You are a newly elected President and you would like a little more guidance before tackling your first board meeting. You are a seasoned officer, director, or member but want to learn how you can participate more effectively.
As an association, your bylaws or
other governing documents need some clean-up, or you want to create some special
rules that are customized to your needs. Your board
needs to become more efficient, or your officers
could use some individual coaching to help them perform at their
best during the next meeting or convention. Whatever your needs,
from avoiding problems to solving problems, I’m here to
Meeting Parliamentarian -
Advise the presiding
officer, the board, and individual members as needed. This will sometimes require consultation between meetings.
Parliamentary Workshops - Training customized to the knowledge and experience of each individual or group. Workshops can be from two-hours, a half-day, all-day, or can be a series of workshops over several weeks.
Convention Consultant - Parliamentarian
during the convention as well as assistance in planning the agenda
and scripting the business meeting(s). Provide basic
parliamentary procedure training to the presiding officer, delegates,
and members as needed.
Written Parliamentary Opinions -
Help resolve ambiguities or mediate conflicts by providing written opinions
and recommendations based upon a review and interpretation of your bylaws and other governing documents, your adopted parliamentary authority (Robert's Rules of Order, the Standard Code (Sturgis), or others), general principles of parliamentary
law, and organizational precedents and customs.
Bylaws and Procedures - Help write bylaws
and operating procedures for new organizations or assist with the amendment or revision of existing Bylaws, policies, and procedures.
Professional Presiding Officer – Serve
as the presiding officer for a convention or board meeting when
the President or other regular presiding officer is unavailable,
inexperienced, or wishes to take a more active or controversial role in the meeting
and an impartial third-party is needed.
Expert Witness – Provide consultation
and testimony in legal proceedings involving the application
or interpretation of parliamentary law or procedure.