“Point of Order: How to Participate In and Run Meetings So That You Get
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2005
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Place: Room 303, Student Union Building, Dalhousie University
Fee: $100 including taxes; $40 for students; $20 for SLIS students
Instructor: Dr. Norman Horrocks, BA (Western Australia), MLS, PhD (Pittsburgh),
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
(UK), Associate of the Library Association of Australia
Dr. Norman Horrocks is a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians. A
member, secretary and chair of countless committees, he has given workshops on
Committee Procedures and Parliamentary Practice for a number of years. He has
served as Parliamentarian for non-profit organizations in both Canada and the
United States. Currently he is an editorial consultant for Scarecrow Press of
Lanham, Maryland, and an adjunct professor in the Dalhousie School of Library
and Information Studies.
Who should attend?
Anyone who serves on a committee in any setting, whether as a member, secretary
Why should I attend?
To find out how to make more effective use of your time spent at meetings
To learn new ways of ensuring that your views are heard
To make sure that the group accomplishes what it was charged to do
To gain confidence in dealing with Rules of Order and Parliamentary practice
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Introductions
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. The Real Role of the Committee Chair: how to organize
meetings so that people come prepared.
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Break (Provided by SLIS)
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Getting things done — Staying on time and on track: how to
deal with those who cannot stay on the topic or who have an axe to grind.
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. The Role of the Committee Secretary: how to handle an annual
business meeting and committee reports at this meeting.
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Rules of order: which ones are used, how and why.
For further information and registration, please contact Shanna Balogh
(494-2453). Advance payment and registration required. (48 hours' notice is
required for cancellation and refund of registration costs)
School of Library and Information Studies
Faculty of Management
Halifax, NS B3H 3J5
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