Past Workshops

Point of Order Parliamentary Law Unit -

Workshops were held in 2006 on these topics:

    • January 28--Meeting Procedures, led by Paul McClintock, PRP

    • February 25--Bylaws, led by Paul McClintock, PRP

    • March 25--Elections/Voting, led by Paul McClintock, PRP

    • September 23--President and Community Associations, led by Kevin Connelly, PRP

    • October 28--Secretary and Treasurer, led by Bob Dolan, PRP

Workshops were held in 2007 on these topics:

    • January 27--I'm a Dissatisfied Member Because..., led by Bob Dolan, PRP

    • February 24--Rules of the Organization, led by Paul McClintock, PRP

    • September 22--Parliamentary Procedure: Frequently Asked Questions, led by K. Ann McCartney, PRP

    • October 27--Who's in Charge Here, Anyway? (The Power of the President), led by Ann Macfarlane, RP

Workshops were held in 2008 on these topics:

    • January 26--How to be Effective in Conventions—Political or Otherwise, led by Paul McClintock, PRP

    • February 23--Jurassic Parliament: Robert’s Rules Made Easy, led by Ann Macfarlane, RP

    • October 25--Keeping Things On Track When Folks Are Rude, Crude or Confused, led by Ann Macfarlane, RP

Workshops were held in 2009 on these topics:

    • January 24--The Secretary and Treasurer: Minding Your Minutes, Money, and More, led by Bob Dolan, PRP

    • February 28--Parliamentary Problem Solving: Ask Experts About Problems You Face, led by Paul McClintock, PRP

Workshops were held in 2011 on these topics:

    • FREE PARLIAMENTARY WORKSHOPS - January / February / March 2011

    • On January 22nd, February 26th and March 26th (the fourth Saturday of each of those months), Point Of Order Parliamentary Law Unit will be presenting FREE workshops on the 300 NAP Membership Exam questions with the express purpose of taking the membership exam at the conclusion. The test is not mandatory but is encouraged as the facts you have learned will be fresh.

    • The instructors will be Paul McClintock, PRP and Kevin Connelly, PRP, both past state presidents of the Washington State Association of Parliamentarians. The classes will be held at the Highpoint Public Library – 3411 SW Raymond St @ 35th Ave SW from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    • Space is limited – please RSVP to Bobbie Healy This invitation is being sent to all provisional members of WSAP in the Greater Seattle area.

    • FREE PARLIAMENTARY WORKSHOP - October 22, 2011

    • What's New in Robert's Rules, 11th Edition?

    • The 11th edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR) was published on September 27, 2011. This workshop will highlight the new and clarified rules and features of this new edition, and the companion RONR In Brief, 2nd edition. Join Professional Registered Parliamentarians Paul McClintock and Kevin Connelly as they detail what's new in Robert's Rules.

    • What: A Free Workshop on What's New In Robert's Rules, 11th edition.

    • When: Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 12:30 pm - 3:00 p.m.

    • Where: High Point Branch Library, 3411 SW Raymond St, Seattle, WA 98126.

    • Robert's Rules of Order, first published in 1876, underwent a major revision in 1970 (7th edition) and name change to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. In their ongoing commitment to meeting changing needs and in clarifying rules, the authorship team launched the 11th edition with a list of 120 changes and clarifications from the 10th edition ( See for the dates of the 11 editions.

    • The workshop presenters attended the 11th edition book launching events at the National Association of Parliamentarians convention in Florida in September and will present what is new in the eleventh edition based on the national convention presentations and their own observations.

Workshops were held in 2014 on these topics:

    • January 25, February 22, March 22, 2014

    • Basic Parliamentary Procedure - NAP Membership Exam Preparation

    • Please RSVP or ask for details at, or call instructor Paul McClintock at 206-696-0689. Pre-registration ensures that the participant gets the pre-course material to review in advance. Being a free workshop, participants will be responsible for printing out their own copies of the handouts (introduction-and-links, 300-questions, blank-answer-sheet) which will be emailed in advance of the class.

Workshops were held in 2015 on these topics:

    • Mighty, not Muzzled, at Meetings

    • Or, What Every Member Should Know About Meetings

    • Free Workshop

    • >> For those who want to know the rules and learn the skills to have an impact at meetings. <<

    • Based on Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised

    • When: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

    • Where: High Point Library, 3411 SW Raymond St, Seattle, WA 98126

    • Workshop sponsored by Point Of Order Parliamentary Law Unit


    • Instructor: Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T,

    • Seating is limited. RSVP at PDF flyer.

Workshops were held in 2016 on these topics:

    • Repeated the 2015 workshop in early 2016

Workshops were held in 2017 on these topics:

    • April 22, 2017, How to Run Good Meetings

    • A Model Meeting, Gavel to Gavel. Flyer.

    • Instructor: Kevin Connelly, PRP, CP

Workshops were held in 2018 on these topics:

    • January 27, 2018, Tips for Officers: President, Secretary, Treasurer

    • A Model Meeting, Gavel to Gavel. Flyer.

    • Instructors: Kevin Connelly, PRP, CP; Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T

The Point of Order Unit periodically presents free public workshops on parliamentary procedure as a community service. To get information about our next workshop series by e-mail, please e-mail your request.