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Parliamentary Procedure

Parliamentary procedure, also called rules of order, is the generally accepted rules, ethics, and customs used to govern meetings, and other operations of clubs, organizations, legislative bodies, and other deliberative assemblies.

Why Use Parliamentary Procedure?

Parliamentary procedure is designed to help leaders and members conduct meetings of high quality and efficiency and give them guidance in organizational structure and functions. Knowledge of parliamentary rules is helpful to participants on every level: 

  • members need to be aware of methods of good procedure and
  • leaders need to be knowledgeable in the use of proper techniques.

Good parliamentary procedure ensures justice to everyone, prescribes order, reflects kindness and generosity, provides constructive use of limited time and gives one a sense of self-confidence.

Parliamentary Procedure Resources



ABC's of Parliamentary Procedures Video Part 1



ABC's of Parliamentary Procedures Video Part 2

 

Cover of MP475, Pocket Guide to Parliamentary Procedure

Pocket Guide to Parliamentary Procedure

One of the most important tools for effective meetings is the knowledge and use of basic parliamentary procedure.

Download the Pocket Guide
Cover of MP172, Procedural Guide for Arkansas County Quorum Court Meetings

Procedural Guide for Arkansas County Quorum Court Meetings

This guide covers the legislation and procedure guidelines for Quorum Court meetings.

Download the Procedural Guide
First page of Bylaws Example

Bylaws Example

Bylaws are the written rules that control the internal affairs of an organization. Bylaws define things like the group's official name, purpose, requirements for membership, officers' titles and responsibilities, how offices are to be assigned, how meetings should be conducted, and how often meetings will be held.

Download Bylaws of the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System

 

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