Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

PC Training: Running Effective Meetings Effective meeting principles and practices applied to the development of ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines. Intended.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "PC Training: Running Effective Meetings Effective meeting principles and practices applied to the development of ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines. Intended."— Presentation transcript:

1 PC Training: Running Effective Meetings Effective meeting principles and practices applied to the development of ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines. Intended Audience – Open to everyone, recommended for PC Chairs, PC Secretaries, and Standards Committee Members Required Reading – Procedures for ASHRAE Standards Actions (PASA)Procedures for ASHRAE Standards Actions (PASA) 1PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings

2 Learning Objectives This training module provides information that will help you be more effective when you: Schedule a meeting Prepare an agenda Conduct a meeting Follow up after a meeting PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings2

3 Schedule a Meeting Schedule a meeting at an ASHRAE Winter or Annual Conference using the standards meeting request form on the ASHRAE conference website for each conferenceASHRAE conference website Between conferences, schedule interim meetings as appropriate to expedite progress. Notice of each interim meeting must be posted in Standards Actions at least 14 days before a web meeting and at least 30 days before an in-person meeting. Information about ASHRAE-provided resources for teleconferences, web meetings and webinars is here.here PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings3

4 Prepare an Agenda PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings4

5 Planning Meeting Topics Requires: Having a clear purpose for the meeting Select topics for constructive idea sharing and strategies for building consensus. For example, collect proposed revisions in advance for the PC to review during the meeting. Reviewing revisions is more effective than creating revisions during a meeting. For controversial items, prepare a document that lays out the points for presentation at the meeting. Being prepared Define reasonable list of issues to consider; assign time and speaker for each item Anticipating meeting outcomes with regard to Action items; member assignments; tracking progress; scheduling the next meeting PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings5

6 Agenda Resources If this will be your 1 st PC meeting, please review the Getting Started Training Module to get an overview of the standards development processesGetting Started Training Module Otherwise, your resources include: Work Plan (Work Plan Template)(Work Plan Template Title, Purpose, and Scope (TPS) Working Draft Meeting Minutes from the previous meeting (Minutes Template)(Minutes Template) PC Membership Roster Action Items from the previous meeting PC Secretary (or ask someone to record notes) Supporting research (if applicable to your situation ) PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings6

7 Sample AgendaSample Agenda for First PC Meeting FIRST PC AGENDA Committee Name Meeting Date and Time Meeting Location 1. CALL TO ORDER 1. Code of Ethics 2. Introduction of Members and Guests 3. Quorum Determination 4. Announcements and Immediate Goals 5. Liaisons 2. MEMBERSHIP 3. PC ORGANIZATION (For SSPC/SGPC) 4. Secretary (For SPC/GPC) 5. Reviewing the initial TPS 6. Approving a WORK PLAN 7. Reviewing an initial WORKING DRAFT 8. NEXT MEETING: Date, Time, Location 9. Adjourn PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings7 Tip: Secretary can use an copy of the agenda and annotate it with motions, discussion summaries, action items, etc., as they occur during the meeting to create a rough draft of the meeting minutes.

8 Sample PC Agendas (After 1 st Meeting) SPC/GPC AGENDA Committee Name Meeting Date and Time Meeting Location 1.CALL TO ORDER 1.Code of Ethics 2.Introduction of Members and Guests 3.Quorum Determination 4.Announcements and Updated Goals 5.Liaisons 2.AGENDA REVIEW 3.MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING 4.WORKING DRAFT REVIEW 5.NEW BUSINESS (if any) 6.NEXT MEETING: Date, Time, Location 7.Adjourn SSPC/SGPC AGENDA Committee Name Meeting Date and Time Meeting Location 1. CALL TO ORDER 1. Code of Ethics 2. Introduction of Members and Guests 3. Quorum Determination 4. Announcements and Updated Goals 5. Liaisons 2. AGENDA REVIEW 3. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING 4. ROSTER CHANGES 5. PUBLICATION PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFTS 6. RESPONSES TO COMMENTERS 7. CONTINUOUS MAINTENANCE PROPOSALS 8. INTERPRETATION REQUESTS 9. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS 10. OLD BUSINESS 11. NEW BUSINESS 12. NEXT MEETING: Date, Time, Location 13. Adjourn PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings8

