JCI Parliamentary Procedure Video – How to Conduct Orderly Meetings

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July 12, 2014

Parliamentary Procedures

Ever been in a board room meeting, and have people shouting across the room at each other? Or attended meeting with lots of discussion that are going no where?

Parliamentary procedure is the body of rules, ethics, and customs governing meetings and other operations of clubs, organizations, legislative bodies, and other deliberative assemblies.

Simply said, Parliamentary Procedures is meant to:

  • Ensure meetings are orderly
  • Everyone gets an Opportunity to be Heard
  • Decisions are made by the Majority while the minority is protected

How Do you conduct an Orderly Meeting with Parliamentary Procedures?

Watch this video about Parliamentary Procedures by JCI, which explains how parliamentary procedures can work in your organization.

Consider that an orderly meeting needs some rules so that the agenda items are handled in an orderly manner.

Components of Parliamentary Procedure

Example of Parliamentary Procedures in a meeting:

  • Member puts up a Motion
  • Motion is seconded
  • Floor is yielded by the Chairman to the speaker
  • Discussion happens, with all interested being heard, taking the floor one after another
  • Motion is made to put the primary motion to a vote, and seconded
  • A vote is put up, and according to rules, making a decision on the matter.

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