Great City Council Meetings

Run fair and effective local government meetings

When you are elected to a city, town or village council, you have to find a way to make decisions even when people hold widely differing positions. Surprisingly enough, Robert’s Rules of Order provides great tools to achieve this. Learn the guidelines, tips and tools that will assist your council to function well and serve your community.

Thousands of councilmembers have gained the skills from our workshops and webinars to apply Robert's Rules of Order in a positive and productive way. The book itself, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 12th edition, is a reference work, not a textbook. However, the key content is easy to grasp when you have the benefit of the Jurassic Parliament approach. Putting the principles into place will strengthen your diversity, equity and inclusion goals, and your community will prosper.

This is an individual product for your personal use. Contact us to arrange for a group purchase. Your enrollment is valid for 30 days.

Length: 52 minutes Bonus: Notetaking handout with slides and reference handout with extensive key materials.

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Your Instructor


Ann G. Macfarlane
Ann G. Macfarlane

Ann brings her experience as a former diplomat to make Robert's Rules and meeting procedure practical and user-friendly for elected officials and directors of nonprofit boards. She is a former Russian translator and a Professional Registered Parliamentarian. With Andrew Estep, Ann is the author of Mastering Council Meetings: A guidebook for elected officials and local governments. Learn more here.


Course Curriculum


  Run great city council meetings to serve your community
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and is available to you for 30 days. It is entirely self-paced. You can start and resume at your leisure.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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