January Luncheon
Thursday, January 25, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00pm

The Role of Procedural Rules in Meetings
Pat Knoll, Q.C., PRP 
(Professional Registered Parliamentarian)
Presentation Overview:
Officials responsible for the organization, management, order and efficiency of meetings are often concerned with the role of procedural rules as a tool for bringing about meetings success. What rules to use, how to provide and use those rules, and what should be avoided, are commonplace inquiries that surface year after year.
It is to be expected from time to time (or regularly) that some attendees will leave at the close of a meeting discontent with results and decisions made by the assembly. However, no one should leave a meeting with the sense that the meeting was a disaster because those in charge failed to create transparency, order, efficiency, and fair play for the meeting. More often than not such results arise from inadequate pre-meeting planning and/or the absence of a basic statement of comprehensible procedural rules, or an inability to correctly apply rules that have been proposed - than otherwise.  
Pat Knoll is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian with Knoll & du Plessix Parliamentarian Services. He has served as consultant or Presiding Officer and Chair for over 20 years for meetings of various organizations and assemblies, across Canada. He teaches a course on Robert's Rules of Order and the American Standard Code at the University of Calgary, and is a recognized expert in meetings rules of order and parliamentary law. Pat will present on these and other related issues at the January 25, CCI luncheon.
Member: $35.00/person
Non-Member: $45.00/person
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 1316 33 St NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6B6