JLBC: Are You a Parliamentary Pro?


JLBC: Are You a Parliamentary Pro?

For your club or group to conduct its business efficiently, procedures governing the process of meetings should be adopted. Parliamentary procedure is probably the most commonly used set of "rules" adapted to meet the needs of organizations.

DO

REFLECT

JLBC Cadets, why is it important to know the basic parliamentary procedure?

How does parliamentary procedure affect meetings? What are its benefits? Its disadvantages?

What did you learn from your knowledge of parliamentary procedure?

In addition to the suggestions on LEARNING PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE Information Sheet, can you think of any other ways to teach parliamentary procedure?

APPLY

OBJECTIVES: For youth to:

learn basic parliamentary procedure.

Evaluate current knowledge of the parliamentary system.

LIFE SKILLS:

Learn parliamentary procedure.

Running effective meetings. Managing groups of people.

MATERIALS:

Copies of ARE YOU A

PARLIAMENTARY PRO? Activity Sheet for each youth ARE YOU A PARLIAMENTARY PRO? Answer Key

Copies of LEARNING PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE Information Sheet

Pens or pencils

TIME: 20 minutes

SETTING: Comfortable room with moveable chairs.

Hand out ARE YOU A PARLIAMENTARY PRO? Activity Sheet. Have participants fill out.

After participants have answered the actual/false questions on paper, please read the questions out loud and ask participants to give their responses (raise hands). Read the correct answers from the ARE YOU A PARLIAMENTARY PRO? Answer Key aloud.

Hand out LEARNING PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE Information Sheet and discuss with youth.

Where is the parliamentary procedure most often used?

Observe parliamentary procedure in action. Are there any adaptations made? Different versions used? Why or why not?

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