9 Preparing the Working Draft Increment the revision number of the working draft that was revised during your previous meeting and update the ASHRAE copyright date to be the current date. Distribute the working draft to PC members and request proposed revisions not later than a week before the planned meeting. PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings9

10 Conduct a Meeting PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings10

11 Conducting an Effective Meeting (1) Be punctual: start & end on time Pass around an attendance sheet Expect disruptions: Some people will arrive late. Ask them to introduce themselves when least disruptive and then bring everyone’s attention back on-topic Ask liaisons or other “management” visitors to be brief Focus on the purpose and expected outcomes of the meeting Limit the time, normally to 5 minutes, for any unresolved commenter to address the committee and for any person to speak for or against a motion. PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings11

12 Conducting an Effective Meeting (1) Encourage participation, but require civility and control digressions Chairs need to ensure equal participation (guard against dominance by one or a small group of the committee or guests) Beware of “TPS Scope Creep” (suggestions that would expand the scope of the standard) Following Robert’s Rules of Order is required whenever: a PC meeting agenda item is intended to result in a standards action or an official interpretation of a standard; or under other circumstances when a PC member requests that the meeting be conducted under Robert’s Rules. PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings12

13 Robert’s Rule of Order Basics Motions: Must relate to the business at hand. Must not be obstructive, frivolous, or violate PASA. Must be seconded unless they are from a subcommittee. Most common motions: Main motions: (“I move that…”) are debated Amendment motions: (“I move to amend the motion by...”) are debated and voted upon before voting on the main motion A list of non-controversial agenda items can be proposed in a Consent Agenda motions: (“I move approval of a consent agenda which includes items a, e, g…”) are voted upon without discussion. After the motion is seconded, ask, “Does anyone want me to pull any of these consent agenda items out of this motion?” Table motions: (“I move to table …”) delay action on a main motion Take from the Table motions (“I move to take from the table …”) are used to resume discussion on a motion that was tabled Adjournment motions are seconded but not debated PASA – defines voting rules, and a voting calculation spreadsheet is located here.here PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings13

14 Typical Motions PCs vote to approve: 1.Original TPS (first meeting) 2.Proposed changes to TPS 3.Meeting minutes 4.Publication Public Review Draft* 5.PC responses to commenters 6.Final Publication Draft* Standing PCs vote to approve: 1.Proposed changes to TPS 2.Meeting minutes 3.Publication Public Review of addenda* 4.Responses to commenters 5.Formal Interpretations 6.Responses to CMPs 7.Code Change Submittals 8.Final Publication of Addenda PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings14 Note: Items with * are Standards Actions.

15 Tips for Reviewing Working Drafts (1) Review the draft prior to the meeting and make editorial revisions throughout the draft (except the TPS portions) to improve clarity and readability. Don’t consume highly valuable committee time to approving editorial changes other than those suggested during the meeting. Reviewing revisions is more effective than creating revisions during the meeting. Accept significant new revisions that are submitted during the meeting, but delay the discussion of new revisions until after all of the pre-proposed revisions are reviewed or until the next meeting if there is no time left at the end of the meeting. When any discussion topic does not quickly converge into consensus, assign 2 or more PC members who were actively participating in the discussion to work together to provide proposed content in time for the next meeting and record that as an action item. PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings15

16 Tips for Reviewing Working Drafts (2) Start the working draft review where you were in the draft at the end of the previous meeting. Leave the Definitions section until last but add new definitions when identified during the review. Each time you move on to the next proposed revision, provide context, if appropriate, and then ask, “Is anyone opposed to this proposed content?” If no one speaks up, say, “Great! Moving on,” and be sure to use track changes to “accept” those changes immediately after the meeting. When someone says they don’t understand some aspects of the technical content being discussed, table the current discussion, ask for a volunteer to help them to understand before the next meeting, and record that as an action item. PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings16

