Promoting the study and teaching of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised
Welcome to the Sooner Unit
Links to Parliamentary Procedure Websites:
Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP) - The mission of the American
Institute of Parliamentarians is to foster, promote and teach the highest
standards of parliamentary procedure, in keeping with the principles of
parliamentary law and the adopted parliamentary authority.
State Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) - Includes information
relating to the annual meeting, Arizona state officers, and hot links. Pages
for the Central, Southern, and Northern Units are also available.
Bones Parliamentary Procedure - A table summarizing the parliamentary
procedure rules governing eight common motions from Sturgis.
Rouge Unit of Parliamentarians (NAP) - Lists the dates and times of
meetings for this unit of the Louisiana State Association of
Parliamentarians, and who to contact to join.
State Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) - A division of the National
Association of Parliamentarians that features officers, unit goals, events,
convention information, feedback, links, and much more.
State PTA Hot Tips-Bylaws - Features guidelines from the California
bylaws committee. California State PTA publications are also listed.
Unit of Parliamentarians (NAP) - This New Jersey Unit of the National
Association of Parliamentarians lists meeting places, dates, and times. In
addition, a "News" page includes items such as a free education
course on Basic Parliamentary Practice.
- Democratic Rules
of Order - Description, comparison, and comments about the 7th edition
of this 72-page book of parliamentary procedure, written by Fred and Peg
Parliamentary Procedure - The use of parliamentary procedure in the U.S.
House of Representatives: Principles of adding amendments, a germaneness
test, committee rules, points of order, and a pocket guide on floor
Bears Chapter(AIP) - This non-profit voluntary chapter of the American
Institute of Parliamentarians in California is dedicated to an improved
knowledge of parliamentary procedure.
Gavel Unit (NAP) - This National Association of Parliamentarians unit is
located in Virginia Beach, VA. The site includes a Speaker's Bureau, FAQs
about parliamentary procedure and hiring parliamentarians, and Hot Links to
other parliamentary sites.
Country Unit (NAP) - This Tulsa, Oklahoma unit lists their officers,
bylaws, and unit affiliates. Other topics include news, events, membership,
To Parliamentary Procedure - Describes how the Associate Student
Government (their Student Senate) at Northwestern University uses
parliamentary procedure. Topics include: Definitions, parliamentary
situations and concepts, motions (classes, descriptions and purposes), and
the order of precedence.
to Robert's Rules of Order - Parliamentary procedure is defined and its
importance is explained. An example of an order of business, the types of
motions and how they are presented and voted on are covered.
- Jim Slaughter,
Parliamentarian & Parliamentary Consultant - Attorney Jim Slaughter,
Certified Professional Parliamentarian-Teacher and Professional Registered
Parliamentarian, has served as a parliamentarian and teacher for some of the
largest trade unions and associations throughout the United States.
Parliamentary Unit (NAP) - This Tennessee unit of the National
Association Of Parliamentarians features articles on community and
professional services. Also has membership information related to meetings,
benefits, and categories. Details on the 13 ranking motions, steps in
handling motions and amendments are also included.
Manual of Parliamentary Practice - A complete reprint of the 1812 manual
by Thomas Jefferson that was used by the United States Senate. Includes the
rules of motions and how they are used.
Parliamentary Resources - Sample agenda, bylaws, motions, chair's
script, minutes, audit report; a general resource page on parliamentary
Parliamentary Procedure - Excerpts from book by parliamentarian for the
CA State Employees Association General Council, covering principles,
objectives, main motion script, bylaws, rules of order, and standing rules.
Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) - The National Association of
Parliamentarians is dedicated to teaching, promoting, and disseminating the
philosophy and principles underlying the rules of deliberative assemblies.
- National Parliamentarian
Online - Selected educational articles from the National
Parliamentarian, the official quarterly publication of the National
Association of Parliamentarians, including the current issue and earlier
Association of School Boards - Includes details on making Main Motions,
Amendments, and the motion to Reconsider.
- The Official
Robert's Rules of Order Web Site - This site includes a short history of
Robert's Rules, how an organization can adopt it, the basics of
parliamentary procedure, a question and answer forum, and an "Ask the
- Ohio Association of
Parliamentarians - Features meeting days and times, and contact
- Oklahoma State
Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) - Promoting the study and teaching
of parliamentary law, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, and bringing
into closer cooperation all parliamentarians in the State of Oklahoma, with
8 study units across the state.
