2021 Dahms-Bierbaum Workshop

Parliamentary Procedure: Nuances, Intricacies, and Exceptions

Jeanette N. Williams, PRP, CPP-T

Curriculum Director

Jeanette N. Williams is a professional parliamentary consultant who serves a variety of local, state, national, and international organizations. She particularly enjoys her volunteer work with the Minnesota Association of Student Councils and Minnesota Association of Honor Societies. She is credentialed as a professional registered parliamentarian through the National Association of Parliamentarians [NAP] and as a Certified Parliamentarian and Teacher through the American Institute of Parliamentarians [AIP]. She is an honorary member of the St. Paul Unit of NAP.

She is a past president of NAP (2005-2007) and has served in various elected and appointed positions at the association, district, and national levels. In AIP, she served as Education Director for nine years, and is currently a member of the board of directors. She is a trustee with the Lester L. Dahms Memorial Foundation.

Her philosophy about parliamentary procedure is: “Parliamentary procedure is a tool to be used by all members, not a weapon to be used by a few members.” Two of Jeanette’s favorite sayings are: “A lot can be accomplished if you don’t care who gets the credit,” and “If you don’t stick your neck out during the meeting, don’t stick your tongue out afterward.”

Jeanette lives in Rochester, Minnesota, with her husband Bob, who recently retired from IBM after fifty years of service; he is continuing his work as a patent agent as a contractor. He has served as a volunteer photographer for national NAP events for the past several years. Their daughter Sandee is a math teacher at Eagle Ridge Academy, a charter school in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Their son Scott is a computer engineer with Medtronic, a medical technology and services company. Scott’s wife, Christi, is a professional photographer. They live with their two children, Lauren and Nolan, in Shoreview, Minnesota.

Additional Information

We recommend that you bring Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR) and AIP Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure (AIPSC).

No books will be available for sale at the workshop. Please contact us if you need assistance in obtaining these books or other parliamentary materials.

The dress code for the workshop is "business casual."