Frequently Asked Questions

Do you teach and/or provide ongoing support for Robert’s Rules of Order?

Yes, definitely! Members of the Academy can post general questions about RRO on the members-only forum where they will receive an answer from certified Parliamentarians, and where other members can browse the questions/answers that members have asked in the past. Silver members and higher can ask specific questions of the Academy parliamentarian by direct email consultation. The frequency of such questions is determined by the membership level, with Platinum members able to ask an unlimited number of specific email questions.

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Do you teach and/or provide ongoing support for Bourinot’s Rules of Order?

Yes, definitely! Members of the Academy can post general questions about Bourinot's Rules on the members-only forum where they will receive an answer from certified Parliamentarians, and where other members can browse the questions/answers that members have asked in the past. Silver members and higher can ask specific questions of the Academy parliamentarian by direct email consultation. The frequency of such questions is determined by the membership level, with Platinum members able to ask an unlimited number of specific email questions.

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Do you teach and/or provide ongoing support for the DEMOCRACY 2.0 Rules of Order?

Yes, definitely! We literally wrote the book on DEMOCRACY 2.0. Members of the Academy can post general questions about D2.0 on the members-only forum where they will receive an answer from certified Parliamentarians, and where other members can browse the questions/answers that members have asked in the past. Silver members and higher can ask specific questions of the Academy parliamentarian by direct email consultation. The frequency of such questions is determined by the membership level, with Platinum members able to ask an unlimited number of specific email questions.

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Do you teach and/or provide ongoing support for the Consensus or Modified Consensus decision making systems?

No. We strongly advise AGAINST using any form of the consensus systems. Consensus rejects the most fundamental democratic principle of "majority rule" and as such is intrinsically anti-democratic. It relies on Orwellian group-think to force square pegs into round holes, and it simply does not work in practical, pragmatic real-world situations.

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