CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS & EVENTS
NAP Leadership Conference: Raise the Leader in You!
If you are a current or future officer of an association, unit, or club, you need to participate in this comprehensive training preceding the NTC on Thursday, August 25. This interactive, day-long officer training will focus on the development of leadership skills designed to enhance, invigorate and promote units, clubs and associations so that they will become the organization of choice for meeting management using the democratic process.
You can expect to:
- Explore and discuss current theories of leadership.
- Discuss principles of unit and association leadership.
- Discuss and practice the “how-to’s” of officers’ duties
- Discuss and plan for units’, clubs’, and associations’ growth, thereby helping to promote the NAP brand.
Separate registration is required for the 2016 NAP Leadership Conference.
NAP’s State of the Association Address
The 2016 NTC opens with the association’s Annual Meeting and lunch (included in your registration). Hear first-hand from President Mary Randolph, PRP, and Treasurer Wanda Sims, PRP, about the association’s priorities, activities, and finances. This is important information you won’t want to miss — plus a free lunch.
Plenary Session: Welcome to the Future of Credentialing
What does the future hold for the credentialing of parliamentarians? Find out Friday afternoon at the special plenary session presented by the Commission on Credentialing, chaired by Thomas Balch, PRP.
Since its inception following the biennial convention last year, the Commission has adopted fresh standards for differentiating the knowledge and skills to be expected of future credentialed parliamentarians. What it takes to earn and keep those credentials will also be changing. Find out what it means to you regardless of whether or not you are credentialed today.
The NAP Board at Work
The NAP Board of Directors will meet Thursday, August 25. The public is welcome to attend all board meetings as guests. You are also welcome to join the board for dinner Thursday night. A separate ticket is required (see registration form).
4th National Youth Day
The youth are definitely our future. Help us welcome young parliamentarians into the fold and encourage them to continue their parliamentary education. Student parliamentarians from the various organizations NAP partners with are being invited to participate in this year’s conference on Saturday, August 27. This is made possible by a grant from the NAP Educational Foundation. More details
NTC is a great time to take the plunge and become a member of NAP or continue on the road to your Registered Parliamentarian credential. Larry Martin, PRP, chair of the Membership and Registration Examiners Committee, will be on hand to be your monitor on Friday, August 26, from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
If you’re wanting to become a member, forward your application and dues to NAP (see http://www.parliamentarians.org/apply for more details). Note that you wish to take the exam at conference with Larry Martin as your monitor.
For those of you pursuing your RP, you will be able to take up to three parts (your choice as to how many and which ones). Fill out the registration form as usual only note that the test date will be August 26 and Larry Martin your monitor.
Forward any questions to Larry Martin, PRP, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-550-4429.
NAP Educational Foundation Twilight FUNraiser
You won’t believe what happens at twilight! Come and find out at the Sparkle and Shine Twilight FUNraiser on Friday, August 26, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Omni Interlocken Hotel. Prepare to have a great time meeting and greeting friends you haven’t seen for a long while and supporting a very worthwhile cause — NAP Educational Foundation education grants.
For a mere $40 investment, you’ll enjoy
- Noshing on light hors d’oeuvres and sipping lovely libations from the cash bar
- Sharing ideas in a fun and enlightening round of speed networking
- Casting the winning bid on one of the many wonderful items up for auction
Sign up on the conference registration form or through the online store.
NOTE: You are also invited to attend the NAPEF Annual meeting prior to the fundraiser event at 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
For Foodies in the Group…
Most of your meals are part of your conference registration. But for those few that aren’t, you can choose from fine European-style dining at the Meritage restaurant, a classic pub experience with craft beers in the Tap Room and Terrace, or fast and easy at Morsels – all located at the resort. There are even more options a short drive (or shuttle ride) from the hotel.