Do’s and Don’ts of Committee Meetings

  • Be courteous to all members.
  • Always deal with the issue or problem at hand.
  • Develop a kind, trusting relationship with other members of the committee.
  • Be fair to everyone, even those who disagree with you.
  • Never lose your cool in a committee meeting.
  • Don’t let anyone press your panic button.
  • Avoid putting other persons down.
  • Don’t get involved in personalities, keep the discussion on issues.
  • When you feel compelled to disagree, do it in a diplomatic way.
  • Learn to be completely honest and open.
  • Remember that most people do not make decisions logically but emotionally.
  • Never attempt to force your conclusions on other members.
  • Plan and distribute an agenda in advance.
  • Start and stop on time.