Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules of Order, Fourth Edition has received the 2013 Phifer Award from the Commission on American Parliamentary Practice (CAPP), an affiliate of the National Communication Association (NCA). The Award recognizes distinguished scholarship in parliamentary procedure and was presented to authors Jon Ericson, Gaut Ragsdale and Jim Slaughter at NCA’s recent 99th annual convention in Washington, DC. The Phifer Award is named for the late Gregg Phifer, a longtime professor of communication and instructor of parliamentary procedure at Florida State University.
“While a surprise, the Phifer Award from CAPP is a great honor,” says co-author Jim Slaughter, a parliamentary law attorney with the law firm of Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA in Greensboro, North Carolina. “All three authors fondly remember Dr. Phifer, who was an excellent parliamentarian and instructor of parliamentary procedure. In fact, while the selection committee wouldn’t know this, Phifer reviewed the first edition of Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules in 1983.”
Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules, Fourth Edition is a user’s guide to the new 716 page edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition) and uses a question-and-answer format to cover the most misused and asked-about provisions. The book also includes the attached parliamentary motions chart and simplified guide to motions.
Notes and Comments serves as a companion to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track, which is more focused on smaller meetings, such as boards and committees. The Fast-Track guide provides details on the most used motions, appropriate informal procedures for smaller boards, and general advice for shortening meetings. "With Notes and Comments on Robert's Rules and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track, you'll have any kind of business meeting--large or small, formal or informal--covered," says Slaughter.
More information and a review of both books can be found at http://www.jimslaughter.com