2019 Dahms-Bierbaum Workshop

November 1 - 3, 2019

"Annual Meetings & Conventions"

Is the adoption of your convention standing rules taking too much time? Are members disillusioned by the proceedings in your annual meeting? Do you know how to work with hotels to get the best deal for your event? Are your delegates, especially the first-timers, receiving a parliamentary orientation before the meeting convenes? Do your tellers and others need special training? Are you familiar with the role of a speaker of the house? Are any rules unique to a house of delegates? How can reference committees be most useful?

If you have ever faced such questions, the 2019 Dahms-Bierbaum Workshop is meant for you! Join this interactive workshop to examine situations, problems, and possible solutions. Come to this weekend workshop and join the lively discussions!

Our Instructors

Ann Rempel, PRP, CPP-T

Ann Rempel, PRP, CPP-T, curriculum director, served as AIP Education Director for five years and as the curriculum director for the AIP West Coast Practicum for four years. She has served as the parliamentarian for both the National Association of Parliamentarians and the American Institute of Parliamentarians. She has served as a member of the AIP Board of Directors, the Ethics Committee, Opinions Committee, and the President’s Writing Award Committee. She has served NAP as a district director, secretary, director-at-large, and as a member of the NAP Communications Committee, Professional Development Committee, Nominating Committee, the Special Committee on Education and Credentialing, and the technical subcommittee for the 2011 bylaws revision; she also chaired the 2009 special committee on NAP governance structure. Ann served as the editor of the National Parliamentarian for four years, as assistant editor for two years, and is a member of the authorship team for the AIP Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure , published by McGraw-Hill in 2012. She is also a member of the revision team for the third edition of Modern Parliamentary Procedure by Ray Keesey (published by the American Psychological Association, 2018). Ann served as a trustee for the Lester L. Dahms Memorial Foundation for several years. 

In addition, Ann serves clients across the country. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and resides in Wichita, Kansas. Ann is married to John Rempel, M.D., PRP, and is very proud of their five children, the children’s spouses, and the ten grandchildren.

Glen Hall, CP

Glen Hall, CP, is a full-time practicing general dentist in Abilene. He is an experienced presiding officer with extensive knowledge about the parliamentary authority American Institute of Parliamentarians Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure . He has served as parliamentarian for the American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP) since August 2017. He served as an instructor at the 2017 AIP West Coast Practicum.

He has been the Speaker of the House of Delegates of the American Dental Association (ADA) since November 2012. In that capacity he serves as presiding officer of the legislative and policymaking assembly of the ADA. The House of Delegates is a deliberate body of approximately four-hundred eighty delegates. The Speaker is also available for consultation throughout the five day meeting for procedural questions that individuals or caucuses may have.

As parliamentarian to the ADA Board of Trustees, the Speaker of the House acts as parliamentarian to the ADA President during board meetings as well as consultant to officers, trustees, employed staff, and committees in person as needed during board meetings; he is available for consultation via telephone and email throughout the year.

He served as speaker of the House of Delegates of the Texas Dental Association from May 2000- May 2012.

Jeanette N. Williams, PRP, CP-T

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."