Discussion Manager

Request to speak and speaker queue softwARE

Discussion Manager provides Mayors and Chairs with a visual dashboard to easily manage City Council and County Board members’ request to speak (RTS).

The OpenMeeting Discussion Manager is seamlessly integrated with the Member App, Public Display and Meeting Manager. The Discussion Manager enables your board Chair or Mayor to maintain order and manage the meeting discussion fairly, efficiently, and transparently.

Requests to speak (RTS) are instantly sent, in order, by your board and council member via the electronic voting app to the Mayor/Chair’s Discussion Manager. Each request to speak (RTS) that appears can be recognized by your Mayor/Chair and is displayed automatically for all to see in the order the requests to speak (RTS) come in. No need to interrupt discussion to acknowledge requests to speak (RTS), and no need to worry about who should speak next. In the background, the OpenMeeting system is documenting the requests to speak and who was recognized for your meeting minutes. 

Discussion manager for legislative meetings on a laptop.

Time Management – Speaker timer

One challenge when running a meeting is keeping the meeting on schedule and respecting the time of all involved. The Discussion Manager helps your City Council Mayor and County Board Chair with this challenge by providing the ability to set timers for speakers and discussion that are clearly displayed for all to see.

With the timer set and displayed, each speaker knows they will get an equal opportunity to participate and that they need to be concise and to the point. Your Mayor/Chair has the ability to control the length of time set and even give more time to important discussion when necessary, ensuring the quality of the meeting is not impacted while still respecting the valuable time of everyone involved.

Procedural control – Roberts Rules

With a simple click, your Mayor/Chair is able to present, manage and advance procedural actions like, motions, seconds, amendments and voting. The Discussion Manager guides your Mayor/Chair through procedures following Roberts Rules of Order, ensuring nothing is missed and everything complies with board and council rules. It allows your Mayor/Chair to focus their effort on guiding the tone of the meeting and quality of the discussion rather than getting lost in concerns of bothersome procedural compliance.

Legislative meeting discussion manager with speaker queue.

City Council & County Board

Electronic Voting and Meeting Management Software

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Kimberly Brickles

City Clerk, City of Springfield, TN

Kaitlyn Bernarde

City Clerk, City of Wausau, WI

Kim Pytleski

County Clerk, Oconto County, WI

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