Better Decision Making Bodies
workshop includes two segments. It will give your decision making
body the tools it needs to achieve excellence in decision-making.
It will enable your group to remain focused on its mandate, make knowledge-based
and strategically-driven decisions, maximize opportunities, minimize
exposure to risk, and have productive and inclusive meetings.
Effective Decision Making
Meetings & Rules of Order
In this segment we discuss how to achieve excellence in
decision-making. We help you make your group's decisions
more proactive, visionary, smart, sustainable and inclusive.
Specific topics include:
Board/Council effectiveness .
of the Chair and each voting member.
of administrative staff, committees.
vs Majority based decisions.
duty to accept collective decisions.
collective interests ahead of narrow ones.
of interest guidelines.
guidelines ("in-camera meetings").
and dealing with team dysfunctions.
and stakeholder involvement.
In this segment we present tools to make your meetings productive,
timely, inclusive, and even enjoyable. We also discuss how
to use rules of order sensibly and intelligently in formal
meetings. Specific topics include:
- Ten key
ingredients of a successful meeting.
and visionary planning of meetings.
roles and member's roles in a meeting.
people, time and issues in a meeting.
a meeting on track and on time.
principles of rules of order.
of governing documents.
tie votes, abstentions, quorum.
debating and voting rights.
Main Motions, Amendments.
to postpone, refer, "table", others.