General Evaluator – Description of Meeting Roles

This post lists recommendations for one role. For other roles, see the crossroads.

  • Your job is to evaluate around 12 roles in 10 – 10:30 min. Therefore you must make concise comments – you are certainly not exempt from the above timings!

Below are the main points of a good General Evaluation – remember – this is the most important role for quality control and development of Club Meetings – treat the GE job with great respect!

  • Arrive at meeting a few minutes early to observe advance preparation of Sergeant at Arms etc.
  • Sit somewhere where you can focus on the whole meeting undisturbed.
  • Before meeting starts think of something(s) that you want to focus on – Timings
  • Audience participation, quality of all evaluations , friendliness towards visitors, respect for all speakers (i.e. no talking when someone is speaking during whole meeting)
  • Paper pushing :-) How are notes passed for voting? Do people know who to pass them to?
  • Is the room arranged well for speaking – as General Evaluator this is your chance for making alternative seating plan.
  • Be exemplary in your use of evaluation speak – make a general comment about the meeting and then one specific commendation and recommendation for each speaker. Evaluation team can sometimes be grouped together e.g. those who did a good job of CRC and how we can all learn from this!
  • Your final statement MUST be within 30 sec of your time limit.. If you are nowhere near the end say you will give evaluation to the remaining people with roles directly after the meeting, just wrap up your evaluation
  • A simple GE form you can use is available here (print it or you get it from the Sergeant at Arms). However, feel free to use another or your own form if you like.

Check in the CL (Competent Leadership) manual if this role fulfills any of the projects of the manual. If it does, don’t forget to bring your CL manual to the meeting and before the meeting ask someone to evaluate you in that role.