Glossary - A glossary of parliamentary terms and phrases from Australia.
Associates - Offers advice specifically on parliamentary procedure
including unproductive meetings and materials available, with a
Procedure - Advice from Dr. John A. Cagle, California State University,
Procedure According to Robert's Rules - Summaries for the online study
of parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules of Order, including Frequently
Asked Questions, charts on motion precedence, and tips for meetings.
Procedure at a Glance - Includes a chart of motions with their rules,
how to run an effective meeting, and keeping minutes.
Procedure E-Bulletin - Announcements related to current parliamentary
procedure information, sites worth visiting, questions and answers, and tips
on training FFA, FBLA, SkillsUSA-VICA, BPA, TSA, FCCLA, and HOSA teams for
Procedure Glossary, Third Edition - A detailed glossary of parliamentary
procedure terms and phrases used by the Canada House of Commons. Listed in
both English or French.
Procedure Guards Members' Rights - Advantages of using parliamentary
procedure and some popular myths, misconceptions, and mistakes. Includes an
outline of a standard order of business and how motions are made and
Procedure Home Page - This site is hosted by Professional Registered
Parliamentarian, Stran L. Trout. It includes parliamentary procedure links,
a list of printings of Robert's Rules of Order, Trout's Top Ten Rules of
Order, and details on how to fly the American Flag.
Parliamentary Procedure Instructional Materials Center - Catalog of
parliamentary procedure references and quality teaching resources,
workshops, glossary, links, frequently asked questions, how to write
minutes, mnemonics, and consulting and materials.
Procedure Instructional Materials From the University of Illinois -
Parliamentary procedure resources from the ITCS Instructional Materials at
the University of Illinois. Tested in the classroom for teaching a complete
unit, enrichment, independent study, and training a team for competition.
Procedure Materials From Ohio State University - Parliamentary procedure
materials from the Ohio State University Curriculum Materials Service
specifically designed for FFA secondary school students.
Procedure Q & A from NOW - Questions are answered by The National
Organization For Women on motions related to a point of information,
personal privilege, point of order, a parliamentary inquiry, and debate
Procedures at California State University, Chico - General purposes,
principles, and parliamentary terms, with examples of how to transact
business at meetings and in committees, with chart of descriptive
characteristics of motions.
Procedure-Tulane University ASB - The Associated Student Body (ASB) at
Tulane University provides information on: Parliamentary situations and
concepts; classes, descriptions, and purposes of motions; and the order or
precedence of motions.
Parliamentary Society of Toronto - A Chapter of the AIP the Society
promotes the use of effective, democratic parliamentary practices, good
meeting procedures and practices, and the teaching of parliamentary procedure.
PTA - Includes details on why parliamentary procedure should be used,
defines several basic terms, and lists resources.
- Robert McConnell Productions
- Offers videos, books, and procedure advice from a registered
parliamentarian at the Dear Parliamentarian column.
Rules of Order Revised - The 1915 (Fourth) Edition with slight
modifications and enhancements, by the Constitution Society.
- Robert's Rules Online
– Parliamentary Procedure - Full text of the 1915 (Fourth) Edition of
Robert's Rules of Order, with index and keyword search, lesson outlines and
Plan for Study of Parliamentary Law.
Used By the United States Congress - The parliamentary procedure rules
used by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are listed.
Parliamentary Procedure Educational Materials - Descriptions of
parliamentary procedure educational materials available for secondary and
college students for teaching a unit and for preparing for the Chapter
Business Procedure Competitive Event.
- Survival Tips on
Roberts Rules of Order - Roberts Rules of Order are indispensable to
surviving as an officer or a member in an organization. I simplify the
needed survival tools to defend your ideas.
NAACP: Parliamentary Procedure - Overview of parliamentary procedure.
Principles, a description of a deliberative assembly, a sample agenda, the
procedure for handling a main motion, and the rules for the 13 ranking
motions are listed.
