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Robert’s Rules of Order, Fourth Edition

By Henry M. Robert / Scott, Foresman & Co. / 1915

$9.99

Overview

Learn how you can have a successful meeting without letting it become monopolized or slide out-of-control once it has been called to order. With Robert’s Rules of Order meeting participants will learn how to interject with ease, make well-timed motions in the proper way, and learn the meaning of technical terms commonly used in formal meetings. Developed from a loose blend of both the British Parliament’s and the U.S. Congress’ rules of debate, this classic book will help you master the art of facilitating meetings in any organization.

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Key Features

  • Details the rules of order, the organization, and conduct of business
  • Offers guidelines for motions
  • Provides techniques for conducting constructive and democratic meetings
  • Places each member on equal footing

Contents

  • Rules of Order
    • How Business is Conducted in Deliberative Assembles
    • General Classification of Motions
    • Privileged Motions
    • Incidental Motions
    • Subsidiary Motions
    • Some Main and Unclassified Motions
    • Debate
    • Vote
    • Committees and Boards
    • The Officers and the Minutes
    • Miscellaneous
  • Organization, Meetings, and Legal Rights of Assemblies
    • Organizations and Meetings
    • Legal Rights of Assemblies and Trial of Their Members
  • Plan for Study of Parliamentary Law

Praise for the Print Edition

A powerful brand name and an American classic.

New York Times Book Review

Product Details

About Henry M. Robert

Henry M. Robert (1837–1923) gave his last name to the book that has brought order to millions of meetings. He was a U.S. Army Engineeer and studied parliamentary law through experiences in civil and church organizations. He published the first edition of Robert’s Rules of Order on February 19, 1876 and completed three revised editions until his death. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1901 and received a posthumous promotion to brigadier general. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition