Use Robert’s Rules for Meetings

There’s a reason why Robert’s Rules of Order is a gold standard for running meetings to ensure all voices can be heard–but there’s a lot to remember. Although it’s not theĀ only rules for engagement out there, it is one you’ll likely encounter in political meetings, including St. Olaf’s Student Government Association. Many boards for nonprofit and for-profit organizations will also use some variation of Robert Rules. Check out this video from Essie Broich, Natalie Choi, Mai Xee Vang, and Nina Vang from Mary Carlsen’s “Social Policy” class in the spring of 2021 for a quick overview of Robert’s Rules and how to use them (video slides available here).

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