17 Tips for Reviewing Working Drafts (3) Delay any attempts to re-open previous agreements until after all of the pre-proposed revisions have been reviewed if there is time. If there is no time left for that discussion at the end of the meeting, ask the requester to propose revisions of that portion prior to the next meeting. Assign a PC member, or a small group, an action item to review and revise the changes approved during the meeting to meet ASHRAE’s mandatory language requirements. After the meeting, change the font color in each portion of the draft that has been approved by the PC to a font color that contrasts with any colors used for tracking changes. This helps the PC visualize the progress and discourages rehashing of previously approved portions. PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings17

18 Due Process and Lack of Dominance Any person (organization, company, government agency, individual, etc.) with a direct and material interest has a right to: a) express a position and its basis, b) have that position considered, and c) appeal if adversely affected The standards development process shall not be dominated by any single interest category, individual or organization. Dominance means a position or exercise of dominant authority, leadership, or influence by reason of superior leverage, strength, or representation to the exclusion of fair and equitable consideration of other viewpoints. PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings18

19 ASHRAE Code of Ethics The code of conduct or behavior governing an individual or group (such as a committee) The discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with a sense of duty or obligation As members of ASHRAE or participants in ASHRAE committees, we pledge to act with honesty, fairness, courtesy, competence, integrity and respect for others in our conduct 19PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings

20 Follow Up After a Meeting PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings20

21 Follow Up Chair to issue letter ballots as-required to include those absent from the meeting in the opportunity to vote Distribute action items immediately Distribute draft meeting minutes within 30 days, earlier if possible and include a copy to ASHRAE Headquarters Track progress between meetings PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings21

22 Standards Staff Direct line xxxx Standards Committee Stephanie Reiniche, Senior Manager of Standards ext Status of Standards/Guidelines, SPLS and SPC 201 Susan LeBlanc, Standards Administrator………… ext SRS, PPIS, and Appeals Panel, Procedures and Forms Tanisha Meyers-Lisle, Procedures Administrator ext Staff Review of Drafts Carmen Manning, Standards Analyst …… ext PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings

23 Standards Staff American Standards, including Standards 62.1 and 62.2 Mark Weber, Manager of American Standards……......ext Codes, CIS, Standards 90.1 and 90.2 Steve Ferguson, Manager of Codes………..ext.1138 Standards 90.4 and Bert Etheridge, Asst. Mgr. of Standards - Codes……………...…ext International Standards, ILS, Standards 15 and 34 Nicole Jones, Asst. Mgr. of Standards – International………..ext.1209 International Standards and Standard 34 Angela McFarlin, Admin. Asst………………… ext PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings

24 Standards Staff Project Committee Membership Beverly Fulks, Standards Coordinator ext Project Committee Membership SPCs 15 and 34 Angela McFarlin, Admin. Asst…………… ext Project Committee Membership SPCs 90.1, 90.2, 90.4, and Katrina Shingles, Secretary/Admin Asst… ext PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings

25 Questions? 25PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings

26 Questions and Answers Aside from the draft minutes from the last meeting, name three resources you have as you prepare an agenda. Aside from the introductions of all participants, name two other preliminary steps needed to set the stage for a meeting. What should you say to delay action on a motion until next Thursday? If you’re unsure about voting rules, where would you look for that information? PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings26

27 How did you do? If you knew the answers to all the questions Congratulations! You have mastered the material If you were able to answer most of the questions (70-80%) Please review the material you may have missed If you were unable to answer most of the questions (<70%) Please review all the material 27PC Chairs Training: Running Effective Meetings


Download ppt "PC Training: Running Effective Meetings Effective meeting principles and practices applied to the development of ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines. Intended."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google