In order to have successful board governance, each board member needs an understanding of the role of the board as well as parliamentary procedure. This program will cover board basics, board governing documents, fiduciary duty and and board/staff relationship. It will also cover quorum, agenda, steps in processing a motion, the concept of precedence of a motion, the script of a motion, the meaning of votes, and basic characteristics of a motion.
Board members will understand their role as a board member in relationship to the entire organization. Board members will understand the basics of parliamentary procedure so as to make their future meetings more effective.
Nancy Sylvester has a Master's Degree in Communication from the University of Michigan and is Professor Emeritus of Speech at Rock Valley College where she taught for 31 years.
She has been a practicing professional parliamentarian since 1980. She is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian, a Certified Professional Parliamentarian and a Certified Teacher of Parliamentary Procedure, making her one of only approximately 20 people in the country with her level of designations. She has twice served as the National Parliamentarian for the National Association of Parliamentarians, thus serving as the parliamentarians' parliamentarian. She is the first person to have been selected for this position two times.
Nancy has also conducted Board Training to various organizations throughout the U.S. since 1995. Nancy is the author of the books The Complete Idiot's Guide to Robert's Rules and The Guerilla's Guide to Robert's Rules.
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