Knoll & du Plessix - Parliamentarian Services
Testimonials

These are parliamentarian services that create confidence and stability pre-meeting and throughout the entire event. Meetings procedural challenges are invariably anticipated and skillfully addressed, and always in a calm and efficient manner. Very professional and effective annual meetings services.
Ken Keelor, CEO
Calgary Co-operative Association Ltd.

We recently engage Pat Knoll to serve as Presiding Chair at our AGM.  This really helped us improve our meeting efficiency and allowed us to effectively deal with one topic at a time.  He also helped us develop written procedures for our AGM.  Overall our Directors  and producers were very pleased with the outcome of this meeting.

Susan Gal
General Manager, Egg Farmers of Alberta
We recently engaged Pat Knoll to serve as Presiding Chair at our AGM.  This really helped us improve our meeting efficiency and allowed us to effectively deal with one topic at a time.  He also helped us develop written procedures for our AGM.  Overall our Directors  and producers were very pleased with the outcome of this meeting.
Susan Gal, General Manager
Egg Farmers of Alberta

Five-star workshop. I thought given the subject matter that it would be deadly dry and sleep-inducing. Totally the opposite! Interesting, engaging, and who would believe it - even fun! The break-down of the material into manageable parts was very well done and repeated - so in the end I finally “got it“ on precedence of motions and the flow of motions in general. I will take a lot back to our Board as we have been confused over these rules for years. I can see why there were two repeat customers at the workshop today - there is plenty to take in and a second go at this can only help.
Recent workshop attendee


It is most reassuring to have Pat's advice on parliamentary issues relating to meetings, and in particular to have his attendance at our annual meetings. This assures that these meetings run well from a parliamentary perspective. There is no doubt that Pat knows parliamentary procedure inside and out, and is a great assistance at being able to both teach and display parliamentary procedures in a comfortable and informative way.
Peggy LeSueur, Chair
Calgary Co-op

Teamwork with the Chair promised and provided . These are parliamentary services that serve to take pressure off the Chair and allow for efficiency with confidence throughout the meeting.
Phyllis Marsch, Board Chair
Dietitians of Canada

The use of these parliamentarian services over a period of several years can help create a very positive trajectory for a large-sized annual meeting. Order, efficiency, and organizational enhancement are all possible outcomes arising from a focus on meeting presentation and procedural improvement. These services effectively address these and other meeting dynamics.
Lori Kmet, Executive Director
College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta

The workshop content and organization was really well done, and Phil's knowledge, methods and examples were excellent. Well worth my time.
Recent workshop attendee


First rate strategic planning provided for difficult meeting circumstances, including a fully consultative and inclusive process for all. Excellent presiding respecting unusual challenges in motions offered and voting results. Over-all excellent meeting mechanics and post meeting follow-up. Highly recommended.
Wayne Tourner, Vice-Chair
Tomahawk REA

Nearly twenty years of consistently excellent workshops provided for client members of the ACCA - Chairs, Board members, and Directors. Solid instructions in all basic meeting procedures followed by intensive performance-based learning for all participants. Many registrants return after the initial experience so as to acquire additional supportive knowledge.
Michele Aasgard, Executive Director
Alberta Community and Co-operative Association


Excellent workshop - covered all the basic and important motions, and broke that all down. I really liked how the workshop was set up - instruction on the rules in the morning and learning by doing in the afternoon. We all became participants, chairs, and motion makers at one time or another. Great learning experience which will be very useful at our Board and annual meetings.
Recent workshop attendee