Checklist for writing good convention resolutions

A good resolution...

  • uses clear simple wording
  • is concise and focused – respects the word limit (i.e. 150 words for the PSAC Convention)
  • deals with just one topic (problem) and has one major objective;
  • clearly identifies the problem
  • specifically outlines the required action
  • builds in accountability i.e. deadlines, who will be responsible for implementing the proposed action, what resources will be required
  • ensures the action proposed is within the jurisdiction of the organization to implement
  • isn’t something that is constitutionally dealt with in another way (i.e. bargaining demands)
  • allows for flexibility in implementation - it’s the end result that accounts
  • is submitted on time (is not a late resolution)
  • isn’t about something that is already enacted
  • applies the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHY and HOW test
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September 2, 2014
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