For all my peers that deal with Boards of Directors, I learned last week that in Canada we should be using Bourinot's Rules of Order, instead of Robert's Rules, which I have been following.
Does anyone have any experience with Bourinot's?
Thanks for any information you can supply.
Could you explain where you learned that you should be using Bourinot's Rules of Order? I had never heard of them before.
I was in an Governance meeting and the discussion ensued about this. Supposedly it is what the Military uses and has used for years. The person in the military had never heard of Robert's Rules of Order.
I researched Bourinot's Rules of Order and apparently they are based on parliamentary use in the House of Commons. Just as your person who is in the military has never heard of Robert's Rules of Order, I have never heard of Bourinot's. I have been working with Boards for 20+ years. Both Robert's and Bourinot's are designed to be guidelines and are not hard fast rules. There is nothing the says you "have to use" one or the other.
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