Global Governance Advisors

How to Chair a Board Meeting

Posted by Linaeya Horn-Muller on Sep 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Welcome. Please everyone, take your seats.

You’re standing at the front of the room, ready to nosedive into the fifteen agenda items scheduled for the next 2.5 hours. There’s never enough time in the day, let alone allocated for that quarterly board meeting. Nevertheless, you’re ready. Thanks to an über knack for preparation, your watch and smart phone have already been synced to the antiquated clock ticking away at the back of the room. Hell-bent on keeping everyone focused and on schedule, nothing can stop you now.  

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Topics: Board Meeting, Robert's Rules of Order, Board Chair

Robert's Rules of Order Meets the Digital Boardroom

Posted by Linaeya Horn-Muller on Aug 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Picture this: an annual general meeting with no agenda. There’s no board chair or other administrator present to facilitate the meeting. What happens next? Can the board members stay organized, efficient and effectively discuss every necessary item? No, they can't.

The inability to have successful meetings with no set procedures led to the creation of Robert’s Rules of Order. Simply put, Robert’s Rules of Order is just another term for parliamentary procedure. It’s a widely accepted standard for conducting meetings and efficiently making decisions.

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Topics: GGA, Robert's Rules of Order, Digital Boardroom