborhood bars, restaurants, or ball games complain about their community? How many times have you been a part of those moan-and-groan sessions? Stop ... Read more

Importance Of Using A Well-Formulated Agenda

Dec 25, 2014 |
Most chairpersons either pre-distribute, or at least have available at their meeting, an agenda for meeting participants to review and follow. Unfortunately, however, many chairpersons either do not ... Read more

How Following Robert's Rules Affects Present Day Board Meetings

Dec 25, 2014 |
The official guide on how members of the United States Senate should behave was written by Thomas Jefferson in his "The Manual of Parliamentary Practice" which unfortunately was not followed to the ... Read more

Effectively Using Parliamentary Procedure

Dec 25, 2014 |
For meetings to be effective, they require effective planning by both the chair and the participants. In the spirit of "keeping on track," it is necessary for meetings to use "rules of order." The two ... Read more