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With: Susan Leahy MA.CSP
Creator of Robert's Rules Made Simple


Chair a Meeting With Confidence Program

Become a more confident and skilled meeting chairperson.
Power up your command of Robert's Rules of Order when chairing.
Powerful tools and techniques for handling difficult meeting participants.
Includes 9 video modules, 3 eBooks, a chair "cheat sheet", custom meeting scripts, rules for debate, and MORE!

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Chairing is a learned skill


As the board chair you have the single largest impact on the success or failure of the meeting. When you know what you are doing, things go well. When you don't, it can be a disaster.
But, most board chairs receive little to no training on how to run formal meetings using Robert's Rules of Order, and becoming a confident, competent chairperson is a skill that has to be learned.


Chair a Meeting With Confidence is a one of a kind course that will teach you how to successfully manage both the "people" and "process" sides of the meeting so that you feel more confident and competent when chairing meetings that use Robert's Rules of Order.
This training will not only help you become an expert in the decision making "process" (Robert's Rules) it will also set you up for success when dealing with the "people" in your meetings, which many time is the trickiest part of being a chair. Because after all, being able to manage both the "people" and "process" sides is crucial to being a successful chairperson.


1- How to excel at the "people" side of meetings

  • A process to develop a powerful chairing mindset.

  • Techniques for setting an effective meeting context.

  • A system for engaging members by creating a healthy board dynamic.

  • Tools for dealing with difficult meeting participants.
  • How to make effective interventions that keep meetings on track.
  • Ways to increase positive participation in your meetings.
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2- How to master the "process" side of meetings

  • Get proficient with the fundamentals of Robert's Rules of Order.

  • Learn to handle the "7 Fundamental Motions" used in most meetings.
  • Strategies to effectively handle discussion and voting.
  • A simple way to handle both information and business items.
  • How to write meeting scripts that keep your meeting on track.
  • Powerful facilitation tips to manage online meetings.
We're so sure you will love "Chair a Meeting With Confidence"...

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What people are saying about "Chair a Meeting With Confidence"...

...gave me the tools and confidence... | ...truly useful knowledge... | ...learned more than I did from a 4-day course... | ...the meeting was a huge success... | ...words cannot express the confidence I felt...

“Susan, I learned more from your program than I did from a 4-day course that cost me $6,500. This week I had to chair my first ever board meeting that was attended by industry experts and the federal government, and it went great!"

-National association chair

“Thank-you Susan. Your course was outstanding. You somehow managed to reach inside my brain and turn all the jumbled things that I have learned about chairing over the years into truly useful knowledge."

Bruce D.
-International association chair

“I had never chaired a formal meeting before, and was EXTREMELY nervous! Susan’s course gave me the tools to lead my board in a compassionate, confident manner. I not only surprised the board, I surprised myself!”

Charlene W.
-Sorority board chair

"Susan, the meeting was a huge success! I went in with confidence and it spread to the rest of my team. Everyone commented afterwards how professional and well structured the meeting was. You have no idea how much I appreciate your help!"

-Veterans organization chair

"Susan, I was installed Saturday and I used all of the material you taught me. Words cannot express the confidence I felt and it resulted in a meeting that really flowed. Please keep on doing what you are doing for new chairs. Thank you again!"

Marilyn R.
-Intl. volunteer association chapter president

"Susan’s training and coaching have given me practical and innovative tools to use in meetings, and I would recommend her programs and coaching to any professional woman who wants to up-level their skills to get more out of life, both at work and at home."

Dr. Andrea G.
-National medical association chair

Who this course is for:

Chairpersons of:
Professional associations
Homeowner/condo boards
Non-profit boards
Tribal councils
College & university boards
Greek organizations
City/state governments
Church boards
Any board that uses Robert's Rules of Order
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After taking "Chair a Meeting With Confidence" you will...

Feel more confident when running meetings

No more feeling stressed about meetings. Thanks to the tools you will learn, you will go into your meetings well-prepared, organized, and feeling good.

Be able to deal with difficult board members

This course provides powerful techniques to keep meetings on track by making interventions to correct poor meeting behavior without creating conflict.

