Folk must understand that they have to be professional during meetings because 1st it is the right thing to do. Second because you are not only representing yourself but you are making decisions on behalf of other folk.
I make folk aware on committees and where ever I am representing myself and others that I don’t play games when I am in a meeting. I stress we be mindful of the time and that we stay on topic.
If you don’t want to be a team player by being professional then just maybe you don’t need to be at the table.
One can stand for what they believe in but you do that by voting your conviction but you can not attempt to bully or force others to do what you want them to do to carry out you own personal agenda.
When I don’t agree with some things I still be professional about where I stand but understand that (I) am not the majority. I just say what I mean and mean what I say and move on.
I am a professional agitator however I am a professional in many of areas because I always put others first that I represent.
I have never really wanted for anything so therefore I have spent my life advocating from the late 80’s on behalf of other folk. If I don’t advocate anymore I have done enough. But I can’t stop because it is in my heart so ya’ll stuck with my ignant butt until I can’t advocate anymore.