Board members are holding a meeting using parliamentary procedure.

Everything Boards Need to Know About Parliamentary Procedure (Part Two)

Welcome to another edition of All About It, the series where we take a closer look at the topics that fascinate us! In the second installment of our two-part deep dive on parliamentary procedure, we’ll take a closer look at the basic structure of parliamentary procedure and the role of parliamentarianism in the government and the corporate world. Let’s get started!

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Board members use parliamentary procedure in a board meeting.

Everything Boards Need to Know About Parliamentary Procedure (Part One)

The last article in our series, All About It — where we take an in-depth look at the topics that fascinate us the most — we discussed Robert’s Rules of Order. Robert’s Rules make up one of the most widely used frameworks for deliberation in the United States. Spend five minutes researching Robert’s Rules, and you’re bound to come across the term “parliamentary procedure”. But what exactly is parliamentary procedure? How does it relate to Robert’s Rules and governance as a whole? Let’s find out in the first installment of this two-part deep dive.

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Robert’s Rules of Order

If you’ve served on a board or committee, you’re probably familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order. But where did they come from and how did they come to be the standard structure for deliberation? Let’s find out in this installment of All About It — a series where we dive deep into the topics that fascinate us.

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Two-Tier Board Structure

In the United States, we’re used to a one-tiered structure of board governance. Board members are appointed to govern and oversee the operations of a company. The limits of their power are laid out in a set of bylaws. As needed, a board may call for the formation of a separate advisory board or committees to serve in a more focused capacity. This is the board structure we know. But it is not the only one. Continue reading
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All About It: Delaware Incorporation

Delaware is much more than just the “Diamond State”. When it comes to incorporating your business, it may just be a diamond in the rough. Let’s take a closer look at why Delaware incorporation is increasingly becoming a no-brainer for organizations across the country in a new series we’re calling All About It—where we dive deep into the topics that fascinate us the most!
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