Parliamentary (or meeting) procedure is an important part of Toastmasters educational programs.
Most clubs conduct regular business sessions where members practice the proper use of procedure to enhance members’ understanding and use of procedure. Sometimes these are conducted as mock business sessions with mock motions, amendments, points of order and so on, all aimed at encouraging members to learn more about parliamentary procedure so they can be more effective at chairing and simply being involved in meetings.
Like all things in Toastmasters, such sessions are usually light-hearted to underline our founder’s saying that “we learn best in moments of enjoyment”.
You will find here some basic information about meetings and parliamentary procedure, including some exercises that can be included in club programs. More in-depth training programs in parliamentary procedure are available, as is the authority on parliamentary procedure for Toastmasters clubs in District 70, N.E. Renton’s “Guide To Meetings”.