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Robert's Rules of Order Meeting Template

A meeting guide used by leaders to add structure and fairness to formal meetings.

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Robert's Rules of Order Meeting Template

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Robert's Rules of Order agenda is a guide for more formal meetings to ensure fairness and order. Created in the late 1800s, today the meeting format is most commonly used at board meetings and for parliamentary procedure in the corporate world.

Updated Mar 15, 2022

Robert's Rules of Order Meeting FAQs

How long should a robert's rules of order meeting be?

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You should initially set your robert's rules of order meetings for 60 minutes with your team. If you prepare and share an agenda in advance you're likely to get through more faster.

How often should you have robert's rules of order meetings?

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Most robert's rules of order meetings tend to occur monthly. As you go through a few iterations of them you may need to increase or decrease the frequency.

How do you structure a robert's rules of order meeting?

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You should think about deviding the meeting into 4 sections: Reports of officers, Reports of committees, Standard order of business, Wrap up. Then adding the following robert's rules of order meeting topics, where appropriate:

  • Call to order
  • Roll call
  • Reading and approval of minutes
  • Senior leaders present relevant updates and recommendations
  • Teams/committees present updates and recommendations
  • Unfinished items to be discussed
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment
  • New items to be discussed

What should you discuss during a robert's rules of order meeting?

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9 great things to discuss in your Robert's Rules of Order Meeting:

  • Call to order
  • Roll call
  • Reading and approval of minutes
  • Senior leaders present relevant updates and recommendations
  • Teams/committees present updates and recommendations
  • Unfinished items to be discussed
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment
  • New items to be discussed

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