Robert's Rules of Order and
Your one-stop web site for all things parliamentary
Just to clarify the terminology:
The correct generic name for those democratic practices where making motions and majority vote are the primary tools of decision-making is "parliamentary procedure" or "parliamentary law."
Q. What is the difference between
Robert's Rules vs. parliamentary procedure?
In the U.S., for a century, the most popular handbook of procedural rules regarding democratically-run membership-based meetings has been "Robert's Rules of Order."
A person who can give advice regarding the parliamentary process is called a parliamentarian.
I hope this website becomes your primary visiting place when you need an expert on Robert's Rules – when you need a parliamentarian.
Note on spelling: The original author was Henry M. Robert, the last name is spelled without a final "S". Not Roberts. Thus the book title is spelled with the possessive apostrophe "S" (viz., Robert's).
Q. What are you looking for?
✓ Advice – to a parliamentary situation
✓ Answers – to a parliamentary question
✓ Strategy & tactics – to fight a faction or clique
Q. What kind of information do you need?
✓ Referrals – for a local parliamentarian or a professional chair
✓ Private consultation – in person, confidential
✓ Recommendations – for a book, DVD, CD, podcast, website
✓ Alternatives – to Robert's Rules (e.g., simpler, shorter)
✓ Lessons – tips, techniques, pointers
✓ A local parliamentary chapter – for ongoing education
✓ An at-home, self-paced course – of instruction
✓ Free information – on basic parliamentary procedure
Q. Who do you want to contact?
✓ A parliamentarian
✓ A professional presiding officer
✓ A teacher
✓ A speaker
✓ The national parliamentary organizations
✓ The author/webmaster
Q. For what size body?
✓ Oneself – for personal development and growth
✓ General membership
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