- The Chairperson shall preside at all HOTIG meetings.
- At Intergroup meetings, the Chairperson may vote only in the event of a tie or when there is a written ballot.
- In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-chair shall perform the duties of the Chairperson
- In the event that both the Chairperson and Vice-chairperson are absent, the Secretary shall perform the duties of the Chairperson.
- The Chairperson shall set and execute the agenda for all HOTIG meetings.
- The Chairperson may call a special meeting at any reasonable time.
- Upon election as Chairperson, a Board member (if s/he has been a group representative up to this point) must resign as a group representative, enabling his/her group to elect a new representative, thus ensuring all groups equality of representation.
- Ability to facilitate HOTIG meetings in accordance with the Twelve Traditions of OA and Robert’s Rules of Order.
- Conflict Resolution Worksheet
- Bylaws and Policies and Procedures for Service Bodies: An Overview
- Bylaws Basics Overview
- How to Be an Effective Trusted Servant
- Intergroup or Service Board Inventory
- Some simplified Roberts Rules doc
HOTIG meetings can become rather boisterous at times when a topic of high interest is under discussion. The Chairperson needs to have interpersonal skills to keep the meeting on track and ensure that the group puts principles before personalities.