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Democratic Rules of Order: Easy-To-Use Rules for Meetings of Any Size (Paperback)

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"Stuck in Dysfunction-ville? Are your meetings inefficient, frustrating and possibly not legal? Democratic Rules of Order is a small, brilliant book that can make a world of difference. Buy everyone a copy - it will be one of the best investments you've ever made."

- Bruce Batchelor, author, publisher, innovator, and no-longer-frustrated meeting attendee

"This is Robert's Rules, simplified, modernized, clarified and, most importantly, humanized."

- Ric Getter, PCC Media Production/PCC-TV, Educational Advisory Council Membership chair, Portland Community College - Sylvania

"Many condominiums get tangled up with Robert's Rules of Order which is most often far too complex. That is why the Team and VISOA recommend the uncomplicated Democratic Rules of Order to all stratas."

- David Grubb, board member and chair, Strata Support Team, Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association (VISOA)

"We highly recommend this book to any organization for its clear and simple directions."

- Caroline Holm, clerk, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Victoria, Canada

"Easy-to-follow guidelines allowed us to get a handle on the tasks that needed doing, without regularly digressing into chaos. Kudos to the authors for keeping a rowdy bunch of us on track."

- Pieter Vorster, Courtenay rugby team board member, and chief editor,

"I bought a copy for each member of the board and we voted to make it the official procedure manual". It's: 1) easy to understand, 2) easy to learn, 3) user-friendly, 4) logical, and 5) efficient."

- Edward E. Douglas, BA, MA, past vice-president of a library board of trustees

"Truly the guide for the rest of us...with elegant solutions to three challenges: how to run meetings with fairness, efficiency, and good order, how to do so with rules that everybody can understand, and how to foster true democracy in a world that needs it more than ever."

- Jim Rietmulder, author, When Kids Rule the School, and co-founder, The Circle School

"A gem of a reference book, it is practical, well-structured and is detailed and informative about meeting terminology."

- Gerry O'Sullivan, facilitator, mediator, and trainer, and author, The Mediator's Toolkit

About the Author

Peg Francis, and her late husband Fred Francis, had decades of experience with meetings in school, college, business, church, and community organizations as members and as officers. They saw the urgent need for more justice and stronger democracies and believed that for a democracy to work successfully, the populace itself must understand and practice democratic principles. They brought their skills as former educators to bear to create a set of rules that are easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, and widely applicable in meetings and that promote democracy at a grass-roots level. Always seeking to improve, they were also entrepreneurs who have designed several commercial products including clean-burning wood stoves, rodent-proof composters, and children's building sets. Peg lives in Victoria, Canada.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780865719064
ISBN-10: 0865719063
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication Date: May 28th, 2019
Pages: 104
Language: English