Have a solid command of Robert's Rules

Thanks to our proven system you will quickly master the essentials of Robert's Rules of Order and will soon be leading meetings with confidence.

Earn the respect of the members of your board

When you’re confident and competent leading meetings, not only are the meetings more productive, you win the trust and respect of your colleagues.

Meet the Instructor:

Susan Leahy MA.CSP

Creator - Robert's Rules Made Simple
Susan Leahy is the creator of Robert's Rules Made Simple. She has been working with board chairs and doing leadership development for over 20 years.
Susan's courses are used by over 10,000 boards across North America to run better, more effective meetings.

Hear how Susan developed the Chair a Meeting With Confidence Program:

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Chair a Meeting With Confidence Includes:

-YOU GET: 9 Video Modules

  • 1- Welcome and Overview
  • 2- The Role of the Chair
  • 3- Healthy Board Dynamics
  • 4- The "People" Side of Meetings
  • 5- "Process"
  • 6- Tools for Chairs
  • 7- Keeping the Meeting Moving
  • 8- Putting It All Together
  • 9- BONUS: Chairing Virtual Meetings

-YOU GET: The Robert's Rules Made Simple Individual Training Program

The proven course used by over 10,000 boards

Contents include:

  • The main motion
  • Amendments
  • Amend the amendment
  • Refer to a committee
  • Postpone to a certain time
  • Lay on the table
  • Previous question
  • Voting procedures
  • Debating protocols

-YOU GET: 3 eBook and Audiobook Downloads

Chair a Meeting With Confidence eBook

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What to Say When - Meeting Scripts for Chairs

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Confident Public Speaking eBook and Audiobook

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-YOU GET: 4 Extra Invaluable Resources

Chair Cheat Sheet

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Chair Quick Script

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Meeting Script - Point of Order

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General Rules & Decorum for Debate

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-YOU GET: A Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

This course for any chairperson of a board or committee that uses Robert's Rules of Order.

How long does it take to complete the course?

The full course consists of video modules, quizzes, eBooks, script templates, audiobooks and other material. Depending on how many times you choose the review each piece of content you should be able to complete the course in 6-10 hours.

Am I able to review the course multiple times?

You will own the course forever and you can take it as many times as you like. We will also be updating the course on an ongoing basis and you will have access to all new content.

What's the return policy?

We stand 100% behind our courses and you have 30 days to request a refund if you are not totally satisfied.

Can I share this course with someone else?

This course is designed to be used by a single chairperson and the assignments will be graded and recorded based on a single user's responses.

Can I pay via a purchase order?

We work with many organizations that require POs. If you need to request documentation for a PO please email us at


Chair a Meeting With Confidence

Why should I take this course?

Who this course is for

What you will learn

What to expect

This course is for any board or committee chairperson who wants to become more competent and confident when running meetings. This program is specifically for board chairs who chair meetings using Robert’s Rules of Order, and the intent of the course is to give board chairs practical tools that will increase meeting productivity while also fostering a healthy board dynamic. New, experienced, and aspiring board chairs will all benefit from the information provided in this course.
This course explores a new way of thinking about the role and responsibility of a confident chairperson. Focusing on both the "people" and "process" side of meetings, you will learn how to develop a powerful chairing mindset; you will be armed with a suite of powerful tools that will help you to create a healthy board dynamic; you will learn effective ways for making interventions to deal with difficult meeting participants; and you will develop new skills for keeping meetings moving forward.
Prepare to learn a new approach to chairing meetings as you become a chairperson that is respected and admired by your colleagues. The chair has the single largest impact on the success or failure of a meeting, and by taking this course you are not only up-leveling your skills as a chairperson, you are improving the overall quality and effectiveness of your meetings. You will walk away from this course motivated and with a new level of confidence as you prepare to lead and chair your meetings.

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Meet the Instructor

Susan Leahy MA.CSP

Creator - Robert's Rules Made Simple
Susan Leahy is the creator of Robert's Rules Made Simple. She has been teaching Robert’s Rules to boards for over 20 years and she has the unique ability to make this complicated material SIMPLE & FUN!
Susan's courses are used by over 10,000 boards across North America to run better, more effective meetings.