This one-of-a-kind book challenges nprofit leaders (and anyone who runs meetings) to retire Robert's Rules of Order and adopt a simpler, friendlier, and more effective method for conducting meetings - Roberta's Rules of Order . Using traditional sailing ships as a metaphor, meetings and governance expert Alice Collier Cochran helps groups make the journey from the 'shore' that represents the culture of Robert's Rules - procedural formality, debate, simple majority rule - to the opposite 'shore' of Roberta's Rules - informality, dialogue, and decision-making options. In doing so, she helps them to conduct friendlier, more effective meetings and to take the first step toward creating flexible, democratic organizations. Read a review and listen to an interview with Charity Channel Founder/CEO Stephen C. Nill online.
Alice Collier Cochran, an independent consultant, conducts workshops on Roberta's Rules of Order for nonprofit management support organizations such as BoardSource, CompassPoint, and Marin Nexus in California. She has been a member of the board of the San Francisco chapters of the American Society for Training and Development, the Bay Area Organization Development Network, and the local Guild of the International Association of Facilitators.