NAP Training Conference Declared a Success
The 2016 NAP Training Conference (NTC) drew to a close August 28, at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, CO, near Denver. The event welcomed 231 attendees, more than 10 percent more than the past two conferences.
As always, the NTC gave attendees the opportunity to spend the weekend immersed in learning how to better manage meetings using parliamentary procedures. An exciting lineup of workshops presented by experts in parliamentary procedure covered a variety of topics including how to write better minutes; amending and drafting bylaws; managing elections; and ethics for nonprofit boards.
One of the key features of the conference was the plenary session on the future of NAP’s credentialing process. The Commission on Credentialing unveiled its report “Criteria for Credentialing.” The report details the separate criteria for the knowledge and skills that will be required to obtain Registered Parliamentarian and Professional Registered Parliamentarian status. Attendees had a chance to voice their comments and ask questions during a lively discussion.
The event closed with a forward-looking discussion of NAP’s strategic direction.
The next NTC will convene in the beautiful Buffalo/Niagara Falls area, September 7-9, 2018.