Already the acclaimed choice of thousands of successful organizations including the American Library Association, the Fourth Edition features an all-new chapter that considers the ways the Internet and other state-of-the-art technologies have rewritten the rules of today’s meetings and conventions. This easy-to-use, paperback volume—the popular alternative to Robert’s Rules—is the most comprehensive, understandable, and logical guide to smooth-running, professional meetings. Alice Sturgis was a practicing parliamentarian and consultant to national and international professional and business organizations. She taught at Stanford University and the University of California.
|Table of Contents|
Chapter 1: The Significance of Parliamentary Law.
Chapter 2: Fundamentals Principles of Parliamentary Law.
Chapter 3: Presentation of Motions.
Chapter 4: Classification of Motions.
Chapter 5: Precedence of Motions.
Chapter 6: Rules Governing Motions.
Chapter 7: Main Motions.
Chapter 8: Subsidiary Motions.
Chapter 9: Privileged Motions.
Chapter 10: Incidental Motions.
Chapter 11: Notice of Meetings and Proposals.
Chapter 12: Meetings.
Chapter 13: Quorum.
Chapter 14: Order of Business.
Chapter 15: Debate.
Chapter 16: Votes Required for Valid Actions.
Chapter 17: Methods of Voting.
Chapter 18: Nominations and Elections.
Chapter 19: Officers.
Chapter 20: Committees and Boards.
Chapter 21: Committee Reports and Recommendations.
Chapter 22: Conventions and Their Committees.
Chapter 23: Minutes.
Chapter 24: Charters, Bylaws, and Rules.
Chapter 25: Finances.
Chapter 26: Legal Classifications of Organizations.
Chapter 27: Rights of Members and of Organizations.
Chapter 28: Staff and Consultants.
Chapter 29: Functioning Under Robert's Rules of Order.
Chapter 30: Often-Asked Questions.