Committees can be a way to formally draw together people of relevant expertise from different parts of an organization who otherwise would not have a good way to share information and coordinate actions. They may have the advantage of widening viewpoints and delegating responsibilities.… Read the rest
The best part of a terrible meeting: The End!
The highest ranking motion in Robert’s Rules of Order is to “Fix the time to which to adjourn” followed by “Adjourn” and then “Recess”. From this, we can infer that ending a meeting (even briefly) is the most important thing you do at a meeting.… Read the rest
Every meeting is important. It is an opportunity to change. Change may be difficult, but it is often necessary. A wise group will look into the future and predict likely problems. This allows them to change in small ways and see if those changes break anything.… Read the rest
Hermetas is putting together a video series. Please submit questions to info@Hermetas.org or comment below.
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The backwardness of Student Governance has always amazed me. An officer being absent half of her meetings is not grounds for removal because some one in the audience yells “Due Process!!!” while rolling of the eyes can be the gravest of all sins.… Read the rest
Just for when you’re thinking I can do it all on my own….
The biggest problem is that you don’t know what you don’t know. Hermetas is run by experts of student government. They’ve all been there. As an example, we give you the story of Ben Cox who learned from Hermetas that you don’t need ID to use your own credit card.… Read the rest
Lovea Jones wrote, “There is validity in everyone’s voice. What makes one more effect and effective than the others? A simple person can speak with just as much force and influence than a learned person. It’s all about the passion and drive one possesses in their heart.”
She misses the mark entirely.… Read the rest