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WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL PARLIAMENTARIAN, AND DO YOU NEED ONE?
A Parliamentarian is an expert in interpreting and applying the “Rules of Order” for meetings. These rules, especially Robert’s Rules of Order, emphasize the right of the minority to be heard and the majority to decide, and enable groups to efficiently and fairly discuss and determine actions to be taken.
A Professional Registered Parliamentarian [PRP] is among a select few trained and certified by the National Association of Parliamentarians to meet exacting standards in parliamentary procedure.
Are your meetings discordant, or one-sided, or just an aimless waste of everyone’s time? A Parliamentarian can show you how to improve efficiency, reduce confusion, and safeguard the rights of all members. Clear procedures mean more balanced debates, more credible elections, more productive meetings. And better meetings mean better decisions.
Are your officers new to their jobs? Are your delegates unsure of their responsibilities? Are your members too intimidated by "the rules" to participate effectively? A Parliamentarian offers a wide range of training seminars, customized to your specific needs.
Having problems interpreting your bylaws? A Parliamentary Opinion can help clear up your questions.
Writing or revising your bylaws, or other governing documents? Consulting a Parliamentarian from the start can save you time and trouble.
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