A meeting parliamentarian is a person who is knowledgeable about parliamentary procedure . Learning how to use these meeting rules correctly will help your group to have more productive meetings.
Having a clause in your bylaws prescribing a generally acceptable manual of parliamentary law will provide you with suitable rules of order during your meetings. Once this book is accepted, this will be the group’s designated parliamentary authority.
The parliamentary authority that MAP recommends is the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised. It is the most widely used parliamentary authority in North America.
Robert’s Rules of OrderNewly Revised (RONR) 12th Edition released in September 2020, supersedes all previous editions and is intended automatically to become the parliamentary authority in groups whose bylaws prescribe Robert’s Rules of Order without specifying a particular edition.
What are MAP’s goals and objectives?
Mentor our members so they learn more about Robert’s Rules;
Coach members so they can improve their own presiding skills;
Facilitate monthly study groups for members and guests;
Assist our members to acquire their parliamentary credentials;
Organize public workshops twice a year;
Help people locate technical resources on meeting procedures;
Provide details on registering for training conferences offered by our parent group, the National Association of Parliamentarians .
MAP membership is your first step for professional development*
To join the Association, please complete this Membership Form
and submit it with your annual dues ($25.00 – Provisional member).
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