- Texas State
Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) - This site includes the
objectives of the state association and the annual convention date. The
Crossroads Unit (Argyle, TX) is featured and lists study meeting dates, and
a tip of the month.
On Parliamentary Procedure - A Certified Parliamentarian describes how
to handle a motion at a convention and the purposes of subsidiary and
State Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) - Charter units from
Washington State and their presidents are listed. In addition, new events,
parliamentary procedure links, and the history of the association are
AIP - Locate a Parliamentarian - A listing of Certified Parliamentarians
and Certified Professional Parliamentarians who have information pages on the
website of the American Institute of Parliamentarians.
American Institute Of Parliamentarians (AIP) - A source for Certified
Parliamentarians and Certified Professional Parliamentarians.
- A Professional Registered Parliamentarian who is a consultant on meetings,
conventions, bylaws, voting and elections, presiding, Robert's Rules and other
rules of procedure for boards, associations, attorneys, public officials,
association officers, and workshops. Simple questions answered without charge.
C. Alan Jennings
- This Professional Registered Parliamentarian offers assistance for
conventions and drafting and revising bylaws. He also serves as a presider for
meetings, is a trainer for groups, officers and boards, and provides expert
testimony at legal proceedings.
Graham - A Professional Registered Parliamentarian who serves as a
convention parliamentarian, writes and revises bylaws, serves as an
instructor, and is a professional presiding officer. Her site also lists the
requirements to become a Professional Registered Parliamentarian.
Dr. John A. Cagle - A Professional Registered Parliamentarian that
provides instruction on parliamentary procedure topics, an opportunity to ask
questions, and a link to Questions and Answers that have been received and
Dwayne Roberts - A Professional Registered Parliamentarian answers your
questions related to parliamentary procedure. Other parliamentary procedure
sites are also listed.
Eli Mina ( MSc) - A Professional Registered Parliamentarian who is a
public speaker, seminar leader, consensus builder ("Peace Maker"), and serves
as an impartial meeting chairman.
Gene Bierbaum (Ph.D.) - Dr. Bierbaum (Professional Registered
Parliamentarian and Certified Professional Parliamentarian) is an experienced
convention parliamentarian. He teaches workshops on meeting procedures, and
provides assistance with bylaws, elections, and scripts for running meetings.
Corbin - This Registered Parliamentarian will provide assistance in making
your meetings more productive.
Anderson - This Professional Registered Parliamentarian has over 30 years
experience serving organizations on all levels, of all sizes, locally to
Hudgins Parliamentary Services - Dick Hudgins is an experienced student of
parliamentary procedure. His services include advising officers and members of
organizations regarding by-law writing and revisions, agenda preparation and
procedure in the handling of motions, as well as teaching civic groups and
Stewart - This Professional Registered Parliamentarian offers a range of
parliamentary services, management consulting, seminars and lectures. A bio
and page of references is provided, along with parliamentary tips.
- Attorney Jim Slaughter, Certified Professional Parliamentarian-Teacher and
Professional Registered Parliamentarian, has served as a parliamentarian and
teacher for some of the largest trade unions and associations throughout the
Nancy Sylvester (MA) - A Professional Registered Parliamentarian and
Certified Registered Parliamentarian-Teacher who provides advice and
consultation on meeting facilitation and procedures.
Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) - A source of Registered
Parliamentarians and Professional Registered Parliamentarians.
Parliamentary Associates - Recommends Parliamentarians who can write
opinions, interpret bylaws, preside at meetings, serve as a convention
parliamentarian, and advise on meeting preparation.
- Professional Registered Parliamentarian in Seattle area; help with bylaws,
presiding, meeting scripts, with tips and samples.
Ronald J. Baser (MEd) - A member of NAP and AIP who offers seminars and
workshops in meeting management. Former marketing and sales director with
managerial experience in business and civic organizations.
Clayton Callaway, Jr. M.D. - A Professional Registered Parliamentarian who
provides educational programs and classes. He also serves as a consultant for
individuals, boards, and organizations in matters of protocal and procedure.
Shane D. Dunbar (MEd) - This Professional Registered Parliamentarian and
retired teacher conducts activity-oriented parliamentary procedure WORKSHOPS
for teachers, secondary and college students, and many other groups (over 500
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