Robert’s Rules of Order

Conduct smooth, orderly, and fair meetings

What's in this template?

Robert’s Rules of Order is a book that was published in 1876 by Henry M. Robert and it’s the most widely used manual of parliamentary procedure in the United States. Robert’s Rules of Order is a guide for conducting meetings to make fair decisions with regard to every member’s opinion in a minimum amount of time. Because this is a much more formal approach to meeting, it’s often used by nonprofit organizations, local government, professional societies, school boards, trade unions. 

The book includes much more than just an agenda template, you’ll learn tips for conducting and participating in meetings, sample dialogues to help with voting and debates, strategies for keeping meetings organized, and so much more.

 

1
Call to order

Call the meeting to order and complete roll call

2
Reading the minutes

Read the minutes of the previous meeting and get approval

3
Officer reports

Share the reports from permanently established officers or committees

4
Committee reports

Share the reports from special or temporary committees

5
Unfinished business

Share the topic, short description, person responsible, and time allotted

6
New business

Share the topic, short description, person responsible, and time allotted

7
Announcements

Any final housekeeping the rest of us should know

8
Adjournment

Assign any action items and adjourn the meeting

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