The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge has a Saturday morning workshop on parliamentary procedures as governed by Robert’s Rules of Order.
“Anyone interested in learning how to make your organization’s meetings stay on track, accomplish goals, and give participants a feeling they’ve had a chance to express themselves is welcome to attend,” a press release said.
The workshop is free and open to the public, and it is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon in the Social Room of the Oak Ridge Civic Center.
Workshop leader Judy Poulson is expected to provide an effective yet simple and lively presentation on parliamentary procedure for individuals who participate in local meetings of government, nonprofit, civic, religious, and educational organizations, members of corporate boards, student organizations, and other governing bodies, the press release said.
Poulson is a member of both the national and state associations of parliamentarians. She’s on the board of League of Women Voters of Tennessee and formerly a member of the national League board. A Knoxville resident, she conducts workshops on parliamentary procedures and does public speaking on voting and suffrage history.
First published in 1876, Robert’s Rules of Order provides common rules and procedures for deliberation and debate to place the whole membership on the same footing and speak the same language. It is considered the universal standard used by most organizations in the United States.
For more information on the workshop, call Anne Adamson at (865) 483-0176.