Running Effective Meetings

When presiding over a meeting it is important to set a good mood and direction for the meeting. Robert’s Rules of Order serves as a great reference guide on how to hold efficient and effective meetings.

Tips for running meetings:

  •  Make sure members know the date, time and location of every meeting
  • Use different means of communication to give notice about the meeting
  • Be prepared for the meeting
  • Develop an agenda and stick to it

A sample meeting agenda:

  • Call to order
  • Minutes
  • Officer/Committee reports
  • Discuss old business
  • Discuss new business
  • Announcements
  • Adjourn

After the meeting:

  • Ask members for feedback regarding the meeting
  • Discuss the meeting with the advisor, as an advisor may recognize what did and did not work a meeting
  • Make sure all officers and members have access to the meeting minutes